This post is a little late, but I really wanted to share with you my experience at The Laser Lounge last week. I was invited to attend the 'Wrinkles – Profession Confession' exclusive media event at Settlement bar and learnt a lot about what's going on in the laser skin care industry. The night was essentially a panel discussion featuring industry experts Bita Beyzaee (Co-Founder and Head of Client Services at The Laser Lounge), Dr Bernard Beldholm (Cosmetic Surgeon at Cosmos Clinic) and Bahar Etminan (Editor and Founder of Rescu.com.au)
When I first arrived, I got the chance to speak with Kristen Schultz, the NSW Account Manager and trainer for Danne Montague-King or DMK. Her knowledge of skin care and skin issues was amazing and in just a few short minutes talking to her, I had so much info on how to deal with some of my skin issues. I'm really interested in trying out some DMK products soon!
When we went in to Settlement Bar and the discussion started, I was interested to learn about how prevalent cosmetic procedures are becoming in Australia. There was a lot of talk about the importance of quality relationships built between consumers and their practitioner and industry standards. The experts all agreed that it is vital to create a safe environment for customers and ensure they are well educated before undertaking any procedures and are careful to ask their practitioner about their qualitications.
The conversation then moved onto the 'right time' to consider cosmetic procedures. I found it really shocking that girls in their mid-twenties (apparently the majority) are already having cosmetic surgery, particularly injectables (Botox), peels and micro-dermabrasion. I think my shock was partly because it is something I have never considered, possibly to the point of being against it. But that's just me.
Another consumer market that has opened up into laser and cosmetic procedures are men. Apparently. Mostly with correcting issues like skin pigmentation caused by sun damage and frown lines. Injectables and fillers are becoming very popular for males.
One thing that definitely came out of the night, for me, was that The Laser Lounge definitely prides itself on being an industry leader and contributing to the discussion that surrounds cosmetic procedures. They have recently joined forces with the Australian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science in order to provide state of the art training and education in the cosmetic surgery industry. I was definitely interested to attend the night because my eyes were opened up to a world I really knew nothing about.
What do you think about cosmetic procedures? Am I naive being 27 and never considering it? Is believing in aging gracefully an old-fashioned concept? I'm definitely interested to hear what people think