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Cosmetic Medicine

  • Written by Candice Meisels


Women are worrying about ageing at a younger age than before.


Dr Irene Prantalos, Founder of Salubre Skin Clinics, shares the skincare trends that are popping up in 2020 thanks to our social media obsessed culture.


Women are worrying about ageing at a younger age than before.


Dr Prantalos says: “Women in their 20s are using cosmetic acupuncture to ward away ageing. This definitely has been a new movement centred around the importance of anti-ageing treatments and starting these treatments sooner rather than later. Whether this is the Kardashian Effect or just where we are in this day and age; there is a huge awareness around self-care, gut health and the connection this has to beauty and staying young.”


Cosmetic Acupuncture is a great way to address the signs of ageing. A 100% natural and effective treatment that works to increase collagen and elastin production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improves the texture and tone of the skin, lifts sagging jowls and upper eye lids and reduces facial puffiness and pigmentation.


Women are interested in skin health rather than just looking at the surface.


“My most popular treatments centre around skin health. I believe there are many people struggling with skin health issues even though we are living in a time that has an enormous amount of information on the internet; I think this can be confusing for many to know where to go and which approach is best for their health. I have many people seeking help with psoriasis, eczema and acne. The complete approach of looking at nutrition, lifestyle, skin care and inner health creates a complete approach that helps people improve their health from the inside out. This approach gives longer standing results as the aim to reduce future flare ups in frequency and intensity is the essence of the treatments we choose.”


Women are using holistic, natural alternatives such as Chinese Medicine to treat skin ailments.


Dr Irene prescribes and undertakes treatments including traditional acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture and herbal medicine to help nourish, heal and support skin. People are turning to Chinese medicine to treat and manage psoriasis, eczema, acne, sensitivity, redness and ageing.


Dr. Prantalos has dedicated her life to skincare after suffering from debilitating psoriasis for most of her childhood and young adult life. She helps hundreds of people to manage their skin health at her practice and skin clinic in Surrey Hills, Victoria and online at