The Art of Aging Gracefully
Welcome to Medico Estetica Are you sick of trying the latest ‘miracle’ cosmetic treatments and getting underwhelming results? Dr Frank Barbagallo from Melbourne's Medico Estetica, will give you a simple yet powerful framework for seeing through the smoke and mirrors of the cosmetic medicine industry marketing to nd the best treatment to suit your concerns and preferences.
A medical doctor with over 30 years of clinical experience, Dr Frank initially specialised in emergency medicine and then family practice before focusing his creative energy on the practice of Medicina Estetica , since 2006. People who come to the clinic are patients, rather than clients. “There is a different dynamic – the doctorpatient relationship ensures mutual trust and respect. And the patient’s needs are always more important than my needs or the clinic’s needs.” People are often “sold to and encouraged to buy” products and treatments when they are treated as “clients”.
Dr Frank’s aesthetic expertise is in employing a holistic approach to non-surgical facial rejuvenation, including the use of lasers and other technologies. He specialises in the safe and effective use of cosmetic medicines and treatments using a whole of face treatment strategy to optimise and enhance your natural appearance. He has researched the proven effects of multiple skin ingredients including vitamins, antioxidants, acids and different hormones, which can all reverse the effects of age, sun damage, stimulate collagen and address the particular concerns of Asian skin. He is expert at formulating face creams and at your first medical consultation with Frank, he will prescribe a cream specifically designed for your individual skin concerns at a very reasonable price, “You are not paying for luxury look and feel, or fancy packaging. You pay for proven ingredients that give real results.”
State of Art Facilities and Training
Medico Estetica has invested in state of the art facilities and equipment to ensure your treatments are world class. Only originator brands and medicines are used. Dr Frank’s long history as a teacher in medical education, helping other doctors to learn new techniques and treatments – both in China and Australia – continues at Medico Estetica.
Less is More
Most patients ask, “How often do we need to do facial filling or laser treatments? How often should we use Botox?” Dr Barbagallo says that 'a little, often' and 'less is more' is the optimal practice of Medicina Estetica. Besides providing advice, guidance, and options, he educates his patients and trainees to be modest in aesthetic ambition and desire, and to always promote the safest way to attain a natural and normal appearance at every stage of treatment. Little and often means that there is always the option to increase the dosage if needed.
Frank’s suggestions when making decisions on treatment? "Develop more of an ongoing strategy to improve skin quality that keeps people feeling good about their youthful appearance. Also, cultivate a long-term relationship with your doctor. "
如果在女性的關鍵生理階段，為肌膚補充好營養，就事半功倍，「我們做了多年的研究，研製成的混合型面膜，既能刺激皮膚膠原蛋 白再生，同時保持肌膚彈性。」藥房根據 Frank 的處方配置的醫學美容保養品，不但比市面上出售的霜膏更便宜，而且專為每位消費者量肌打造，「你不必付奢侈品的價錢，你直接看到結果。」調理好的肌膚，也讓之後的超聲波或激光治療效果更顯著。
超聲刀還是激光？面部脂肪填充多久做一次？每每面對這些諮詢， Frank 博士的答案只有一個，「簡約就是美 （Less is more）。」簡約而不簡單，恰到好處並精益求精的治療，是 Frank 醫生不斷簡化粹選出來的精華，也是 Medicina Estetica 美容所的最佳實踐。
Dr Frank's book for patients is currently in-press. Register your interest to receive a free copy.
Dr Frank has visited China many times to assist Chinese Doctors learn the latest treatments. Medico Estetica has the 'Best of Kind' and real devices for treatments. No fake or copy machines are used.