Cosmetic treatments to have in winter

Winter Cosmetic Treatments

Winter is a fabulous time of year in Melbourne. It’s a time for hot chocolates and hearty stews in cosy pubs. For food festivals and art exhibitions, theatrical shows and markets.

It’s also a great time of year to attend to your cosmetic concerns. If you’re needing a little pick-me-up, we have just the cosmetic treatments to have you feeling fabulous in time for spring.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

If you’re prone to pigmentation or melasma (brown, tan or blue-grey spots), winter is the perfect time to tackle the issue. Here’s why:

  • Your skin is treatment-ready

IPL works best on pale skin, rather than a tanned complexion. For that reason, it’s best to have this cosmetic treatment in winter while you’re covering up and avoiding the sun.

  • There’s less UV exposure

After an IPL treatment, your skin can become more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. In winter, the UV index is lower, making it more conducive to recovery.

  • You’ll look great in time for spring

By the time the warmer months roll around, your pigmentation and melasma will have improved substantially and you’ll be ready for that busy spring racing calendar of events.

Our IPL treatments tackle a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Sun spots
  • Freckles
  • Visible capillaries
  • Age spots
  • Mottled pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Redness, and
  • Telangiectasia (tiny veins).

For more details about how IPL works, click here.

Leg Vein Cosmetic Treatments

Have spider veins crept up on you? Hormonal changes (during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause), sitting or standing for long periods, being overweight and not exercising can increase your risk of developing this condition. If you’re embarrassed by spider or leg veins, we can help.

At Southern Cosmetics, we have two treatment options for leg veins. The first, sclerotherapy, involves injecting a chemical solution into each vein, causing it to collapse and disappear. Patients are advised to wear compression stockings after the treatment for one to two weeks, which is why it’s best to have sclerotherapy during the cooler months.

We also offer laser treatments for leg veins. Pulses of laser light are directed at the vein, causing a heating and coagulation effect that destroys the vessel.

For further information about our leg vein treatments, click here.


Summer bodies are made in winter! That’s right, if you want to look svelte in time for the warmer months, book in for a Cooltech body contouring treatment now!

The Cooltech effectively targets unwanted pockets of fat around the waist, thighs, flank, knees, buttocks or chin. How? The applicator vacuums the fat tissue into the cooling system, then cools it down using temperatures of between 3ºC and 8 ºC. This controlled freezing process destroys fat cells, which are then metabolised by the body.

Most patients only need one to two sessions (8 weeks apart) per area. Get started this month and look great in time for spring!

Discover more about Cooltech here.

Ready to book in for a cosmetic treatment?

We hope we’ve inspired you to give yourself a little TLC this winter. If you’d like to know more about any of the aforementioned cosmetic treatments, please give us a call or drop by. We also offer a range of indulgent dermal therapy treatments that will keep your skin nourished this winter, so please get in touch.


Sandringham Clinic

324 Bluff Road, Sandringham
P: 03 9533 1100
E: [email protected]

Mount Martha Clinic

Suite 1/4 Langrigg Ave, Mount Martha

P: 5974 1474

E: [email protected]