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I front up to Melanie Grant Skin Clinic in Double Bay on a sunny winter’s day and nearly trip over a man who has stopped in his tracks to admire the floral arrangement in the window. He actually takes out his iPhone and snaps some pictures before continuing on his way. Such is the effect that Melanie’s salon has. It’s a tribute to aesthetic beauty – from huge black and white framed photos throughout of the original Supers (Cindy, Naomi, Claudia et al) to the elegant white on white décor with extravagant sprays of white orchids and boughs of cherry blossom artfully arching over the waiting area.
Melanie’s Skin Health Manager Clare McColl swiftly welcomes me in, gowns me up, does a double cleanse and asks me to sign some consent forms before snapping some photos of my skin so we can track the progress. She then applies a very thick layer of jelly to protect my skin from the laser and Mel steps in to take over. “Today, for your Signature Laser Facial, we’re using a combined modality of Intense Pulse Light, Radio Frequency and YAG Laser to target brown spots, capillaries and diffused redness which evens out the skin tone and unifies the complexion,” announces Mel, as she dons a pair of fetching protective glasses and holds up the laser handpiece, smiling reassuringly. “This is a wonderful treatment for tidying up any tonal imperfections and a really effective option for those who can’t afford the downtime of more aggressive lasers.”