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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Tired of lacklustre skin, have various blemishes, sun damage, acne and looking to change it!! Chemical peels could be the answer and way towards that Glowing Skin

Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels

Skin peels used to be considered harsh and visibly damaging to the skin but Nowadays, chemical peels have been formulated to be a lot gentler and in the hands of medical professionals can be very effective.

The benefits of regular chemical peels are many: they are great for resurfacing and hydrating the skin, can help treat various skin concerns inc sun damage, pigmentation, acne, freckles etc. Every treatment is specifically chosen to suit individual patient’s skin needs (eg – Jessner’s, varying levels of glycolic and TCA peels)

Prices range from 150 to 299 for single peels & 399to 749 for packages

To know if it is the right treatment for you , ring 9736 1444 or book an online appointment with Dr Binay Kumar

Chin Sculpting

Chin Sculpting using fat dissolving injections

Essentially the treatment involves dissolving fat around the jawline, neck and under the chin using injections. It’s for people who have a double chin or pouch of fat around the jaw but it can be used anywhere on the body .
When injected below the chin, the injection breaks down the fat cells which the body then absorbs and excretes.
Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body, aiding in digestion and the absorption of dietary fats. The deoxycholic acid drug substance used in chin sculpting is synthetically derived . It has been used in cosmetic injectables treatments across Europe, USA and now Australia & is TGA approved

images1After treatment expect the area to swell up quite a bit for a few days before going back to normal . Results will vary from patient to patient .

The treatment itself takes 20 to 40 minutes. At least two treatments are necessary and some clients can see great results after only two treatments.

The procedure isn’t cheap & each treatment will cost approx. $1000 . The good news is that once the fat is dissolved you’re pretty much done though a maintenance injection may be needed after four to five years.

To know if it is the right treatment for you , ring 9736 1444 or book an online appointment with Dr Binay Kumar

Non Surgical Eyelid lift

Non Surgical Blepharoplasty ‘ eyelid lift’

This new ‘ Plasma’ technology gives great results with no scalpels and no suturing involved. The excess eyelid skin is sublimated using the plasma beam without damage to the basement membrane, muscle or other underlying structures.

Sublimation which is the process of turning a solid straight into a gas so results are instant and there is no heat transferred to surrounding tissues to cause damage to normal skin. The device uses plasma so there is no electric current which can cause problems for some patients and the treatments result in tissue retraction and tightening which gives even better results.

Treatment consists of multiple shots spaced closely together and the upper, lower or both eyelids can be treated. The procedure normally takes less than 45 minutes to perform.
Following treatment, tiny dark brown/black spots may appear or there may be an appearance more typical of a burn. Swelling is common and often lasts several days and can be quite significant around the eyes. The area will often be red and warm immediately after the procedure and can be quite tender for a few days.
Crusting or a scab can develop and it is important to keep this clean, dry and protected. Sometimes the area can be sloughy. If the area becomes red, hot and tender or if there is pus present, it is important to contact the clinic as this may suggest an infection. It is important to allow any spots or scabs to fall off naturally otherwise scarring or infection may occur. Scarring is a rare complication following treatment.

After treatment we advise keeping the treated area clean, dry and protected using a broad spectrum sunscreen. Mineral make-up may be applied. Avoid exposing the area to extremes of heat or cold until it has healed. If any doubt, contact the clinic for further advice.

It is essential to keep the treatment area clean, dry and protected with a broad spectrum sunscreen. Do not use alcohol based cleansers. Do not apply a plaster or an occlusive dressing over the area.

Final results usually depend on severity of skin laxity or size of lesion, the desired result, the general condition of the skin and any pre-existing skin or medical problems.As the treated skin is sublimated, the results often last years or permanently.

Results are seen instantly although the best appearance is seen after 3 weeks. 2-3 treatments at 8 weekly intervals are often required to give good results .

Pricing starts from $1399 onwards

To know if it is the right treatment for you , ring 9736 1444 or book an online appointment with Dr Binay Kumar

Why Us ?

Well qualified doctors offering quality family physician services

Bulk Billing Clinic with focus on the patient

Clinic is open 7 days a week – extended hours

Warm welcoming reception staff & doctors

Fully accredited clinic conforming to RACGP & GPA standards

Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 7.00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Emergencies: Any emergencies will be attended to as quickly as possible.

After Hours Care
Eastern Ranges After Hours Medical Services (ERAHMS) operates two strictly after hours clinics. These clinics are situated at:
Healesville
Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local 333 Maroondah Highway
Monday to Friday 7pm – 10pm;
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 12pm – 8pm
Tel: 1300 766 858

Upper Ferntree Gully – Bulk-billing
Co located at The Angliss Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Corner Edward & Talaskia Rd
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 1pm – 9pm
Tel: (03) 9764 6361

The nearest public emergency hospitals are:
Eastern Health Emergency Department
Incorporating: Maroondah, Angliss & Box Hill Hospitals Ph: 1300 342 255 (ask for Emergency Dept)
ANGLISS HOSPITAL……… Albert Street, Upper Ferntree Gully
MAROONDAH HOSPITAL…….. Davey Drive, Ringwood East
BOX HILL HOSPITAL…….. Arnold St, Box Hill

Appointments

We encourage our patients to make appointments whenever possible. We welcome Walk ins but patients with appointments will be seen first. Please note that while every effort is made to see patients at the appointed time, urgent cases will be seen as a priority and thus delays may occur. The reception staff will endeavor to keep you informed of any delays. If you cannot make it to your appointment on time, it would greatly be appreciated if you could contact our friendly reception team to let them know.
If it is an emergency or you are feeling very unwell, please advise reception for you to be assessed urgently.

Online Bookings : We now have an online booking facility for your convenience, just click on the link on the home page.

Longer Consultations : Patients are advised that long consultations are available at Mount Evelyn Medical Clinic for multiple or complex medical issues. A standard consultation is approximately 10/15 minutes dependent on the doctor . If you may require a longer consultation please advise reception staff at the time of booking the appointment.

Interpreter services : If a patient requires an interpreter, please notify the clinic in advance so that we can organize for an interpreter to be present at the time of consultation. Please note, there will be a fee for this service.

Cancellation/Confirmation Policy

In order to respect each other’s time, we ask that you please make all efforts to keep your appointment with us. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please give us a call well in advance.

The clinic will send letters out to inform patients if there have been 3 missed appointments over 12 months. In such a case, we may refuse to book an appointment in advance & only offer ‘ walk in appointment ‘

Recalls & Reminders

A recall and reminder system is in place to remind you of vaccinations, smears and other necessary medical checks. Please advice the Doctor if you do not wish to participate.

Repeat Prescriptions, Referrals, and Results

Reception staff are unable to discuss the results of any tests on the telephone or at the reception desk. Patients are required to make an appointment for all of these services.

Telephone Calls

The doctors and nurse at the clinic will take calls immediately if the matter is urgent. Otherwise, all patients are required to book an appointment to discuss any clinical issues.

Billing Policy

Mount Evelyn Medical Clinic currently has bulk billing facilities. It is requested that all patients present with a current Medicare card and current concession card (if applicable). If you are not a resident of Australia you will be required to pay for your consultation. Receipts will be issued for insurance purposes. If you are a resident of Australia and your Medicare card has expired, you will be required to inform Medicare to get a new one. Medicare phone number is: 12 20 11.

Please note that matters not covered by Medicare are to be paid by the patient at the end of their consultation. There may be an out of pocket fee incurred for certain procedures ( gap payments ) . The list is displayed prominently in the clinic and all consulting rooms.

  • Dressings: $10
    • Minor surgical procedures:  for the consumables, e.g.: sutures, anesthetic etc. Some minor surgical procedures are not rebatable under Medicare and in such cases further fee applies which the doctor will advise at the time of initial consultation.
    • Full Skin checks: $50
    • Skin Cancer Surgery : TBA by the doctor at time of appointment
    • Spirometry: $15 (for consumables)
    • HGV & Taxi Medicals: $150
    • Pre – employment checks: dependent on forms (please check with reception)

MEMC Privacy Policy

All patient medical records are confidential documents. It is the policy of Mount Evelyn Medical Clinic to maintain the security of personal health information at all times to ensure that this information is only available to authorized members of staff. Your personal information is protected by the Health Information Privacy Act 1988. If you have any concerns please contact,The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner. Enquiry line: 1300 363 992. Teletypewriter (TTY) users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 363 992, Speak & Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 363 992, Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 1300 363 992, Translating & Interpreting service on 131 450 then ask for 1300 363 992 Fax: +61 29284 9666 Email: enquiries@ocic.gov.au.
A summarized copy of the clinic’s privacy policy is available on request.

Mount Evelyn Medical Clinic is committed to providing a high standard of care and compassion, please feel free to talk to our friendly staff if you require further information. We also have a patient feedback/suggestion sheet for you to fill in, this provides us with valuable information that helps with your healthcare, please be reminded that this form is totally anonymous. If you would like to fill this form in, we have it located on the reception desk.

General Practitioners and staff are aware of confidentiality requirements for all patient encounters and recognize that significant breaches of confidentiality may provide grounds for disciplinary action or dismissal.

If you would like your records sent to another doctor a signed request must be sent from that doctor before a record is released. You may access your record, however an administration fee of $20 is charged to cover costs. Copy of summary can be faxed without any charge . For further information please visit www.privacy.gov.au or Health Services Commissioner Tel: 8601-5200.

Home Visits

Home visits may be arranged for regular patients who are unable to attend the clinic. These visits must be pre-arranged with your doctor. Please call for more information.

 

Complaints

The clinic abides by the Australian Charter of Health Care rights.

If at any time you are unhappy with the service provided at the clinic, please speak to our Practice Manager so it can be addressed promptly.

If you feel that your concerns have not been addressed you may contact Health Services Commissioner, 10th Floor, 55 Swanston Street MELBOURNE 3000. Phone: 96555200 Free call: 1800136066. Fax: 9655 5219.

Accreditation

We are fully accredited to RACGP & GPA Standards.