A post on behalf of a friend

This is a new way of communicating. I was a bit apprehensive about doing this as I don’t want to come across as all cloak and daggers or with any kind of misinformation. However a good friend of mine has been keeping up with the blog and was very interested in many of the treatments I have been having or my family have been having.

She approached me about a problem that she has had for many years that has almost been crippling to her confidence and her personal life. It was actually very hard for her to tell me, and she broke down many times over the phone.

So, there was only one thing that was to be done here, she flew up to Sydney and stayed with me for the weekend. At my place over a cup of tea we talked through, what has been a huge weight on her mind over many, many years. The topic was about acne scarring which she had on her face, we all knew this but also across her back and chest. She first came across an article in Melbourne titled: “How Can I Remove Acne Scars Naturally” This is what got her thinking and researching.

This was a surprise to me as the acne scars on her face were not what I would call bad or really that noticeable. These of course had been covered up by makeup. The reason I had never seen my friend in a bathing suit or in anything but a neck dress was in the end because of her acne scars. She had been looking into acne scar removal treatments in Melbourne when she read my blog.

Her first reaction was that she did not know there was a treatment for scars. After going in for a talk with the people at a laser clinic in Melbourne they informed her that they have had great success treating facial and body acne scars.

So I promised her that I would come down to Melbourne when she had her treatment with feel good laser clinic and I would stay for a couple of days during her treatment. The procedure she said was very short, it would take around an hour to do her back, chest and face which was amazing.

This is now an update three weeks later, we have just had the treatment at Feel Good which went really well. My friend is recovering but to be honest there is not much recovery. Her skin looks a bit read and there are tiny needle marks. We had our appointment two days ago and right after she had tiny pin marks and red skin but now on day 3 she has what you would call a mild sun burn and no needle marks. So she is very happy and I am amazed at the different already, especially on her back and chest which were very bad.

Apparently, my friend used to pick at her acne when she was young and scratch it which lead to the very bad scarring that she had.

This has been a very fulfilling and unexpected reason for a trip to Melbourne. A pity the weather has not been better but hey that is Melbourne for you and I didn’t come here for the weather, I came here to support my friend and very glad I did.

Sorry for so much text but images not appropriate in this letter.

Feeling blessed.



Further information on Erectile Dysfunction

The post I wrote a week or so ago has had a lot of comments from our group and I wanted to follow up with some more information on this topic as there have been a lot of private conversations with ladies who’s partners or husbands have been suffering, but who never talk about this.

When I decided to do some research I was surprised at the number of treatments available globally. The most helpful article came from the WebMD website.

The thing that impressed me about this article or collection of pages on this website WebMD was that it covered what ED is, what the symptoms are and so on which is all great information and it seems like it is all collated by medical people (I assume because of the name of the website and all).

But the thing I liked most was the information on caring for your partner and talking about this issue which as I said is one of the hardest things for many of the ladies in our group.

screen shot from WebMD

The top treatments were:

  1. Lifestyle Change
  2. Erectile Dysfunction Vacuums
  3. Penile prostheses
  4. Surgery
  5. Natural Remedies
  6. Yohimbe Bark Supplements
  7. Alprostadil
  8. Drugs
  9. Hormonal Therapy for Erection Problems
  10. Testosterone Replacement Therapy

This was a long list of treatments and coincidentally I got an email because I was registered with the clinic I am having my fat treatments with. They have just come out with a new Consumer Guide to ED which I thought was very interesting. The thing I like about this is that it is not a sales brochure for themselves. It covers many of the other available treatments on the market in Australia and not just in the US. They also seem to downplay a lot of the side benefits of this treatment.

download of guide

So I downloaded this free piece of information, I hope that they don’t mind I printed it off and gave it to about 30 of the ladies who had talked about this. They were ever so grateful and it will give them a very good piece of information that they can either leave for their partner/ husband or they can sit down and talk about it which is again one of the best pieces of advice the first article on web md said.

Hope this helps

Julie x


This is something I thought I would never do

Sooo I had my consultation this week for my fat freezing and booked in the treatment for next week. They said I was a very good candidate for the cool tech treatment. They gave me all the information I need on that which was fine.

But I also talked to the doctor when I was in Sydney on anti wrinkle injections which I said to my self I would never ever get… but I did. I am feeling a bit like a kid in a candy shop at the moment.

I had looked into these injections but was put off from what I now know to be miss information. What I was told was that it would only last for 1 month but if I am not a super active person, that is I am not young and I am not a personal trainer or athlete or professional sports person then the toxin will not be removed from my body so quickly. So 3-4 months is what I was told.

I looked up the Botox website and here is a screenshot

information on anti wrinkle injections

The other thing I had while I was at the clinic was some skin needling, they had a great skin needling picture up for their christmas promotion that I took a picture of looked great.

skin needling treatment in sydney

Ha isn’t it a great image, love her eyes and Christmas feel. Can’t believe that Christmas is only 7 more weeks away!!

So now that I have my wrinkle injections I actually can’t frown. It is the weirdest feeling I have probably ever had. I can’t stop saying to my friends “look this is me frowning, I am trying to frown as much as I can”. Driving my friends up the wall. haha

I have always had a big problem with the the frown line that down the middle of my foreward and I have always looked in the mirror every day and said that is something that I want to get fixed.

So I wanted to have this done forever but have not got the courage up to actually get into a clinic and do it. I am that scared of needles that I could not bring myself to even give a clinic a call.

So when I was in the consultation with the doctor (who was a lovely man), he was talking about the needles and that I would not really even feel it, I had to stop him and tell him to just do it as I didn’t want to talk about it and I didn’t want to look at the needle. At the end I did appologise to the lovely young man and explained to him that I was very scared of needles.

But, I got through it and am very proud of myself to have had this done, another thing to strike off my bucket list!

Have a great day ladies!

Julie xxx

Something we should not remain silent about

This is a bit of a different post to my usual. However, this has been a big discussion point at bridge this week. When I went into the harley to have my coolsculpting appointment, I saw a banner for a treatment called the Priapus Shot or p-shot for Erectile dysfunction in Sydney with more information on the page linked. This is very close to my family with my late husband suffered from erectile dysfunction and it was something that he was too proud to seek help for and therefore he suffered in silence.

This is a very good video from a physician in the USA who is certified to use this technology.

This is not an easy topic for me to talk about, especially to have my son Robert type into this post and put online (sorry Robert). But the little bit of embarrassment or me and Robert is nothing compared to what many men in Sydney have to go through every day.

So what is the Priapus Shot

First let’s look at what it is not. It is not a drug, there are many drugs available on the market and through a GP that will temporarily treat or mask the symptoms. I for one am not a big fan of drugs, firstly you usually need to take them ongoing to make a difference, they also seem to be a quick fix by a GP. But that is enough of my rant on GP’s!

The Priapus Shot is actually a treatment that comes from your own blood. Yes sounds a bit strange but the doctor will take some of your blood and it is stored for later use. The blood is spun in a centrifuge so that the platelets/ plasma is separated. You might have heard of the treatment for facials. It is called a PRP shot or a platelet rich plasma injection. This I am told was made famous by Kim Kardashian (sorry I don’t know who she is).

PRP injections have been used for decades, my previous clinic used to administer these as a facial rejuvenation treatment. Sports men and women have also been using these as a way to heal their bodies faster. Those sports people do hammer their bodies and a way to heal before the next game is not just an ice bath, they also use the healing properties in their own blood to heal quicker.

What does this have to do with Erectile Dysfunction?

Well the key part is in the healing. Drugs will give you temporary relief but if you want to heal the organ and make it healthier, then this is a way to do that. However you will need to be ok  with a needle going in there if you know what I mean…

I have found some additional resources on this and I found a good definition for anyone wanting it to Health Direct Australia this is a really great website with a lot of information .

Well this one is a bit shorter than my usual posts but that is because I am a female 🙂

I know I still have to come back with my consultation, in fact I am a bit behind as I have my treatment tomorrow yay.

Hope you are enjoying the summer coming, it is starting to warm up nicely and I hope to have the stuborn fat gone by summer!!

Lots of love

Julie xx


Found my new eyebrows today haha

Ok, so had my consultation today for Coolsculpting type treatment to get rid of some of my love handles. I will let you know maybe later this week how that went (went good). But when I was there I met the lady who does their cosmetic tattooing in Brisbane, she was down to Sydney for the week which was great to meet her, she certainly had some amazing experience with permanent makeup and feathered eyebrow tattoos.

Here is the thing, I am getting older and I have hair falling out. There I said it. One of the areas I have found is getting sparce are my brows. have noticed my eyebrows are getting shorter & thinner so I asked this young lady if it is worth my while to try tattooing? I don’t wear a lot of makeup so don’t want to look overdone if you know what I mean!!

She said that there are a number of colours or shades they can do so that they look completely natural. I looked up a video on feathered eyebrow tattoos and found this:

This gave me a good idea of what eyebrow tattooing is. I had always thought that this was a permanent thing as many of my friends had said that it was permanent makeup… apparently it lasts for 1 to 5 years, with a retouch done after 1-2 years.

So I got the consultation and the tattooing done there and then ahaha. All of my ladies who know me will attest that I am not a spontaneous lady but it must have been the lovely lady at the harley clinic. I don’t really want to share my before and after photos as I am a private person as you already know. But there were some nice ones on their website I had Robert copy to show you.

eybrow tattoo before and after

One more

one more before and after

So that was a very exciting day for me, I felt alive from taking a spontaneous move like this and I could not be more thrilled by the outcome from this lovely lady. Unfortunately that meant that the fat freezing took a back seat but that was fine. I had a really good catch up with the lady for that and they said I was a “good candidate” for the treatment.

That meant that it would be effective and they were happy that my body would respond well and I was not too overweight for the treatment. In fact they said I was in very good shape for my age which was lovely of them.

Before I go I have another video from their website page that I would like to show you. I could not work out how to get it on the page (obviously) and Robert (my son) couldn’t figure it out either. We tried below but it would not come up for us so I will put a link below where you can go and see the video. There was a female treatment video on there when they showed me at the clinic the man said that they also had a male video that they were going to put up tomorrow so hopefully you can see this one if any of your husbands or partners would like to look at this for them too.

here is the webpage that the video is on maybe half way down


Hope that helps it was a big thing for me to see a treatment they have completed in the clinic. I have looked into the Cooltech machine that they use and very happy with the results they seem to be getting.

So I haven’t booked the treatment yet, did not even expect to come across my new eyebrows today haha but I had a fantastic day and I am still glowing!

Lots of love to all

Julie xxx

Starting in Sydney with Wisenet Woman’s Reviews

Hi It’s Julie here and this is the first post in a series of reviews that we have been working on for a very long time. I know this is long overdue but retirement has been busy 🙂

As you all know I am a bit of a fanatic about cosmetic treatments and everything skin care! So, what inspired my first review was actually seeing a video of a fat freezing treatment that I have always wanted to try. I looked into a Coolsculpting treatment in Sydney and came across the very informative video showing a treatment, check it out below:

So I have been looking into treatments in Sydney that I could have but I found the Sydney prices very expensive. After talking to some of the ladies in the network they told me about another similar treatment by the harley clinic which although not cheap, actually worked out less time and money because of the machine they were using.

Why do I want to have a Coolsculpting treatment?

All of my friends (bless them) say I don’t need to have an un-natural treatment like freezing my fat. But for me my body is something that I cover up, I do walk most days, especially now it is coming into summer. But I found that once I hit 50, I could not lose weight as quickly as I used too. So the area around my stomach and love handles and legs are three areas that I am very self conscious about and they are my priority. I will maybe look into doing the back of my arms and back fat at a later date, depending on how well this goes.

Collecting information on Fat

I am very much a researcher when it comes to looking into the right treatment and the science behind a treatment. With my experience as a public nurse and in a private clinic I have always like talking to the suppliers about the science behind their treatments. So to my surprise I came across a guide on cryolipolysis which is the scientific name behind Coolsculpting or in this case Cooltech. cryolipolysis means to freeze fat and the science behind this “fat freezing” is quite sound. Once you get the temperature down to around -8 degrees your fat will literally freeze. Once it has frozen it is then destroyed, permanently!

So late at night with a nice cup of tea I came across a consumer guide to what they fittingly call non-surgical liposuction at the bottom of their treatment page. You can download the guide right from their treatment page called “consumer guide to non-surgical liposuction and cooltech body sculpting“.

It is a very well written “guide” they call it but it is really a collection of information about the treatment, what to expect, they outline the risks and what could potentially go wrong cryolipolysis.

Guide or collection of information on cryolipolysis treatment by the harley clinic in Sydney CBD, very informative
Guide or collection of information on cryolipolysis treatment by the harley clinic in Sydney CBD, very informative

So I urge anyone who is looking at this treatment to download the guide. I had Robert add a picture of the cover, hope they don’t mind this…

I’m not promoting this clinic over any others, but this guide is worth a read if you are going to try coolsculpt or one of the heating or ultrasound machines as the science is pretty similar with all of them, very interesting if you ask me.


Where too next?

So I contacted this harley clinic today and have arranged a free consultation with one of their nurses, I didn’t tell them that I am writing about them, not sure what they would think about this but my next post will be talking about what I found out in the appointment that I have made for them.

I hope to write about the appointment as soon as I have finished next Tuesday, when this comes onto the website will depend on when Robert can get this on the line.

Wishing you much health and wellness

Julie xx