‘Beauty is my Passion’ in Resident Magazine #18

Resident Magazine #18

Dr Irene Kushelew has been consulting in Darwin since 2009 but is thrilled to be now living here after moving with her husband, Jon Mason, who is working at Charles Darwin University.

Fitting right in against the relaxed tropical backdrop and looking like a local already, Irene says enthusiastically ‘Even though we miss friends and family, we love the Darwin lifestyle.’

As one of Australia’s leading practitioners of non-surgical cosmetic medicine, Dr Kushelew’s services are in high demand. She continues to consult nationally and also visits Alice Springs regularly. Her clinics are located at Ella Baché Fannie Bay, 9/9 Fannie Bay Place, Fannie Bay Ph: 8981 7400, and Beauté on the Mall, Suite 14 Cummings Plaza, Todd Mall, Alice Springs Ph: 0425 075 500.

Cosmetic physician Dr Irene Kushelew specialises in the treatment of the face using facial fillers to enhance or replace the body’s natural collagen and wrinkle relaxing micro- injections to treat facial lines. Well-recognised nationally and now calling Darwin home, Dr Kushelew is the expert when it comes to restoring or enhancing our natural beauty without surgical procedures.


Lips are a defining feature of the face, and full, plump lips are considered youthful, feminine and sexy. A well-defined lip border, top-bottom balance and left-right symmetry are also important. Introducing a new improved product range of fillers, Dr Irene works to improve border definition (stopping lipstick bleed), plump the lips by restoring or increasing volume, and improve hydration to give the lip-gloss look.


The brow has an effect on the appearance of the eyes and eye region and, therefore, on the overall ‘openness’ and appeal of the face. Dr Irene’s techniques of lifting and shaping by restoring volume to the brow can help to restore definition and a more open, youthful appearance.


The cheeks are an important feature of the mid face, connecting the eyes and the lips – the two most important structures for communication and expression. The shape of our cheeks changes as we age as volume is lost and tissue-supporting ligaments weaken. Dr Irene can replace lost volume and slim the face by using facial fillers, which are naturally occurring sugars.

In fact, all three of the techniques above can be used in combination to either restore a fresh, more youthful appearance to the middle-aged or older patient or to glamorise the look of the younger patient.

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