The field of cosmetic medicine is rapidly expanding in New Zealand as the demand grows for safe, effective and affordable cosmetic procedures. In general, techniques are becoming more complex, requiring an increasing level of both skill and artistry by the practitioner.
Before embarking on any cosmetic medicine procedure, make sure you are in safe and competent hands. An easy way to check this is by asking whether the doctor is a member of the NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine. You can then be assured of their specific training and qualifications in this field and the ongoing assessment of both their professional development and also the safety and standards of clinic premises.
If your practitioner is a nurse, it is important to know who is providing their medical oversight; a requirement for all nurses administering medicines such as Botox® and Dysport®. Ideally the doctor qualified in this field will be present in the clinic.
Follow up in the days and weeks after any treatment is always important, so make sure you will have access to a medical practitioner in the event of a complication or adverse outcome. This is especially important if you are having treatment with dermal fillers.
Remember, its all about making sure you are in skilled hands and in a safe environment. Look out for the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine logo to identify members, or visit nzscm.co.nz.Phone 363-8810 or visit
facevalue.co.nz to book your complementary consultation with Dr Philip Frost, Senior member, NZSCM.
At last, the long awaited non-surgical approach to reducing double chins has been approved for use in New Zealand and now administered in Christchurch by Face Value Cosmetic Medical Clinic’s Dr Philip Frost.
“I am delighted to be one of first doctors in New Zealand trained to offer this treatment,” Dr Frost says. “It has undergone extensive clinical trials and is a safe and effective non-surgical approach to the very common problem of sub-mental fat, or double chin”
Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness in this area just will not go away. Belkyra® is a prescription only medicine which, when injected below the chin, breaks down fat, resulting in a more contoured neck profile and jawline.
The double chin injections feature a product which contains deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body and helps absorb fat in food. The product is injected into the fat in the double chin area and permanently destroys the fat cells by a process known as adipocytolysis. Once the fat cells have been destroyed they cannot accumulate and store fat again.
Imagine your fat cells are balloons and double chin injections are darts. Injecting the product under the chin is like throwing a dart at fat cells. Once they have been popped they cannot be blown up again. Clients need between two and six treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart.
The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) recommends this treatment is administered only by doctors, reflecting international best practice.
Contact Face Value to arrange a no obligation consultation or visit www.facevalue.co.nz to find out more.
More Beauty & Clothing & Fashion & Hair & North Canterbury