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Freshen up for spring! Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Spring is the perfect time of year to look at your skin and to get yourself ready for summer, Skin Rejuvenation Clinic’s Dr Brigid Lee tells us how.

When you are looking for solutions for your skin issues you want your cosmetic medicine specialist clinic to be at the cutting edge of the latest, safest and most effective treatment options.

Profhilo has been hugely popular in the UK over the last four years and has now been launched in New Zealand to much excitement and anticipation.

Profhilo is classed as a dermal filler as it is a hyaluronic acid but it is unique in its ability to stimulate the skin to produce collagen and elastin making the skin smoother, firmer and more hydrated.

It is great for people who have noticed some of the early signs of ageing.

Happy Face is a specialised technique where dermal filler is used to support the corners of the mouth.

Anyone who has noticed the corners of their mouth starting to pull downwards as they age leaving them looking sad needs a Happy Face treatment.

As we age our faces start to deflate and slip so treatments that are going to lift and firm the facial tissues are needed.

“At the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic we have specialised techniques using particular dermal fillers to restore and rejuvenate,” says Brigid.

These work in combination with Ulthera (high intensity focused ultrasound) and radio-frequency tightening treatments for an ultimate non-surgical solution to restore your natural beauty.

Brigid advises people to choose the medical edge to beauty!


Age-defying treatments

The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has seen a growing demand for safe and effective treatments to help maintain a youthful appearance, that also fit in with a busy work and social calendar. People want to see fabulous results with little to no down time. That’s where radiofrequency 3DEEP® Technology fits in!



Over time our skin is exposed to environmental factors such as sun, pollution and smoke which cause the skin to gradually lose its firm, youthful look by affecting the quantity, strength and elasticity of the collagen fibres.

It is the degradation of these collagen fibres that cause the wrinkles and sagging of the face and skin all over the body.

Radiofrequency is an advanced technology that heats the collagen deep in the skin by safely delivering controlled heat deep into the skin while preserving the overlying superficial skin.

The treatment is relaxing, pain free and has no side effects or down-time.

A treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes and you can immediately resume your normal activities.

3DEEP face and neck tightening and contouring treatment is designed for anti-wrinkle and skin tightening of the face and neck, which includes hard to treat areas such as cheeks, jaw-line and under chin areas.

Normally a face and neck treatment costs $350 but this month the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has a package deal where you pay $250 per treatment and you receive a fifth treatment for free!

Call now as there are limited places for this amazing deal, 03 351 3241.


Beauty trends for 2020

As a new decade dawns, the beauty industry is set to shift and evolve once more. So what are the beauty trends for 2020?



A healthy, glowing complexion is the new black when it comes to looking good – and not just for women!

In 2020 Skin Rejuvenation has more technology and knowledge than ever to help attain beautiful, healthy, luminous skin.

They can even improve fine lines or lift and tighten an ageing face.

Most importantly, this can all be done over a series of visits with little to no down-time, so you can continue with your busy life.

We’re also seeing more sustainable products and treatments on the market, something Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has embraced wholeheartedly.

All of the skin products at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic are made from natural ingredients and even have a vegan tick of approval.

The treatments are also natural, using light, radio-frequency, water, ultrasound and cold temperatures to achieve impressive results.

Intense pulsed light is used to remove sun-damage and broken capillaries.

Radio-frequency lifts and tightens the skin (fabulous around the eyes).

Sterile saline water removes the surface dead cells and leaves the skin looking hydrated and fresh.

Focused ultrasound tightens up deep tissue – great for jowls and necks.

Cryolipolysis (cold) freezes fat causing the fat cell to die – great for mummy tummies, muffin tops, double chins and inner thighs.

Even Botulinum Toxin (Botox®) is a natural product, along with dermal fillers (used for lifting and plumping the face and skin), which are made from chains of Hyaluronic Acid that are present in our skin naturally.


Sexy & slim for summer!: Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Summer is around the corner and it’s harder to hide all those bulges and wobbly bits under a summer dress or white t-shirt!



Most women would say they have a stubborn pocket of fat that no diet or extreme exercise plan can budge. Whether it’s inner-thigh fullness, bingo wings, back fat, double chin or post-pregnancy muffin tops, it’s been impossible to shift – until Cooltech arrived!

Recent figures from America reveal that fat freezing, a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, is now the third most popular non-surgical procedure, behind dermal fillers and Botox. The procedure has seen a 24.7 percent rise in one year, partly because there are no needles, incision or downtime.

First approved by the FDA in 2010, fat freezing – scientifically known as cryolipolysis – isn’t new. The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic was the first in Christchurch to offer this fat-freezing technology and has been struggling to keep up with the demand from clients wanting to get their fat ice-blasted off at $600 per area.

“The technology is incredible. You chill the problem area down to -8°C which causes the fat cells to die and then they are removed by your body’s own clean-up system that removes dead cells,” explains Dr Brigid.

There’s up to a 30 percent reduction to fat in the area that is treated. Those fat cells are gone – that means it’s harder to put the weight back on in that area. The magical machine is called Cooltech and it enables women to speedily contour their body shape without the risks of going under the knife.




The Importance of Cosmeceuticals for your skin: Skin Rejuvenation Clinic



  1. What is a cosmeceutical?
    Cosmeceutical is the word to describe the amalgamation of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, products that have active pharmaceutical grade ingredients to make visible differences to the skin, all backed by clinical evidence. The skin is the body’s largest organ and its primary function is to act as a barrier to the environment. Any product applied to the skin has to be able to penetrate into the dermis to where the active cellular regeneration is occurring.

  2. Cosmetics vs Cosmeceuticals
    A cosmetic product might smell and feel nice on your skin but it’s only ever going to be a ‘coat and cover’ solution, meaning it blocks the skin’s ability to lose water making it feel more hydrated but it’s only a temporary result. Cosmeceuticals, however, have higher concentrations of active ingredients, often with a driver to penetrate into the skin and carry these active ingredients to where they are going to have an effect.

  3. What are the ingredients to look for?
    Vitamin A –
    speeds up the skin’s cell renewal process – to reduce pigmentation, refine skin texture and reduce fine lines.
    Vitamin C –
    a powerful antioxidant to stimulate collagen production, firming the skin.
    AHAs and BHAs –
    the alpha and beta-hydroxy-acids are exfoliators and re-texturisers to refine and brighten the skin.
    Antioxidants –
    strengthen the skin to slow the signs of aging.

    Cosmeceuticals need to be prescribed by a dermal therapist or your cosmetic doctor after a full skin analysis. See Dr Brigid or Denise at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic to be guided on the best products for you.


How to get the perfect pout: Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Lip fillers are probably the most popular cosmetic treatment right now and even if you haven’t got them, chances are you have thought about trying them.


The problem is – it’s scary! We have all seen those over-inflated duck lips on the internet and TV. It’s really important that you are happy with the final result. So, to make sure your lips look as natural as possible, flatter your face and balance with your unique facial features, we asked Dr Brigid Lee from the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic and an International Trainer for Galderma, for her top tips for using lip fillers to achieve the most natural and youthful lips.

  1. Start with a small amount of filler! Kylie Kardashian’s over-inflated pout would take about 3mls (at least!) so 1ml will give a subtle, natural result.

  2. Teeth support the lips, so uneven teeth can mean uneven lips. You might need to see your dentist first.

  3. A good injector will look at the face as a whole to see how fuller lips will affect its overall proportions. Sometimes volume loss in other areas can affect the way the lips look. Amazing lips can look overdone if the tissue surrounding them is saggy. Your chin may be injected, as the chin can affect the balance of the lower to upper lip.

  4. The most common side effects are bruising, tenderness and swelling. There are important blood vessels in this area so it’s very important the person injecting understands anatomy well and knows how to avoid hitting or getting product into those vessels to avoid permanent scarring and disfigurement.


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2019’s Biggest Beauty Trends: Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

The start of a New Year isn’t just a good opportunity to reflect on how the previous year went but it’s also a great time to look ahead.  What’s in store for 2019? Dr Brigid Lee from the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has a few predictions on what will be big in 2019.


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Customisable skin care:
It is about assessing your skin’s requirements so that skincare products can be targeted to deal with each issue. Some like to layer various active products on while others prefer everything they need to be in the one bottle. Fortunately everything is possible!


Firm, healthy skin:
Ageing causes skin to lose its elasticity. Now there is technology to help stimulate new collagen, whether it’s from needling – ideally with a machine that also administers heat down the needle and into the skin – or with a machine designed to deliver heat into the deep dermis, such as Ulthera, which uses high intensity ultrasound.


Freezing fat from any of those stubborn areas where fat accumulates and no amount of dieting or exercise will move – tummy, inner and outer thighs, back fat, arm puffs (referred to as armpit vagina by Jennifer Lawrence), backs of arms and chin. No surgery, walk in and walk out.


Artfully done botox and dermal fillers to achieve naturally stunning results:
Beautifully arched eyebrows and curved cheekbones with full natural lips are all achievable if that is what you want or fillers can be used simply to restore the volume loss caused by ageing.


All available at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic.