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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!


 

The winning combination against acne and scarring! Mohs and Skin Cancer Specialist


First switch off the acne using evidence based treatments, then stimulate the skin’s own ability to heal itself using Skinpen – the only microneedling device approved by the notoriously high standards of the US Food and Drug Administration.

 

The Team at Mohs and Skin Cancer not only specialise in diagnosing and removing skin cancers by the gold standard technique called Mohs surgery, but they also run a dedicated acne clinic.

Dr Emma Trowbridge says, “Studies have shown that acne sufferers take an average of eight years to seek professional help. By then patients have often developed permanent scarring, and suffered substantial psychological distress.”

Emma is passionate about preventing scarring and distress caused by acne, with early and evidence-based acne treatments.

Where patients have already developed scarring, Emma and fellow Mohs’ doctor, Dr Mairi-Clare Ferguson are excited to introduce wonderful new technology, the Skinpen.

The Skinpen is the first FDA-approved microneedling device and is clinically proven to safely and effectively treat acne scars.

“We chose Skinpen as it has the strongest evidence behind it for improving the appearance of scars from acne or surgery,” says Mairi-Clare.

“It has minimal downtime with any redness resolved within 24 hours, making it a suitable treatment for those with busy lifestyles who cannot afford the downtime associated with other scarring treatments.

“The Skinpen is also effective at reducing pigmentation such as melasma and for boosting collagen production resulting in smoother, healthier looking skin.

“Acne does not have to be ‘lived with’ so contact the clinic today and we can find the correct treatment plan to clear your skin,” says Mairi-Clare.

Call 03 356 0214 or email info@mohsandskincancer.co.nz to make an appointment or general enquiry.

 


 

Beauty from the outside in: Beauty Progress


The French know beauty and how beautiful skin is the outer reflection of inner health.

 

Wendy Barker travelled to a renowned skincare house in southwest France to meet the man who created GERnetic skincare – the highly effective range chosen for facials and treatments at her Christchurch salon, Beauty Progress.

During his seminar at the Laboratoire Gernetic Synthese at the Chateau d’ Ensoules in Beraut, Albert Laporte explained how the skin reflects what is happening inside the body.

Through the understanding of cellular biology, his products penetrate the skin so the digestive system can effectively synthesise the active elements.

“You will find all the active vitamins, amino acids and oligo elements are in the exact dosage necessary for the body’s daily needs,” Laporte explained to a group of professionals from around the globe.

These are delivered directly to organs such as the liver and can help counteract imbalances in the diet or nutrient absorption.

“It is not always possible to get the right nutrients from what we digest. When these creams are applied with effleurage (circular) movements, the fatty molecules – which are two-and-a-half times larger than a pore – remain on the skin, while the smaller molecules go deeper, entering the blood circulation, to be absorbed by the body.”

Working in tandem with a healthy diet, scientific developments in cosmeceutical products are now providing amazing results, he says – not to mention the pampering.

Find about the GERnetic skincare treatments at Beauty Progress on their website.


 

Winter Skin School: Face Value


Winter is arguably the worst time of year for our skin; the combination of central heating plus the harsh weather conditions makes for dull, dry complexions. But it’s not all bad news – winter is the best time of year to try non-invasive skin treatments.

 

 

Face Value clients love the latest addition to the suite of services on offer; the Aquapure hydrafacial. A non-invasive dermabrasion treatment that delivers clearer, more hydrated, refreshed and younger-looking skin, Aquapure is ideal for all skin types as it targets uneven skin tone, oily/congested pores, dehydrated and dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and is the perfect companion treatment for other skin therapies.

Winter is also an ideal time to treat yourself to IPL and facial peels.

The reduced risk of sun exposure before and after such treatments optimises the outcome and is the perfect time to tackle pigment, tone and texture changes associated with sun damage.

Winter skin can look dull, so a professional treatment every three to four weeks is ideal – that’s how long it takes the skin to move through the full cycle of cell growth.

A superficial peel or exfoliating treatment will clear away dead skin and enable better absorption of active topical skincare. Regular facials will help to keep your skin clean, clear and hydrated.

Your everyday skincare regime may need tweaking during winter as the skin becomes drier and more sensitive.

Face Value offers a complementary skin consultation with a skin therapist to make sure you are doing all you can to achieve perfect skin health.

Book your complementary consultation now, phone 03 363 8810.


 

Let it glow


We’ve long paid heed to a ‘more is more’ aesthetic when it comes to our makeup cabinets after all, a girl can never have too many products, right? And while that may certainly be true, luminous skin has become a trend of its own and, rather than adding layers of makeup, the pared back look is making a serious return.

 

 

Less truly is more when it comes to achieving a luminous glow, so it might be time to ditch the heavy foundation and contouring palette and dig out your illuminating products. We’re all about soft, shimmery highlights with a hint of bronzer on a base of flawless, hydrated skin for a radiant, dewy look.

HIGHLIGHTS
Until recently, contouring was the hottest thing in makeup. Now we’re all about the highlights. While they both have the same end goal, highlighting is all about giving lift and dimension to the skin. This is done by using illuminating products a shade lighter than your natural skin tone on the high points of your face – think cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, brow bone and the upper centre of your forehead.

RISE AND SHINE
Keeping shine at bay can be tricky, especially when using highlighting products on the skin. If you have oily or combination skin, using a mattifying product on the T-zone or switching to a powder foundation will help to keep the centre of your face from becoming greasy. However, if dry skin is your Achilles heel, a hydrating primer with a pearl radiance will glow through your base.


 

Post lockdown treats – you deserve it!


The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic is a small business run by two local Christchurch women that has been going for more than 15 years.

 

 

Dr Brigid Lee and Denise Prosser have worked tirelessly to provide Cantabrians with the safest, cutting edge anti-aging treatments available worldwide.

It is their passion for helping their clients to get the best results possible that has set them up as the destination for skin rejuvenation procedures in Christchurch.

Unlike other beauty businesses that have seen their clients attempting to ‘give it a go’ at home during lockdown, that isn’t possible with the medical level of treatments done at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic!

What are clients desperately waiting for?

Cooltech – a treatment that targets unwanted bulges by using cryolipolysis (using cold to kill fat cells). Great for mummy tummies, back fat, inner and outer thigh bulges – helpful with wobbly bits that have turned up during lockdown.

Ulthera – this treatment uses the power of microfocused ultrasound to tighten the lower face and neck areas, also great around the eyes. FDA approved as a non-surgical facelift.

Injectables – Botulinum Toxin (Botox® or Dysport®) is used to relax facial muscles, thereby reducing wrinkles on the face. Dermal fillers are a nonpermanent, naturally occurring substance, that can lift and fill where there is volume loss on the face (such as sagging cheeks, lips and under eye areas).

“Now that we are in Level 2, hopefully life is returning to normality. Stay safe and support local!” from Dr Brigid and Denise.


 

Banish winter worries


We’re heading into winter, which means dry, lifeless skin, right? It doesn’t have to be this way! We’ve got our top tips for maintaining your skin throughout the cool months.

 

 

SOMETHING IN THE AIR… and hopefully that’s moisture to keep your skin hydrated! The warm, dry air pumping out of your fireplace or heatpump can wreak havoc on your skin, so it’s just as important that you’re keeping your fluid intake up during the cooler months, as it is in the heat.

YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND: You can’t go wrong with a good moisturiser! It’s something that you can use year-round. Learn to swear by it and thank us later.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: Unlike bears and bats, us humans don’t need to stockpile our food stores. So winter isn’t the time to start binge eating or carb loading. We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but that extra packet of chocolate biscuits won’t be doing wonders for your skin.

SPRAY AND WALK AWAY: If you’re in a rush to get somewhere and you don’t have time to moisturise, using a face mist is a great alternate option to add some hydration to your face.


 

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.


 

Super Supplements: Hair Art & Beauty


For our hair and skin to be in the best condition possible, there are certain nutrients we need. Many factors in today’s modern lifestyle contribute to a nutritional deficiency – stress, environmental pollution, pregnancy hormones, poor sleep, lifestyle choices and diet all cause various nutrients to degrade quickly within our bodies. On top of this, some vitamins and trace minerals are unable to be stored in the body and must be consumed regularly, so getting the correct balance through diet alone can be difficult.

 

That’s where the La Biosthetique Fanelan Synergie nutritional supplements come in!

The Fanelan Synergie capsules contain a balanced blend of trace elements and vitamins which the body needs to create new, healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss.

They also increase the amount of collagen the body naturally produces, minimising the visible signs of aging.

Taken regularly for general wellness, they improve the quality of the hair, skin and nails, as well as having an overall positive effect on the body.

They are also incredibly effective at treating thinning hair and hair loss when used in combination with the Methode Regenerante Ergines Plus Vital ampoules – treating the problem both internally and externally.

The Fanelan Synergie tablets are 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free and safe for pregnant and nursing mothers.

If you have any worries about hair loss or the general health of your hair, chat to the H&B team who can recommend the best action for you!

Pop in and see the team at 96 Cranford Street, visit www.hairart.co.nz, phone 03 381 8939 or email info@hairart.co.nz.


 

You glow girl!


This year ‘luminous’ is the hottest buzzword in the beauty world and we’re all about getting our glow on. Check out four ways to get your glow on.

  1. Healthy, luminous skin is more than just, well, skin deep. You’ve heard it before and it cannot be over-emphasised – water is your skin’s best friend… but plastic is not, so ditch the traditional water bottle and opt for glass or BPA-free plastic, at the very least.
  2. Maintaining a good skincare regime is key to fresh, glowing skin. Skincare experts recommend double cleansing before bed to ensure all makeup and dirt is removed. Don’t forget to tone, moisturise (AM and PM) and exfoliate too! Exfoliating two to three times per week helps to get rid of blackheads, dead skin cells and other skin impurities.
  3. Investing in a quality retinol serum will help banish breakouts, reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen and promote cellular turnover – all the tricks in the book to get the glow of your dreams! Just remember to apply sunscreen daily (though you should do anyway) as retinoids increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
  4. Ahh, the trusty makeup product invented solely for glowing skin – highlighter! Liquid highlighters are picking up the pace in 2020 and it’s no longer just about the cheekbones… now highlighting begins with the base. Radiance drops and tinted moisturisers with a glowing finish are two such products that can be applied before makeup to give you the glow you’re lusting after.