Skinfresh Clinic


August 2017

First in Australia and NZ - truSculpt 3D. The forever fat destroyer!
truSculpt 3D

Skinfresh is the first clinic to bring you this revolutionary, safe and effective fat reduction technology. There is no pain or down time. Each standard area takes 30 minutes to treat, so it's fast too!

Dr Frances Pitsilis has been following the research into fat reduction technologies for 10 years. She was not happy with the available technologies, nor the progress of the radio frequency technology until now.

Dr Frances continued to read the medical research as well as textbooks on the subject. A predecessor was launched in 2013. This machine worked very well.

However, when the technology was upgraded to double the strength and no excessive heat sensation along with half the time to treat an area, Dr Pitsilis pounced! She is of the opinion that the research and technology has matured and that this is the best technology for painless, quick fat reduction anywhere.

Trusculpt 3D is able to reduce the fat layer by 18-24% - permanently.

Trusculpt 3D is not a treatment for obesity. The best way to check is for you to make a no-obligation appointment to see one of our nurses.

All skin types and colours can be safely treated.

Standard areas are - abdomen, flanks, arm fat ( bingo wings), bra fat, inner thighs, above knees - each takes 30 minutes to treat. So abdomen and flanks take an hour. We also do double chins. For Cellulite an assessment visit is definitely needed as it can be so variable.

Typically, results are seen after one treatment. Some patients may choose to have more treatments after that. You can have several areas treated in one session.

The treatment involves our nurse gently gliding the handpiece over the area to be treated. It warms up and many comment that it feels like a hot stone massage.

There is no down time afterwards. You can go straight back to normal activities! Some may feel slight tenderness afterwards which will resolve in a few days.

Results start to be seen at 6-8 weeks as the bodys lymphatics dispose of the dead fat cells. Improvement will be at maximum at 3 months. You can view the website here

You can find out whether this treatment is suitable for you by booking a no-obligation consultation with one of our nurses. ph 09 486 0030 or email


Dr Pitsilis New Consultation Fees

Costs continue to rise, and Dr Pitsilis is not funded by the PHO system.

Within any 30-60 minute consultation, several to many problems are often dealt with - contrasting with GP consultations that typically deal with one problem within a 10-15 minute visit.

Within the New Patient consultation, usually between 15 and 25 problems are dealt with and satisfying results follow that usually were not previously possible.

NEW FEES FROM 1st October

30 minutes: $240

45 minutes: $330

60 minutes: $420

New patient consultation

Administration Fee: $70

2 hour consultation: $930 - if this ends up much shorter than expected, a reduced fee is charged. If over 2 hours are needed, there is no extra fee.

Dr Pitsilis tries to reduce as much as possible any need for too many follow up consultations.

Once a patient is well and stable, she asks them to see her yearly.


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Post Infectious Cough

Having trouble drinking that cold beer without coughing? Up to 25% of people suffer from a post-infectious cough - this is the cough that continues for 3-8 weeks after you have recovered from that cold or chest infection. It keeps you, or others, awake at night. It gets worse in air-conditioning, when you speak, go outside, laugh or have cold drinks.

Indeed some people get this post infectious cough every time they recover from a respiratory infection. Part of its definition is that it lasts eight weeks and resolves on its own. It is also associated with no abnormal findings including a normal chest x-ray. It is just that the cough drives everyone mad. It causes a lot of misery due to lost sleep, impaired performance, fainting or incontinence associated with the coughing attacks. There have even been fractured ribs and collapsed lungs.

The big three main causes of this persistent cough are:

  1. Postnasal drip - this is the mucus running down the back of your nose, past your palate and onto your windpipe.
  2. Asthma - unstable airways as a result of the previous infection.
  3. Persistent airway irritation - this is most often after a viral respiratory illness and due to persisting upper airway inflammation and irritation that reacts to the cold air environment.

Other causes can include sinusitis, gastric reflux, ACE inhibitor drugs (used for controlling blood pressure), heart disease, heart failure and other lung conditions. So, if the cough persists you need to see your doctor.

Why does it last this long?

Because although the infection itself has resolved, it takes several weeks for the airway irritation to completely settle in some people. It is important to note that antibiotics do not work for this condition. If it is due to postnasal drip, it is important to dry this drip up with a nasal spray and possibly decongestants. The old fashioned first generation antihistamines also help this.

Cough suppressants may be useful and if it is the post-infectious cough, inhaled or oral steroid drugs from your family doctor have a high success rate.

My tips for helping the post infectious cough are as follows:

  • Heat the bedroom to 25 degrees - it is not your body that needs to be warm, it is the air that you breathe that should be.
  • Drink hot honey drinks (with or without alcoholic spirit) - the honey coats the throat and the spirit may suppress the cough.
  • Find cold lozenges with the highest menthol content to suck on - this will heat up your throat and suppress the cough.

Remember that a cough that persists could be an indication of a more serious condition. It is important that if the cough does not go, for you to see your family doctor to check it out.

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