Skinfresh Clinic

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August 2018

Harness the power of Combination therapies with the TRIPLE TREAT - the ultimate skin tightening and rejuvenation package. Special!
TRIPLE TREAT

These days everyone wants the best results quickly with no down time or discomfort.

We can actually design this for you now because 1+1=3 when it comes to combining more than one treatment to work on the skin.

Skinfresh has created the Triple Treat Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation package to give you what you have always wanted.

The ultimate tightening and collagen-producing package along with pigment reduction with 3 combination treatments for any skin type!

The Triple Treat consists of:

  1. Titan®
  2. Laser Genesis
  3. Vampire® facial plus... all on the same day.

Benefits of the Triple Treat Package:

  • Skin tightening and collagen production most boosted by all 3 treatments
  • Skin texture is also highly enhanced
  • Brown and red pigment is improved
  • Any skin type including the darkest skins
  • Affordability - receive 3 treatments for a package price
  • Comfortable treatments
  • Walk in - walk out procedure and return to work immediately with makeup
  • Improvement in confidence and overall appearance

The best situations to use the Triple Treat package are when:

  • Skin texture and tightening are a major issue
  • Comfortable treatments with very little down time are important
  • Results required in medium term with long term benefits to come also

Who should not have this done:

  • None of these treatments work well with smokers or those who are run down, unwell, or stressed as they rely on internal health being great.
  • Titan® does not work well on those who have sun damaged skin. If this is you, only have Laser Genesis + Vampire® Facial plus which will still work well.
  • Patient selection for this treatment is important so check with one of our nurses.

What is involved:

Timing

  • The suggested treatment programme starts mid morning and finishes mid afternoon including a lunch break. Avoids peak traffic. Arrive mid morning and have your Titan® plus Laser Genesis performed. Have a lunch break, and return to have your Vampire® Facial plus
  • However, you can start any time of the day, as long as you have a break before your Vampire® Facial plus

Features of the treatments

  • Titan® and Laser Genesis - carry absolutely no down time.
  • Vampire® facial plus - skin is pink overnight, but can be covered with make up for the evening outing. Normal make up the next day.

Number of treatments and maintenance

  • Number of triple treat treatments needed - 2-4 with the average being 3.
  • Maintenance - yearly Triple Treat + Laser Genesis 6 monthly in between.

Investment

  • Triple Treat Face or Neck / some chest is $1995
  • Pay for your package of three at the start and receive 10% discount.

Potential Results

  • Results can be seen at 4-6 weeks or earlier.
  • Long-term results start to improve from the first visit and may keep improving for several months.

Other benefits

  • Laser Genesis also helps with redness
  • Vampire Facial plus also helps with red and brown pigmentation
  • Receive internal health advice from our nurses to further enhance your skin results.

This combination is the ultimate in benefits with virtually no pain and minimal down time. See our Cosmetic Specialist nurses for a no obligation skin analysis and advice. Ph. 09 4860030 www.skinfresh.co.nz

 

NEW! Dermal Filler Lip enhancement for only $395

* Special conditions apply

Now anyone can have lip enhancement before that special event, or just because!

This is a new innovation by Skinfresh for those who don't want or need anything else apart from their lips done. This is a new permanent offering by us.

A no-obligation consultation is a must before the treatment so that we can advise you of important details and check you are suitable. If you go ahead with the treatment at your next visit, the initial consultation fee is deducted from the cost of the treatment.

For more information call us and make your appointment on 09 486 0030 http://www.skinfresh.co.nz/dermal-fillers.html

* All the same precautions apply... you must be in good health and work with us to make this a great treatment.

 

Female O-shot® Procedure

The Female O-Shot procedure addresses the common problems of:

  1. Bladder incontinence
  2. Dry vaginal tissues and poor lubrication
  3. Painful sexual intercourse
  4. Poor sexual desire and sexual response
  5. Lichen sclerosis - a skin condition of the vulva and vagina
The Female O-Shot Procedure involves :
  1. Drawing your own blood to produce your own Platelet rich Plasma.
  2. Numbing cream
  3. Specialized injection by Dr Pitsilis into specific areas of the upper vagina and peri-clitoral area.

Results from the Female O-Shot Procedure can be variable and may include the following:
- Improved vaginal tissue quality and lubrication along with improved bladder continence. This may lead to elimination of painful sexual intercourse.
- Improved libido, sexual arousal and response with potential for increased sexual sensitivity, easier and stronger orgasms as well as multiple orgasms.
- The achievement and quality of orgasm may improve.

O-Shot® result checklist :

  • Desire
  • Lubrication
  • Comfortable
  • Sensitivity
  • Orgasm ease and strength

CONTACT US to make a booking for a confidential consultation with Dr Frances Pitsilis to discover how the Female O-Shot Procedure may help you.
Or you can call us today on 09 486 000

 

Product of the Month

TM
Hydrators

Hyaluronic  Serum (pH  4.5  -  5.5)

Hyaluronic Serum (pH 4.5 - 5.5)

Product Description:
A unique blend of hyaluronic acid that effectively replenishes the skins moisture content.

Ideal for the cosmetic management of:
All reactive, inflamed skin concerns Dry, flaky sensitised skins
Post procedure skins, including peels, Dermafrac & needling

Benefits:
Hydrating
Calming and Soothing
Antioxidant
Reduced transepidermal water loss

Key Ingredients:

  • Sodium Hyaluronate - is a form of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan with exceptional lubricating and hydrating qualities. It can hold 1,000 times its weight in water.
  • Aloe Vera Leaf Juice - Soothing, calming and hydrating.
  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (oil soluble Vitamin C) - Excellent alternative to water soluble Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), pH neutral so less irritation
  • Panthenol - improves and increases the moisture-retention capacity of the skin.
  • Niacinamide - is a form of the B vitamin that will improve the moisture content of the skin. Bound in a yeast polypeptide delivery system to help calm and soothe the skin.

Usage:
AM/PM. Apply 1 metered pump to clean skin for the ultimate in skin hydration.

 

The ‘Winter Blues’
Beat the Winter Blues

The nights are currently much longer and many people will feel like hibernating – some will also find themselves gaining weight, needing more sleep, craving carbohydrates and sugar, and just not coping as well as usual at work… funny, how it all gets better when spring arrives!

If you have some of these symptoms, then you are one of the 10 per cent of New Zealanders suffering from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes called the “winter blues”. This condition is four times more common in women than in men and is also seen in children, however, it tends to start in the 20s or 30s. The symptoms include seasonal variations in mood with depression starting in autumn and peaking in the winter, with relief once spring arrives. Other symptoms include the need for excessive sleep, daytime drowsiness, reduced concentration, carbohydrate cravings, weight gain, increased appetite and reduced energy. The symptoms may be so severe that they may cause problems at work and social disability.

SAD is worse in the very southern latitudes or very northern latitudes of the world as compared with those closer to the equator – this means that those in the South Island are at greater risk. Although people can acclimatise to the problem – those who move south in New Zealand would be at higher risk than long time locals there.

There are variations in how severely SAD affects people, from a very mild effect where there is a hardly noticeable reduction in performance and slight increase in appetite, to very severe symptoms that require medical treatment. In between these extremes there is the subclinical SAD (sub SAD) which is similar to SAD but with milder symptoms that do not impair function to a major degree.

In addition to all of this, many people who suffer SAD have other associated conditions such as bulimia – which tends to worsen during the winter – and anxiety disorders. Women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome and SAD, find their symptoms worsen during the winter. What is particularly important is that many sufferers don’t know they have this problem and it can take years for them to seek help.

The causes of SAD are multiple and theories abound in relation to some of the causes. It is known that mood disorders and SAD run in families so there is a genetic association. There are theories in relation to abnormalities of neurotransmitters (brain chemistry) that implicate serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. There is also a theory about phase delay with the body’s natural rhythm which is like jet lag.

There is a 70 per cent response rate when the first line treatment for SAD is used – this is light therapy. A normal house or office light generates about 300 lux. Light therapy uses light boxes in front of the person and administers 2500 lux for at least two hours a day – it takes a week to correct the problem. Other protocols would use 10,000 lux for 30 minutes a day. Light therapy can also be administered as an increasingly bright light in the bedroom leading up to the morning, which is called dawn simulation. Light therapy can work for normal depression as well.

Medications that can be helpful include fluoxetine (Prozac®) and Venlafaxine Effexor®). Natural substances that have been found useful include tryptophan or 5-hydroxy tryptophan which are both precursors of serotonin. Indeed, in the cases where light therapy has failed, tryptophan has been found useful. St John’s Wort helps as does SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) – the latter helps with serotonin production in the brain.

Special Notes:

  • Tryptophan, 5-hydroxy tryptophan, St John’s Wort and SAMe cannot be taken concurrently with antidepressants because they will excessively increase serotonin in the brain and cause severe overdose symptoms.
  • Melatonin, a natural substance released by the brain in response to darkness, when taken at night, can help improve the quality of sleep and vitality in these people.
  • Vitamin B6 also helps in serotonin production – you know you don’t have enough vitamin B6 when you can’t remember your dreams.
  • Omega 3 fish oils have an important role in the production of serotonin. It has been found that Icelandic people don’t get SAD and when fish consumption reduces, SAD increases.
  • Include sunny holidays in your mid-winter plans, and to go for a morning walk, especially in the winter time, to get that bright sunshine to help reset your brain chemistry.

If you have any of these symptoms you do not have to suffer them needlessly. Get some help.

 

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