Skinfresh Clinic


Mid July 2019

Hand Rejuvenation Special
Hand Rejuvenation Special

Now is the time to rejuvenate your hands.

*** Have Dermal Filler HAND treatment and get Laser Genesis® +/- Limelight® IPL FREE ***

Our hands receive so much exposure over time and can show visible signs of ageing including pigmentation, loss of fatty tissue and wrinkles. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help to reverse these problems and restore the skin to a more youthful appearance.

Just as sun damage can cause red and brown discolouration of the face, it can also cause similar changes to the hands, arms and chest. We can treat these problems in a similar way as we do on the face.

Depending on your concerns with your hands we can create a treatment plan for the best results.

Treatments that can be used include:

Hydrating Dermal fillers - Hyaluronic acid gel that that draws water into your skin. OR Collagen stumilating Calcium Hydroxyl acid dermal filler.

LimeLight® - for red and brown discolouration.

Laser Genesis® - for deep redness and to increase collagen. This can be useful if the skin is quite dry and thin.

Vascular Laser - for veins.

Titan® - to thicken collagen and tighten skin - especially useful on backs of hands or chest where the skin is thin, crepey and dry looking.

Dermapen® - works well for texture, pigmentation, collagen production and skin tightening.

Photodynamic Therapy - reduces scale and sun damage and makes the skin safer and smoother.

Book your treatment or consultation now.


Introducing Debora-Dale Young, Integrative Medicine Pharmacist

Debora-Dale YoungDipPharm, Reg Pharm NZ, MPS, FAARM, ABAAHP.

A registered pharmacist with a strong interest in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine has joined Dr Frances Pitsilis at the Regenerative Medicine Institute.

Debbie wants to help her patients reach their full genetic potential. Knowing your genetic susceptibilities allows you to make dietary and lifestyle changes to optimise your health. In particular, genes related to Methylation that utilise B vitamins can have a major impact on health. Affecting every one of your over 70 trillion cells, and contributing to many chronic health conditions.

Dr Frances Pitsilis has asked Debbie to join her in the clinic because of her extended knowledge of biochemistry, diet and the analysis of DNA. Understanding how your body works at the biochemical and genetic levels allows you to gain deeper control of your life and health. biochemistry and your ability to cope with everyday life stresses.

Please contact reception on 486 0030 to discuss booking an appointment with Debbie.


Product of the Month

Deep Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

Deep Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

(ph3.0 - 4.0)

Ideal for the cosmetic management of:

  • Problem skin
  • Ageing


  • Exfoliating
  • Purifying
  • Non-Irritant
  • Antioxidant
  • Calming and soothing
  • Cleansing

Key Ingredients:

  • Organic Hydrafoam™
  • L-Lactic Acid - Exfoliant
  • Naturally occuring fruit acids
  • Canadian Willowherb™. Soothes and calms
  • Lanablue™ Antioxidant
  • Kakadu Plum - Bioavailable vit C


  • AM/PM
  • Lather up 2-3 metered pumps amount into clen hands. Massage over face and rinse with clean running water.
  • Avoid eye area


The Importance of Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C

Everyone knows about Vitamin C. If you don’t get enough fruit and vegetables in your diet, you could get a Vitamin C deficiency and get Scurvy. Captain Cook didn’t know about Vitamin C at the time, but he discovered that giving his sailors cabbage and limes prevented the disease - that’s why they called Englishmen “Limeys”.

Well, Scurvy exists today in our community. You may be surprised, but there are many people who can’t afford fresh fruit and vegetables, so they fill up on bread and potatoes and inexpensive foods. As a result, they may find themselves getting symptoms like bleeding gums, red dots on the skin that don’t go away (doctors call them petechiae), wounds that don’t heal or break down.

In addition to not getting enough from food, humans, gorillas, fruit bats and guinea pigs can’t make their own Vitamin C in response to stress like other animals can - I bet you didn’t know that!

These days we are all more stressed. There is probably a case to be made for a regular dose of vitamin C, especially during times of stress like overwork, illness, surgery etc. You see, animals like chimpanzees make up to 9000mg Vitamin C in response to stress and a dog can make up to 12,000mg!

I think a normal dose for an adult with a busy life may be around 1000mg. If you are quite stressed, perhaps up to 3000mg. But if you are really sick, you might need 6000mg. Watch out because too much will give you runny bowels.

Below is a list of all the things vitamin C is important for.

Main actions and functions

  • Prevent scurvy
  • Antioxidant and free radical scavenger
  • Protests other antioxidants- Vitamins E,A,Essential Fatty acids -Omega 3
  • Helps absorption of iron
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Production of Collagen, Neurotransmitters, corticosteroids, Carnitine
  • Formation of Tyrosine which is a precursor to Dopamine neurotransmitter and thyroid hormone
  • Bone formation
  • Wound healing
  • Hydroxylation of proline, tryptophan therefore helps in collagen production
  • Metabolism of cholesterol
  • Energy release from Fatty deposits
  • Modulation of iron and copper absorption and prevents their oxidation
  • Reduction of nitrosamine formation in the stomach - helps prevent cancer
  • Formation of thyroid hormone
  • Antihistamine
  • Immunoglobulin synthesis
  • Cell mediated immunity
  • Activation of folic to folinic acid
  • Anti cancer effects
  • Synthesis of interferon
  • An anti-carcinogenic effect
  • A selective cytotoxic (cancer killing) effect.

The dose of vitamin C found in research to prevent the common cold and reduce its severity is 200-2000mg taken daily.


Braun, L., & Cohen, M.  Herbs & Natural Supplements. An evidence based guide, 3rd Edition. Churchhill Livingstone: Australia.

Douglas, R. M., Hemila, H., D'Souza, R., Chalker, E. B., Treacy, B. (2004). Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4, Art. No.: CD000980.pub2. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD000980.pub2.

Hromek, K. (2010). Injectable nutrients, 1st Edition. KAM Publishing: Australia.

Van Straten, M., Josling, P. (2002). Preventing the Common Coldwith a Vitamin C Supplement: A double-blind, placebo-controlled survey. Advances in Therapy, 19(3), 151-159.

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