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Early June 2019

TruSculpt 3D® Body Special
Winter Clean up Special! Book now!
Book Two Areas and receive a Laser Genesis® Facial worth $500

TruSculpt Winter Clean up Special!

Skinfresh is the first clinic in Australasia 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 Pitsilis is of the opinion that this is the best technology for painless, quick fat reduction anywhere.

Trusculpt 3D® is able to reduce the fat layer by an average of 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. There is no down time afterwards.

We also do double chins (4 minutes only).

Typically, body 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. Have more than one area treated in the same session and the price reduces.

Results start to be seen at 6-8 weeks as the body's lymphatics dispose of the dead fat cells. Improvement will be at maximum at 12 weeks.

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. Phone 09 486 0030 or email reception2@villagemedical.co.nz

 

LICHEN SCLEROSIS - female genitalia

Burning, itching, dry and tight tissues of the vulva can be treated. This condition is common in older women, many of whom don't know they have it!

Treatment needs to take a holistic approach to deal with all of it's aspects.

Although conventional treatment has severe limitations, lichen sclerosis can be approached holistically and systematically to deal with the underlying causes.

Watch the video below for detailed information...

For information about low level laser visit http://drfrances.co.nz/low-level-laser-therapy.html

For more information about the O-Shot visit http://www.skinfresh.co.nz/female-oshot-procedure.html

The first approach to treatment requires a medical consultation with Dr Pitsilis. For more information go to her medical page here.

Alternatively, you call call the clinic on 09 486 0030.

 

Product of the Month

Aspect Multi B Plus Serum

Multi B Plus Serum (pH 4.0 - 6.0)

Product Description:
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Anti-oxidant

Ideal for the cosmetic management of all skin types.

Benefits:

Hydrating
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-oxidant protection
Lightening and Brightening
Regulates Sebum
Firming

Key Ingredients:

  • Vitazymes B complex - All the group B Vitamins, including Niacinamide bound in a yeast polypeptide delivery system - anti-inflammatory, sebum regulator, anit glycation agent, collagen stimulating, ceramide stimulating, melanin transfer inhibitor, prevents trans epidermal water loss.
  • Homeosta SEA - a complex of sea plant based ingredients that stimulate cell growth, reduce inflammation, protect against trans epidermal water loss, scavenge free radicals
  • Canadian Willowherb: Anti-inflammatory
  • Mixed Tocopherols 95% - Anti-inflammatory
  • Canadian Willowherb TM Extract - Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Oxidant

Usage:

AM/PM
Turbo charges every home care regime. Apply 1 metered pump to clean skin, with other serums to follow. In clinic apply after all treatments.

 

Preventing Winter Illness

Preventing Winter Illness

About 40% of time off work and 30% of school absences are caused by colds. Preventing winter illness will not only make you feel better, but will increase productivity in the economy as well as children's school attendance.

You can help prevent winter illness by eating properly and following a healthy lifestyle. Diet can help you correct nutritional deficiencies and supplement natural substances that are lacking.

Healthy lifestyle choices

One of the sensible lifestyle choices is to go to bed early and be asleep before 10.30pm. Getting enough sleep helps your body to produce melatonin, an antioxidant and replenishing molecule. Regular exercise also helps to increase the number of killer cells in your immune system, cells that combat cancer and viruses.

Lowering stress also helps to promote the immune system, making you less vulnerable to illnesses in general. To manage your stress, you need to get enough sleep and regular exercise. It also helps to think about the way you think - do you tend to be negative? A positive frame of mind helps to combat stress.

Ideally, you should avoid potentially harmful ingredients in your diet, for instance too much coffee, sugar and alcohol. For some people, dairy and gluten are sources of health problems. Make sure you eat lots of vegetables, some fruit and enough protein. The fruit and vegetables help ensure that you ingest the vitamins you need to help your body prevent winter ills.

Vitamins against illness

The major nutrients needed to keep you healthy in winter are Vitamin C, Vitamin D, iron, zinc, selenium and magnesium.

Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant and protects other antioxidant agents in the body, including Vitamin A, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids such as Omega 3. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron, as well as assist with wound healing, bone and collagen formation, thyroid hormone balance and even provides protection against cancer. On top of this, Vitamin C is an acute antihistamine.

If you take a dose of 200-2000mg daily, it can give you protection against common colds or reduce its severity once you have it. Overall, Vitamin C is helpful to ward off not only common colds, but also flu, hay fever, asthma, shingles, glandular fever, bacterial infections and viral pneumonia.

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Some groups run a higher risk of deficiency, including women, the elderly, overweight people, smokers and people with darker skin. Illness, drugs or poor bowel absorption are also factors contributing to deficiency. Most Vitamin D comes from the sun. In New Zealand, people on the South Island are more at risk because they get less intense sunshine.

The main role Vitamin D plays in respiratory illness is that lung function improves when the deficiency is addressed. Vitamin D is associated with improved peak flow in asthmatics. It prevents or at least reduces Influenza A, the most predominant form of flu in winter and one that can cause pandemics. In addition, it acts against pneumoccocal infection (a common cause of pneumonia), A streptococcal infection (the cause of strep throat) and tuberculosis.

Mighty minerals

Taking zinc supplements for 5 months or more has been found to reduce school absences and the need for antibiotics, according to one study. Through its direct anti-viral action, zinc reduces colds, pneumonia and bronchiolitis, while also acting as an antihistamine.

The most common nutrient deficiency in the world is lack of iron, which affects a third to a half of everyone on earth. Studies show that giving anaemic children iron supplements reduces the incidence of upper respiratory infections as well as how long people take to recover from such illnesses. Before you take an iron supplement, it's recommended you first get your blood tested, as having too much iron can also cause health problems.

Magnesium also acts as an antihistamine. It also relieves respiratory illnesses such as asthma by relaxing the airways.

Selenium shortages have been associated with diminished immunity as well as incidence of allergies, asthma, heart disease and cancer. This is an essential trace element naturally found in soil. However, in New Zealand the soil tends to have too little selenium.

Natural supplements

The Echinacea Purpura flower effectively combats the common cold, reducing its incidence and shortening its duration where it does take hold. You can use echinacea as soon as you notice a viral infection starting, or even before the time as a preventative measure. Echinacea may also help with strep throat or bacterial sinusitis. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, echinacea is not recommended. Cancer patients are also cautioned against using echinacea.

The Chinese have been using astragalus for at least 2000 years. Astragalus acts against many viruses, specifically reducing cold and flu. If you have fever or cancer you should avoid using astragalus.

The strongest ingredient in olive leaf extracts is oleuropein. This natural substance is effective against many bacteria, including salmonella, E.Coli and H.Pylori. As far as respiratory illnesses go, oleuropein is known to prevent Influenza A and para-influenza, as well as two common causes of colds, myxovirus and rhinovirus.

Oleuporein counteracts herpes simplex viruses types I and II, Staph Aureus and methicillin-resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA). According to some studies, it even works against the Aids virus.

You can take olive leaf extract at the beginning of an infection to limit its effect. It has not yet been conclusively tested in terms of safety for pregnant or lactating mothers.

The bovine colostrum that cows produce just after birth has been a popular health supplement for thousands of years. Colostrum is rich in nutrients, antibodies, vitamins, minerals and growth factors. In winter, it may help counteract viruses such as influenza and rota by protecting respiratory and gut membranes against infection.


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