Skinfresh Clinic


October 2016

Please take the time to look at our new and improved Skinfresh Website.

We now have videos with most of our articles and we will be adding more in the future.

Put the bounce back into your skin this spring with Dermapen® Or Dermapen® with PRP Boost

DermapenHave a Dermapen® A face treatment. Three treatments for $900 (normally $500 per treatment.) An initial consultation needs to be booked first.

Dermapen® is a revolutionary skin needling treatment that unlike traditional skin needling rollers, causes less trauma, therefore reducing pain and discomfort with minimal down time. It stimulates the skin for natural collagen induction. It helps with absorption of active ingredients. It also helps reduce pores, fine lines, scars and may also tighten the skin. It is used to treat both the face and body, even hard to reach areas like around the eyes and nose and upper lip.


Combine PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) with Dermapen® for and additional $300 for each treatment.

This is a full Dermapen treatment with the addition of your own cells to enhance collagen production. (PRP applied with Dermapen, not injected).

Treatments can be performed on face and/or neck, and are especially useful for under eye area, acne scaring and texture issues.

This is a relatively comfortable treatment with minimal down time. Treatments take about 90 minutes for face or neck and can be repeated monthly.

*Limit of 3 treatments in 3 months. (1 month apart)
*Conditions apply.
*Results may vary.

Book now!


Dermapen® at Skinfresh Clinic


Skin needling was first considered as an aesthetic treatment many years ago when doctors noticed that those that had had tattoos had improvement in scars and generally through the skin that had been tattooed over. This led to the invention of medical dermal needling as a treatment to improve collagen, skin thickness and elasticity. The problem with it was that is was so painful that many patients had to have it done under general anesthetic.

Today, medical dermal rollering is still performed in clinics with sedation, gas and local anesthetics, but it still carries a certain amount of discomfort and several days of downtime where you just can't go out.

Medical rollering is not to be confused with gentle face and body rollering that people can do at home - these effects will be less dramatic however.

Dermapen® is a revolutionary skin needling treatment that works better than Microdermabrasion, and virtually as well as the traditional medical rollering, but without any significant pain and minimal down time. It helps pores, fine lines, increases collagen, reduces scars and may also tighten the skin.

You can just have three or more Dermapen® treatments initially then perhaps one per year for maintenance, depending on your goals. At Skinfresh Clinic we also have treatment protocols that combine Dermapen® with our gentle laser treatments, Platelet Rich Plasma or other non-laser treatments to potentially enhance its effect on skin. It is an ideal mix to help many problems at once while helping scars, texture and tightening the skin.

Book now for your comprehensive nurse consultation.


PRP Boost

Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) is a naturally occurring component extracted from your own blood. Patients that want a natural appearance are increasingly recognizing PRP as a useful natural intervention to aid tissue and collagen stimulation.

PRP is used for Facial rejuvenation, crinkling skin on the neck, crinkling around the eyes and acne scars.

*Conditions apply.

Book now for your comprehensive nurse consultation.


Product of the Month
Hyla Active

Hyla Active Dermapen Dermaceuticals

This is the Recommended and Approved Treatment Serum whilst conducting skin needling procedures, and as a post-homecare treatment. This is one of the sera we use during a Dermapen® treatment to enhance your benefits.

Contains: Intense Moisture of Hylafuse, Vitamin B5 and Zinc Perfect for Stressed, irritated skin, promotes healing, while reducing redness and heat. Anti-bacterial and Anti inflammation.


Preparing for the festive season! Avoid last minute stress - our Top Treatments!

Now is a great time to get started with our top treatments at Skinfresh Clinic to avoid last minute stress. Whether reducing those crows feet and frown lines or plumping up your lips, face lifting or volumising, we can help.

Affordable dermal fillers

Restylane®, the global number one dermal filler, is currently very affordable at Skinfresh Clinic. Restylane can be used for lips and lines around the mouth as well as lifting and adding volume in the cheeks. We also have the new generation dermal fillers that integrate beautifully in the skin and give virtually no down time.

Competitive Dysport® prices

Dysport®, the UK brand of Botulinum Toxin, is a simple effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles that creates a youthful relaxed appearance. At Skinfresh Clinic we have very competitive prices that can start as low as $210 for the frown lines.

Skin discolouration

Discolouration of the face, neck and chest may need more than one treatment. As these treatments need to be 2-4 weekly, you need to start now to get clear skin for that special event.

Skinfresh Clinic has a revolutionary treatment called Laser Genesis for redness, pores, scars, deep wrinkles, acne and skin laxity that is completely comfortable and requires absolutely no downtime - you return to work straight away! Imagine a treatment that does all of the above and leaves you feeling relaxed!

Titan treatment tightens sagging skin

Titan is a state of the art treatment that tightens faces, jowls, necks, tummies and even arms and sagging knees! This is another treatment that is comfortable, with no downtime.

At Skinfresh Clinic, you will discover a new world of comfortable aesthetic treatments with great results. Call and make an appointment with one of our cosmetic nurses to find out the best value treatment for you. Ph (09) 486 0030.


Hay Fever

Have you noticed your nose has started itching? Red, itchy eyes, congested nose and sinuses, sneezing and that stuff that drips down the back of your throat? Can't sleep because of the congestion, and tickling cough?

It could be hay fever. You can get it all year round, but more people tend to suffer in hay fever season, starting just around spring. Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, has become more common in Westernized countries. Up to 40% of New Zealanders have it. It is associated with significant reduction in work or school performance and quality of life. It results in up to 4% people losing time off work, and up to 40% reduction in work performance.

Hay fever can start as early as the age of 2 years. If both your parents have it, you have a 50% chance of getting it too.

An inflammation due to irritants in the environment

Hay fever is inflammation of the nose, throat, and upper air tubes caused by things in the environment. This causes swelling, itching and increased mucus.

Some people get it all year round. This is caused by dust mites, cockroach body parts and pet hair in the environment.

Seasonal hay fever starts from spring and is due to pollens. In summer, it is due to grasses.

The effect that food has on the immune system is often not realized. Often, gluten containing foods such as bread, baking and pasta will aggravate hay fever. So will milk and yoghurt in some people. And so will stress.

Allergic shiners and the allergic salute

People who have hay fever don't just sneeze or have an itchy nose, they can have an annoying cough caused by mucous dripping down the back of the throat - this is called “Post nasal drip”. Some people have dark circles under their eyes. Doctors call these "allergic shiners".

When a person has a horizontal crease around the bridge of their nose, doctors suspect that they frequently perform "the allergic salute" - which is where the person wipes the nose upwards with the open palm of their hand.

Good reasons to treat hay fever

Hay fever should not be taken lightly because it can significantly affect quality of life by causing:

  • Sleep disturbance - blocked nose, cough, post nasal drip
  • Fatigue, the emotional burden of a chronic condition
  • Missed days from work/school
  • Learning problems
  • Increased asthma, sinusitis, ear infections, rashes
  • Reduced work performance, difficulty concentrating

How to treat hay fever

  • Try to avoid dust mites, etc. Clean house and remove drapes and/or carpet in highly allergic homes.
  • Medicines such as nasal sprays (steroids are the best), antihistamines and/or eye drops.
  • Desensitization injections or drops.
  • Diet is more important than you would think. Seventy percent of the immune system is situated around the bowel and its job is to monitor your environment and act to protect the person. In vulnerable people, if the immune system picks up unbalanced bowel flora, it will create more inflammation which comes out as hay fever.  A Mediterranean diet with lots of fruit and vegies is best. Avoid gluten and dairy containing foods as well as processed foods.
  • No alcohol. Women who take 14 drinks per week have increased risk.
  • Avoid butter, margarine and processed foods, as it causes excessive Omega 6 which increases inflammation
  • Take Omega 3 fish oil.
  • Take probiotics
  • Zinc and magnesium have antihistamine effects when correctly restored.

Finally, as well as the quality of life issues that sufferers of hay fever have, a good reason for treating it is because it will also reduce any tendency to asthma.

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