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October 2018

Photofacial is on Sale in October

PhotofacialsMen and Women... Now is the time to clean up your skin.

You get 2 Photofacials for the price of one! (Normally $1390 pay only $695)

Age and sun damage causes fine lines, veins, red and brown blotches, uneven skin tones and Rosacea.

Photofacial treatments can help by gently treating and reducing the appearance of these conditions.

Photofacial treatments combine the benefits of Limelight, Laser Genesis and Vascular laser in one treatment session.

Last chance before Summer... now is a good time to tackle your chest and neck.

Book your treatment or consultation now.

 

SILKY EYES™ - THE NEXT-GENERATION PLASMA EYE-LIFT IS HERE

SILKY EYES™The Non Surgical Eyelift treatment using Plasma BT Surgical... only in NZ with Dr Pitsilis
Skinfresh NZ are proud to present the our latest cosmetic treatment the #NextGeneration #PlasmaEyeLift called Silky Eyes™

Silky Eyes™ is a powerful combination treatment that is focused on giving you the best possible results in the following areas:

  • Non - surgical upper eyelid rejuvenation, lifting and tightening
  • Non - surgical lower eyelid rejuvenation lifting and tightening
  • Crows feet reduction
  • Wrinkle reduction on face and upper lip
  • Reduction of acne scarring, other scarring
  • Removal of skin tags, treatment of acne cysts/ spots
  • Non-surgical neck lift

A non - invasive eyelid procedure without any surgical incision, no hospital stay and no general anaesthetic. It is a walk - in walk out procedure performed under local anaesthetic that is a safe and effective treatment for the delicate eye area.

For more information and to find out if this procedure is suitable for you, please make an appointment with Dr Pitsilis. If you then go ahead with the procedure, your visit fee will be refunded.

A consultation is needed to assess your individual needs first.

Book your treatment or consultation now.

 

Introducing My Locum Doctor

Dr Lada Kentaon-DauDr Lada Kenton-Dau is a medical doctor trained in New Zealand. She practices conventional medicine along with natural healing methods and has chosen to marry traditional medicine with natural therapies - Integrative Medicine, just as I do.

Her passion is helping individuals through the journey of achieving vibrant health, prosperity, creativity, joy, freedom, transformation, and peace that is within each and every one of us.

I am especially pleased that she is helping me in the clinic.

Dr Lada's background includes extensive mental health training. She is also a practitioner and trainer in the evidence based modality of Emotional Freedom Technique. While she is filling in I encourage you to see her for any of your requirements, but also if you wish to try this therapy as it can be a fast and effective way of dealing with emotional blocks.

One of the things Dr Lada has used EFT to help me with is my own tendency to overwork! Until now I have not been satisfied to leave my practice in the hands of anyone, however I am very pleased that Dr Lada is helping out while I'm away.

Thank you for welcoming her while I am away.

Dr Frances Pitsilis

 

Dr Lada Kentaon-Dau

 

Product of the Month

SPFs - UV absorbers Envirostat SPF 50

SPFs - UV absorbers Envirostat SPF 50Product Description:

ENVIROSTAT SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion with Vitamin E is a chemical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum dry-touch protection. Suitable for facial and body use, ENVIROSTAT SPF 50 offers 4 hours water-resistant protection.

Ideal for the cosmetic management of:

  • Facial as well as body skin
  • Ideal for sporty types
  • All skin conditions and Fitzpatricks
  • Especially suitable for photo damaged skins.
  • Suitable for the management of resistant hyperpigmentation

Benefits:

  • Dry to the touch - Light weight
  • Not sticky or greasy
  • Does not sweat off and no white residue
  • 4 hours Water Resistant
  • Free of fragrance & mineral oil
  • Offers higher Broad Spectrum UV protection UV stabilised formulation

Usage: Apply liberally to face and body at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply frequently especially after swimming, exercise and towel drying.

 

Countdown to the Holidays!

Countdown to the Holidays!The holidays are now only weeks away.
Don't get caught out at the last minute, so plan now for that relaxed, refreshed and looking good feeling.


What can you do now to get into that look and feel for the holidays?

  • Dysport starts working in 3 days - lasts up to 5 months.
  • Dermal fillers give immediate results
  • Trusculpt 3D fat reduction treatment starts to show results in 8 weeks - just in time for the holidays!
  • Laser and light based treatments and Vampire start to give results within 3 weeks.

Dysport® is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. Don't let anyone say you look grumpy! This treatment takes only a few minutes.

Dermal fillers give men and women an immediate result for under eye hollows, lifting of the face, a more prominent cheek bone, a more defined jawline and a fresher more youthful look.

Dermal fillers also restore lip volume, and define the lips as well as improving skin hydration and the lines around the mouth. Dermal fillers are the second most popular cosmetic treatment in the world.

We conduct our treatments to minimize discomfort and bruising. Should there be any bruising, we use our gentle Laser Genesis® to remove the bruises.

And see below - you can have a treatment soon and start to see results in 8 weeks with ultimate results in 12 weeks!

Please book now to avoid disappointment as we are very busy leading up to Xmas. Our nurses can give you the best advice on how to proceed.

A consultation is needed to assess your individual needs first.

Book your treatment or consultation now.

 

Hay Fever

 

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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