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Mid September 2018

Get ready for Summer Special...Tone and Titan!
Tone and Titan!
Titan™ with Laser Genesis boost!

At Skinfresh Clinic our Titan™ patients receive a Laser Genesis top up at no extra charge. (Valued at $500 per area)*

While Titan™ treats the deep skin layer to tighten skin and stimulate collagen production.

Laser Genesis treats the mid skin layer. Adding the extra Laser Genesis on top of Titan promotes more deep heating of the skin for potentially better results.

Both of these treatments can be used on tanned and dark skins, are comfortable, and carry no down time. You can return to work straight away!

Book with our nurse to see if your skin problem is suitable or phone 09 486 0030

*Limited spaces available until 31 October 2018*

Note: Nurse consultation must be had before booking treatment (see our free offer below)

 

 

Special - FREE Visia
Find out once and for all what your skin really needs.
Special - FREE Visia

 

Free until 31 October 2018 we are offering a one hour comprehensive nurse consultation with our Visia™ computerised skin analysis (normally $75).

Book your consultation now.

 

"The Eyes Have It"

 

The Eyes Have It

 

Skinfresh has numerous treatments that can combine to treat virtually any problems that bothers you around the eyes.

Because there is no one treatment that can do it all, we have a large pool of treatments that when strategically combined can give superior results. In our clinic, 1+1=3 because combination of treatments yields superior results. Our nurses are the best at helping you plan your treatment for the most satisfying results.

As always, we like to emphasise internal health to assist in collagen production and prevent skin ageing with time. The right diet and lifestyle and correction of biochemical imbalance preserves skin quality and youthfulness. After that, you need the right skincare that will be recommended by our nurses.

Then when considering any clinic treatments, the ones to choose from are here...

Titan® can be used to tighten the brow and thus help lift the upper eyelid. It can also be used around over the bony parts of the upper and lower eyelids to tighten and thicken the collagen there.

Laser Genesis® can be used in a similar way to Titan® but only on the brow and with special care for the lower eyelids. Laser Genesis® can also be used as part of a treatment combination to reduce dark circles.

Dysport® Wrinkle Injections are extremely powerful for the treatment of the grumpy frown lines in between the eyebrows and also for crows feet.

Plasma Eye Lift has proven to give exciting results to tighten the upper and lower eyelids without surgery - the non- Surgical Eye Lift

Dermal Fillers can be used alone or as part of a combination of treatments for dark under eyes. They can also be used for hollow eyes around the upper eyelids in a special way to create a more youthful look.

Frequently asked questions

What type of appointment should I make for my eyes?

Make a Skinfresh New Patient appointment by either calling us on 09 486 0030 or using the form below.

What will it cost?

Your individual treatment programme will be designed and costed for your individual needs. The cost of your first visit will be deducted from your package cost.

What about side effects and down time?

This will vary according to which treatment combination suits you and will be discussed with the nurse. Some treatments have no down time.

How quickly will the treatments work?

This will depend on the treatment or combination of treatments. Our nurses will explain what works fast and what takes more time.

PH 09 486 0030 or Book your treatment today!

 

Product of the Month

Aspect Travel/Starter Pack Special
Aspect Travel/Starter Pack Special

Buy three for the price of two - have one spare and one to give!


All your skin care needs in one travel bag for $129.95

Aspect Dr is a new direction in active, clinical grade skincare, formulated to include gold standard ingredients with proven anti-ageing qualities along with healthy ingredients.

The Aspect DR Travel Kit includes:

• Deep Cleanser 30ml
Deep clean is a thoroughly cleansing gel that minimises dehydration and dryness by protecting the epidermal lipid barrier. Deep clean also protects against environmental stress via its inclusion of potent antioxidants such as Canadian Willowherb extract and Botanical Complex SCA. Not suitable for use around the eye area.

• Exfol A Plus Serum 15ml
AHA and Vitamin A Night Serum with Key benefits of exfoliating, assisting in deep delivery of nutrients, antioxidant benefits,refines and firms. Ideal for all skin types (Cannot be used if pregnant or lactating)

• Active C Serum 15mls
Active C is a potent, oil-soluble Vitamin c serum appropriate for all skin types. The inclusion of calming and soothing botanicals allows Active C to be introduced gradually to sensitive, red and reactive skin types.

• Resveratrol Moisturising Cream 15g
Super-hydrating and infused with Resveratrol - containing pure grape skin extracts and peptides. Resveratrol moisturiser hydrates and nourishes, while providing the skin with anti-oxidant protection. A perfect moisturiser for use all year round.

Ideal for all skin types.

They synergistically work together to keep your skin looking its best. (Limited stock only)

 

Introducing My Locum Doctor

 

Dr Lada Kentaon-Dau

 

Dr Lada Kentaon-DauDr Lada Kenton-Dau is a medical doctor trained in New Zealand. She practises 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 Ladas 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

 

What can you do about fatigue?
Fatigue

 

Ask anyone and most people will tell you that they are tired these days.  When thinking about the causes of fatigue, very often they are straightforward, simple or lifestyle causes mostly, rather than fine print, nasty disease causes.  However, when doctors think about fatigue, they like to rule out all the initial lifestyle and simple causes first but make sure that they don't miss any serious important causes.

Lifestyle causes of fatigue are listed below:

  • Drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Sleep deprivation.
  • Over work or burn out.
  • Not enough exercise.
  • Poor diet.

These are simple things that you can analyze yourself and correct, one-by-one, and you may be surprised as to how much better you will feel.

Social stress and general stress also account for a lot of causes of fatigue and they include:

  • Stress at work or bullying.
  • Bereavement.
  • Unemployment.
  • Marital or relationship problems.
  • Financial problems.

Once again, identifying these causes and doing the best that you can to deal with them will bring relief.

Don't forget any medications that you might be on from the doctor. Common offenders can be medicines for blood pressure or heart and these can include beta blockers. Also, sleeping pills and antidepressant medicines can affect energy levels as well, along with any other drug.

Once the doctor has ruled out any lifestyle or stress causes, he or she will think about whether you might have a deficiency which are listed below:

  • Iron
  • Vitamin B12
  • Slow thyroid
  • Low vitamin D
  • Magnesium.

The commonest deficiency amongst women is iron. Sometimes, although your result is within the normal range, you might feel better when your iron levels are still a bit higher so discuss this with your doctor.

Vitamin B12 testing is known to be unreliable, so if your vitamin B12 is near the low end, it is worth asking your doctor for an injection to see if it will help you. 

Vitamin D is not routinely tested at present in New Zealand, but more and more doctors are understanding the value of doing this and the importance of this vitamin in interacting with 913 genes and preventing 17 cancers. You cannot tell whether someone has enough vitamin D by looking at them because even if they have a suntan, they may not be able to make it in their body if they are deficient, on drugs, or obese - so testing is the best way to check. 

The thyroid blood tests can be unreliable too, so if you are convinced that you have a slow thyroid, try filling in an online thyroid questionnaire and take that to your family doctor with a request to have a trial of thyroid replacement. People more likely to have an underactive thyroid are women as they age, especially after menopause.

Most doctors don't consider magnesium deficiency as a cause of fatigue but if you have leg cramp, ringing in the ears or twitching eye, you can try taking some magnesium yourself to see if that will help.

Food intolerances can be a surprising cause of fatigue and because some foods cause a reaction up to 48hrs after they have been eaten, it can be very difficult to find out which foods are the offenders. I would suggest if you are suspicious about this, you could look at gluten, dairy and salicylates.

Chemical poisoning is not commonly thought of as a cause of fatigue. You should be suspicious for mercury poisoning if you have been involved with hospitals, thermometers, nursing or medical profession, or the dental profession. You should be concerned about lead poisoning if you have lived in a highly polluted city overseas or have been involved in renovating old houses. You should be concerned about pesticide poisoning if you have been in a farming community or have used pesticides yourself.

Disease can cause fatigue and there are a huge number of diseases that the doctor will consider if the initial medical screen does not turn anything up. These diseases can include the following:

  • Infection, e.g. flu, virus, hepatitis.
  • Heart failure, heart disease.
  • Kidney failure, diabetes.
  • Hormone imbalance, e.g. underactive thyroid, Addison's disease.
  • Neurological diseases, e.g. Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis.
  • Cancer.
  • Autoimmune diseases, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus.

Of course there are the unknown causes of fatigue which are listed below:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome.
  • Chemical sensitivity syndrome.

These conditions will be discussed in forthcoming articles.

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