Spider vein treatment brings results

We carefully monitor the clinical results of our patients but we don’t often hear about the impact they can have on their lives, none more so than two recent clients…

Client one, female, mid fifties, was good at hiding her red cheeks and the spider veins that ran over her cheeks and nose. So heavy was her concealer she couldn’t risk exercising in case it came off – even her family never saw her without it. After two spider vein treatments and a course of our Aspect Dr products, she’s joined a gym, is swimming and is confident enough to go out with just a light foundation on. My treatment, she says, has been “life changing”.

Client two, male, a frequent flyer, jokes that passport recognition at the airport will no longer recognise his face! Jump over to our gallery https://laseraesthetics.co.nz/gallery to see if you agree.

SPF ratings – not all what they claim

SPF ratings – not all what they claim

Consumer New Zealand’s latest round of sunscreen testing found that six products don’t live up to the sun protection factor (SPF) rating claimed on the bottles (source: Consumer December 2018/January 2019.) This was similar to December last year when Consumer also found half of the sunscreens tested didn’t perform to their SPF ratings.

Trouble is there’s no regulation in New Zealand for sunscreens so it’s up to the consumer to work out what’s safe to use.

An SPF 50 sunblock is meant to give you 50 times the protection you’d get without using sunblock or 500 minutes. For SPF 30 it’s 300 minutes. (Source www.consumer.org.nz.) SPF measures protection against UVB rays, which cause sunburn. A broad spectrum sunblock protects against both UVA rays, those that can cause wrinkles and sun spots, and UVB rays.

If you’re getting sunburnt while using sunblock, change your brand and find one that works. Remember to check the use-by date because sunblocks lose their effectiveness when they’re out of date. Check out the chart in Consumer’s Dec/Jan issue. Or try ours: https://laseraesthetics.co.nz/product/aspect-gold-envirostat-spf-50-75g/

Our clinics will be closed from 5pm on 21 December and we reopen on 14 January 2019. Enjoy your holidays and happy new year from us.

Exfoliants – and the dangers lurking within

Exfoliants – and the dangers lurking within

Exfoliators may contain a myriad of ‘enhancers’ (abrasives) to get the job done, including – salt, sugar, sand and even nut kernels. While these ingredients may make your face ‘zing’ the end result may not be what you’re looking for, as some can actually cause small scratches or rashes.

Steer clear of anything with plastic microbeads, which were banned in New Zealand from May this year for their damaging effects on the environment and animals (they end up in our waterways) and really questionable effect on skin; and acid washes – while they might sound effective, as the name suggests, they can also strip your skin of essential oils or worse, burn rather than clean off dead cells.

When using a new face product for the first time, our nurses suggest you try a little on your face before you go the whole hog, that way you can see how your skin reacts.

We have two cleansers – one is gentle and the other more deep cleansing, as well as our Exfol A plus serum, which not only gently exfoliates it adds a dose of Vitamin A serum to help close up pores and even out skin tone at the same time.

Our product range is natural, not tested on animals and contains active ingredients so no need for harsh abrasives. https://laseraesthetics.co.nz/shop-online/
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Just putting up with spider veins?

Just putting up with spider veins?

Do you cover your legs in summer because of your spider veins? Or use a concealer to hide red vessels around your nose?

You might have a cluster of thin red veins behind your knees or broken darker blue capillaries on your face or it might be just a couple of pesky ones you see on your shins each morning.

The good news is these can be treated using laser therapy.

High-spec laser machines gently heat the veins so they collapse, seal and eventually improve or fade. These lasers will also treat recent scars – reducing the redness around the scar rather than the scar tissue itself.

When you have laser treatment it feels like a rubber band is flicking your skin as it pulses over each vein. The laser’s cooling tip not only protects your skin it makes it easy to bear, too. The number of treatments you need will depend on how many veins you have, some patients only need one treatment. For more info call us today – 0800 45 45 99.

Dysport® @ Wish

Dysport® @ Wish

Our nurse Shirely-Belle is running regular Saturday morning Dysport® (botulinum toxin) clinics at Wish Skin Spa in Brooklyn. Book on 04 384 6570.

5 weeks after treatment

5 weeks after treatment

We tracked the progress of treatment for sunspots on this patient. Once treated the sunspots go darker and then fade. The photo on the left shows before treatment. The photo on the right shows after one treatment, five weeks later. Cost for one treatment is $120.

1 August – next @ Haylo

1 August – next @ Haylo

Tired of looking tired? Freshen up – just like Hollywood celebs do. Book in with our lovely Shirley-Belle at Haylo Skin & Body here in Welly (Miramar) – Wednesday 1 August: 04 388 2025 (late appointments available).

For our Cutera Xeo skin laser and Dysport® (botulinum toxin) treatments and more.

2 things…two new clinics: Paraparaumu, Churton Park

2 things…two new clinics: Paraparaumu, Churton Park

We’re delighted to team up with Enhance in Churton Park and Finesse in Paraparaumu for monthly clinics.

Book now for first Consultation Days:

  • 26 June @ Finesse ph: 04 902 6618
  • 27 June @ Enhance ph: 04 280 8126
  • $50 : redeemable on your first treatment

Be in for limited spaces.

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Genesis drops in price per session

Genesis drops in price per session

Because our IPL and Genesis treatments are complementary and interchangeable we thought it fair to price them the same. This means a decent price reduction for Genesis face treatment to $350 a session, the same as IPL. We recommend six treatments for the best results.

Either IPL or Genesis treatment = now $350 per session.

Book six sessions and get one free = $1,750.

Plus, based on  feedback, we now offer Dysport® (botulinum toxin) by the unit = $7.50 per unit. Most people need 50-65 units for a frown.

Remember, our laser machines are high-spec and we tailor treatment for you – you might have Genesis one session, IPL the next. Many other machines may not offer as effective treatment or you may need many more treatments.

Check out the new prices here.