Autumn and winter are great times to address the signs of ageing that are the most annoying, such as loose and sagging skin, and the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has Ultherapy® to do just that.
Dr Brigid Lee says that Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that can lift and tighten the neck, chin and brow, and improve lines and wrinkles on the chest, without surgery or downtime.
Ultherapy® uses precise micro-focused ultrasound technology with visualisation (MFU-V) to target the deep structural layers of the skin without disrupting the skin’s surface.
It delivers a precisely controlled amount of ultrasound energy at the correct depth and temperature to stimulate collagen growth in the three targeted tissue levels.
After a treatment, the body’s tissue repair process stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, creating a gradual lifting effect over the next three to six months.
With global ambassadors for Ultherapy ® such as Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow this non-surgical procedure promises to kick-start the skin’s failing collagen and put it on high speed rewind to reverse the signs of ageing.
Dr Lee says the ideal candidates are those who are in good physical condition, with mild to moderate skin laxity who are looking for a subtle and gradual improvement to the brow, cheek, jowl or neck areas. Or those just wishing to delay the signs of ageing!
Ultherapy® lifts, sculpts and tightens the skin from the inside out, without surgery and with no downtime and it’s on special during May.
Meghan Markle does it, Vogue has given it the tick of approval and now #faceyoga is gaining millions of views on TikTok. So, is this a beauty habit you should be implementing into your routine?
Face yoga uses special facial exercises, stretches and massage techniques to apparently give your facial muscles a workout.
According to Vogue, face yoga helps build stronger facial muscles which in turn helps with facial elasticity, draining excess fluid from your face, reducing puffiness, and tired lines from creeping in.
Who doesn’t want to feel like they’ve been to a masseuse the moment they roll out of bed in the morning or just before going to sleep?
Taking the time to stretch your face may help your skin appear firmer and more supple, as well as give a mental boost via creating a regular mindfulness practice – especially when combined with applying your favourite serum or moisturiser.
You can even try a tool like a gua sha or roller to aid your face yoga and massage.
If you’re interested to try face yoga, check out @faceyoga_monna on Instagram, the Face Toned app, or search the #faceyoga hashtag on Instagram, Facebook or even TikTok.
Many find the annual ritual of resolution setting can turn out to be a yearly disappointment. We begin with best of intentions, but life carries on and we fall back into old ways. It need not be that way with a little forward planning, especially when it comes to your skin.
If you are considering treatments during 2021, then start now with your planning to get your skin in the best health to get the best results from clinic treatments.
Sometimes the difference between success or otherwise when it comes to those resolutions is choosing the right goal and getting expert help to set about achieving it.
Professional advice is essential.
The team at Face Value offers a no obligation consultation for all clients to discuss available treatments, what will work best for you, when best to have treatments and how best to prepare your skin to achieve the best outcomes.
Remember change is a process, and a subtle stepwise approach to cosmetic treatments is often recommended rather than seeking dramatic instant transformation.
Face Value’s Dr Phil Frost finds it is not uncommon for clients to focus on injectable treatments such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, without giving attention to the foundations of healthy skin.
Working on the “canvas” and preparing the skin will often lead to better outcomes for cosmetic medicine treatments. A professional skincare range, treatments to work on pigmentation, skin tone and texture be it on a youthful or ageing skin all will contribute to enhancing treatment outcomes and help you look the best you can for 2021.
Still you, just better!
Phone (03) 363 8810 or visit Face Value online to find out more.
For all the joy a festive season spent with loved ones brings,it also carries its fair share of stress. Book your pre-Christmas beauty treatments at Beckenham Beauty and Medi Spa and feel ready to face whatever the rest of 2020 brings.
The Colombo Street spa is an inner-city sanctuary, offering a suite of treatments from relaxing massages to therapeutic facials, manicures and pedicures, and hair removal and cosmetic treatments.
Owner Prue Macdonald says the new Diode Laser is making waves with clients seeking hair removal. The Diode Laser – which is only available in a few salons across the country – works on more hair colours and skin types than other lasers used for traditional IPL and has a cooling tip for increased comfort.
She says dermal planing – which removes final facial hair to give a smoother appearance – is also very popular and is currently being offered half price with every facial booked.
“We also have beautiful spa packages which make the perfect gift for Christmas – even if that gift is to yourself,” says Prue.
“Not to mention our no-appointment necessary nail bar; a quick mani or pedi (or both) is a delicious pick me up to brighten your mood, and your look!”
Clients at the spa will be treated with Image products, a range of high-potency results-driven skincare that comes from the United States, to rejuvenate skin.
For more information or to book, phone (03) 331 6133 or visit the website.
Giving the gift of relaxation, pampering and beauty treatments takes on a new meaning in a year marred by stress and uncertainty. For the 2020 holiday season, sprinkle your loved ones with some much needed time
out – as good as a luxury getaway!
Beauty Progress in Sydenham has a suite of offerings to bestow upon those who deserve some pampering.
From Thai body massages to facials and luxurious spa packages – a gift voucher, which can now be purchased online, will allow that special someone to select the indulgence of their choice.
Or, select from the range of cult Gernétic skincare products created in France. Director and Gernétic specialist Wendy Barker, and masseuses Anne and Orn use the products in the salon to deliver their sought after treatments.
Gernétic skincare products work at cellular level, stimulating the skin’s natural healing capabilities, and Wendy selects the therapeutic products to create a facial tailored to your skin and its issues.
“We find it is a really appreciated gift for people who have never had a massage and facial and who wouldn’t buy for themselves. It’s a little luxury escape in itself to come here, with the addition of little aches and skin issues addressed.”
If you’re after some pampering of your own, the team can help you prepare for social season with skin treatments, pedicures, manicures and waxing.
Beauty Progress is open throughout Christmas and New Year, just phone to book your appointment.
Winter is arguably the worst time of year for our skin; the combination of central heating plus the harsh weather conditions makes for dull, dry complexions. But it’s not all bad news – winter is the best time of year to try non-invasive skin treatments.
Face Value clients love the latest addition to the suite of services on offer; the Aquapure hydrafacial. A non-invasive dermabrasion treatment that delivers clearer, more hydrated, refreshed and younger-looking skin, Aquapure is ideal for all skin types as it targets uneven skin tone, oily/congested pores, dehydrated and dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and is the perfect companion treatment for other skin therapies.
Winter is also an ideal time to treat yourself to IPL and facial peels.
The reduced risk of sun exposure before and after such treatments optimises the outcome and is the perfect time to tackle pigment, tone and texture changes associated with sun damage.
Winter skin can look dull, so a professional treatment every three to four weeks is ideal – that’s how long it takes the skin to move through the full cycle of cell growth.
A superficial peel or exfoliating treatment will clear away dead skin and enable better absorption of active topical skincare. Regular facials will help to keep your skin clean, clear and hydrated.
Your everyday skincare regime may need tweaking during winter as the skin becomes drier and more sensitive.
Face Value offers a complementary skin consultation with a skin therapist to make sure you are doing all you can to achieve perfect skin health.
Book your complementary consultation now, phone 03 363 8810.
Make 2020 your year of Skin Fitness!
It’s hard to believe it’s a new decade, which makes us all feel a little older.
While some of us love to embrace aging, there’s no harm in wanting skin that looks a bit younger and plumper.
If you’re after a less invasive alternative to injectables, Dermapen microneedling could be just your ticket to a glowing and more youthful complexion.
The treatment uses a pen-like device with tiny “microneedles” which make very small punctures in your top layers of skin (a fraction of a millimetre deep), which stimulates your skin’s natural healing process.
The result is a rejuvenated complexion of plump and firm skin, which will continue to improve for the next few months as your skin builds new collagen and elastin.
Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa is a Dermapen Gold Authorised Treatment Provider, meaning you can rest assured you’ll be getting superior results and safety using only the most advanced microneedling device, the Dermapen4.
To find out more about Dermapen microneedling and the SkinFit buy three get one free promotion, visit: www.quinnbeautyspa.co.nz/get-skin-fit
Hint: it’s not a home appliance, a quirky vase or yet another scarf.
If you’re looking for a guaranteed wow reaction from a special lady (or modern man) who doesn’t often take time for themselves (think your mum, sister or partner), look no further than a well-deserved luxurious spa experience at Nicola Quinn.
If they’re a hard worker or suffer from stress, a Swedish massage, Indulge Package or Ginger&Me Mindfulness Facial is the perfect ticket to relax both the body and mind, resulting in the ultimate zen.
If she loves a bit of pampering, a spa pedicure, facial or Bliss Package will leave her feeling gorgeous and glowing for summer.
Don’t panic if you can’t decide or if you’re on a tight budget, opt for a custom dollar amount voucher she can use towards her favourite treatment.
All gift vouchers are beautifully packaged, and the best part is you can skip trying to find a park and order online at quinnbeautyspa.co.nz.