Skin concerns

Pigmentation/Sun Damage

What causes pigmentation (brown spots and sun spots)?

UVR radiation from the sun causes your collagen and elastin fibres to breakdown at a much faster rate (leading to fine lines and wrinkles) and also causes excessive pigmentation.

Pigmentation is also often associated with hormones but can be treated very effecitvely with IPL and/or Lasers and a good quality SPF. Pigmentation is aggravated by sluggish liver function from diet and lifestyle factors and stress.

About Face Skin-Changing Courses for pigmentation:

Fraxel - Renew You

“I’m staying 39 for as long as I can.”

If you’re in your 40s or older, Fraxel re:fine Laser is the gold standard! It reduces lines, especially around your eyes, and improves overall skin firmness. It’s literally life-changing and the closest you’ll get to a facelift without surgery. Downtime is minimal with smoother skin within a week. After a few months, your skin will be firmer and those lines will have faded. It's also excellent for recent acne scarring and darker skin types wanting to look younger. Learn more

Clear + Brilliant - Forever Young

“I may be thirty something now… but I’m not ready to show my age just yet!”

If you’re under 40 and want to slow down those sneaky first signs of ageing, this is the one for you. Clear + Brilliant laser is a risk-free alternative to botox or fillers. It’s also ideal as a quick fix for those with special events or for brides-to-be, who want gorgeous, glowing skin on their wedding day. Results are seen within days or weeks. Learn more

IPL Skin Rejuvenation - Refresh

“I want results that they’ll notice.”

Tackle pigmentation, age spots, red veins and redness and restore a youthful, even skin colour and texture with a course of medical-grade IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments. We are pioneers in IPL and we deliver the best results safely, effectively and quickly. Suitable for fair to medium skin colour, learn more.
IPL is also a fast, safe method of long-term hair removal, see more about IPL Hair Removal.

About Face Facials for minor pigmentation:

Laser Facial - NEW - $399.00

We created this facial for anyone who wants an extra 'little something' to boost their regular facials or for those needing a quick fix prepping for a big event. Using our gentle Clear + Brilliant laser this high-tech facial will even skin tone, boost radiance, reduce pore size and enhance elasticity. This is not a 'fluffy' facial and there's no dollop of pampering - but you'll leave with serious skin results you'll love. 75 minutes (redeemable $55 consultation is required as a seperate appointment prior to your first Laser Facial.)

The Power of Three Facial- $259.00

Winner of NZ's Best Facial at NZ Best in Beauty 2016! Our most potent, signature skin treatment facial, using a bespoke combination of three technologies to address all facets of the skin with a good dollop of pampering on the side. First, we remove dead skin (Skin Peel or Microdermabrasion), then we rejuvenate and soften (LED Light Therapy) and thirdly we plump away the wrinkles (Active Vitamin Infusion with Sonophoresis.) It’s the ultimate quick fix if you want results for a special occasion. 75 minutes.

A monthly Power of Three Facial is recommended, with a Laser Facial every third month.

Lifestyle Tips for pigmentation:

The number one thing you can do is avoid sun exposure and wear daily sunscreen on the face, neck and décolletage. Wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat when in the sun! Pigmentation can also be affected by the oral contraceptive pill, so talk to your doctor if you think this is the case. Try to reduce stress where you can. For home care use products high in vitamins A and C and take an evening primrose oil supplement. You may also benefit from a liver cleanse or from seeing a naturopath for more individual advice.