Skin concerns

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

What causes wrinkles and fine lines?

These are caused by a breakdown of the collagen fibres in the skin.This breakdown is due to natural ageing but can be heavily accelerated by UV damage, free radical damage, neglect, lifestyle (high caffeine, high GI foods) and medication. Age, stress, lifestyle and the New Zealand sun are all big contributors. 

You may also notice a lack of firmness in the skin as you age - this is also due to a breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Collagen is responsible for the structure (scaffold) of the skin and elastin is responsible for the 'sit and fit' of the skin.

Life changes your skin but you can change it back with cosmeceutical-grade skincare and advanced non-invasive skin treatments, and by changing certain lifestyle factors.

About Face Skin-Changing Courses for wrinkles and fine lines:

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

Collagen Induction - Uplifting

"I want to keep my skin looking firm, young and fresh for longer”

If you're looking for firmer tighter skin this is your treatment! Collagen Induction, or micro needling, delivers serious skin improvements using your own skin to repair imperfections, without the need for surgery. It's suitable for all skin types and concerns particularly those looking for stronger, firmer skin, improved tone and texture and scar revision. Learn more

About Face Facials for wrinkles and fine lines:

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.

Skin-Changing Facial - $189.00

A Skin-Changing Facial is a step down from a Power of Three facial, includes two of the three steps used in a Power of Three. Guaranteed to exfoliate, hydrate or plump even the most tired skin. 50 minutes.

Lifestyle Tips for wrinkles and fine lines:

Wear sunscreen daily and sunglasses with good coverage when in the sun. Avoid rubbing the eyes and be gentle when removing eye make-up. Increase your water intake to at least two 750ml bottles of water per day and take an evening primrose oil supplement. Enjoy a healthy diet and focus on having lots of leafy greens (kale, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage) and antioxidants (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, red delicious, granny smith and gala apples, prunes, plums, cherries, pecans and russet potatoes) every day. Keep caffeine intake as low as possible and even try swapping to green or peppermint tea.