Hydrogel Mask (LED phototherapy Booster) - $50

NEW revolutionary anti-ageing mask to enhance your next RED light treatment which contains active ingredients of marine collagen, green tea extract and seaweed to hydrate and firm your skin instantly. With a take-home night booster to extend those results, this is the perfect treatment before your next big event! Add this on to your next red light treatment for only $50!

This amazing Hydrogel mask has been specifically designed to use during Red LED phototherapy to enhance the results by allowing the maximum penetration of light photons into the skin, while delivering the key skincare ingredients, producing more visible results than a stand alone LED treatment.

NEW - Rewrite your skin’s history with Dermapen® 4! | About Face

NEW - Rewrite your skin’s history with Dermapen® 4!

What is Dermapen® 4?

Dermapen® 4 is a breakthrough micro-needling treatment utilising the most advanced needle cartridge innovation to vertically pierce the skin.  Dermapen® 4 glides over the skin creating millions of fine fractional channels up to 104% faster than other micro-needling devices. These channels can carry up to 80% more nutrients deeper into the skin. In turn, our body's natural response triggers a natural process of repair.

The result is an increased production of collagen and elastin, resurfacing, retexturizing and overall skin renewal anywhere on the body, from hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, eyelids, earlobes, neck, lips, nose or larger areas of neck and decollete, stomach and legs for stretch mark treatments. 

How will it improve my skin?

Dermapen® 4 delivers the ultimate in advanced and innovative micro-needling with unsurpassed results, helping to boost collagen for a more luminous-looking complexion.  Dermapen® 4 is the gold standard in dermal needling and a cutting-edge skin treatment designed to improve the look of wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, stretch marks for the face and body and also reduces acne.

As we get older we start to show signs of ageing, especially in our faces by accruing fine lines & wrinkles. Pollution and lifestyle habits also take their toll on our skin. Our skin’s renewal process slows down as we age, so Dermapen® 4 Treatments are the safe, natural alternative to improve the look and health of your skin. Dermapen® 4 Treatments along with other combination therapies can produce amazing results. What’s more, Dermapen® 4 treatments naturally work from within. The natural wound-healing responses created by micro-needling treatments will kick start the production of collagen and elastin production.

Who does it suit?

Dermapen® 4  treats a variety of skin concerns so it is suitable for all ages, skin type and ethnicities.

What concerns does Dermapen® 4 treat?

Anti Aging - Dermapen® 4 treatments are firstly designed to create a safe healing response within the body. This leads to ignite natural collagen and elastin production from within the skin, without harsh side effects and downtime. Consequently, this results in repairing the surface layers to result in healthier skin, looking brighter, tighter, more even toned, refined pores and reduced wrinkles.

Acne - Acne can affect all skin types and all ages, and may be caused by a combination of genetics, hormone changes, health, stress and or environmental factors. Hormones can stimulate excess sebum (or oil) production, excess oil, dry skin and debris combined can become trapped in the pore. If the pore becomes blocked the acne bacteria can cause inflammation and can make the skin more susceptible to other bacteria. Dermapen® 4 micro- needling regenerates the affected area by stimulating the production and distribution of collagen. You will see an overall improvement in the appearance of problematic skin breakouts, black/whiteheads, acne reduced, and scarring minimised.

Scarring - Dermapen® 4 is the only micro-needling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, striae and post-acne scars.

Pigmentation - Unlike some Laser treatments, Dermapen® 4 removes the risk of heat injury and hypopigmentation risks, whilst promoting optimised cell function. Therefore, this makes it a suitable procedure for any skin type and ethnicities affected by melasma (pigmentation) and with a predisposition to hyperpigmentation. Dermapen® 4 treatments have also been found to be effective on Hypopigmentation Vitiligo treatments, working to reverse the production of hyperpigmentation and melasma.

Dermapen® 4 treatments can be effective for a multitude of conditions including Rosacea, telangiectasia, seborrheic dermatitis, and much more. 

What happens during the treatment?

The actual needling treatment is very quick around 10-15mins.  We begin by cleansing your skin, post needling we apply an ultra-soothing, innovative cloth mask for hydration and healing, finishing with a bespoke cocktail of serums to help treat your main concern and SPF if needed. 

Is the treatment painful?

Unlike traditional dermal rolling techniques, Dermapen® 4 is the most comfortable micro-needling treatment available, thanks to advanced technology and design.  With Dermapen® 4 there is no need for any topical anaesthetic, just lay back and enjoy the stunning results. 

How many treatments do i need and how often?

We recommend starting with a course of 3-6 treatments. Treatments are normally 3-4 weeks apart. At About Face, we will create a bespoke skin plan for you and schedule your skin treatments for the best possible results.

How long should it take before I see results?

Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results continue to improve over the next 6 - 12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment skincare plan from your therapist. 

Is there any downtime after treatments?

Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12- 48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. 

HOW MUCH IS A COURSE?

A Dermapen® 4 micro-needling course is $1'050 for three treatments (or 10% deposit then $18.17 per week on our easy payment plan) Consultation with our skin specialists is a prerequisite for Dermapen® 4 micro-needling,$55 cost is redeemable on treatments booked on the day. 

Learn more about our payment plan option, which allows you to pay off your course over 12 months. Pricing may vary following consultation.

Vitamin Facial- $130.00 | About Face

Vitamin Facial- $130.00

Effectively address major skin concerns by improving your skin' overall texture, clarity, and radiance. This hands-on facial boosts your skin with a good dose of vitamins, perfect for those with sun damage concerns using either Ultraceuticals or Environ supercharged skincare.

Ultraceuticals A-Zyme- $219.00 | About Face

Ultraceuticals A-Zyme- $219.00

The powerhouse of all anti-ageing treatments. This fast-acting non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment combines proven anti-ageing ingredients Retinol and Bromelan to refresh, refine, hydrate and plump skin. Works quickly to dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps even skin tone and improve overall skin luminosity. 

What are the benefits of having an A-Zyme Peel?

  • Dramatically retexturisers skin, plumps fine lines and wrinkles
  • Refreshes the overall complexion 
  • Restores clarity and luminosity to the skin

For best results, a course is recommended. Step-up it up with a microdermabrasion (extra $60, 15 mins) as your course progresses.

A consultation is a pre-requisite prior to having this treatment.

Ultraceuticals Radiance Plus+- $219.00 | About Face

Ultraceuticals Radiance Plus+- $219.00

This radiance-boosting mask combines a powerful blend of eight skin brightening agents to rapidly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark spots and blotchiness to instantly reveal a luminous complexion. 

What are the benefits of having this treatment:

  • Restores radiance & luminosity to a dull complexion
  • Visibly improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Helps refine skin texture for a smoother complexion

For best results, a course is recommended. Step-up it up with a microdermabrasion (extra $60, 15 mins) as your course progresses.

A consultation is a pre-requisite prior to having this treatment.

VISIA Skin Analysis - $99 | About Face

VISIA Skin Analysis - $99

See the future of your skin with visia!

VISIA is one of the latest hi-tech diagnostic tools in the business and it's now available at About Face!

During your 1 hour consultation, the VISIA machine will look beneath your skin to reveal the six factors that determine your overall skin health and complexion quality: wrinkles; spots; pores; uneven skin tone; porphyrins (bacteria) and UV spots.

VISIA helps you know if your skin has developed any of these problems or if you are prone to develop them in the future so that you can take preventative measures.

During the analysis, you will see a detailed comparison to other women your age and ethnicity and find out your skins true age plus receive a personalised plan to tackle any concerns.

DON'T WAIT FOR AGE TO SURPRISE YOU ... KNOW WHAT YOUR SKIN IS HIDING!

Contact us to see when our new machine with advanced 3D imaging will be at your local About Face.

Bookings are $99 and redeemable on product purchased on the day*.

See dates below for when our VISIA machine is in each of our clinics this year.

MT EDEN - Week of 6th May 2019
PONSONBY - Week of 22nd April 2019
SYLVIA PARK -  Week of 1st April 2019, 20th May 2019
MAIRANGI BAY -  Week of 15th April 2019
ST LUKES -  Week of 13th May 2019
REMUERA -  Weeks of 8th April 2019,27th May 2019
TE ATATU - Week of  29th April 2019 

* Minimum spend $150 for redeemable appointment

Skin Peel (Standalone Treatment) - $125 | About Face

Skin Peel (Standalone Treatment) - $125

Removes dead skin cells and delivers moisture to the deeper layers, leaving softer, clearer-looking skin. Ideal for those prone to congestion or showing the effects of sun damage, learn more. 30 minutes.

High-Tech Skin Consultation $55 | About Face

High-Tech Skin Consultation $55

Not sure which option is most suitable for you? Have a chat with one of our skin experts and together we'll devise the best plan to get you the skin results you desire (cost redeemable on treatments booked on the day.)

Brow Design (4 week maintenance) $35 | About Face

Brow Design (4 week maintenance) $35

15 minutes. Includes a brow shape. Add a Brow Tint to your Brow Design for $15.

Brow Design (first time) | About Face

Brow Design (first time) - $50.00

Learn the secrets to full and gorgeous, natural looking celebrity style brows with The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks. Not only will you leave with gorgeously shaped and filled in brows, we will teach you how to recreate the look at home.

Spend $100 or more on The BrowGal products on the day and we'll take 50% off your Brow Design service!

First time appointment includes eyebrow shape, colour match and lesson, 30 minutes.

Laser Facial - NEW | About Face

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 and prepping for a big event.

Using our gentle Clear + Brilliant laser this high-tech paramedical 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.)

Microdermabrasion (Standalone Treatment) - $125 | About Face

Microdermabrasion (Standalone Treatment) - $125

A deep skin-freshening treatment using a diamond wand to gently polish and buff, revealing smoother, more refined skin, learn more. 30 minutes

Collagen Induction - Uplifting | About Face

Collagen Induction - Uplifting

What is Collagen Induction Therapy?

Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as micro needling and dermal needling, is a revolutionary approach to anti-ageing. It stimulates the body’s own natural collagen repair and growth processes to significantly improve skin tone, texture and impurities. It is a very cost effective treatment with minimal or zero downtime and is safe and effective.

How will it improve my skin?

Micro-needling utilises and enhances the body’s own natural response to healing. A sterile roller with hundreds of tiny 1mm micro needles makes tiny pin pricks when passed over the skin. This causes skin cells to make new growth factors, collagen and elastin, which in turn make skin smoother, firmer and more radiant.
Unlike some other treatments it treats the entire face and is gentle enough to be used around the eye area.
Results can be visible within a week of treatment. Your skin will progressively improve over the next few months as the healing process that rebuilds your own natural collagen and elastin continues and replaces your damaged tissue. Optimal improvement is seen six months after your treatment course has finished.

Who does it suit?

Collagen Induction is suitable for all skin types and colours. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines and helps with lack of firmness, enlarged pores, acne scarring, stretch marks and sun damage. It also encourages the disappearance of red veins and diffused redness.

What Happens During Treatment?

A topical anaesthetic is applied before the procedure to minimise discomfort. Most of our clients describe a mild ‘prickling’ sensation as the roller is passed over your skin. The treatment is not painful.

Vitamins A and C are critical to Collagen Therapy. After the rolling process, Vitamins A and C are then applied and can penetrate into the lower layers of the skin.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

Multiple sessions are recommended depending on the condition of the skin as well as the size of the area being treated. A course of 6 treatments is recommended for Skin Rejuvenation. Your appointment time is usually 2 hours and treatments are done 1 week apart. The treatment area must be prepared with Vitamin A and C a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks prior to the first treatment (Environ C-quence or AVST moisturisers include these ingredients.)

What will my skin look like immediately afterwards?

You will experience mild sensitivity, inflammation and redness after treatment – these are signs that the fine micro needles have penetrated the epidermis. The tiny perforations in the skin close within minutes and the sensitivity and redness is gone in 2 to 5 hours. In very rare cases, bruising may occur. Plan your day to be quiet and stay out of the sun. There is generally no downtime and clients usually return to work within 12 to 24 hours.

It is recommended that you follow up your treatment with Environ homecare. For even better results pair this with an Environ .2mm Cosmetic or Gold Roll-CITs – home rolling can commence whenever the sensitivity/redness is alleviated. We recommend rolling two times per week to begin, slowly building up to every night.

How long will it last?

We recommend a “top up” treatment every one to two years.

How much is a course?

Our Collagen Induction ‘Uplifting’ course is $1,800 for a course of six (or 10% deposit then $31.15 per week on our easy payment plan.)

Consultation with our skin specialists is a prerequisite for Collagen Induction. The $55 cost is redeemable on treatments booked on the day. 

Learn more about our direct debit option, which allows you to pay off your course over 12 months. Pricing may vary following consultation. 

Siobhan Marshall tells us about her experience with Collagen Induction Therapy:

I was keen to try this new technology and even though I was a little nervous before my first micro-needling treament I found it virtually pain free!

It’s been a couple of months since I had my first treatment of Collagen Induction Therapy at About Face and my skin is looking great!

I’ve noticed an increase in the firmness of my skin and it’s been a lot clearer too. I’ve mainly noticed the difference in photos – I look younger.  Whoop!

I totally recommend this treatment to anyone needing a little skin pick me up.

I really like the idea of the results developing over a few months as well, it’s a refreshing thought that my skin will get better over time, not worse.

Read Siobhan's full diary here where she talks about how she felt before and during the treatment!

Stephanie's Collagen Induction Therapy Diary

Stephanie, 45, recently did a course of 6 Collagen Induction Therapy (or Micro Needling) treatments at About Face. She kept a vlog of her treatment diary - watch to follow her experience and hear her talk about her results. Plus she shares her before and after photos at the end of the video!

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Eyelash Tint and Eyebrow Tint and Shape $70 | About Face

Eyelash Tint and Eyebrow Tint and Shape $70

Our Eye Trio will define our eyes even when you aren't wearing makeup, perfect pre holiday!

Eyelash Tint and Eyebrow Shape $55 | About Face

Eyelash Tint and Eyebrow Shape $55

Eyebrow Tint and Shape $50 | About Face

Eyebrow Tint and Shape $50

Eyebrow Tint or Shape $35 | About Face

Eyebrow Tint or Shape $35

Eyelash Tint with Facial $25 | About Face

Eyelash Tint with Facial $25

Eyelash Tint $45 | About Face
Make-Up Lesson - $99 | About Face
Bridal/Photographic Make-Up - $85 | About Face

Bridal/Photographic Make-Up - $85

Special Occasion Make-Up - $70 | About Face

Special Occasion Make-Up - $70

Nail File and Polish - $45 | About Face

Nail File and Polish - $45

Pure Fiji Luxurious Spa Pedicare | About Face

Pure Fiji Luxurious Spa Pedicare

Enjoy a coconut milk foot soak, sugar rub exfoliation and foot and leg massage with a luscious body butter masque to hydrate. To finish, cuticles are groomed and nails painted. 60 minutes.

Electrolysis Consultation - $55 | About Face

Electrolysis Consultation - $55

Electrolysis Treatment (25 minutes) $70 | About Face

Electrolysis Treatment (25 minutes) $70

Electrolysis Treatment (10 minutes) $40 | About Face

Electrolysis Treatment (10 minutes) $40

IPL Hair Removal Consultation - $55 | About Face

IPL Hair Removal Consultation - $55

Prerequisite, redeemable on treatment. Allow 25-55 minutes. View our full IPL Hair Removal page here

IPL Hair Removal from $99 | About Face

IPL Hair Removal from $99

Men’s Waxing from $45 | About Face

Men’s Waxing from $45

For a full menu of male treatments at About Man Ponsonby, click here

Forearm Wax $40 | About Face
Leg Wax from $45 | About Face
Underarm Wax $30 | About Face
Brazilian Wax (4-6 weekly maintenance) $65 | About Face

Brazilian Wax (4-6 weekly maintenance) $65

Brazilian Wax (first time) $85 | About Face

Brazilian Wax (first time) $85

Bikini Wax from $45 | About Face
Face Wax from $35 | About Face
Hot Mama | About Face

A treatment designed for pregnancy, or for new mums in need of revival. Give tired skin a boost with a Pure Fiji Exotic Facial, including eyelash tint. Ease aching feet and beautify toes with a Pure Fiji Spa Pedicure. Bring out the hot mama within! 2½ hours

Top to Toe | About Face

Soothe away stress with a Relaxing Body Massage and a Pure Fiji Exotic Facial. Two favourite treatments combined for sheer bliss. Perfect if you can’t decide between the two – have both! 2 hours

Retreat | About Face

Bringing together three of the most indulgent treatments – a Pure Fiji Exotic Facial, Relaxing Body Massage and Exotic Pure Fiji Spa Pedicure. Emerge feeling relaxed, renewed and ready to face the world. 3 hours

Pure Fiji Tropical Sugar Glow | About Face

Pure Fiji Tropical Sugar Glow

Voted Best Body Treatment - Salon at the 2017 NZ Best in Beauty Awards

Relax as pure sugar cane is gently massaged over the body, revealing new, healthy skin. Continue to unwind as warm oil or lotion is then applied to hydrate and replenish. Perfect before holiday tanning or to revive dry summer skin. 55 minutes

Pure Fiji Tropical Mama Pregnancy Massage | About Face

Pure Fiji Tropical Mama Pregnancy Massage

A beautiful ritual beginning with a milk bath foot soak to refresh your feet while you enjoy a relaxing scalp and shoulder massage. A foot scrub and masque is followed by a full body massage to release tension and relieve discomfort. 80 minutes

Pure Fiji Island Retreat | About Face

Pure Fiji Island Retreat

A taste of indulgence combining a foot soak and scrub, back massage and heavenly hot oil hair ritual. Relax as a coconut body butter masque is applied to the feet and float away to the islands with a Lomilomi back massage. A hot oil hair treat completes the ritual. 55 minutes

Pure Fiji Exotic Hot Stone Massage | About Face

Pure Fiji Exotic Hot Stone Massage

Drift away while enjoying a relaxing Lomilomi massage using the heat of hot stones to relieve tension and restore balance. Finish with a heavenly hot oil hair treat while you float to another zone. 80 minutes

Pure Fiji Island Hydrating Wrap Ritual | About Face

Pure Fiji Island Hydrating Wrap Ritual

The ultimate in relaxation combining a gentle full body dry brushing to wake up the skin and then warm oil is applied using Lomi Lomi massage movements. Your body is then cocooned in warmth with a body wrap while a warm oil scalp massage and a pressure point facial massage relieves all your tension while your hands and feet are nourished with a masque. This ultimate treatment leaves your body hydrated and restored while your mind stays on “Island Time.” 80 minutes

Small Indulgence Massage | About Face

Small Indulgence Massage

A back, neck and shoulder massage or time spent where needed. 25 minutes

Essentials Massage | About Face

For those who need a little longer than a standard half hour massage. Great for stress release and also for men. 40 minutes

For a full menu of men's treatments at About Man Ponsonby, click here

Full Body Relaxing Massage | About Face

Full Body Relaxing Massage

A full body massage focuses on localised problem zones. Our most popular traditional massage experience. 55 minutes

Light Therapy - Glow | About Face

What is LED Light Therapy?

Light therapy is a safe, painless, non-invasive treatment using light of different wavelengths. Light therapy stimulates natural processes to rejuvenate the skin and is used to treat many skin concerns including acne, ageing, skin healing and psoriasis. Light therapy is the result of years of medical research in the UK and is now extensively used by medical professionals worldwide.

How will it improve my skin?

The light chosen for your treatment will differ depending on your skin concern:

  • Revive helps minimise the signs of ageing by stimulating the skin’s natural production of collagen. It is particularly effective at restoring the cells back to optimum health and detoxifies, plumps up, hydrates and soothes the skin naturally.
  • Plus stimulates tissue remodelling and improves collagen production which accelerates the wound-healing response. This leads to a softening of lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet.
  • Blue targets the bacteria that cause the redness and inflammation of acne. It destroys the bacteria without damaging normal tissues and works with the body’s natural processes to heal and restore skin back to health. Combined Revive, as well as skin peels, this powerful alternative to harmful drugs can deliver excellent results for acne sufferers.

Who does it suit?

LED Light Therapy is ideal for anyone of any age and skin tone who is looking for a natural, pain-free, non-invasive treatment to improve the look of their skin. It treats ageing around eyes, improves vitality and luminosity in dull skin and dry skin, smoothes and freshens even the most sensitive skin, treats acne breakouts and blackheads, rosacea and psoriasis. Skin looks radiant and fresh, wrinkles and fine lines are plumped out and firmness is improved. LED Light therapy is also ideal wedding prep for brides who want to glow on their special day.

Plus light therapy reduces healing times. When used before or after laser treatments such as Fraxel and Clear + Brilliant, IPL or surgery it greatly reduces the side effects and speeds up the time your tissues take to regenerate.

What happens during treatment?

We cleanse the skin before the treatment and place small goggles on the eyes. The light will then be positioned close to your face for 30 minutes. During treatment you will experience a pleasant, warm feeling not dissimilar to lying in the sun, but without the damaging effects! The treatment is safe and harmless to your skin and is not painful. While the light works its magic, you’ll enjoy a dollop of pampering with soothing massage.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

For optimum results, a course of treatments is usually prescribed with occasional maintenance treatments to prolong the results. We recommend seven Light Therapies, a Microdermabrasion or Skin Peel and a Power of Three Facial over about three weeks.

What will my skin look like immediately afterwards?

Your skin will be instantly glowing and your skin will continue to improve, even after your course has ended. Typical results are an improvement in skin tone, clarity and smoothness, as well as softening of fine lines and wrinkles.

With Blue light for treatment of acne, best results are usually seen four to eight weeks after completing the course, with studies showing over 80% of acne lesions cleared.

How long will it last?

We recommend an annual course for optimum skin health.

How much is a course?

Our 'Glow' Package includes seven Light Therapies, a Microdermabrasion or Skin Peel and a Power of Three Facial for $1,050 (or 10% deposit then $18.17 per week on our easy payment plan.)

Learn more about our direct debit option which allows you to pay off your course over 12 months.

LED Light Therapy is also part of the following About Face facials:

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IPL Skin Rejuvenation - Refresh | About Face

IPL Skin Rejuvenation - Refresh

What is IPL Skin Rejuvenation?

IPL is a safe and effective treatment that uses flashes of light to rejuvenate your skin, reduce unwanted hair and remove red veins. All IPL machines are not created equal. At About Face our machines are the very best that the IPL world has to offer, delivering a fast, effective treatment. We have been pioneers of IPL in New Zealand delivering excellent results for 15 years. At About Face, only senior skin therapists with extensive experience and in-depth IPL training are authorised to perform IPL treatments.

How will it improve my skin?

IPL is one of the most effective treatments for removing pigmentation (brown spots and sun spots.) It can also remove diffused redness and red spider veins, leaving your skin younger and fresher. IPL also stimulates the cells responsible for producing collagen, thereby improving the texture of your skin, refining the size of your pores and diminishing the appearance of fine lines. It is ideal for the face, neck and chest and also for the backs of the hands.

Who does it suit?

IPL is ideal if you are noticing colour changes in your skin, such as redness or pigmentation. IPL treats sun damage, eliminates most pigmentation, evens out red veins to restore evenly coloured skin, improves skin radiance, reduces pore size and freshens skin to delay ageing. It is not suitable for darker skin colours. IPL is also a fast, safe method of long-term hair removal all over the body.

What happens during treatment?

A gel is applied to the skin and as the treatment is being performed you will experience a warm flicking sensation (similar to a gentle rubber band.)

How many treatments do I need and how often?

Although you will have more radiant skin after only one skin rejuvenation treatment, you’ll get optimum results after a series of three or more treatments.

What will my skin look like immediately afterwards?

Your skin will be warm with slight redness for up to 24 hours and it is best to avoid exercise directly after treatment. You will experience a few days of light “toasting” which is easily covered with make-up.

How long will it last?

An annual course is recommended.

How much is a course?

Our Refresh Package includes three IPL skin rejuvenation treatments for $1,050 (or 10% deposit then $18.17 per week on our easy payment plan.)

Consultation with our IPL specialists is a prerequisite. The $55 cost is redeemable on treatments booked on the day. 

Learn more about our direct debit option which allows you to pay off your course over 12 months.

Single full face IPL treatment $399. Pricing may vary following consultation, we can also rejuvenate neck, decollete and hands with IPL.

Sian Cox tells us about her experience with IPL Skin Rejuvenation

I've always been the girl that goes red.  I blush easily, and after exercise I am pretty much crimson.  A night out on the town would mean layers of makeup, so I could get on the dance floor and not look like I've just run a marathon.  I was so tired of people telling me, "wow you are really sun-burnt!" and every time I would just agree with them - it was easier.
Diagnosed with Rosacea, I also suffer from breakouts of raised pimple-like spots that are so sore, even to lightly touch.  With the advice of About Face, I changed to natural, mineral makeup and the Clarins skincare range for sensitive skin.  While this helped, I was looking for something more drastic, and this is when I tried IPL treatments.
After three treatments, most of my problems have literally faded away.  I now only need a light dusting of mineral powder and my skin tone stays even.  The results were just amazing, it has changed my life.

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Clear + Brilliant - Forever Young | About Face

Clear + Brilliant - Forever Young

What is Clear + Brilliant?

Clear + Brilliant is a skin rejuvenating treatment that uses fractionated laser technology with half the strength of Fraxel and four times the anti-ageing results of IPL. It is a great choice for rejuvenating your skin, helping to slow or prevent early signs of ageing and maintain radiant skin. About Face are proud to be the first in New Zealand to bring you Clear + Brilliant!

How will it improve my skin?

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue.

The results of treatment are both immediate and progressive. A few days after the treatment, your skin will start to feel softer and look brighter, with improved tone, texture and radiance. You can expect to see naturally radiant and glowing skin, renewed, ultra-soft and smoother texture and skin that looks clear and brilliant!

Who does it suit?

Clear + Brilliant is perfect if you are under 40 and noticing the first signs of ageing. Clear + Brilliant erases fine lines and wrinkles and ageing around eyes, reduces pore size and acne scarring, evens out skin colour (including pigmentation and sun damage), promotes fresh, dewy skin to delay ageing and is safe and effective on all skin colours. It’s the ultimate pre-wedding treatment for brides!

Clear + Brilliant procedures may be used alongside most other cosmetic procedures like fillers, Thermage and Botox. For best results we will discuss your past procedures and any future procedures you may be considering, as well as your current expectations.

What happens during treatment?

Most clients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. We apply a topical anaesthetic ointment before the procedure to minimise the discomfort you may experience. We will also use a cooling gel or cooling packs after the procedure to minimise any residual heat sensation.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

We tailor the number of treatments to your concerns and skincare desires. An effective treatment plan usually includes four Clear + Brilliant treatments over about four months.

What will my skin look like immediately afterwards?

You may experience some redness and subtle inflammation right after the treatment, but these generally resolve within a few hours. Ultimately, Clear + Brilliant treatments are very gentle and are specifically designed to minimise the downtime and side effects of typical laser treatment.

How long will it last?

We recommend a “top up” treatment every one to two years.

How much is a course?

Our 'Forever Young'  Package includes four Clear + Brilliant laser treatments for $1,500 (or 10% deposit then $25.96 per week on our easy payment plan.)

Consultation with our laser specialists is a prerequisite for Clear + Brilliant. The $55 cost is redeemable on treatments booked on the day. 

Learn more about our direct debit option which allows you to pay off your course over 12 months.

Single Laser Facial treatment $399. Pricing may vary following consultation. 

Amber Peebles blogs about her experience with Clear + Brilliant

Every now and then I get an amazing opportunity to be a beauty test dummy for my blog and this time I was keen to see if one could really wind back the beauty clock.

I had started noticing my skin was getting a little dull, the sun damage I’d been accumulating over the years was creeping up and I was having to wear more makeup because of it. It actually took a while for me to really notice I was losing that youthful glow, oh the horror! The sneaky buggar was trying to slip out the back door so I was keen to grab it by the back legs and drag it back in.

I’d seen a couple of friends that had been into About Face with stunning results, so, much like the brunette emoji with both hands in the air, it was a fast YES when I got the chance to give their Clear + Brilliant treatment ago.

Clear + Brilliant includes four treatments across four months using a laser that rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. I was so impressed by the third session that the fourth was just icing on the cake. The best thing about Clear+Brilliant for me is that it treats your entire face instead of other options that just spot treat areas with fillers. This actually improves the quality of your skin by activating the skin to repair itself. I love that. Although if you have had Botox/fillers etc not to worry they can also be used in conjunction with each other. There is a bit of down time with each session but only a day or possibly two of being rather pink before just looking like you had a tan, which was actually rather nice. Click to read the full blog

Anna Reeve tells us about her experience with Clear + Brilliant

I heard about Clear + Brilliant when I worked in the Beauty team at Pead PR when we were working with About Face. I was absolutely floored with the results I saw and instantly wanted to try it, unfortunately I was pregnant so the timing wasn't right. Fast forward three years and I have just completed a series of 3 treatments and I am thrilled with the results!

I’m about to turn 30 and I knew Clear + Brilliant was a great step to take if you want to prevent the ageing process, and those early signs are ones that I had seen slowly creep onto my face in the last year or so. My pores were getting larger, my skin felt thinner under my eyes and fine lines had appeared around my eyes and on my forehead. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be completely wrinkle free forever, it’s a perfectly normal and healthy development, but I’ll be happy if it took a little bit longer for them to fully set up camp on my face and I wanted to get rid of frustrating pigmentation that I have always struggled with. 

Three treatments later and I have been so happy with my results this far, my pigmentation has been greatly reduced, my skin is so soft and smooth, I feel like it has some oomph back to it, it feels thicker, stronger and fine lines have started to smooth out. My favourite part about this treatment though, is that the results keep coming, it’s definitely something that works slowly over time as your skin is replaced by new healthier skin in the areas treated by the Clear + Brilliant machine. Three months on from my last treatment and I’m getting more comments now on my skin and how “radiant” it looks than when I first started the course. After 2 years with little sleep due to two very rambunctious twin boys I’m happy anyone thinks my skin is looking good let alone radiant!

Megan from 'She Said Yes' tries Clear + Brilliant

Popular wedding and beauty blogger, Megan Hutchison from 'She Said Yes', recently completed the ultimate Wedding Prep for Brides to Be - a course of four Clear + Brilliant treatments at About Face.

In her intro to the blog Megan says "While no longer a bride-to-be, I spend enough time in front of a camera to notice every wrinkle, sunspot or area of dryness. Always taking photos for social media and this website, I can’t avoid noticing my skin is ageing, and more frequently looking dull and dehydrated. At 27, I thought I was already doing everything I could about it – occasional facials, good quality skincare, drinking enough water – you know the drill. Recently though, About Face invited me to level up my regime, and try the Clear + Brilliant® programme – a series of four fractional laser treatments . Incase you hadn’t heard, Clear + Brilliant just won NZ’s Best Face Treatment at the recent NZ Best in Beauty Awards – so I felt pretty confident I was in good hands." Click thru to read Megan's full blog and see her beautiful results!

Siobhan Marshall talks about her experience with Clear + Brilliant

After filming The Blue Rose I had a course of three Clear + Brilliant laser treatments and it was the best treatment ever.

It’s a bit like Fraxel for skin rejuvenation but not as intense.

It totally transformed my skin into being flawless and radiant.

I was amazed how quickly I got results.

Within two or three months the fine lines that had been starting to show around my eyes vanished and my skin was restored to glowing health and looking amazing.

Scroll on this page to watch a video of Siobhan talking about her Clear + Brilliant treatment!

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Fraxel - Renew You | About Face

What is Fraxel?

Fraxel re:fine is the worldwide gold standard in anti-ageing lasers, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. Fraxel re:fine rejuvenates your skin safely, effectively and quickly. By stimulating the growth of new collagen from the inside out, Fraxel re:fine can eliminate dark spots and actually prevent fine lines from appearing! This enables you to keep that youthful radiant, healthy glow and put your best face forward at any age. It’s suitable for all skin types including Asian and dark skin colours. About Face are the only practitioners in New Zealand with Fraxel re:fine laser.

How will it improve my skin?

It is designed to give you smoother, younger, fresher looking skin with improved tone and texture. It is fantastic for reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and reducing the appearance of unwanted brown spots. Mild acne scaring can also be treated.

Results can be visible within a week of treatment. Your skin will progressively improve over the next few months as the healing process that rebuilds your own natural collagen and elastin continues and replaces your damaged tissue. Optimal improvement is seen in two to three months after your treatment course has finished.

Who does it suit?

Perfect for those aged over 40 who are concerned about wrinkles and fine lines, lack of firmness, discolouration and lacklustre skin. Fraxel re-establishes the contours of the face, reduces wrinkles all over the face, improves skin firmness, refines texture, delivers visible results to delay ageing around the eyes, reduces acne scarring (in all ages) and evens out skin colour, treating sun damage and stubborn pigmentation. Fraxel re:fine can be used on all skin colours, from very fair to very dark.

What happens during treatment?

A typical Fraxel treatment is completed in about 30 to 45 minutes, but we allow an appointment time of two hours for pre and post care. Most of our clients describe a ‘prickling’ sensation during the treatment. A topical anaesthetic is applied before the procedure to minimise discomfort and cold air is applied throughout the treatment, which helps combat the heat your skin generates.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

An effective treatment plan usually includes three Fraxel and Omnilux treatments, spaced approximately three to four weeks apart.

What will my skin look like immediately afterwards?

Fraxel re:fine is designed to have minimal downtime. After the procedure it is common to experience a sunburned feeling but this usually diminishes after two to three hours. Some clients experience a mild swelling and puffiness for two to three days. Clients can wear make-up to reduce the sunburned appearance and it is imperative to wear a sunblock after the treatment to protect your skin. We usually treat on Fridays to minimise downtime from work commitments.

How long will it last?

We recommend a “top up” course every two to three years.

How much is a course?

Our 'Renew You' Package includes three Fraxel re:fine Laser treatments and three Omnilux Light Therapies for $2,400 (or 10% deposit then $41.53 per week on our easy payment plan.)

Consultation with our laser specialists is a prerequisite for Fraxel. The $55 cost is redeemable on treatments booked on the day. 

Learn more about our direct debit option, which allows you to pay off your course over 12 months.

Single Fraxel treatment $999. Pricing may vary following consultation.

Marilyn Harel tells us about her experience with Fraxel:

I've had a life time of being in the strong tropical sun with my face being whipped by the wind of the salty sea air speeding across the water. This has not been very kind to my skin and I was not very conscientious about protecting it.

However, upon reaching my seventies I realised I was not ready to be wrinkly old lady so I put myself in the care of the therapists at About Face. They recommended their Fraxel treatment and then I have had follow up skin care treatments and used the products recommended by the About Face therapists.

Afterwards when I returned to my tropical island home of Mauritius, friends and family remarked on how good I was looking and how did I achieve it.  I simply said I had put myself in the hands of About Face.  A bit of a problem when I wish to take advantage of senior discounts, at 71, I sometimes have to prove I'm eligible.

And if you're worried about downtime don't! This photo was taken the day after one of my Fraxel treatments!

Kerre McIvor (nee Woodham) tells us about her experience with Fraxel:

‘Gosh, your skin feels fantastic!’ said the makeup artist, who was getting me ready to MC an awards evening recently. ‘It shouldn’t,’ I replied, ‘I’ve had a busy weekend of socialising.’ ‘Well, whatever you’re using is working,’ she said. And she should know. She’s made me up countless times and knows my skin better than I do. I told her I’d had a course of Fraxel and she nodded sagely. ‘That would be it,’ she said. ‘I’ve heard great things about it.’

Her reaction has been similar to that of a number of friends and acquaintances. Friends who knew I was trialling Fraxel have been enthusiastic about the results. My skin has finer pores, they say. It looks fresher. I look younger. Acquaintances ask me if I’ve been on holiday. And that, I think, is the Fraxel difference. Rather than looking like every other expressionless zombie, it lets you look like a younger, more relaxed you. I have no desire to be 20 again. I have earned my lines and wrinkles. And I definitely don’t want my face to be frozen into a mask.

I’m 50 this birthday and I’m okay about that, but I want to look the best me I can be. Fraxel has certainly helped me do that.

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Comparison of before Fraxel re:fine and after 1 month and 3 treatments.  Treatment by Z. Rahman, M.D.

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Classic Make-Up - $25 | About Face

Classic Make-Up - $25

Leave feeling confident to face the world again. Only available as an add on to a facial.

Eyelash Tint (with Facial) - $25 | About Face

Eyelash Tint (with Facial) - $25

For darker, fuller-looking eyelashes. $25 as a facial add on, $40 as a standalone treatment.

Pure Fiji Heavenly Hair Ritual - $25 | About Face

Pure Fiji Heavenly Hair Ritual - $25

Warm Pure Fiji Exotic Oil drizzled to massage away your stress and condition your hair.

De-Stressing Back Massage - $25 | About Face

De-Stressing Back Massage - $25

Skin Analysis - $55 | About Face

If you would like more time to talk to one of our skin experts, book a 30-minute Skin Analysis. Consultation fee is redeemable on product purchase. 

Microdermabrasion (Facial Booster) - $85 | About Face

Microdermabrasion (Facial Booster) - $85

A deep skin-freshening treatment using a diamond wand to gently polish and buff, revealing smoother, more refined skin, learn more. 15 minutes.

For standalone treatments ($125) allow 30 minutes.

Skin Peel (Facial Booster) - $85 | About Face

Skin Peel (Facial Booster) - $85

Removes dead skin cells and delivers moisture to the deeper layers, leaving softer, clearer-looking skin. Ideal for those prone to congestion and blockages or showing the effects of sun damage, learn more. 15 minutes.

Active Vitamin Infusion (Facial Booster) - $85 | About Face

Active Vitamin Infusion (Facial Booster) - $85

Sonophoresis penetrates vitamins and other actives deeply into the skin, leaving it looking younger, brighter and plumper learn more, 15 minutes.

LED Light Therapy (Facial Booster) - $85 | About Face