Vitamins For Your Skin

We’ve all heard of retinols, vitamin C and probably most recently Vitamin B. But why should we be using these supposed miracle skin vitamins, and do they really work?

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Acne and Oily Skin

How does hydration, or more specifically dehydration really impact oily, acne prone skin? As counter intuitive as it sounds, the more water you feed your oily, acne prone skin, the less oil it needs to produce.

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As someone who suffers from Acne Rosacea, I’ve battled with skin confidence and the trials and tribulations that come with that – to wear foundation or not to wear? To cover with concealer or let my skin breath? Over the years I have learnt that sadly, my skin can and will flare up at any moment, but I’ve also learnt what I can do to reduce the severity of these flare ups and maintain my overall skin health so it is better able to deal with inflammation.

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Melasma is a type of dyspigmentation which is often related to hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy or hormonal medication in women. The direct cause is unknown, though there are strong links to increased oestrogen and cortisone levels in the body, with 90% of melasma sufferers being women.

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Facial Pigmentation

The majority of concerns I have coming through my door are related to sun damage, most commonly in the form of Hyper-Pigmentation. Living in New Zealand, I think we can all agree on how harsh our sun is, but what does that really mean for our skin health?

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Leg Veins: Reticular Veins Causes and Treatments.

Reticular veins at the back of the knee

What are reticular veins?

Reticular veins are medium sized blue-green veins that appear near the surface of the skin on the leg and are part of the abnormal network of veins including spider veins and varicose veins. Size wise, reticular veins are in between a varicose vein and spider vein.

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Broken veins on thighs

Before and after spider veins

What are spider veins?

Spider veins, or thread veins are small burst veins visible on the surface of the skin. The medical term for these veins is telangiectasia. Usually asymptomatic although some people describe itch or discomfort. Symptoms worse or veins appear more prominent after sitting or standing for prolonged periods. The commonest reason for treatment is cosmetic.

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Bulging Arm and Hand Veins: Causes and Treatments

Occasionally at Palm Clinic, clients will ask us if there is anything we can do to help with their increasingly prominent hand or arm veins.

Some are concerned that it could be a sign of a medical problem requiring medical advice, others simply don’t like the appearance. The good news is, in the majority of cases, there is no medical concern, but if it is a cosmetic issue for you, we do have a solution.

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Everything You Need to Know about Varicose Veins

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Having a good understanding of what varicose veins are, and the reasons they happen, is important if you are looking at varicose vein treatment options. Read on for a comprehensive look at the cause, symptoms and management of varicose veins.

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Varicose Vein Treatments Explained

close up of the back of someone’s legs, with a gloved hand examining the varicose veins

Here at Palm Clinic, we have two modalities that we use to close varicose veins: radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS). We also have two modalities to treat spider veins: Microsclerotherapy and Exotherme Laser.

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Botox®  is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox® is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals.(Contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units). Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

Juvederm Ultra™ & Juvederm Ultra Plus™ are medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains 24mg/mL. cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Juvederm has risks and benefits. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines. Possible side effects: injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling, itching/pain on pressure) induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Product and treatment costs will apply. Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months. For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland. 

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