Woman applies a healthy cosmeceutical skincare product

As 2019 kicks into high gear, we’re focusing on preserving the health and youth of skin through good cosmeceutical skincare. If you’re familiar with beauty therapy in Auckland, you’ve likely heard the term “cosmeceuticals” tossed around. They’ve been around since the 80s, but cosmetic skincare products with pharmaceutical benefits are rapidly gaining popularity among Auckland skin clinics.

But what do you know about your cosmeceutical skincare product? Cosmeceuticals are not regulated as thoroughly as other medical products and thus are not required to back up their medicinal claims with rigorous testing. So, is your cosmeceutical skincare product delivering the goods? Read on to learn why good cosmeceutical skincare is so important.

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Before and after photo of woman who received microneedling treatment

Are you seeking a safe and affordable solution to your acne scars? If you are, then you’ve probably become aware of the benefits of Dermapen Microneedling procedures. If you’re struggling with acne now or have struggled in the past and have the scars to prove it, it should comfort you to know that non-invasive cosmetic procedures are available at your local Medical cosmetic clinic. Microneedling offers you the chance to heal imperfections in your skin naturally and without breaking the bank.

Is Dermapen Microneedling right for you? Continue reading to learn more about the procedure and whether it can help relieve you of bothersome acne scars.

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Varicose veins and spider veins may seem like interchangeable terms for the same thing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s the low-down on the causes, symptoms and treatments for both varicose veins and spider veins. Spider veins are the less serious of the two and are seen as small discoloured veins that have a spider-web like appearance typically on the legs. These veins rarely cause problems with pain and can be left untreated. In contrast, varicose veins occur due to faulty values in veins of the legs. Blood is able to therefore flow in the wrong direction causing bulging veins, which appear blue and purple. These veins can cause problems of pain, numbness in the legs and in some cases, leg ulcers.

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Are you tired of waking up earlier in the morning than you have to, so you can groom your unwanted hair woes? If you are looking for a more efficient solution for this, laser hair removal could be for you. We perform all types of body hair removal, bikini line, facial hair, under arm and back, and this is suitable for both women and men.

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As a Registered nurse responsible initially for working as a theatre nurse and laser nurse specialist, I have branched out and learned the role of quality improvement. This role has snowballed from completing the occasional audit and data entry for Dr Barrett some 7-8 years ago, to completing the first full accreditation process in 2011.

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Scars can be detrimental to confidence at any age. However, help is at hand in the form of laser and dermal techniques. Palm Clinic has Fraxel Laser Dual, which means we have two different Fraxel laser types, which treat different conditions, at different depths and intensities.  The Fraxel Dual includes both the Fraxel Restore and Fraxel Refine.

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After working in advertising for nearly twenty years I decided to make a change by packing in a highly successful career and going back to University. After studying a few podiatry papers I realised a more “hands-on” approach with people was for me and sought to find a career with more of a feel-good factor. This led me into holistic therapies and after studying for another two years I started working as a beauty therapist in a Spa environment. 

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Dermal fillers are a brilliant tool in the world of appearance medicine. These gel-like substances are injected into the skin to defy lines, soften folds and balance any asymmetries in the face. At Palm Clinic, we have a range of dermal fillers available; our most popular being Juvederm. Both are non-animal hyaluron fillers made up of the same hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in our skin. These are the safest forms of dermal fillers and an ideal choice for skin rejuvenation.

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Having a procedure done can be a daunting process. To alleviate that stress and anticipation, the team at Palm Clinic have created a video to ease your woes. Featuring Dr Sam Dunn, as well as the ultrasound team, it provides great insight into the questions someone suffering from varicose vein issues may have. We have taken all the gems of knowledge from that video and transferred it into this post for easy written reference.

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Consulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam DunnConsulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam Dunn

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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 www.medsafe.govt.nz. 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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