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A Few Things You Didn't Know About Clare Rodwell, RN - Botox, Restylane and Appearance Medicine Nurse

When you speak to someone for barely half an hour, and you manage to cover everything from a nursing stint in Capetown to a secret desire to explore underwater caves in Mexico, you know you’re in good hands. Suffice to say, Clare Rodwell is ridiculously pleasant to talk to, exuding the type of warmth and compassion you might expect from a nurse of 20-plus years, and certainly from one of Dr Paul Salmon’s right-hand assistants. With an easy laugh bubbling to the surface quickly and often, Cl...

July 10, 2017

A Few Things You Didn't Know About Leisa McGill, RN - Botox, Fillers, Lasers, Fraxel and V2 nurse

Leisa McGill, Appearance Medicine Nurse at Skin Centre, tells me that one of the most common observations made about her is the frequent laughter heard coming from her clinic room. It took less than five minutes in her company to see why. I'm unsure whether it was her ready smile, quick sense of humour, down-to-earth conversation or her gorgeous daffodil yellow silk blouse, but I came away feeling brighter and left without a doubt of her ability to put her patients at ease. Proud of reaching a ...

November 11, 2016

A few things you didn't know about Dr Paul Salmon, Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgeon

Paul arrived seven minutes early for our meeting at a local cafe. I wasn’t surprised, but I was thankful I was early by eight. Not because I'm competitive you understand, let’s just say I may have been a bit nervous about interviewing the well-regarded founder of the esteemed Skin Centre; he has a reputation for setting the bar high. I needn’t have worried because what followed was 45 minutes of the most enjoyable conversation I’d had all month; engaging, entertaining, and surprising all...

August 22, 2016

A few things you didn't know about Julie McMillin, RN - Clinical Team Leader

Julie and I met at a local cafe, both of us eager for our daily caffeine hit, and struck up an easy chat in seconds. It's not by chance that Julie McMillin, Registered Nurse, holds the highly responsible Clinical Team Leader position at the Skin Centre. She has worked there for 15 years and knows her stuff. She projects that down to earth, forthright manner that I often observe in highly competent nurses. Furthermore, Julie freely admits that she's now well and truly in her happy place, and does...

April 13, 2016

A few things you didn't know about Susan Simpkin, Dermatologist

Dr Susan Simpkin, Dermatologist, joined the Skin Centre team earlier this year. A graduate of Auckland University's Medical School, with specialisation in Dermatology at Waikato and Auckland Hospital, she complements the reputable dermatological clinic perfectly. The first thing you notice about Susan is her flaming titian hair and beautifully clear complexion, something you might expect from someone with an early interest in dermatology. Immigrating from South Africa at 15, she has always...

February 24, 2016

Don't sweat it - excessive sweating - there is an answer - its Botox!

Do you suffer from excessive sweating? Deodorant doesn't work for you? You are left with embarrassing sweat marks? This is not an uncommon problem, it's called hyper hydrosis. This is a condition characterised by abnormal increased sweating, the cause of this is unknown, nervousness or excitement can exacerbate the situation for many sufferers. Don't feel embarrassed any more, there is a solution. Botulinum (commonly known as Botox) treatments are not just for beautifying the face. When injecte...

August 9, 2015

COMPLACENT ABOUT CLEANSING?

Facial cleansers remove dirt, debris, oil and other environmental pollution on the skin. Daily washing of the skin removes impurities and dead skin cells helping to rebalance the skin and correct the ph level. Without cleansing, skin would become blocked with debris, excess oil, dead skin cells and environmental pollution. It can also look dehydrated and feel rough. Without regular cleansing, moisture cannot penetrate into the skin efficiently, and your pores can potentially become clogged with...

July 24, 2015

OFFERING EXPERTISE INTERNATIONALLY WHILE EXPANDING SERVICES NATIONALLY

Dr Salmon returned this weekend from chairing and speaking at the 2015 Mohs Micrographic surgery session at the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver. Dr Coldiron, immediate past president of the AAD was one of his speakers along with other internationally recognised Mohs surgeons. Dr Paul Salmon BhB MBChB FRACP FACMS graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1987. He completed four years of specialised dermatology training as a registered specialist dermatologist. Two years of his special...

June 18, 2015

FILLED WITH CONFIDENCE...

When we age, so does our skin. Sun, lifestyle and genetics all have an impact on our skin. Our skin turns a little duller, less lustrous, and wrinkles start to appear. At some point it happens to all of us. We can't stop ageing but we can do something to refresh and smooth away wrinkles and restore volume. Restylane products, we have heard of them as "dermal fillers", contain a substance called hyaluronic acid. This occurs naturally in the body and has many functions, including giving the sk...

June 16, 2015

WHAT WOULD I SAY TO A 16 YEAR OLD ME?

The poignant video is called "Dear 16-year-old Me" and runs just over five minutes in length. It features a series of melanoma survivors — as well as family members and friends of some people who didn't survive — telling the viewer about their experiences and what can be done to prevent the skin cancer.The video was uploaded to YouTube on May 2 and has already been watched by more than 680,000 people as of Saturday morning.It was created by the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund, a group ...

May 22, 2015

E IS FOR ESSENTIAL... AND EFFECTIVE

Our skin has a waterproof seal that keeps moisture in and prevents evaporation and moisture loss. However, the natural aging process and environmental influences can cause this protective barrier to break down, allowing the skin to lose moisture and become dry. The good news here is that Vitamin E plays an important role in maintaining the barrier function. Vitamin E appears to enhance the penetration and resorption of skin lipids. Topically applied Vitamin E is an excellent moisturiser that h...

May 9, 2015

WE ARE NOT MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL...

New Zealand has some of the highest rates of Malignant Melanoma in the world, and the Bay of Plenty region has the highest rates in the country. Most people know of someone who has been diagnosed with Melanoma, and sadly, many know of someone who has died because of it. Whilst Malignant Melanoma has the potential to be deadly, it is curable if identified and treated at an early stage. Timely identification and treatment of melanoma is often dependent on an examination by a Doctor specially train...

April 10, 2015

SKIN CANCER FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW...

New Zealand and Australia undoubtedly have the highest ratesfor both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer in light skinned populations in the world. So what can we do about this? We don't want to move. We love where we live and who would not envy us for living in the Bay of Plenty! The main modifiable risk for skin cancer is therefore UV exposure. Research has shown that Melanoma risk is strongly associated with blistering sunburns between 15-20yrs so please look after your children and te...

March 14, 2015

WE'RE AHEAD OF THE GAME WITH LATEST TRENDS...

These two ingredients keep appearing in the magazines as the latest and greatest thing to put on your skin. I keep hearing "have you heard about Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid?" Well, I hate to be the one to tell you, but these ingredients have been a staple at the Skin Centre for years. This is nothing new but it is as amazing as the magazines say… Clinical studies have proved the plethora of benefits of Vitamin C applied topically. The truth is many of the available formulations contain very...

February 27, 2015

WE'RE IN THE NEWS AGAIN!

Cosmetic procedures are stress-free, effective ways to refresh our looks. Annemarie Quill of the Bay of Plenty Times Indulge magazine discovers for herself. Read about it here - "Youthful Glow at Fingertips'. (Published 20th Dec 2014)...

January 26, 2015

WE'RE IN UNO!

Aptly titled Skin Experts, this latest editorial in Uno Lifestyle Magazine makes a highly readable account of Skin Centre's Cosmetic Treatments....

January 12, 2015

MAKING THE NEWS...

Our very own Dr Neil Mortimer comments in this highly interesting and informative Bay of Plenty Times article regarding skin cancer and the best way to choose a sunscreen. "Slip, slap, slop – how sunscreens measure up" - By Dawn Picken http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11370135 ...

December 19, 2014

THE FACE OF MELANOMA

Despite many advances in the field of Melanoma treatment there is no doubt that early diagnosis and surgical excision offer the best chances of cure for this potentially deadly disease. This fact is well known but what is not so well known is the varying ways in which Melanoma can present. Working solely in the field of skin cancer diagnosis and treatment means that I see a lot of patients with concerns about a specific lesion. Often this lesion is harmless and it is another area that gives me ...

November 28, 2014

STAY SUN SAFE THIS SPRING

Spring is finally here! It's that lovely time of year when we can enjoy outdoor sports, tramping, gardening, surfing and fishing as the days start to lengthen. However, the ultraviolet index is also rising again, and even on cloudy days there is a significant risk of sunburn. Don't get caught out! Make it a habit to apply sunscreen before leaving the house every day. It is also wise to avoid sun exposure from 10am to 2pm when the UV index is at its highest. SPF30+ sunscreen should be applied 2...

November 7, 2014

A GROWING CONCERN...

Spring is nearly here and with summer approaching fast, it is timely to think about increasing skin cancer rates in New Zealand which are some of the highest in the world. Our best defences are sun protection and early detection. Sun-safe behaviour helps to minimise the damaging effects of UV and reduce our risk. Skin cancer is curable if identified early. Self-examination increases the chance of recognising a new or changing mole or growth. Examinations by a Dermatologist permit timely treat...

September 8, 2014

STAMPING ON WRINKLES AND SCARS

The solution to stamp away wrinkles and scars is here…… Dermastamp, the latest technology available at the Skin Centre, is a collagen induction therapy and scar reduction therapy procedure that works by stimulating your own body's collagen and breaking down scar tissue. The Dermastamp uses vertical penetration to create infusion channels into the skin to instantly create hydration with hyaluronic acid and infuse skin stimulating ingredients. Dermastamp uses very fine needles to promote ski...

September 2, 2014

HOW DOES THE SUN SEE YOU?

Artist Thomas Leveritt recently setup a special UV motion camera in Brooklyn's Prospect Park with the intent of filming random passersby. Ultraviolet rays have the ability to expose not-yet-visible changes to human skin, namely freckles, that turn even the most unblemished faces into dark explosions of dots. Leveritt installed a monitor above the camera so people could instantly see the results, and then to heighten the effect, supplied them sunscreen in a vivid demonstration of why you should p...

August 23, 2014

I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT...

Dermasound Elite facial treatment is a three step process that utilises ultrasonic frequency to gently loosen and exfoliate dead skin cells from the skins surface and stimulate the production of collagen. The first step, known as 'cavitation', is a process by which water is applied to the skin and a hand held wand vibrates up to 28,000 times per second removing bacteria and impurities from the pores in a gentle but effective way without causing inflammation. The second step, called 'sonophore...

August 16, 2014

THE NO. 1 TREATMENT FOR WRINKLES, AND HERE'S WHY...

Botox became a household name when it was approved for cosmetic use for the treatment of frown lines in 2002. While you may know that it is a drug to smooth out wrinkles you may not know that it has been licensed as safe and effective treatment for a number of medical conditions caused by over active muscles since the 1990′s. Botox is a natural, purified protein. The active ingredient in Botox is derived from bacteria in much the same way penicillin is derived from mould. Botox is an extremel...

June 23, 2014

ALLOW US TO PRESENT... THE ART OF TUMESCENT

The truth of the matter is that despite careful dieting and sweating it out in a gym, few people genetically have a perfect shape. Most of us have a tendency to accumulate pockets of fat in undesirable places. In women, this is usually the inner and outer thighs bottom or upper and lower abdomen. Men, on the other hand, often have spare flesh on the hips (love handles) and abdomen. Liposculpture is the removal of excess fat from localized fat deposits in body areas that do not respond to dietin...

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