Which laser is right for my skin?

There are so many lasers out there - I don't know which one is right for me.

This is a common problem and really you have to be seen for an initial consultation to answer the question but broadly speaking if your problem is pigment (brown spots) or facial veins then IPL is likely to be a good option.

For skin texture improvement and acne scarring or melasma there is nothing better than Fraxel.  For skin tightening there is no one laser system that is perfect and options include Elos Polaris and Thermage.

Hair removal can be performed with a number of IPL or laser systems including Coolglide, Alexandrite lasers and diode lasers.  A good operator can make a big difference and sometimes a mix of hair removal systems can improve the results.

Stretch marks can be improved with Fraxel laser.

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What is liposculpture?

Liposculpture refers to the modern method of liposuction which is performed under a type of local anaesthetic called tumescent anaesthetic. The main advantages over traditional liposuction which is performed under general anaesthetic are: increased safety, use of smaller cannulas which...

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Restless legs and varicose veins

Restless legs is a distressing condition causing a variety of sensations in the leg which makes it necessary to move the legs constantly.  This occurs frequently at night ...

which greatly disturbs sleep.  Whilst the cause of restless legs syndrome is not clear in all cases there are a large number of restless legs sufferers who find the symptoms disappear or improve when their varicose veins are treated.

Varicose veins are easily treated these days with non surgical techniques such as laser (endovenous laser ablation) or injection (ultrasound guided sclerotherapy).  Both procedures are available from Palm Clinic in Auckland.

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Breast reduction with liposuction

Many women find large breasts more of a pain than an asset. Neck and back pain are common problems and exercise can be impeded. Previously breast reduction surgery was the only option but now breast reduction can be performed without surgery and therefore without the characteristic T bone scar that surgery creates.

Liposuction breast reduction removes fat from the breast and significant breast reductions can be achieved in this way. The small cannulas that remove the fat enter through tiny incisions under the breast and when these heal they cannot be seen.

When the fat is removed a breast lift also occurs as the weight of the breast is reduced. Young women love the fact there are no tell tale scars and older women love the relief of troubling symptoms.

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Skin care made easy

I am often amazed at the marketing power out there that drives women (and men) to spend an absolute fortune on skin care. A friend of mine recently asked me what's good to use on your face, and she told me her mother had a $1500 tub of face cream! I just about fell off my chair. I don't doubt that that product is good, but in my mind there is no need to spend anywhere near this much on good, proven skin care.

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Why Appearance Medicine?

As Appearance Medicine is becoming more popular and widespread, I have many friends ask me "is Appearance Medicine right for me?"

While this is an individual choice and everybody is different, my answer is usually a resounding "YES!" From my younger clients where the focus is more on enhancing current features (eyes, lips, cheeks) to the older clients where the focus is more on restoring features that may have diminished somewhat, there is something for everyone.

Essentially it's something new that we can offer to make you feel better, look more attractive and feel energised. More importantly we can do this in a safe, subtle and significant way.

So when asked by my friends 'why appearance medicine?', my answer is 'why wouldn't you?'

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Does Fraxel hurt?

Quite often my patients remark that they are impressed by the results of Fraxel but concerned about the pain factor. At Palm Clinic we do our utmost to make your experience welcoming and painless.

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Grow longer, thicker and darker eyelashes

Palm Clinic will be the first clinic in New Zealand to offer a new prescription medicine that is capable of growing your eyelashes longer, thicker and darker. 

Better than mascara or eyelash tattooing as these are your own lashes.

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Do I have to be my ideal body weight to have liposuction?

This is the most common question I get asked by clients considering liposuction. The answer is "in an ideal world it would be great if your were ideal body weight, toned and just had tiny areas of fat spoiling the image".

In the real world most people are struggling with their weight, and liposuction of stubborn areas of fat can give you a real boost in self esteem and confidence to get back to the gym and sort out your nutrition. So you can get to your ideal body weight first or use liposuction as a stimulant to achieve what can be a very difficult goal for most people. Your choice! You will get good results either way.

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