Dr Downey; Dermatologist
www.advancedskincare.co.nz

Appearance Medicine

  • IPL with optimal pulse technology. (Lumenis)

    This is intense pulsed light for photo-rejuvenation skin treatments and is a safe comfortable way to treat conditions such as facial skin imperfections, some birth marks, unsightly small veins, brown pigment age spots and freckles, as well as sun-damage involving the neck and cheeks. In most cases following the treatment you can return to work and resume all regular activities immediately. Depending on the severity of the individual conditions a series of four to six treatment sessions may be recommended. It is important to limit sun-exposure before and after treatment, as this will also be of benefit.

  • IPL photo epilation. (Lumenis)

    This procedure using the Light Sheer Diode effectively treats unwanted hair on all skin types, including dark skinned individuals suck as black, Hispanic and people of Asian descent. A customised treatment programme will be designed for you along with an estimate of how many treatments you may need to meet your expectations. The side effects are rare though you may experience some slight reddening and local swelling of the treatment site, but this naturally goes away within hours.

  • Fractional carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing

    Active FX technology produces a dramatic effect on the skin. It causes immediate skin tightening, reduces wrinkles, fine lines and softens deeper stress lines, noticeably improving skin tone and texture, as well as stimulating the collagen formation and plumping the skin. The results are long-term and together with a sun-avoidance programme can last for many years. Active FX is the single solution treatment solution for beautiful younger skin with minimal patient downtime.

  • Fractional Deep FX

    This provides deep dermal stimulation improving deep wrinkles and skin texture, particularly improving scars, dramatically in one treatment. The Fractional Carbon Dioxide laser micro-beams precisely target the deep dermal layer of the skin. This stimulates a healing response with new collagen formation through the entire treatment area. Downtime is kept to a minimum as the high-energy laser beam is applied in a fractional pattern over the surface of the treatment area leaving areas of untouched skin to promote quicker healing.

  • Restylane Natural Collagen Enhancement

    If you are looking to enhance your looks with a completely natural substance which achieves a visible, long-lasting esthetic result, Restylane is made for you.  

  • Laser Treatment of Psuedo-Folliculitis

    The Gemini is the first laser FDA approved for hair removal in all skin types. Gemini is the first treatment FDA approved for treatment of shaving bumps. Prior to Gemini dark complexion and tanned patients could not be treated with a laser due to the high absorbency of light in the pigment of the skin.   

  • Laser Hair Removal

    The Gemini offers effective results while maintaining the normal appearance of the skin. It uses the best technology currently available for hair removal, offering outstanding results with the widest range of skin tones and hair colors.  

  • Gemini Laser Facial Vein Treatment

    The Gemini Laser is used in the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions with optimal results. The multiple laser wavelengths of the Gemini Laser provide selective treatment for many different lesions.  

  • Botox

    More and more people are turning to Cosmetic Doctors for rejuvenation techniques, to help their face reflect the way they feel inside. One such rejuvenation technique is BOTOX. It can be used to relax the specific facial muscles that cause glabellar frown lines to form.