BOTULINUM TOXIN AND DERMAL FILLERS
Botulinum Toxin (commonly referred to as Botox®) and dermal fillers are the most popular and safest medical cosmetic procedures to retain or recapture your youthful looks.
At Canterbury Clinic, Dr Laurie focuses on what you like about yourself and how to enhance the features you love. Injectables shouldn’t be shameful, they should be part of our regular maintenance as we age. Done properly by a doctor practitioner, the results will be beautifully natural. Your family and friends will ask you why you look so refreshed and rested.
Dr Laurie says,"We use Botulinum Toxin injections to smoothen lines and wrinkles such as angry frown lines and crows feet. It can be used for fuller lips using the 'Lip Flip' technique. Botulinum Toxin can also be used to treat medical concerns such as headaches and excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis." (Scroll down for more information on the medical applications).
Botulinum Toxin injections work by temporarily softening muscle contractions and has helped many clients feel happier and more confident in their own skin. Within 2 weeks, you will start to see lines and wrinkles fade away.
Dermal fillers can replace volume lost in the face and neck with age such as cheekbones or temples. They can put extra volume into your facial features, such as lips or smokers lines. Dermal fillers instantly help bring symmetry back to your face.
Dr Laurie takes time to discuss and understand your needs. You will not feel rushed or pressured. He then gently works with you to achieve the results you've been waiting for.
As a Consultant Anaesthetist for over 30 years, Dr Laurie is the most qualified person you could choose to keep any discomfort with injections to an absolute minimum.
Dr Laurie uses Dysport®, Restylane®, Belotero® and Xeomin® to ensure all client needs are covered.
COMPLEXION CLINIC™ FACIAL TREATMENT
You don't need to choose from a long list of facials and confusing terminology at Canterbury Clinic. Our 60-minute Complexion Clinic™ facial service is entirely customised to your skin condition, areas of concern and desired outcome of the session.
We can address uneven skin tone, dull skin, congested skin, acne, dryness, dehydration, fine lines pigmentation and more.
This service can include facial peels, relaxing facial massage, lymphatic drainage massage, extractions and deep cleansing with devices. It's all included in the price. Lash tinting, brow shaping and tinting plus facial waxing or dermal planing can be added on as extra services, if required.
Stephanie believes that really great skin is achieved with the 80/20 rule. Your at-home skin care routine accounts for 80% of the results you want and the remaining 20% can be achieved with professional in-clinic treatments.
As a former beauty brand owner, you can benefit from her in-depth knowledge of ingredients and products. Stephanie can help you identify the best product choices for your skin and where to buy them from.
Of course, you could use the session just to enjoy the treat of being pampered while being beautified. There's nothing wrong with that. It's called self-care and you deserve it. This is also a wonderful gift idea for someone you love and Gift Vouchers are available.
PRESCRIPTION & ANTI-AGEING SKIN CARE
Prescription Tretinoin is the gold standard in topical anti-ageing products. In NZ, ReTrieve® is the only Tretinoin product available and is on doctor prescription.
ReTrieve® is used topically for the treatment of sun damaged, wrinkled and acne-prone skin. It speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It makes them divide and shed faster, so newer, healthier cells can take their place.
It is clinically proven that long term use gives noticeable tightening of the skin, smoothing of fine lines, reduction of acne and pigmentation.
Canterbury Clinic can supply you with the ReTrieve® product following a consultation with Dr Laurie.
We also use in the clinic and sell several proven skin care brands which have met our requirements for effectiveness and affordability. We know that a good skin care routine does not need to cost a lot of money.
Timeless® from the USA. These famous YouTube products give effective results using high concentrations of active ingredients. Their Vitamin C is legendary.
The Ordinary from Canada. We refer to these products as 'boosters' to supercharge the results you want from your daily skin care routine.
La Roche-Posay from France. Simply the best sunscreen we've used and an excellent selection of products for different skin concerns.
MEDICAL BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS
Botulinum Toxin (which is commonly referred to under the trade name of Botox®) are injections which block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract.
As well as wrinkle and line prevention and treatment, Botulinum Toxin injections are used to treat conditions that affect how the body functions. Examples include:
Hyperhidrosis. With this condition, excessive sweating occurs even when the temperature isn't hot and you're not exerting yourself.
Chronic migraine. If you experience migraines more than 15 days a month, Botox injections may help reduce headache frequency.
Eye twitching. Botulinum Toxin injections may help relieve contracture or twitching of muscles around the eye.