Acne is a common chronic disorder of sebaceous glands (oil glands) which causes pimples. When the openings to the oil glands become blocked, there is a build-up of oil and bacteria and subsequent inflammation.
The eyes are the first thing we see when we meet another person and are one of the first places to show the changes of ageing. The skin under the eye is tissue paper thin, which can more easily lead itself to wrinkles, discoloration and volume loss.
Enlarged pores are usually due to genetically predetermined oil gland density and size. These are different from blackheads, although many people call an enlarged pore on their nose a blackhead.
Excessive hair growth is a frequent cosmetic concern for both men and woman. At the Skin Specialist Centre we offer multiple approaches for treating excessive hair growth, depending on the hair type, skin type and location of the body hair.
Excessive Sweating - Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating caused by over-active sweat glands) is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for the body to regulate temperature.
Spider and varicose veins are a very common concern. Larger dilated leg veins which raise above the skin and bulge are called varicose veins and are investigated using duplex ultrasound, which is a non-invasive imaging test which can be performed to delineate the extent of the disease.
Melasma (Chloasma) / Pigmentation of Pregnancy
Melasma appears as patchy shades of brown pigmentation on sun-exposed areas of the face. Melasma is more common in females and in darker skin types, and less common in fair or very dark skin.
Inflammation (such as after acne, allergic reactions or eczema) or trauma to the skin (such as surgery, incorrect use of lasers and light devices) or chemical peels results in the release of inflammatory cells that cause melanocytes (pigment cells) to produce more pigment in the skin.
Skin pigmentation disorders can range from simple to complex, with the more complex pigmentation conditions occurring on darker skin types, which many doctors prefer not to treat or do not know how to manage.
Stretch marks (striae)
Stretch marks are extremely common, affecting many people. There are two types of stretch marks – red (new) stretch marks, and white (old) stretch marks. New stretch marks are more responsive to treatment than old stretch marks.
Fortunately, the Skin Specialist Centre can provide multiple treatments for sun-damage with our extensive array of laser and light devices. People of all skin types develop sun-damaged skin on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.
Lip augmentation to achieve a fuller, more natural look is achieved with fillers such as Restylane® and Juvederm Ultra XC®. Both products are made of hyaluronic acid – a natural occurring protein found in our skin which thicken the lips, adding shape and volume and leave the lips feeling soft and natural.
In a New Zealand first, the Skin Specialist Centre offer the most powerful PicoSecond laser tattoo removal service. The award winning PicoWay laser tattoo removal device by Syneron-Candela is the first and only in New Zealand.
The fine lines and wrinkles between our eyes, around our eyes and on our forehead come from using certain facial muscles repetitively. These creases make us look worried, older and unapproachable.