• Dermal Fillers – how to minimise bruising.

      Tricks to mimimise bruising following dermal fillers…   Bruising can be one of the biggest concerns patients have about receiving dermal filler treatments. An experienced injector knows where the big vessels are located, however the face is very vascular and it is sometimes impossible to avoid every single branch of a blood vessel when … Continued

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  • Beauty creams or Botox™?

    – which really works? I thought I’d keep this blog  simple by blogging about keeping it simple! I am frequently asked something along the lines of ‘What is the best facial regime for me?’ Usually these are patients that have tried either lots of different products or spent a lot of money on expensive products … Continued

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  • COOLTECH – Fat Freezing at Encorė Cosmetic Clinic

    Liposculpture by Cryolipolysis… The latest piece of Technology at Encorė is our Cooltech™ fat freezing machine. Large numbers of fat cells can be removed from your body with a Cooltech treatment. Cooltech works by freezing areas of fat -a process  known as cryolipolysis. Amazing technology, it has been taking Europe by storm and has been … Continued

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  • 5 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

    I have been seeing a lot of dry skin in clinic over the past few weeks. A combination of increased heating, cold dry climate and perhaps even the recent chlorination of Christchurch water is to blame. So following on from some questions from my clients I have been inspired to write something! I now give … Continued

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  • Facial rejuvenation with our Tuneable Erbium Laser

    Here we discuss what changes occur in the skin with ageing and how facial rejuvenation can help   The first step in your journey to younger looking skin is to understand how human skin actually ages. There are many natural processes that age our appearance and these are outlined below. Fortunately Facial Rejuvenation using our … Continued

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  • Botox for Men -‘Brotox’

    An increasingly popular treatment… Brotox is an urban dictionary approved word to describe the use of Botox for men. It is a growing trend that is on the rise by about 10% every year globally. Men often tend to want to have more subtle treatments to soften the frown line, or ‘grumpy lines’, the horizontal … Continued

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  • IPL Hair Removal

     Is IPL Hair Removal with our Sciton™ BBL hair removal worth it?   After 13 years in the beauty industry I have to say that unwanted hair has to be one of the most annoying things that clients have to deal with – people spend so much time and money on hair removal treatments only … Continued

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  • Chicago and the AAFPRS conference

      I have just returned from the AAFPRS conference in Chicago. AAFPS stands for the American Academy of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.   It is an interactive conference with dermatological surgeons, occular plastic surgeons, ear nose and throat surgeons and general plastic surgeons with world experts in all these areas present. It was a fantastic … Continued

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  • End of summer blues….

    A popular time to get some little ‘pick me up’ treatment!   The end of Summer Blues is a very common issue for many people. We see it at work, hear about it from our friends…. our clients. People everywhere are yearning for summer… in particular the holidays… to begin again. Transitions are hard and … Continued

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  • Excessive Sweating – Don’t Sweat it -Botox® it!

    A popular treatment for excessive armpit sweating is Botox®   Do you suffer from excessive sweating and deodorant doesn’t work for you? Are you left with embarrassing sweat marks? There is an answer – Botox! Excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis is not an uncommon problem. It is a condition which is characterized by an abnormal … Continued

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  • Breast Reduction in Christchurch- Encoré Cosmetic Clinic

    Here we talk about  an option for Breast Reduction you must know about…      I have been successfully performing breast reduction by Tumescent Liposuction (TL) for over10 years now and have treated hundreds of women. It is a great technique for a lot of women and I believe often by far the best breast reduction … Continued

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  • ‘Boo -Tox’ – Encorė Cosmetic Clinic

    Have you considered having Botox but can’t justify it?….. If you have considered having Botox in the past but haven’t quite managed to get yourself to your first treatment then maybe you could consider looking at the reasons for having this type of treatment from a different angle… Patients will often  comment that they ‘I … Continued

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  • Chemical V Physical sunscreens

      Which should I use? Hi everyone, Janelle here. I make a point to discuss the importance of wearing sunscreen with all of my clients.It is extremely important to use sunscreen following any of our  anti-ageing treatments – such as  IPL with our Sciton® BBL or Laser Facial Peels  to avoid complications and maintain results. … Continued

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  • Stress, your skin and how Botox and IPL can help

    Here we talk about the effects stress can have on our skin and what treatments such as Botox  at Encorė Cosmetic Clinic can help…   If emotions are powerful, then consider stress to be the evil leader of them all. Stress can have a very negative impact on your health. The chemicals which stress releases … Continued

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  • Dermatology is full of variety….

    We are true experts in cosmetic skin treatments.   Dermatology is full of variety….   I am currently at a  Dermatology conference. All Dermatologists (who are skin and fat specialists) in New Zealand have to be part of a continuing  medical education ( CME) programme once they have completed their speciailist training. The CME  aims … Continued

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  • The festive season and Aspect Dr -Encorė Cosmetic Clinic

    Here we talk about some products that  are beneficial to your skin… The festive season is my favourite time of year! With my birthday in the midst of December and all of the Christmas celebrations happening what isn’t to love! However, without sounding like a Grinch, it is often followed by a festive fallout! No … Continued

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  • Photorejuvenation and the skin ageing process…Encorė Cosmetic Clinic

    In this blog we talk about how the skin ages and how Photorejuvenation treatments can help reduce the effects of skin ageing.   The first step in your journey to younger looking skin is to understand how human skin actually ages. There are many natural processes that age our appearance and these are outlined below. … Continued

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  • IPL and skin pigmentation

    Photorejuvenation with  the Sciton™BBL   Sun damage can be treated with BBL or IPL.This process is called photo rejuvenation.   As a registered Nurse, specializing in appearance medicine and skin cancer surveillance it became practically a requirement of the job to avoid the sun and preach the gospel of SPF to everyone you meet.   … Continued

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  • Photoageing- Sciton® BBL and the Encorė Cosmetic Clinic

    It is a myth that most wrinkles are due to getting older – most of what we see in older skin is due to sun exposure! In fact, approximately 80% of facial skin ageing is attributed to the sun. This is called photoageing and is the main cause of uneven skin tone. Fortunately modern medical … Continued

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  • Is Jelly as good as Botox for wrinkles?

    I was  at a family gathering recently where a nice green jelly was on offer. I pronounced out loud that I had not had jelly for ages and was told by an older person there that I should eat it more often. Evidently  it was ‘good for your skin and nails’and was better than Botox!   … Continued

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  • Is beauty really only skin deep?

    Everyone has heard the famous saying, “beauty is only skin deep”.  Despite this common notion, beauty is much more than skin deep.  There is a strong connection between looking your best and feeling confident, capable, and empowered.  These are some of the ways in which your outer appearance may affect your emotions and self-esteem.   … Continued

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  • Don’t forget your sunscreen

    Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen!   As I write this we are only one month away from Spring. I know how hard it is to believe that sunshine and warm days are just around the corner (or so they say!). However, it’s time for me to give you a gentle reminder how important it is to … Continued

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  • Just like cars – not all IPL’s are the same…

    IPL’s are just like cars –  they are not all  the same…   All Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines are not the same. As a consequence they have differing effectiveness and side effect profiles.   I sense there is a lot of confusion out there in the marketplace and am constantly hearing that IPL is … Continued

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  • Why rebrand as Encore Cosmetic Clinic?

    We have rebranded our cosmetic medicine clinic… We have rebranded as the Encore Cosmetic Clinic which is part of Encore Health. Why? Well we felt our prior name ‘the Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic’ was a cumbersome name and did not really mean much. We wanted a name that captured the essence of the  service we … Continued

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  • Skin Boosters

    I have been waiting for something like this to become available for a long time. We have of course got Botox and good fillers that can address specific lines. However until skin boosters came along I had always found treating areas of crepey ( not creepy!) skin and volume loss had limited options. Prior options … Continued

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  • You’ve heard of IPL, now let us tell you about BBL

    The Encorė Cosmetic Clinic has IPL technology to help you achieve a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance. The IPL technique of hair removal and skin treatments has been around for decades, but we are the only provider in Christchurch that has what’s been described as the “Rolls Royce of IPLs”. Our Clinics Sciton® BBL is the … Continued

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