October 5, 2017

How to identify and care for your skin type

Dr Thomas Fitzpatrick developed a system to evaluate a patients response to ultraviolet exposure in terms of the degree of burning and tanning. The Fitzpatrick skin type system specifies six skin types ranging from type 1, which is skin that never tans and always burns through to type 6 which always tans and never burns. Typically people with skin type 1 are very pale with red hair or blond hair  and originate from Northern Europe. […]
August 23, 2017

Treating the Neck and the Décolletage area

When we think of appearance medicine and cosmetic treatments we usually focus on the face. It is however often the neck and upper chest (décolletage) that is the giveaway to a persons true age. As we get older the skin in our neck becomes less elastic ” turkey neck” and the supporting structures become weaker. As a result we begin […]
August 16, 2017

More and more New Zealand men are discovering Brotox

At the Skin Studio we offer a range of cosmetic treatments aimed at New Zealand men and preserving their masculine features. The male face is just as susceptible to UV damage and the signs of ageing as females and generally males take less care of themselves as they get older. Tired and saggy skin from too much time either working […]
August 14, 2017

New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine welcomes Dr Feeney

Dr Mark Feeney recently completed the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine training program and is now a member of NZSCM. The society represents its professional members and provides training, supervision and professional accreditation. It’s aim is to provide a professional environment in which doctors with an interest in cosmetic medicine can develop the skills required for the pursuit of […]
April 27, 2017

What makes the perfect lips?

The measurement of the perfect lips all started with the Golden Ratio The ancient Greeks believed beauty was represented by a golden ration of 1.1.618 known as “phi” or the divine proportion. This golden proportion is known to provoke emotion and aesthetic feelings within ourselves. It pleases all our senses. It is found in nature in petals and shells and we […]
April 25, 2017

Smoking effects on the skin

It is well known that tobacco is detrimental to our health and is linked to multiple types of cancers including skin cancer. Many people however are unaware of the effects of smoking on our skin. Nicotine causes blood vessels to narrow which in turn reduces the supply on nutrients and oxygen the skin. Smoking also releases toxins which which break […]
March 3, 2017

Platelet Rich Plasma: Facts about this rejuvenating skin treatment

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma which, is blood containing a high concentration of healing factors. It can help to regenerate and revitalise damaged skin, reduce fine lines and improve skin texture. How does PRP work ? PRP contains growth factors released by platelets which helps initiate tissue regeneration. It does so by the […]
March 1, 2017

Medical advice for managing acne

Dr Feeney would like to share some of the most common advice he gives to his patients suffering with acne. Acne is the one of the most common skin disorder in the world. Nine out of ten people are affected at some point in their lives. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition which  ranges from a mild form with whiteheads […]
December 15, 2016

Dermastamp® now available at The Skin Studio in Wanaka

The Skin Studio in Wanaka is now offering a new type of treatment for your skin called the Dermastamp®. It works by promoting tissue stimulation,  which helps to rejuvenate damaged skin.   How does the Dermastamp® work? Dermastamp® uses fine needles to create micro channels in the skin that promotes growth factors and collagen, which gives skin its elasticity. Unlike […]
June 7, 2016

Protect your skin using the best sunscreen for skiing in New Zealand

Ultraviolet radiation in the atmosphere comes in two wavelengths UVA and UVB. This radiation is stronger at altitude especially when reflected off the snow. Both types can cause sunburn, photo ageing and skin cancer. With this in mind, it’s really important to select and use the correct sun cream for your skin, especially while skiing in New Zealand.   How do sun creams […]
February 1, 2016

Wanaka Botox® treatments with Dr. Mark Feeney

“I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this cartoon, however it is true, Botox® treatments do work” says Wanaka’s Dr. Mark Feeney. Botox® is the brand name for Bomlinum toxin, a protein which when commercially produced can be used for medical and cosmetic purposes. It acts by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle, causing the muscle to relax. It has […]