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 […]
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 […]