Skin Treatments

At FaceWorks, our approach to skin rejuvenation is a gentle and carefully tailored management of skin ageing. 

As  skin experts  in Auckland with over 20 years’ experience, we are not proponents of aggressive or painful treatments necessitating time off work; we prefer a kinder, more elegant way to keep skin healthy and manage the signs of premature ageing.

All our treatments are available individually or as a package according to personal requirements. See us for skin treatments such as Redensity, Profhilo, microdermabrasion, IPL & dermaplaning.

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Faceworks is a trusted name in skin  rejuvenation in Auckland and we’ve been providing IPL, Dermaplaning and Microdermabrasion treatments for over two decades. To see how we can help you restore your best skin call 09 486 5540

Microdermabrasion:

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-chemical resurfacing treatment that exfoliates the skin leaving your face feeling polished, revitalised and refreshed.

Dermaplaning:

Dermaplaning safely and effectively removes the “peach fuzz” or fine hair on the face and upper neck, and gently and effectively exfoliates the skin, leaving your skin looking and feeling polished.

This treatment is perfect before an important event, or if you just want your skin to look it’s best.

LED light:

This scientifically proven treatment converts light energy into cellular energy to stimulate natural skin rejuvenation. The LED light is a soothing, painless treatment that can be done on its own or after a dermaplaning or microdermabrasion treatment.

The LED light consists of four wavelengths, each of which benefits the skin in a different way. It can help to increase collagen and elastin production, reduce inflammation, speed healing, increase circulation, and destroy the bacteria that causes acne.

Contact us now to discuss the best options for you.

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Microdermabrasion treatment

Redensity I:

 What is it ? Redensity I is a highly effective treatment to rejuvenate and improve skin quality. Using a clever combination of needling while delivering a unique blend of 8 amino acids, 3 antioxidants, minerals, vitamin B6, and hyaluronic acid to improve skin hydration and texture, reduce skin crepiness and fine lines and to give your skin a healthy glow.

This treatment can be used on the face, including the under-eye area, neck, and decolletage. Local anaesthetic cream is applied 30 minutes before the treatment to ensure you are comfortable. 

Profhilo:

What is it? Profhilo is an advanced new injectable skin treatment from Italy, which provides an innovative and exciting new approach to anti-ageing known as “bioremodeling”.

Profhilo is an ultra pure Hyaluronic Acid, the component of our skin responsible for holding moisture in our skin, keeping skin  hydrated and dewy looking. As we age , our natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases . The most dramatic decrease in hyaluronic acid occurs in the few years after menopause when our skin may suddenly change, becoming  dry and dull with  fine lines appearing . Profhilo integrates smoothly into the tissues, boosting these reducing levels of hyaluronic acid with visible results.

How does it work?  “Bioremodeling” refers to remodeling of the extracellular matrix  in terms of elasticity and support  which, it is claimed  promotes the viability of fibroblasts, keratinocytes and adipocytes. Clinical data confirms resulting improvements in skin texture, elasticity and hydration with an immediate tightening effect. 

What does the treatment involve? The treatment is quick and easy with no downtime. Just a small number of small very superficial injections into the areas chosen to be  treated . A second treatment is recommended one month later . Effects last 6 to 12 months, depending on the degree of ageing and skin condition. Profhilo costs $799 for a full treatment area (i.e face or neck).

Profhilo instantly improves skin quality and helps to counteract  laxity of the face as well as neck and hands- a fast and easy way to healthier skin.

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Redensity treatment – before and after

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Limelight IPL/photofacial

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses pulsed light technology to rejuvenate the skin. Photo rejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment used to treat photo damage (brown spots), even out skin tone, remove superficial red veins and reduce fine lines all without disrupting the skin’s surface.

Results include smoother, improved overall texture, a brighter and younger looking complexion with longer term collagen stimulation resulting in a more luminous, healthy appearance.

What areas can be treated? 

The Limelight Photofacial is used for any area of the face, neck, hands and décolletage.

Are there any side effects that I should be aware of? 

During the treatment you may feel a slight pinching or stinging sensation due to target areas being absorbed by the light. Directly afterwards, the skin can be slightly red and brown spots will darken. This typically will last a few hours to several days; if desired, mineral make-up can be applied to cover redness and darkening brown spots. 

There are a few important things to remember when considering IPL:

  • You must avoid sun exposure in the weeks before and after treatment, which means we usually only offer this treatment during the winter months
  • Usually a course of 3-4 treatments is required to achieve the desired result with each treatment spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
  • After treatment, especially for hyperpigmentation, the treated area can look red and after a few days the pigment itself will slough away. You will need to plan your treatments around social, work events.
  • IPL is relatively painless compared to other rejuvenation techniques but local anaesthetic can be applied if required.
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To find out more about how we can help you achieve younger, healthier looking skin, call 09 486 5540. Dr Teresa Cattin is a cosmetic physician in Auckland with over 20 years experience.