AESTHETIC MEDICINE

You can soften the effects of time and the sun on your face with many nonsurgical cosmetic procedures e.g. mesotherapy, anti-wrinkle injections, enzyme peels & radiofrequency therapy.


Botulinum toxin is a prescription medicine that is injected in small amounts into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in adults. Response is usually seen 2-10 days after the injection. Typically, the muscle action (and wrinkles) will return in 4-5 months. At this point, a repeat treatment will relax the muscle and soften the lines again. Several sessions may be needed to complete the injection series. There is a separate charge for any subsequent treatment.

COSMETIC & MEDICAL TATTOOING

Micropigmentation, also known as cosmetic tattooing provides a safe and natural-looking alternative to your daily makeup routine. This can be accomplished by various tattooing methods that include: microstroking (machine), microblading (hand) or a combination of methods called microfusion. There are various reasons why people would choose to receive cosmetic tattooing. The more common reasons include:

Improving the appearance of thin or absent eyebrows and lashes

Improving the appearance of thin or small lips

Correcting a thin or uneven hairline

Boosting self-esteem and confidence

Providing an alternative solution for those allergies to makeup

Saving you time and money on makeup

Medical tattooing, is an advanced form of cosmetic tattooing. This option facilitate the restoration of appearance after unsightly surgeries, injuries or medical conditions. Firmly established as being part of medical aesthetics, medical tattooing offers a range of treatments that include:

Restoration of the areola after mastectomy

Enhancement of lip symmetry due to a cleft lip

Simulation of hair on the scalp due to alopecia or androgenic baldness

Reduction of the appearance of scars due to trauma and burns

Vitiligo colour restoration

Looking for a qualified cosmetic tattoo practitioner is not an easy task, nor should the decision be taken lightly. Deciding to undergo cosmetic tattooing is a big decision. It is important to know the qualifications of the practitioner or technician, including their educational background, their certifications and their work experience.

KARI

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Master's Degree in Nursing, PGCert in Dermatoscopy & Cosmetic Nurse Injector

Kari is a registered nurse and trained family nurse practitioner with a master's degree in nursing from the University of Iowa, United States. She has been practicing nursing since 2003 and has extensive experience in dermatology, hospice care and emergency medicine. Being dedicated to the care her patients receive, Kari takes the time to personalize visits with an emphasis on education pertaining to the diagnosis and prevention of skin cancer and photo-aging. She maintains her current knowledge and skills by actively participating in continued educational opportunities in addition to collaboration with colleagues and Dr Louw. Her professional memberships include: Nursing Council of New Zealand, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.

MONIQUE

Cosmetic & Medical Tattoo Practitioner, Certified Laser Technician , Skin Care Therapist

Monique is a qualified cosmetic & medical tattoo practitioner, beauty technician, volunteer paramedic and a certified laser technician. She is a member of good standing with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Other professional memberships include the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) and International Alliance of Holistic Therapists. Monique has a passion for detail, design and decorating. She embraces change and is always looking for a new challenge. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cake decorating and outdoor activities.