We are a nurse-led clinic with Dr oversight, and your safety is of our utmost importance. If you are having any injectable procedure or want to learn about the different treatment options available, we will do an in-depth consultation to check your medical history, educate and provide all relevant information for you to make an informed decision before engaging in any procedures. This is very important for your treatment outcome and safety.
All new patients are required to have a cosmetic consultation. We do not offer shortened consultations to our new patients as we do not believe this allows enough time to undertake a facial assessment and cover the information necessary for you to make an informed decision and give the best possible outcome.
During a cosmetic consultation, we will do a total face assessment and look at your face from all angles to develop a treatment plan for the best aesthetic outcome. You will be educated on the changes that occur with aging, and we will discuss different treatment options available, and their potential benefits and risks, alleviating any concerns around perceptions, expectations, costs, and results. The treatment plan is based on a holistic view of you as an individual as no two faces are the same.
It’s easy to focus on the facial features we are not happy with, but we need to view each face holistically when considering treatments. When we are presented with before and after photos that focus on an isolated area or look closely at ourselves, we are not seeing the full picture. A good tip is to look at your face from one metre back as this is how others see us. The key to retaining a fresh natural look is to create balance and harmony across the whole face, and if we feel a treatment is not in your best interests, we will always be transparent about this.
Future treatment plans are discussed in consultation with you and suggested based on the ongoing aging process throughout your treatment journey with us. You will get the opportunity to have any concerns and questions you may have addressed during your consultation and at subsequent appointments and we allow extra time at appointments for our patients for this reason. You will not be rushed in and out the door. There is also an option for a free shortened consultation for existing patients should they wish to discuss any of the other treatments offered or have skincare prescribed.
All patients are recommended to have a follow-up after injectable treatments. We recommend a 2 week follow-up after your initial Botox/Xeomin treatment and after any new area is treated and a 4 week follow-up after all dermal filler and Profhilo treatments. This is a good time to check your results and plan your next treatment and allows evaluation to assist us in planning subsequent treatments. We will also take after photos for comparison at this time.
At the follow-up from your Botox/Xeomin treatment, we will only inject further units if it is a low dose and if necessary for the treatment result. There may be a charge for subsequent units. We then do not recommend further treatment for 3 months from the date of your initial treatment due to the possibility of developing resistance to treatment.
We are contactable after hours for any emergencies.
Our consultations take a full hour and are charged at $75 or $100 if you book for Botox/Xeomin treatment on the same day (our most popular and requested treatment). This fee is redeemable against your treatment should you proceed within 2 months of the consultation or can be redeemed for skincare products on the day.
AGING PROCESS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS
As we age, our skin loses some of its elasticity and doesn’t spring back as easily when we make facial expressions. This loss of bounce combined with the repeated muscular action required, for example, to smile, squint, cry, and frown cause wrinkles and folds to become more permanent. Over time, the shape and contour of the face changes. Facial volume gradually changes with loss of bone density and changes to the distribution of the fat pads. The skin becomes thinner, making the effects of gravity more apparent.
Aging can be attributed to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process determined by your genetics. Extrinsic aging is influenced by external environmental factors including pollution and UV exposure, smoking and poor nutrition.
Below is an overview of options we have available to help slow down and protect our skin from the visible signs of aging. For a more detailed description and FAQ’s please click on the links or look at treatments on the home menu.
Botox® and Xeomin®
Anti-wrinkle injectable treatments such as Botox and Xeomin are used to reduce muscle contraction and smooth out the overlying skin, softening lines, and wrinkles, and preventing the formation of deeper lines. We aim for a natural look, not a 'frozen' face look.
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Dermal fillers can be used to replace the moisture or (hyaluronic acid) and to restore volume to areas where facial volume loss has become apparent. We also use it to contour and balance the face and help create a more refreshed and rested appearance, to fill wrinkles and folds and to plump lips.
Profhilo is our bio-remodelling injectable and is used for mild skin laxity and deep hydration while working to stimulate activity of the collagen and elastin-producing cells and preserve fat cells in the face. This doesn’t volumise like dermal filler and requires regular maintenance treatments.
Our go-to for evening skin tone and reducing veins/broken capillaries and redness commonly seen in those with rosacea. It is very effective in reducing pigmentation and age spots in sun-damaged skin and is a great skin rejuvenation treatment. We also use IPL for hair removal.
Tixel® Skin Resurfacing
Our Tixel skin resurfacing device is a very effective and relatively safe treatment with low pain and minimal downtime compared to other devices. It is good for use around the delicate eye area and can be used to treat the face, neck, decolletage and abdomen. It uses thermal mechanical ablation (TMA) to build collagen and elastin in the skin, smoothing out lines and wrinkles, reducing the appearance of pores and improving skin texture. Tixel can also improve acne and the appearance of scarring and stretchmarks.
DermaFrac is one of our lower-risk treatment options and is suitable for most skin types.
It is a low downtime preventative procedure that uses tiny needles to promote collagen and infuse products such as hyaluronic acid, skin-firming peptides, lactic and salicylic acid, and pigment inhibitors into the skin. DermaFrac treatment can target many skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, and uneven skin texture.
Medical Grade Skincare
Medical grade skincare can amplify the results of your in-clinic treatments and aid in recovery post-treatment as well as improve skin quality, evenness, luminosity and help with the appearance of fine lines. Our skincare is prescribed specifically for your skin concerns.
Protecting your face from the sun is the best thing you can do to prevent premature aging and is a requirement if you are having any energy-based treatments. We cannot stress enough the importance of using sunscreen daily, year-round. UV light damages the DNA in our skin and can lead to skin cancer and cause premature aging.
Omnilux® LED Contour Masks
We are stockists of the award-winning Omnilux LED contour masks.
These masks are FDA-cleared, dermatologist-recommended, LED light therapy devices you can use in the comfort of your own home. They work to stimulate the body's own, natural healing process, creating new collagen and elastin while also reducing the appearance of pigmentation, redness, and sun damage for rejuvenated, plumper skin.
Like our skincare, these masks can really enhance your in-clinic treatments.
We value confidentiality and this is very important to our clients. Our space is set up with this in mind and is very private. We gain informed consent before performing any treatment and all our patient photographs that are viewable to the public are used with the consent of the patient. You have the right to withdraw the use of your photographs at any time.
We also offer our patients the option to prepay to our bank account. If prepaying, please use your name as a reference. You must already be a patient of ours and of discussed the treatment you wish to prepay with us to use this service. If you have prepaid and no longer wish to continue with treatments, you can either keep this as a credit for future use on any of our products or services, or you can have a refund. There is a $50 admin fee to have the credit refunded back to your account.
You can purchase vouchers via our online shopping page. When booking an initial appointment online, vouchers are not accepted, and you must make the payment online but they can be redeemed in the clinic towards your treatment or on products. If booking through us the initial booking fee must be made as a bill payment to our bank account. Returning patients are not charged a booking fee.
Bookings can be made by going to the book now or visiting our FB or Instagram pages. We support online bookings.
Patients can also book by texting or phoning the clinic on 027 3876 393, filling in the contact form below or emailing us at email@example.com
If contacting us by phone or email, please be aware reception is not always covered and we are often busy with patients but will endeavour to get back to you at our earliest convenience.
Cancellations and No-shows
We ask for at least 48 hours’ notice for any cancellations. The more notice we are given the more chance we have of filling that appointment space so please be mindful of our time.
Cancellations outside of this time may be charged a fee depending on individual circumstances and no-shows will be charged a fee.
We try and accommodate our patients to the best of our ability and if you have paid a booking fee and notice has been given, we can reschedule your appointment and hold the deposit. If you do not pay your late fees, you will be unable to book with us in future.
Contact CosMedic Clinic
81B Don Street, Invercargill
027 387 6393
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Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines , horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. (contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units) Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
Xeomin® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 units of incobotulinum Type A, purified Botulinum toxin type A complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead, lateral periorbital lines and horizontal forehead lines in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: people receiving blood thinning medicines, care at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. Treatment last for up to 4 months. You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the NZ distributor: Merz, Sydney. Distributed by Healthcare Logistics, Auckland
Profhilo®, containing low & high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, is a Class III medical device for the treatment of the face and body for contours redefinition and laxity remodelling where skin laxity is a problem. Profhilo has risks and benefits. Do not use with treatments such a laser resurfacing or medium deep skin-peeling. Caution in people on blood thinning medicines. Do not inject into inflamed areas or intravenously or intramuscularly. Possible side effects: pain and swelling at injection site. Accelagen Pty. Ltd. Whanganui.