Skin Centre takes the sting out of dermal fillers. Less time, less discomfort, less risk.

Are you risk-averse when it comes to dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try them, but have been held back by thoughts of what might go wrong. If that sounds like you, breathe easy – Skin Centre is the place for you.

By necessity, the field of medicine experiences constant change, and appearance medicine is no exception. Technology and techniques are subject to continuous reinvention, based on extensive medical research seeking to provide better patient outcomes. Skin Centre delivers those outcomes with excellence.

Dermal fillers are a great example of the steady progression. When first introduced at the Skin Centre around 20 years ago, the injectable’s primary ingredient was an animal-derived substance called bovine collagen. Consequently, any patient wanting dermal fillers needed an allergy test before their treatment, to avoid the possibility of a reaction.

The landscape has since changed dramatically, and modern dermal filler products are extremely safe with very few side effects. They’re now made from a natural derivative of hyaluronic acid, which our bodies produce to assist with skin hydration and protection, meaning there’s very little risk involved. Hyaluronic acid is widely used in dermatology; in dermal fillers, it rehydrates skin, restores volume and smooths the surface of your skin, yet retains its natural movement. Unlike Botox, dermal fillers have an extended life of six to 24 months, depending on the area being treated.

As leaders in their field, Skin Centre has no doubts about the safety or delivery of dermal fillers. Their specialist dermatologists are among the world’s best – they make it their business to know. Education and training are a priority for the whole team, including expert nurse injectors Leisa McGill and Clare Rodwell.

Leisa and Clare personify the patient-focused culture at Skin Centre. They understand that you can feel anxious and vulnerable during even minor procedures, so putting patients at ease is one of their strongest skills. Eager to dispel the prevailing myth that you’ll look ‘odd’ after your dermal fillers, Leisa says, “The most common fear is of looking too different or unnatural, but there’s no need to be concerned. The heavily plumped-up look that you see in magazines goes completely against the grain at Skin Centre. We don’t want to see a different you – we aim for a fresh, restored appearance.”

As products evolve, so do techniques. One of Skin Centre’s latest additions is the V2 Injector Gun for V2 Beauty Booster treatments – a step up in the delivery of dermal fillers. In contrast to the traditional single-needle approach, it uses a multi-needle system that can simultaneously inject up to nine needle points. The benefits are unquestionable, injecting to precise depth with accurate dosing every time. What’s more, your body doesn’t perceive the multiple-point sensation as any different to single point; less time, less discomfort.

Skin Centre is the largest, most comprehensive appearance medicine unit in the Bay of Plenty and sets a standard of excellence in dermatological services. Offering dermal fillers, Botox, Fraxel and Iriderm lasers, V2 Beauty Booster plus a full-time beauty therapist, they’ve got all your appearance medicine needs covered.