News Update Dr Cat - December 2018

Posted on 03/12/2018

News Update Dr Cat - December 2018 name

What an incredible month November was, with so many celebrations!

 

We launched our new Takapuna clinic, and my first book became an Amazon bestseller in not just one, but FIVE categories, within 48 hours of launching! Many of you have been waiting for the release of the paperback version, which is now available here. So many people have commented how easy to read and helpful the book has been, and I’ve heard lots say that it will make the perfect Christmas gift!!

Signing my book at the launch party.

I’m so grateful to our incredible team for the AMAZING night they organised to launch our new Takapuna clinic, and the book. Check out some of the gorgeous photos of our team and guests... The lovely Carly Flynn was an absolutely brilliant MC for the evening, and our beautiful team not only all looked stunning, they had each contributed to the most stunningly gorgeous (and huge!) bunch of flowers I’ve ever seen!


Receiving the biggest bunch of flowers I have ever seen!

It was a very special and emotional night for me... not only does it mean we are back on the North Shore, it was only the 3rd time my mum and dad have been in the same room since they split up over 20 years ago! Not only were they civil to each other, they actually all came out for dinner together after the event... it was one of the most incredible nights I think I’ve had in a very long time!

 

Takapuna is now humming, and we are delighted to have Dr Jenni, nurse Cendrine and our bubbly skin therapist Bhavna with a few available appointments in the busy pre-Xmas season! Make sure you book now to secure your place!

 

It’s been another big travel month for me... I got off the plane from Peru on the 4th November; flew to LA for the night on the 9th November to present an award for the American My Face My Body Awards, which I was honoured to be a judge for; and have just got back from an Allergan Medical Institute ‘Train The Trainer’ meeting in Singapore last week, with other faculty members from around Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It is always an honour to be involved in the world class training that Allergan provides to its trainers - not only does it make us better trainers, I also believe we become much better clinicians! We spent the first day in the Cadaver Labs reviewing facial anatomy related to many of the new injection techniques we are now teaching - it’s always such a privilege to see real anatomy on cadavers, and is so valuable in our knowledge of safe and effective cosmetic injecting, and how to train others to be safe and effective too!

Getting ready to work with cadavers at my training in Singapore.

Presenting the award for "Best Male Makeover" at the My Face My Body awards at the Beverly Wilshire in LA!

I arrived back from Singapore just in time for a wonderful chat with Carly Flynn on Radio Live, about my book, ageing, and what myths there are about Botox still... you can check out our interview at the following link, just scroll down 7 stories.

 

With Carly Flynn at my Radio Live interview.

Then straight into our team Christmas Party at Ostro! We had a wonderful night, and it’s always a great celebration of our amazing team, and what they have achieved this year! It’s been a massive year, and with the new clinic, our team has expanded to 25 people, which is huge growth in a short space of time!!


 


Festive fun with the team at Ostro.

I also want to recognise the efforts of Sustainable Salons providing over 2000 meals for underprivileged people, through the proceeds raised from recycling through Sustainable Salons initiative that we implemented this year. Not only have we reduced the amount of rubbish going to landfill by over 70%, we are able to contribute to our local community at a time when it can be tough for those not financially as fortunate as we are. Thank you so much for your support with the $2 Green Fee you pay at each visit - know that it is having a wonderful impact on our community, as well as our environment!

 

It’s hard to believe that we are in December already!! Where did the year go? We are quickly rolling up to Christmas!!

 

Please remember that we will stop providing any filler appointments after the 21st December, so make sure you call and get your pre-Xmas appointments booked in now (or use our online booking here) - we’d love to see you, and availability often becomes limited as we come into the festive season where everyone wants to look amazing for the holidays!

 

I hope you’ve had a magnificent year (like we have!) and that you have wonderful plans with family and friends for the holiday break. We will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 22nd December, reopening on Monday 7th Jan, to give our beautiful team the opportunity to recharge and refresh for another incredible year ahead in 2019.

 

Sending loads of love and hugs for the holiday season - be safe, have fun, and wear your sunscreen!!

 

Love always,

 

Dr Cat 😻

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