Our story starts back in 2000 with Dr Cat: a curious young doctor who was training toward becoming a surgeon in plastic and reconstruction surgery. She remembers being horrified when asked by a friend at a dinner party to “do his Botox for him”. She had used Botox to help children with cerebral palsy walk but had never thought to put it into someone’s face.
Dr Cat dives headfirst into extensive overseas research and secures an opportunity to get trained by the pioneers of cosmetic Botox, the Carruthers.
In 2001, she goes all in and sells her beloved Jeep Cherokee for $13,500 and sets up a clinic, becoming the first in Australasia to specialise exclusively in Botox. She runs everything; the marketing, the booking, the accounting and the injecting. In 2002 Dr Cat is hand picked to be a part of the official launch of Botox into the NZ market.
We become New Zealand's first medical spa, gathering a team of NZ’s top non-surgical Cosmedicine experts (doctors, nurses and skin therapists). We stand out because we care deeply about breaking industry stigmas to help people experience meaningful moments.
The series is a springboard to a myriad of opportunity and success. The show helping show that these treatments are actually about the huge internal impact and that they’re accessible to all – not just the rich and famous. People begin traveling from around the world to be treated at The Face Place (no, really!)
Pictured above is Treena, our longest standing team member who has been with us for 18 years.
Sadly, during the GFC, Dr Cat makes one of the hardest decisions in her time in business. The beautifully-made Albany clinic closes its doors after 5 brilliant years.
In 2013 Dr Cat starts travelling to London regularly to work at the world-renowned Phi Clinic in Harley Street, working alongside some of the world’s top injectors. She shares her knowledge with everyone and sets the bar high, not only for TFP, but the industry as a whole.
Once again, a custom built clinic is created and we begin to experience exponential success. People travel from all over the world to visit the Britomart Clinic, and the injectable and skin team grow to occupy all 6 rooms. The 'TFP family' now comprises of 20 incredible humans all at the top of their game.
We invest heavily in our team, sending them to the top conferences all across Australasia. Our team develop their own bespoke style and are coined ‘artists in natural Cosmedicine’ because of their fine skill to co-create - with our clients - a holistic, unique treatment plan that honours who they really are.
We also take a unique stance in the industry where we reject sales targets and commissions, and instead build a team who feel comfortable to say “No” if it’s not going to give a natural-looking outcome that’s alive with expression and facial harmony.
This purpose built clinic takes off and become home to our training workshops and academy. Our team work across both Takapuna and Britomart, delivering the ultimate experience in non-surgical cosmedicine.
Unlike many clinics in the medical/health and beauty space, not a single clinician (that includes our doctors, nurses and medical skin therapists) on our team have financial KPIs or revenue targets, and NONE of them work on commission. We made this decision since day dot as it means we don’t compromise on our service or recommend treatments that we don’t genuinely believe our clients could benefit from. We choose to focus on creating exceptional experiences for all our clients so they are with us for a lifetime.
We also suggest parking on Northcroft Street or Anzac Street using AT Pay & Display.
Anzac Street Carpark offers Pay & Display parking as well as monthly parking leases with casual parking from $1.
First 2 hours – $1 per hour
Hours thereafter – $2 per hour
Monday – Saturday 6pm – 8am No Charge
Sunday and Public Holidays- No Charge
Motorcycle and Mobility parking P180 – No Charge
The Central Valet drop-off point is located on the corner of Gore and Tyler Streets, opposite Takutai Square. Drive in via the entrance on Gore Street, where you’ll be greeted by a friendly valet concierge. Just leave your engine running, take your ticket and off you go. Cars dropped here will be valet parked for you at Britomart Car Park. You can retrieve your car at any time by taking your valet ticket to Britomart Car Park Reception on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane.
Valet parking is $20* for two hours (includes parking charges) $5 each additional half-hour to a daily maximum of $45 (to midnight). You just drop off your car and pick up a ticket, without the hassle of finding a parking space. It is available from 10am-8pm.