Lines and wrinkles are an inevitable result of the natural ageing process. They are formed over time due to genetic tendency, skin type and exposure to environmental factors.
Medical-grade skincare and skin treatments can help in minimising and preventing the creation of fine lines and wrinkles along with the expert direction of our fabulous Medical Skin Team.
Your skin journey with us begins with an Initial Skin Consultation. One of our skilled Medical Skin Therapists will assess your skin and devise a treatment plan. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment.
We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent.
Facial wrinkles are caused by a number of factors;
Dynamic lines – these are wrinkles that are caused by contraction of the muscles of facial expression. Repeated compression of the skin along these lines breaks down the collagen fibres which support the skin to form specific lines and wrinkles. Initially, these wrinkles can only be seen when the muscles contract e.g when you smile/frown, however, as the skin gets older, the skin cells become lazier and there are fewer of them, so it becomes more creased and the lines may often appear at rest.
Loss of facial volume – When we are younger, our face is more plump and full, as time passes, this volume is lost around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead. This loss of volume leads to some bagginess of skin and the formation of wrinkles.
Sun damage – UV exposure is the leading cause of premature ageing. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers.
Hormonal changes – Estrogens are anti-inflammatory; they increase hydration and structural integrity, increase collagen production. Decreased levels of female sex hormones during menopause result in thinning and increased wrinkling of the skin, reduced elasticity, firmness and strength. Because of these effects, capillaries are reduced and therefore blood flow, lessening nutrients to the skin.
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.