Dr Gavin Lobo has had an interest in Appearance Medicine since attending the Napier conference in 2005. He has gained extensive experience in injectables, especially using Botulinum A toxin for the treatment of wrinkles.
He was the supervising doctor for the Avana Clinics and then started the successful LaserDerm Clinic in Herne Bay. Dr Lobo now runs and owns The Wellness Clinic Kingsland, together with his wife Amanda who is a Registered Nurse.
Dr Lobo is both a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine. He is currently undertaking the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine in New Zealand to gain Fellowship of the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine.
Is a natural protein and the most effective non-surgical treatment that can dramatically smooth away dynamic facial wrinkles (the ones that appear when you smile, frown or laugh), for example on the forehead (frontalis), around the eyes (crow’s feet) or between your eyebrows (glabellar).
The minimally invasive treatment will take around 10 - 15 minutes and is relatively pain free. Results have been seen in just 2 - 3 days however the peak affect is between 10 - 21 days after treatment.
One treatment temporarily relaxes muscle contractions, wrinkles become smoother and often even disappear altogether. Most people require a treatment every 3 - 4 months in the first 2 years, then every 5-6 months thereafter. If you decide to stop the treatment your wrinkles will return slowly.
Common areas treated:
Glabellar & corrugators
Dermal fillers are a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from six months to two years; for semi-permanent or permanent fillers, the effects can last up to five years, and there are reports of even longer-lasting results.
Don’t confuse dermal fillers with Botulinum A Toxin (Botox®) Although both procedures involve injections, Botox® is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have because they work in different manners, many people elect to get both Botox® and dermal fillers—the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.
Restylane / Emervel range
*prices range from $650 - $750 per 1ml of product
Common areas treated
Dermal fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to facial aging, including:
- Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines).
- Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips.
- Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
- Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
- Making indented scars from acne or chicken pox more even with surrounding skin.
- Increasing volume to fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area, which most often occurs due to fat pads shifting beneath the surface of skin.
Chemical peels also termed chemexfoliation are chemical solutions painted onto the skin to help smooth out the texture of the skin through removing the outer layers of damaged skin cells in a super effective skin exfoliation process.
Chemical peels are a quicker way of exfoliating which involves using a chemical substance.
Chemical peels cause evident changes to occur in the skin thanks to three mechanisms:
1. They stimulate cell turnover by removing dead cells in the corneal layer.
2. They remove damaged and degenerated skin cells, which will be replaced with normal skin cells – the result is particularly evident when treating actinic keratoses and pigmentation abnormalities.
3. They introduce an inflammatory reaction and activate mediators of inflammation (a mechanism which is still not well known) which activate the production of new collagen fibres and glycosaminoglycans, which revitalise the skin.
Chemical peels aim to improve:
- Facial blemishes
- Fine facial wrinkles
- Uneven skin pigmentation
- Skin dryness
At The Wellness Centre we offer Glycolic and Salicylic Acid peels to help improve you completion in a gentle manner with powerful results.
- You will need approximately 4-6 peels for optimum results. Some people will need more and some will need less.
- The number of peels you have to encounter before your skin starts to improve will also depend on the severity of the skin issue you are trying to fix.
20% Glycolic acid peel
A glycolic peel is a light chemical peel that is a remarkable cosmetic option for individuals who seek smoother, youthful, and more radiant skin. The peel uses a mild Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from sugar cane. This non-surgical minimally invasive treatment can improve;
- Fine facial wrinkles
- Uneven pigment
- Skin dryness
20% Salicylic acid peel
Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring organic acid that can help improve the following skin conditions:
- Clogged pores
- Oily, congested skin
- Stretch marks
Salicylic acid peels help promote exfoliation of the skin surface cells, in particular the cells that line the sebaceous ducts.
$35 each or 2 for $60
Frequently Asked Questions
Onset of muscle relaxation can be noticed after 2-4 days. The maximum effect can take up to 2 weeks to notice.
Dermal filler restuls last between 6 – 18 months according to the product used and the depth at which the dermal fillers are placed.
The most common side effects from a treatment with dermal fillers is temporary discomfort. Additional side effects from dermal fillers can include the possible bruising and swelling of the treated area. It is advised that you refrain from exercising immediately before and after a treatment with dermal fillers. It is also advised that you avoid aspirin or anti-inflammatories for two weeks before a dermal fillers are used, to minimise the occurrence of bruising.
Although it is very unusual with temporary dermal fillers to have problems after the first two days, it is rare but still possible to have an allergy to dermal fillers develop. In the unlikely event of residual lumps or an over-correction of a wrinkle fold or lip after a dermal fillers treatment, The Wellness Clinic can use hylase to dissolve quickly the excess dermal filler and correct the problem.
Botox® differs from dermal fillers in that it is injected to reduce muscle movement, which in turn is a means of preventing wrinkles from forming. Where dermal fillers would add volume to firm the face, Botox® Treatments reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the skin.
After the injection, botox® is simply metabolised & broken down into natural byproducts within a few hours.
For more information
Email Mandi Lobo on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Number: 021 061 4415
BOTOX® is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines, crows feet and horizontal forehead lines. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure or if you have concerns or side effects. Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Auckland.