How it started
CosMedic Clinic opened in August 2017, and is located at 64 Arena Avenue, Invercargill.
I offer both Appearance Medicine and skin care treatments. Injectable treatments include Botox, Dermal fillers and lip fillers. Skin treatments include skin assessement consultations and recommendations using our top of the line skin care products PCA, Aspect Dr, Skin Medica and Cosmedix, and medi skin treatments including peels, masks, and epi-dermal levelling or blading. I will aslo be introducing the dermafraq very soon. This is a micro needling system that delivers different serums into the skin based on your skin concerns. Serums delivered include Hyaluronic Acid, Rejuvenating serums with peptides, brightening serums and serums that target acne. More about this coming soon.
I obtained my bachelor of nursing degree in 2001 from Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill. Initially I worked in various wards in hospital settings, before changing to community based nursing jobs. I joined Skin Institute Queenstown in 2012 where I worked as practice nurse, surgical nurse and appearance medicine nurse, and in 2013 I relocated to the Invercargill branch to run the new Invercargill clinic for then next five years. With more than six years experience in appearance medicine I decided to open my own business. Dr Henryk Poczwa, owner of Vein and Skin Clinic Wellington and member of the New Zealand Society of Cosmedic WhoMedicine provides oversight to me, and I am associated with the board having attended conferences regularly over the years.
As well as regularly attending conferences, I have also attended numerous other training sessions throughout my career in appearance medicine and continue to do so, as feel it is extremely important in this industry to keep updated in the latest treatment guidelines for both best results and safety of my clients. I also hold a level 5 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate.
I am passionate about appearance medicine with particular emphasis on achieving a natural fresh look for my clients by enhancing what they already have. Clients can sometimes have misconceptions in relation to procedures in appearance medicine and this can easily be overcome by consultation and education. I believe that individual facial assessment and listening to my client’s needs is a crucial part to achieving the best possible results, and am a strong believer in maintenance through good skin care and follow up.