Beauty destination: The Face Place MedSpa, Britomart

The Face Place - and its inspiring founder, Dr. Catherine Stone - was one of the first beauty destinations in New Zealand to talk publically about the likes of botox, fillers and peels, giving non-invasive cosmetic procedures a profile here like never before. They took the stigma out of using needles and machines to keep the signs of ageing to a minimum, and their extensive client list is testament to how good they are at what they do.
That aforementioned stigma has disappeared to the point where they have recently taken their Auckland CBD clinic from a second floor position above Vulcan Lane to a storefront spot of sorts in the ‘beauty hub’ at the Britomart Precinct, in a beautiful new space that opened in April.
The incredibly knowledgeable - and very fun - Catherine and her team are recognised as industry innovators in this country (and abroad), with Catherine starting The Face Place in 2001 as Australasia’s first specialised Botox clinic, then creating a team of leading cosmetic experts to launch The Face Place MedSpa as NZ’s first medical spa in 2004.  
“When we first moved to Vulcan Lane, cosmetic treatments were highly discrete and very ‘hush-hush’, so our premises were hidden away on the second level, to offer the highest levels of confidentiality,” says Catherine. “You only knew where to find us if you had a referral, or were a client.”
 “Treatments such as Botox are now much more socially accepted, so we’re delighted to stand proud for the industry, and send the clear message that ‘this is normal’. We do have options available for those who still prefer discretion, however the demand for this is becoming less and less.” 
The team of doctors, nurses and dermal therapists at The Face Place MedSpa are right wonders, and every time I have been there to see a procedure in action or to try something new, the experience has been top notch. Some of their latest innovations include the likes of adding the PRP (Platelet with Plasma) process to many of their treatments, which uses the healing power of your own platelets to facilitate repair of the tissues treated. The team have combined PRP with the use an e-dermastamp machine and the results are apparently extraordinary - so if you’re in the market for serious ant-ageing then give them a call an ask for ‘Renewed Radiance’ ASAP!
They also do a great line in high performance peels and facials using lines like Osmosis and Aspect Dr., so are definitely a one-stop-shop if you’re wanting to see some serious change in your skin.
The new Face Place MedSpa is at 50 Customs Street East, Auckland Central, ph 09 358 5860 or visit


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