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Enhance your beauty
591 Springs Road, Prebbleton • Phone: 349 5805
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.enhancebeautytherapy.co.nz
• Facial Treatments
• Enhancing Eye
• Nail Treatments
• Spray Tanning
• Make Up
• Body Treatments
• Far Infrared Sauna Facility
• Spa Packages
Come in and experience the ambience.
Pamper yourself in our luxury premises
with our professional friendly staff.
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Prebbleton Village | Ph: 3495-646
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to look after all your hair needs. Four fully qualified stylists
with a great support team. A full range of hairdressing
services including wedding and formal hair.
73 High Street, Leeston • Ph. 03 324 3177
Tuesday & Thursday late nights, 9am - 8pm
Wednesday & Friday, 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm, Closed Sunday & Monday
Book ahead to freshen your look for the winter months.
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Many treatments available
if spider veins creep up
Not in vein:There is a variety of treatments for visible veins, and ways in which
you can prevent existing ones getting worse.
You may decide that spider veins,
which are those little red and purple
veins on your legs, are becoming
unsightly and it is time to do
something about them.
Your first port of call is your
doctor, so that you get the best
advice on what to do.
Spider veins are sometimes
caused by varicose veins that aren't
visible on the skin as bulging
varicose veins. Varicose veins are
veins that have become enlarged
and tortuous. The term commonly
refers to the veins in the leg,
although varicose veins can
Veins have leaflet valves to
prevent blood from flowing
backwards. Leg muscles pump the
veins to return blood to the heart,
against the effects of gravity. When
veins become varicose, the leaflets
of the valves no longer meet
properly and the valves do not work.
This allows blood to flow backwards
and they enlarge even more.
Varicose veins are most common
in the superficial veins of the legs,
which are subject to high pressure
when standing. Besides being a
cosmetic problem, they can be
painful, especially when standing,
but life-threatening complications
A warning sign you might have
underlying varicose veins is spider
veins on the inside of the ankle or
thigh. A special vein ultrasound scan
will show any invisible varicose
veins. These have to be treated
before the spider veins can be taken
Non-surgical treatments include
sclerotherapy, elastic stockings,
elevating the legs, and exercise. The
traditional surgical treatment has
been vein stripping to remove the
affected veins. Newer, less invasive
treatments that seal the main
leaking vein are available.
Alternative techniques, such as
ablation and endovenous laser
treatment, are available as well.
Sclerotherapy involves injections
of a special solution into each vein,
closing them down. For a small
percentage of people, laser or
intense pulsed light can work, but
only for really fine red veins on the
feet and ankles. Injections
apparently work best for most
people. As needles are usually
involved, it can be a little
uncomfortable, but the needles are
very tiny, so it won't be that bad.
Surgery is also an option, but is
used less often these days as it hurts
more afterwards and you need a
Women tend to suffer more from
varicose veins than men. If you are
considering treatment that requires
wearing compression hosiery for a
week or two after treatment, then
winter is a good time.
The hosiery is nice and cosy, and
fits easily with winter outfits. It's
also good to hide your legs away
until they're all healed up, as it can
take weeks for the bruising and
marks to fade away completely after
Remember, though -- your health
professional is the first person you
should talk to.
While you can't prevent varicose
veins from forming, you can prevent
the ones you have from getting
worse. Avoid standing or sitting for
long periods without taking a break.
When sitting, avoid crossing your
legs. Keep your legs raised when
sitting, resting, or sleeping. When
you can, raise your legs above the
level of your heart.
Do physical activity to get your
legs moving and improve muscle
tone. This helps blood move
through your veins.
If you're overweight, try to lose a
bit. This will improve blood flow and
ease the pressure on your veins.
Avoid wearing tight clothes,
especially those that are tight
around your waist, groin and legs.
skin creams, do
There seem to be thousands of
creams, moisturisers, lotions,
exfoliators and cleansers available,
and you can spend hundreds of
dollars on luxury items, but many
inexpensive brands work just as well
because they contain many of the
Bar Soaps and Liquid Cleansers
Most bar soaps are too harsh to
use on your face. Liquid facial
cleansers or foaming products are
less harsh and some even moisturise
your face as they clean. Look for
moisturising soaps with glycerin and
The skin on your face is constantly
exposed to air and pollutants that
rob skin of moisture.
Moisturisers with emollients and
humectants hydrate the skin
without a greasy effect. Humectants
help retain moisture, while
emollients help soften and soothe
Exfoliating Scrubs and Lotions
Ingredients in moisturisers and
serums must get through the skin's
outermost layer to work effectively.
Using an exfoliator twice a week will
help slough off dead skin cells,
allowing creams to penetrate.
Many creams contain
antioxidants, which help prevent
free radicals from damaging cells.
Some of the creams claim to
diminish wrinkles, sallowness and
other signs of sun damage.
About 80 per cent of visible skin
changes attributed to ageing are
caused by exposure to ultraviolet
light. Preventing sun damage is the
single most important thing you can
do for your face.
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