We all age, but are we ageing well?

I am a professional skincare therapist, owner of Louise Gray Skin Care with a background as a former registered nurse. I am obsessed with skin health. It is the correlation between what is happening internally within the body, with what is happening externally, that fascinates me.

We age, that is inevitable, but if we continue to do what we have always done, will we still get the same results?

This has led me on a personal journey, as a skincare therapist, and someone who is ageing. I don’t subscribe to using fillers and injectables in an attempt to cover-up the ageing process.

I have always had an incredible range of products and technologies within the clinic as we specialise in non-invasive anti-ageing treatments, but I personally needed more. People that know me, know that I am a constant researcher, an ingredient junkie who thrives on skin histology. So it got me thinking…

We all regularly visit our doctor, our dentist, and even our optometrist for regular check-ups to ensure optimal health. These appointments all assess our current state of health and then aid us in moving forward in the best condition. So, what about our skin?

Our skin, like our eyes, is continuously changing as we age. So, as glasses that once enabled us to enjoy the pleasures of reading might now need a new prescriptive lens to function optimally, so might the treatment of our skin.

I am truly a believer that you can never replace a therapist’s hands when it comes to treating the skin. But by adding in some of the latest dermal technologies, the results that I have obtained personally are striking!

To begin with — CIT, dermal needling, we consider the ‘holy grail’, re-organising the skin’s structure. This treatment is not a quick fix, the results are long term (just like putting collagen into the bank!). I was looking to re-establish stronger, firmer skin. Now, with the launch of the M-Pen into the clinic (next generation of needling), I am very excited to see the next level of my results.

What else? Hydrodermabrasion is microdermabrasion on steroids. LED light therapy stimulates skin cells to produce ATP, adenosine triphospate (that boosts collagen and nutrient production for younger, healthier and firmer skin). Micro-current‘s dramatic immediate results with tightening and toning of muscles and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

These all sound great, but what do you really need? Pop in and let us create a bespoke programme around what your skin actually needs to obtain the results that you are wanting!



Louise Gray, senior therapist and director of Louise Gray Skin Care. We are proud to be members of the NZARBP. Please make sure when you are visiting your beauty professionals that they are fully qualified and members of the NZARBP.