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Thinking about having a facial or giving one as a gift? Please read why we do the best relaxation facials in the Wairarapa.

Take yourself away on an island escape with the sights and smells of an island retreat!

Unlike busy town salons where a facial is seen a quick fix in/out next one please, there’s your drink at the reception counter- we prefer to make our facials an experience, designed to give you the customer essential time away from life and the rest you deserve.

Our facials all begin in our bright and airy reception with a consultation. Based on your individual requirements and your skin needs, we can design the perfect facial for you to achieve the best results and bright radiant skin.

You will then be shown to our wonderful powder room with the softest carpet! Where you will get changed into a snuggly robe, lock your cell phone away and instantly feel relaxed.

Through to one of our garden suites, overlooking beautiful gardens and snuggle down under a duvet in one of our warm extra comfy beds.

Our experienced and well trained skin therapists will then start your luxurious facial.

Incorporating beautiful products and aromas, relaxing music and soft fluid massage strokes paired with the best products we will do a double cleanse and use hot fragrant towels to remove products. Gentle exfoliation is next to buff and polish dead skin away and followed by a head shoulders neck and face massage, custom mask with a devine hand or foot massage with pure fiji products . We then apply select serums, creams designed to leave your skin naturally hydrated and looking radiant and yourself feeling rejuvenated your senses enlivened. After your therapist has put on your slippers and handed you your robe you will then go through to our spa lounge where you can relax in front of the fire and catch up on magazines while we serve you light refreshments with a choice from tea-pigs – herbal teas from the UK and a 10cc cupcake before you go face the outside world again.

Our point of difference

  • Free off road parking- Don’t have to find a place to park or worry that the meter has run out half way through your facial
  • Set in grounds of a peaceful out of town Manor house so away from the hustle and bustle of the town
  • 5 star customer service
  • Cheery, friendly knowledgeable and well trained team
  • Relaxed environment – from the minute you step out the car and walk through the rose garden you feel relaxed!
  • Three product ranges to choose from dermalogica and Pure Fiji, Juvenate
  • Fine linens and robes
  • Après spa time in the lounge with complimentary refreshments


We are very privileged to be stockists and that we are one of the top 10 salons in NZ and hold platinum status.

Our girls are professionally trained and have all attended the world class training to help you achieve beautiful glowing skin.

With dermalogica training comes touch therapies with emphasis on the most amazing treatment experience while in the hands of our skin therapists. dermaologica doesn’t believe in one facial fits all instead you will be customised a facial to suit your skins needs.

You can choose from

  • Pro 60 – 1 hour of luxurious spa treatment designed around YOUR skin needs and may include ( if appropriate) double cleanse, exfoliant , upper shoulder massage, treatment masque, hand or foot massage, serums, eye care, moisturiser and sunblock. The girls use a variety of methods to achieve not only your complete restfulness but also clear glowing radiant skin
  • Pro 30 – A quick fix for people on regular skin care and time poor! 30 minutes in our clinic room to target specific concerns for instant results.

Pure Fiji

From the tropical Island of Fiji comes an ancient blend of exotic drift nut oils and powerful plant actives meeting with the latest advances in skin care. Feel like you have gone to the islands with this beautiful fragrant nourishing facial to speak to all the 5 senses.

Super Touch Facial 60 minutes. With pure Fijis new skin care range carefully designed to deliver a powerful hydrating boost to the skin and remove unwanted dry dead skin cells to reveal a more youthful glowing & healthy looking skin. Includes a foot scrub to begin your facial journey .


Juvenate Cosmedical Skincare is the new kid on the block but is sweeping the country by storm!

It combines the very best of nature with innovative cosmedical high grade, high strength active ingredients which the skin needs to be healthy. With no parabens, nasty chemicals and using world class award winning ingredients that are all natural and sustainably produced and the best bit …it’s all proudly made here in New Zealand !

Juvenate Advanced Customised facial is a treatment facial with the most superb instant results. Although only 45 minutes you will love the instant natural glow to restore your skins natural radiance and I can guarantee you will ask us why you hadn’t found this product sooner!


Deluxe Dermablading at CHANGES – Need instant results or simply want to feel radiant? Removes peach fuzz!

Gentle sterile and professional, this treatment is the most popular facial in UK and is for people who want that instantaneous healthy glow that want to rid themselves of fine facial vellus hair.

Our deluxe glow facial includes a double cleanse an incredible detoxifying mask and then followed by the gentle procedure. After we have removed all the dead dry skin and peach fuzz we then infuse salon only serums of vitamin c and cover the entire face with a mask from dermalogica leaving radiant glowing skin. We will then finish with a moisturiser and sunblock. 

questions and answers


Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation that utilizes a specialized instrument designed to “scrape” away from the accumulated dead skin cells and fine vellous hair. 
Dermaplaning also removes up to 3 weeks of dull dry skin giving the skin  a more youthful and healthy glow.

What is Demablading?

Demablading is a physical exfoliation that utilizes a specialized instrument designed to “scrape” away from the accumulated dead skin cells and fine vellous hair. 
demablading also removes up to 3 weeks of dull dry Dkin giving the skin  a more youthful and healthy glow.

Who can have this treatment?

Typically clients over 35 are the best candidates.
This treatment is safe during pregnancy & breastfeeding.
Safe for the most sensitive skins.

What Results Can I Expect?

Brighter, softer skin that glows with renewed health.
reduction of vellus hairs over time * according to clinical experience

Will i see results immediately?

Some of the results are immediate.  But most are cumulative, so your skin will continue to
improve each time you come in.

How Long Do Treatments Take? What is involved in the treatment

Dermaplaning treatments take between 30-60 minutes. It starts with a cleanse and light exfoliation to remove makeup. The skin is then dried and the surgical blade  

How Often Should i get this

It is recommended to have a treatment every 6 weeks  to maintain results 
Hairs reduce each time you come in.

Is Dermaplaning Safe?

Dermaplaning is extremely safe when performed by a certified aesthetician, adhering to the safety protocol.

Will the hair grow back thicker?

No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellous hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 6 weeks.
Dermaplaning, waxing, tweezing or threading cannot alter the type of hair grown in any given area.

Is there any downtime after Dermaplaning?

No, that’s one of the benefits. The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus makeup glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish. This is a must-have procedure before an important social event or television appearance.

What Are The Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Immediate improvement in skin tone
Skin will be softer to the touch and smoother in appearance,
Brighter complexion with a more youthful glow,
Active ingredients in skin care product penetrate more deeply improving skin health,
Makeup glides on easily so less is needed to look your best,
Great for all skin types and colors,
Will not aggravate telangiectasia (broken capillaries),
Safe for even the most sensitive skins,
Help reduce blackheads and enlarged pores,
Unlike waxing, can be performed on clients using Retinol,
Minimal risk of post-procedure breakouts,
There is no downtime.

What areas can be treated?

Dermaplaning is performed on the face only

Dermapen 4

not all pens are equal!


​The Dermapen microneedling pen provides an unparalleled response via the fractional delivery of micro needles, creating micro-injuries to the epidermis and dermis.
The first phase begins with the release of the bodies growth factors and the further cascade of new epidermal growth, fibroblast chemotaxis, fibroblast proliferation and matrix production. This proliferation of the body’s tissue continues to release growth factors from fibroblasts, keratinocytes and monocytes.
he second phase of wound healing involves deposition of collagen III, IV and I, elastin, proteoglycans, and GAGs. The last phase results in tissue remodeling where the skins vascular matrix matures and skin tightening. The body’s ability to heal itself is at the heart of this amazing process.

Katie here performing the dermapen 3 treatment – we now have the 4 tho!

not all pens are equal!


Not all needling is the same!! some clinics are charging much less but you dont get so much ! 
Treatment time 1 hour.  This is a fully Aseptic treatment with strict Hygiene requirements- thats why we have been awarded the gold standard 

Dermapen  ™World leading award winning  Dermapen™ is a medical device and is only supplied to authorised clinics and trained practitioners. There are a lot of cheaper copy cat models but only trust the Dermapen!
Genuine Dermapen™ provides advanced micro-medical skin-needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. It is an absolute game changer and the results are unsurpassed!
Please be aware that if you are paying under $300 for a dermapen procedure they are not giving you what we do!

  • Mini facial cleanse exfoliation and after care
  • Sterile procedure dressing packs, sterile gloves
  • Full face and neck treatment- customised to your skin for spectacular results
  • Using safe certified ( but expensive) products to enhance your results
  • Calming soothing mask to reduce redness valued at $25
  • Rich antioxidant cocktail of products to restore skin afterwards
  • The best practice, advice and professionalism all in a beautiful day spa in our newly renovated Medic wing
  • Trained experienced staff who have 

After the age of 28 the body stops producing collagen in the skin unless it’s made to repair itself
Collagen Induction Therapy procedure works by stimulating your body’s fibroblasts to make new collagen.
This process is a slow process with baby collagen forming and then turning into the more stable and stronger collagen I that forms the structure of the skin
This process will take 8 weeks and studies have shown working for up to 2 years providing you follow the after care advice

The dermapen 4 has been designed for Scar Reduction. It works by releasing old fibrotic scar tissue deep within the skin. Scar tissue is what creates visible scars on the skin’s surface. The treatment will repair the skin naturally, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as the new collagen and elastin fibres are formed, softening scars, generating new skin cells and enhancing blood supply. Results can be seen within 6 weeks, and a total of 70-80% improvement of scars.

questions and answers


Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation that utilizes a specialized instrument designed to “scrape” away from the accumulated dead skin cells and fine vellous hair. 
Dermaplaning also removes up to 3 weeks of dull dry skin giving the skin  a more youthful and healthy glow.


It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue & to stimulate skin cells to proliferate.  Unlike rollers that tear the skin as they move access the dermapen enters the skin at 90 degrees and can be adjusted to the region on the face and neck that needs to be targeted. You shouldn’t see a bloodbath over the skin if you do this is counterproductive and the wrong type of collagen will be made and damage to the skin.


The DERMAPEN improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Reduces disfiguring scars & acne scars, stimulates new collagen fibres, improves blood supply and harmonises pigmentation.


1.The skin is cleansed and exfoliated to help reduce the amount of dryness experienced post treatment .
2. Skin is prepped using chlorhexidine to prevent post infections.
3. Hylafuse is applied to the skin and the dermapen glided over the skin in 4 directions, with the needles penetrating the skin at over 1000 times a second! This part only takes a 6 minutes. We treat the face and neck area.
4. We then apply a beautiful cooling mask with copper peptides,  B5, Aloe Vera, Zinc Copper and Iron, Collagen, Willow bark.
5. We then apply Vitamin Rich repair which contains retinyl propionate, vitamin E, squalene, grape seed oil, resveratrol , aloe vera horsetail lady’s mantle and Gylcerine.
6. The skin is then protected with cover recover which is a thermaregulator to calm and sooth. It contains probiotics hyralonic acid, vitamins A,B,C and E. This acts as a second skin and contains silcons which protect from the environment


Yes-Since Dermapen does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers) it is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.


For Collagen Induction Therapy we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 6 to 8 weeks between treatments. For Scar Reduction Therapy an average of 3 to 5 treatments are recommended, with an improvement of 70-80%.


There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.
The procedure is not painful and is over very quickly. With the award winning design the minute vibrations trick the skin in feeling no pain so just feels scratchy.


Since the tiny pricking channels close within one hour, and provided the procedure is done under clinical conditions, post-op infections are very unlikely.


The skin should be treated as a wound for 48 hours while the inflammatory phase of the skin is active. During this time you will feel sunburnt and dry. Redness will fade after this time although neck may be a little tender. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend healing minerals like zinc , peptides or hyaluronic acid after the procedure. Sunscreen must be worn religiously spf30+ and reapplied twice a day especially in the first 8 weeks while the new collagen is being formed.
Failure to wear sunscreen will result in the new collagen being destroyed!


To ensure the right healing environment, for 3 days DO NOT use AHA’s (Glycolic Acid), Retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients.


An Anti-Inflammatory Cleanser to soothe, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, Copper to help heal, Zinc to help heal but also to protect. Extra mositursiers and sunblock ( physical sun block is better.

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