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Advanced skincare


Advanced skincare



Dermapen treatments designed to create a safe healing response within the body to ignite natural collagen and elastin production from within the skin, without harsh side effects and downtime, along with repairing the surface layers to result in healthier skin; looking brighter, tighter, more even toned, refined pores and reduced wrinkles.


Your skin has a self-rejuvenating function that is capable of significantly reducing blemishes caused by acne, trauma, pigmentation and a range of other ailments. Micro-needling activates this process by causing tiny punctures across the treated area. As your skin heals, it produces collagen which forms a new layer of fresh tissue, creating a more youthful appearance on the surface and fighting antibodies beneath.

The amount of micro needling treatments you need generally depends on which skin area you want to treat, and what you want to achieve. Basic skin conditions such as pigmentation and fine lines may only need three or four treatments to see results.

If you want to treat extreme sun damage, deep wrinkles or scars, you may need six skin needling treatments for optimal results. The skin treatments usually are spaced between 4 and 8 weeks apart.

Get in touch with us to arrange a consultation to discuss how this gentle, non-invasive skin tightening treatment can benefit you.


– Problematic Skin
– Scarring
– Seborrheic
– Keratosis
– Stretch Marks
– Vitiligo
– Acne and Acne Scarring
– Ageing/Sun Damage
– Ice Pick Scarring
– Leg Veins
– Melasma/Pigmentation


Dermapen face and neck

(1 hour)

Dermapen decollete (add on)

(30 mins)

Dermapen hands

(30 mins)

Dermapen consultation

(20 mins)


Specialty Body Treatment Services

Introduction to Dermapen

Buy 1 Dermapen Face treatment and receive a complementary Enzyme facial one week after.

45 mins


Advanced treatment pack

Buy 5 Dermapen Full Face treatments and receive the 6th FREE.

30 mins


Starter pack

Buy 3 get 1 half price

30 mins



Dermaplaning is a procedure that exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dirt and vellus hair, better known as “peach fuzz, resulting in the skin’s surface looking smoother. The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as.

35 mins


Dermaplanning & IPL facial skin rejuvenation combo

Includes Dermaplaning and IPL Skin Rejuvenation.

1 hour, 15 mins



Le Plaisir is proud to provide High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), a non-invasive skin tightening treatment. HIFU is one of the newest technological advances in appearance medicine. This sought-after technology uses powerful ultrasound beams to create heat below the skin’s surface, safely stimulating natural collagen production to leave you looking and feeling rejuvenated. It’s a safe and effective method for non-surgical facelifts and body contouring, and many clients will only need one treatment.

HIFU treatment is FDA-approved for skin tightening, and all treatments are delivered by our fully-trained staff.


Focused ultrasound energy is directed at the dermis (the layer directly below the skin surface), protecting the top layer of skin. This heats the tissue and causes minor damage to the dermal cells, prompting the skin to start the regeneration process. As the skin regenerates, collagen production is boosted – which leads to firmer, tighter skin. Collagen growth continues over the next three months as the skin regenerates.

HIFU is a perfect skin tightening treatment for minimising wrinkles, and offers a wonderful non-surgical facelift without loss of facial expression.

30 minute consultation is required before treatment. 


Full face
Lower face
Full neck
Neck - add on

LED Light Therapy

LED Light Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that uses coloured light to stimulate the skin and promote cellular activity. Le Plaisir’s LED system produces five different wavelengths of light, allowing us to offer a broad range of therapeutic options.

Light therapy treatments are pain-free and deliver effective, clinically proven results. LED therapy is safe for all skin types, and has significant results with reactive and sensitive skin. The procedures are quick and simple – with no pain, redness, or irritation – and provide wonderful long-term benefits.


Our LED Light Therapy equipment produces specific wavelengths of light, each a different colour. During treatment spectrally pure coloured light is directed at the skin, triggering activity at the cellular level. Different colours of light produce different results beneath the skin’s surface, allowing us to offer a broad range of treatments using one sophisticated machine.

Most LED Light Therapy systems currently used in New Zealand can produce two colours of light. Our advanced equipment allows us to produce six (blue, red, yellow, green, pink and near-infrared light), greatly increasing the number of ways our LED Light Therapy skincare treatment can help.

Contact us to arrange a consultation on how LED Light Therapy can help you.

LED light therapy skin tightening treatment at Le Plaisir, Kaiapoi


– Skin rejuvenation
– Acne
– Anti-allergy
– Skin toning
– Pigment reduction
– Improving oily skin
– Caring for sensitive skin
– Wound healing/injury
– Pain relief
– Mood disorders


LED light therapy

(30 mins)

LED light therapy (add on)

(15 mins – add on to any other service or treatment)

3x LED light therapy

(3x 30 min treatments package)

6 + 1 LED treatment

(Buy 6x 30 min treatments and get the 7th FREE)


IPL treatment

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a well-known, clinically proven method of permanent hair reduction and hair removal. We have updated our IPL equipment at Le Plaisir to ensure we can offer our clients the most advanced technology and superior results.

Our new Eclipse 1200 Plus IPL/SHR machine, designed and manufactured in New Zealand, is perfect for safe, effective hair removal. SHR (Super Hair Removal) is a breakthrough technology that improves on the results of a traditional IPL machine while providing better protection for your skin.

In addition to hair removal, IPL/SHR treatment can help to treat skin conditions with collagen such as acne, pigmentation and rosacea – and can even reduce visible wrinkles, due to its collagen-boosting effects.


IPL treatment works by delivering a targeted pulse of light at the hair follicles under the skin, damaging the follicle and preventing hair regrowth. Super Hair Removal combines conventional IPL with new laser technology, making it easier to achieve beautiful results on darker skin tones and stubborn areas of hair growth.

Our SHR equipment gives your skin better protection than a standard IPL system, allowing for practically painless treatment. The equipment has an inbuilt cooling system to protect the skin surface, and our ‘In-Motion’ technique ensures full coverage of the treatment area.

If you’re considering IPL, or if traditional IPL hasn’t been suitable for you, ask us about a consultation to see if IPL/SHR is the right solution.

Hair removal equipment Eclipse at Le Plaisir beauty clinic, Canterbury, New Zealand


The system can be used for the improvement of mild to moderate inflammatory acne. This range targets a type of bacteria that colonize inside the sebaceous gland and clog it. A photo-chemical reaction induced by the module’s light, induces the photo excitation process and the destruction of the bacteria.

Light absorbed by melanin is transformed into heat energy. This process causes the breakdown of pigment molecules and is cleaned and by phagocytes and are also shed of by the normal process skin renewal. Transient erythema and darkening of pigment molecules can be expected.

The light absorbed by haemoglobin is converted to heat thereby effectively cauterising the walls of capillaries.

Collagen effectively absorbs the 510/560 nm-1200 nm spectrum of light. This results selective thermolysis of collagen resulting in heating and contraction of collagen bundles. The retraction of collagen bundles makes this process effective in the management of fine superficial wrinkles.


What will you feel during treatment?

Treatment with SHR is practically painless, compared to treatment with conventional IPL devices. The sweeping technique of moving the applicator repeatedly over the treatment area gives full coverage while the MAX cooling system cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and allowing for virtually pain-free, yet highly effective hair removal.

How are different hair and skin colours affected?

Although light skin with dark hair responds most favourably to the treatments, SHR-technology also enables the successful treatment of dark skin, removing achromous fine hairs.

How long should the intervals between treatments be?

The hair growth cycle and the interval between treatments should correspond, requiring spacing of approximately 3-4 weeks.

Precautions to be taken before the treatment

At least 1 week before the first treatment, intense sun exposure or solarium visits should be avoided.

Allow the hair to grow for 4 weeks and shave the day before your scheduled treatment.

If you are currently on the medication Ro-Accutane or similar or have been in the past 6 months, please let us know before each treatment session. This medication can make your skin more susceptible to damage from the treatment.

Precautions to be taken after the treatment

After your treatment, the area is cleansed and you can return to your normal activities immediately. Slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to sunburn, may occur in some patients. These effects typically last no more than 24 hours.

The skin’s natural protection is somewhat weakened after this intense light treatment. Therefore a high level of UV protection (30-50) in the form of suntan lotion should be applied for about 1 week.

After 1-5 weeks hair will fall out. Shaving is possible any time but hair should not be plucked.

Keep the area clean. Wash gently with tepid water. Avoid the use of any possible skin irritant on the face such as the stimulant creams (Retin-A, Retinova, Glycolic Cream), Benzoyl perioxide or astringents. If the area appears red or shows any signs of tenderness, apply a soothing cream. If you experience any persistent irritation or notice weeping, broken skin, blistering or pigmentation changes following the treatment please get in touch with us.


IPL - Face

IPL/SHR – Consultation
(30 mins – Redeemable off first IPL session. Packages available and will be discussed at initial consult)
IPL/SHR – Lip & chin
(10 mins)
IPL/SHR – Chin
(15 mins)
IPL/SHR – Upper lip
(10 mins)
IPL/SHR – Between eyebrow
(15 mins)
IPL/SHR – Cheeks
(25 mins – Both cheeks)
IPL/SHR – Sides of face
(15 mins – Side burns)

IPL - Body

IPL/SHR – Upper Arm
(30 mins – Wrist to elbow, both arms)
IPL/SHR – Lower arm
(30 mins)
IPL/SHR – Full Arm
(45 mins – From wrist to shoulder tip both arms)
IPL/SHR – Underarms
(20 mins – Single session both underarms)
IPL/SHR – Bikini
(15 mins – Area covered is to edge of underwear)
IPL/SHR – Extended bikini
(30 mins – Covers a bigger area than bikini)
IPL/SHR – Brazilian
(30 mins – Full brazilian)
IPL/SHR – Legs upper full
(30 mins – From ankle to knee includes knee both legs)
IPL/SHR – Legs lower full
(1 hour, 30 mins – This is hair reduction for the full legs, single session)
IPL/SHR – Feet & toes
(10 mins – Top of feet and toes)
IPL – Hands
(20 mins – Top and fingers)

IPL Skin treatments:

Rejuvenation, pigmentation, vascular, acne

IPL – Skin rejuvenation – Full face
(45 mins – Covers full face to below jaw line)
IPL – Skin rejuvenation – Half face
(30 mins)
IPL – Skin rejuvenation – Hands (both)
(30 mins – Covers both hands to the wrist line and fingers)
IPL – Skin rejuvenation – Surrounding lip
(30 mins)
IPL – Pigmentation – Forehead
(30 mins)
IPL – Pigmentation – Nose & lower face
(30 mins)
IPL – Pigmentation – Full face
(45 mins)
IPL – Pigmentation – Hands
(30 mins)
IPL – Pigmentation – Spot treatment
(15 mins – $20 per spot)
IPL – Red vein treatment
(30 mins – Please book consultation first)



(30 mins)

Top of shoulders

(30 mins)

Front or back of neck

(15 mins)

Full back 

(1 hour 30 mins)


(30 mins)

Full arm

(35 mins)

Lower arm

(30 mins)

Full leg

(45 mins)

Half leg

(30 mins)

Full front (chest & abdomen)

(45 mins)


(30 mins)



Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal that has been in use for over a century. Electrolysis is the only option available to permanently remove unwanted, stubborn grey, blond or red hair.


Electrolysis works by using an electric current to destroy the hair follicle’s ability to grow hair. This is achieved through a probe (a thin, sterile needle) being inserted into each hair follicle individually. The electric current is delivered through the probe, which creates heat and chemical reactions in the follicle. These reactions damage the follicle and inhibit further hair growth and supports facial hair removal.

Pricing: 15min $30, 30min $60 

Le Plaisir electrolysis skin treatment service in Kaiapoi, New Zealand


  • Electrolysis is a precise process and can be time-consuming, as each hair follicle needs to be treated individually.
  • The electrologist will insert a fine probe into the hair follicle and then apply the electrical current.
  • The treated hair is then typically removed with tweezers.
  • The number of sessions required for permanent hair removal varies from person to person. It depends on factors such as the size of the area being treated, hair thickness, colour, and hair growth cycle.
  • Multiple sessions are usually needed to target all hair follicles, and sessions are typically scheduled several weeks apart.

Electrolysis can be uncomfortable, as it involves inserting a probe into each follicle. However, most people tolerate the procedure well.

Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method. Once a hair follicle is successfully treated, it will not grow hair again. However, it may require maintenance sessions to address any new hair growth or regrowth from previously untreated follicles.


Cancellation policy

Le Plaisir values your time and understands that sometimes unforeseen circumstances may require you to reschedule or cancel your appointment. To ensure the best possible service for all our clients, please read our full cancellation policy.