Medicine in the Mirror

Dr K

Are you tired of looking at yourself in the mirror and thinking, that's not me? What’s happened to me ...

I don’t look anything like my reflection! Where has my sparkle gone?

All Episodes

With summer in full swing, it’s more important than ever to have sun safety top of mind and it's when most of you  remember to reach for sunscreen.  Why do we need to use sunscreen in the first place? Did you know that 10 Kiwis are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour  due to UV exposure and that >90% of premature ageing is due to sun exposure. This is so easily preventable with the correct use of sunscreen. When scrolling online or scanning the supermarket aisle, there’s no question that choosing  a sunscreen  can be  pretty confusing. Reading a sunscreen label shouldn’t feel like you are deciphering The Da Vinci Code. I guess if you’re like most people you just grab the bottle with the highest SPF. The higher the number the better, right? In today’s episode I’ll help you decode what the labels actually mean.  So you can spend less time debating between brands, and more time actually enjoying the summer. I’ll explain  the most common words and phrases found on  sunscreens  so you can approach the shelves (or the websites) with the confidence that you're getting what you want and need, whether that’s a formula that won't irritate your skin, one that won't harm the environment, one that won't budge when you sweat, or all of the above — you’ll be a master of  sunscreen labels. .

Feb 7

23 min 38 sec

Like it or not  the biology of beauty is truly a social currency.How do we define beauty? Is there a standard of beauty? Humans have since the beginning of time been searching for the answers. I'm not going consider trying to define beauty in its entirety, but I’m going to share my path to seeking personal meaning.You’ve all heard the old saying, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", but Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder or is it in our DNA? I explain some scientific theories on beauty as well as outline how you can use the millisecond that science has proven you have, to make a great first impression! 

Nov 2020

15 min 2 sec

The Final Episode in the launch series of Facial Ageing Through the Decades. On this Episode Dr K ventures into the changes that occurs in your 50s 60s 70s and beyond.  While 50 can sound daunting its really a privilege to reach half. century.   Find out how your bone, muscles, fat, and skin change during these years with the common concerns that happens and what you can do to stay ahead of these changes.  Listen to the other episodes to get the lowdown on the earlier changes from your teens and the necessary basic  steps to build on , to help you live your best reflection.  Episode 1 covers the teens and 20's while episode 2, flirts into the 30's and 40's.PLEASE NOTE : This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. No doctor patient relationship is formed. The use of this information and the materials  linked to this podcast is at the users own risk.

Oct 2020

12 min 39 sec

Join Dr K for the second episode in this 3 part Launch Series on Facial Ageing Through The Decades.The complexities of the changes that occur in the human face vary depending on your genetics,  skin colour and your lifestyle. Key structures in the layered arrangement of the face include muscle. fat , bone & skin.  Ageing occurs in all these structures but the onset and the speed of age-related changes differ between each specific structure, between each individual, and between different ethnic groups.In  episode 2  she addresses  the most common concerns that occurs in your thirties and forties. She also shares some useful tips and tricks on how to  minimise the effects of ageing in these decades. Listening to episode 1 which covers the teens and 20's,  will help set your age management path in the right direction  and after you've listen to this episode move on to episode 3   to hear all about the fabulous 50's, 60's 70's and beyond.PLEASE NOTE : This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. No doctor patient relationship is formed. The use of this information and the materials  linked to this podcast is at the users own risk.

Oct 2020

11 min 59 sec

The human face is one of the most complex areas in the human body. There is constant research being released revealing new insights into the complex interplay of the different  structures.Bone, ligaments, muscles, fat, and skin are the key structures in the layered arrangement of the face. Ageing occurs in all these structures but the onset and the speed of age-related changes differ between each specific structure, between each individual, and between different ethnic groups.Join me on this launch series as I take you on the facial ageing journey from your teens through to your 70s  and beyond . I’ll address  the most common concerns and share  what you can do to stay on top of these  changes , whether you’re in your teens , 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s or beyond. Episode 1 covers the teens and 20's, episode 2, flirts into the 30's and 40's and episode 3  ventures into the fabulous 50's, 60's 70's and beyond.PLEASE NOTE : This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. No doctor patient relationship is formed. The use of this information and the materials  linked to this podcast is at the users own risk.

Oct 2020

13 min

Welcome to the brand new podcast Medicine in the Mirror with your host Dr K. In this introductory episode you will get a glimpse of what to expect from the podcast as she takes you into her inner circle to demystify beauty, cosmetic medicine, health and mindset.Learn more about 

Sep 2020

3 min 36 sec