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FREQUENTLY ASKED 
QUESTIONS

Please reach us at brandy@eyecandycosmetics.co.nz if you cannot find an answer to your question. We're here to help!

  • What is the difference between a Muscle Relaxing injection and a dermal filler?
    Muscle relaxing injections come from Botulinum Toxin and are used to soften lines and wrinkles caused by muscle action. The treatment takes about 3 days to start working and will last 2.5 to 4 months. Great for frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines. Our dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in our body. Depending on the product used, it will last from 4 months to 2 years. Dermal fillers are great at replacing volume loss and for glamorization. Areas like Cheeks, temples, Lips and mouth lines are examples of areas treated with dermal fillers.
  • How often do I need to get Muscle Relaxing Injections?
    Most people will need to have treatment every 3 months. Some people with fast metabolisms will need treatment earlier.
  • Will dermal fillers hurt?
    Dermal fillers are injected into the skin with a needle or cannula, so there will be some discomfort. However, the dermal fillers we use have a local anesthetic in them, so most people find the treatment tolerable. We also take great care to make sure you are comfortable and will do everything to make sure you have the best experience possible.
  • What is PRP?
    PRP is platelet rich plasma treatment. Plasma is the component of your blood that has healing components and growth factors. We take a sample of blood from your arm, spin it and isolate the plasma. We then reinject this amazing blood component back into your areas of concern. Once returned to you, it helps stimulate tissue renewal in a natural, powerful way.
  • Should I have Neogen or The Secret for my skin?
    Both treatments are excellent and use our body's own intrinsic healing abilities. Neogen is great for stimulating collagen and for tightening the skin by introducing a controlled amount of inflammation into the skin. It is also amazing at killing bacteria and acne The Secret uses dermal needling with radiofrequency to create micro channels in the skin and to introduce heat in the dermis, making it contract and tighten as it heals. This treatment is excellent for all skin types and is amazing in conjunction with skin boosters and PRP.
  • What is a Skin Booster?
    WE deliver Skin boosters with Meso therapy or with injection. These boosters are a cocktail of vitamins, bio stimulants, hyaluronic acid and specific ingredients that work on specific skin concerns. Great for hydrating the skin, building collagen, brightening and evening the skin tone and for decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • What does Micro Needling do?
    Micro needling uses tiny, surgical grade needles to create a small amount of trauma to a specific depth within the skin. This provokes the body’s own wound healing mechanism and promotes the growth of stronger, healthier skin. Micro needling is also great for addressing scarring by breaking up scar tissue and stimulating tissue repair. It is also used for pigmentation – by breaking up pigment and seeding melanocytes, thus creating a more even skin tone.
  • What does Radiofrequency do?
    Radio frequency creates heat in the dermis. This heat causes micro trauma which triggers wound healing as well as is a huge stimulant for cells called fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are responsible collagen production and skin integrity. When we get older, our cells turn over slower and collagen production decreases. Stimulating Fibroblasts is a great way to get the skin behaving more youthfully.
  • How often should I have The Secret or Neogen?
    You can have a one-off treatment or you can opt to have a series of treatments. Depending on your concerns, you may decide to have more or less. Clients who are aiming to slow the ageing process or maintain their healthy skin, may have one or two treatments a year. Clients with a specific concern, like acne scarring or severe ageing will need more sessions to see the best results.
  • I'm afraid of needles! Can I still have the Secret or a Skin booster?
    The needles used for The Secret treatment are hidden in a cartridge, meaning you will never see the needles. The Meso/Skin Booster treatments are similar - the needles aren't visible. We are also very empathetic to your concerns and will take time coaching you through the treatment. Rest assured, we will try to make the experience comfortable for you and will use all the tricks we know to try and distract you from the needles.
  • Can I have The Secret if I have dermal filler, metal implants or threads?
    Yes you can. Please wait 3 weeks after these treatments before having The Secret.

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We know that it can feel uncomfortable talking about your concerns. Please know that we are empathetic, experienced and our goal is to help. Consultation is free and no pressure. We will listen to what you want to achieve and give you options… and these may include our treatments or a referral to someone else if needed. We look forward to chatting!

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