Appearance medicine can offer a relaxed, refreshed and more youthful appearance and can be used to help enhance your features while also preventing those pesky lines and wrinkles developing for years to come.  

Caci are experts in appearance medicine and have treated over 10,000 New Zealanders with cosmetic injections. Find out everything you need to know from the initial consultation, to your first appointment, right through to 3 months later, so you’re fully prepared and know what to expect at each stage.  

AT THE CONSULTATION

During the initial consultation, a Registered Nurse will discuss with you exactly what your concerns are and manage your expectations to ensure you get the best result. Then, together with you, they will make treatment recommendations to align with what you want to achieve and your budget. Now’s the time to ask any questions you have, to ensure you have a full understanding of the treatment. 

AT THE APPOINTMENT

At your first appointment, you’ll complete a detailed medical and consent form to ensure you are suitable for the treatment, and understand any possible risks. We also take pre-treatment photos to track your results. This initial appointment is about 30 minutes and your nurse will then talk you through the procedure before starting. It’s normal to feel a little nervous; eat and hydrate before arriving to help reduce any butterflies you might have. It is injected directly into the targeted muscle using a fine needle. Most people describe the treatment as ‘slightly uncomfortable’, and it’s over in no time! 

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TREATMENT

Straight after the treatment, you may have a small amount of redness and swelling - this will usually resolve itself within 10 minutes. Most people experience no pain or side effects, a small number get a mild headache after the treatment which can be eased with mild pain relief. You will be given post treatment information which outlines all of the details, and post care advice. 

1 DAY AFTER THE TREATMENT

Most people will not experience any symptoms that show they’ve had the treatment done, however it is possible to have some minor bruising. Occasionally people may still have a mild headache. Noticeable results are not usually visible the next day, as it takes a bit of time for the product to kick in. 

1 WEEK AFTER THE TREATMENT

After 7 days, you’re likely to see the results of your treatment. The treated area will appear smoother and look more refreshed. After your first treatment, you may feel a slight “tight” sensation or a feeling of “heaviness”, which will subside in 1-2 weeks. If it’s your first treatment, Caci will give you a follow up call to see how you’re feeling too.

1 MONTH AFTER THE TREATMENT

A month down the track, your treatment will still be very effective.  Some people will have a very small amount of movement return, although this differs for everyone and also depends on the area treated. 

3 MONTHS AFTER THE TREATMENT

After 3 months, you will start to see a gradual return of movement.  We recommend re-booking an assessment and possible follow-up treatment to maintain your desired level of result.  

Caci offer tailored treatments plans to help manage your appointments, so you can enjoy a refreshed and more youthful appearance all year round – in a budget that suits you!  

To find out more about how you can achieve results with us, book in for your free consultation at your local clinic.