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Safe Treatments In Pregnancy & Beyond – Nurse Eve Explains

 We are so excited to have you back in clinic more often soon. Tell us how things are going with baby Tommy? 

I am very excited to be back too. Everything is amazing with Tommy he is a delightful little boy, he is always smiling and he loves to explore and learn new things. He has just turned one.

Nurse Eve talks Botox and pregnancy
And baby Tommy makes three!


Have you had any treatments (skin or injectable) since coming back? Was it great to get a little boost again? 

Unfortunately, I didn’t have the chance to have any treatment because we are all very busy especially after the lockdown, but I am dreaming of this moment!


We get lots of questions about having injectables whilst pregnant. Can you break down for us what can and can’t be done? 

Botox & Filler
In theory Botox and fillers would be OK to treat during pregnancy and breastfeeding, however, for ethical reasons, there is no research done in humans to confirm its safety, hence our stance. (we don’t offer them). Additionally, pregnancy is such an important moment in a woman’s life that we don’t think it is worth taking any risks.  

PRP
PRP is a safe treatment to be done because we are mainly using the person’s own plasma, which brings no contraindication. In fact, I had one session of PRP on my scalp during pregnancy to try to prevent hair fall. 

PRP is safe during pregnancy
Eve had a PRP treatment on her scalp, which can help minimise hair fall over pregnancy and beyond.


Skin treatments
Skin treatments need to be evaluated case by case by the skin team because there are a few factors that will determine which peel and treatment would be appropriate. Skin needling could in theory be treated, as long as no anesthetic cream is used because it can cross the placenta. We would not advise needling without the numbing cream however! With IPL, it is important to note that due to hormonal changes the skin tends to get more sensitive and also prone to melasmaso there is little point in treating pigmentation during this time.


What about breastfeeding new mums? 

For similar reasons breastfeeding falls within the same criteria as pregnancy, therefore you need to wait before having Botox and fillers.


What injectable treatment are you most looking forward to? 

I am really looking forward to having Botox again and some dermal fillers too. 


What treatment do you find new mums are most keen to have?  And what do you most recommend?

I receive many inquiries about Botox because mums feel tired and they seek to look more relaxed and refreshed. 

But first of all, I recommend to each mamma to take all the time they need to enjoy their babies – there is no rush to stop breastfeeding to start getting injectables again. In the meantime, it is great to have a nice facial treatment with massage since it can help new mammas to regain some confidence and feel more relaxed, in addition to the rare ‘me time’ which it involves. 

Eve Domingues pregnant
Eve celebrating her special time of pregnancy.

When can you see clients currently?

At the moment I am working on Tuesdays in Takapuna, but over the next couple of months, I will be adding additional days to my schedule.  


What’s your background in cosmedicine and how did you decide to get into the field? 

I started with cosmedicine indirectly in Brazil when I worked for a plastic and vascular surgeon. It is the main reason I started my nursing degree in New Zealand from scratch. In NZ I have been working in this field for over three years. I love how cosmedicine can help people to regain confidence and boost self-esteem. I also love to learn new techniques and treatments. I believe we are in constant learning to become the best professionals we can be. 


What are your favourite family things to do on your time off? 

I love travelling and enjoying nature. On my time off my family and I like to go to parks and beaches. We also love spending time with our friends. 




Important Medical Information: Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply.  For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. (contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units) Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

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Takapuna Car Park

Toka Puia AT Carpark has just opened at 15 Northcroft Street and we recommend this as the closest under cover option. This is Pay by Plate and can be paid at the machine or via the AT Parking app - it's $1.50 per hour.

We also suggest parking on Northcroft Street or Anzac Street using AT Pay & Display.

Anzac Street Carpark offers Pay & Display parking as well as monthly parking leases with casual parking from $1.

Street Parking (Northcroft Street)

First 2 hours – $1 per hour
Hours thereafter – $2 per hour

Monday – Saturday 6pm – 8am No Charge
Sunday and Public Holidays- No Charge
Motorcycle and Mobility parking P180 – No Charge

Britomart Car Park

Currently this car park is offering 2 hours' free parking with a receipt of $50 or more from a Britomart store (such as The Face Place). We also recommend using the valet parking option at Britomart Car Park.

The Central Valet drop-off point is located on the corner of Gore and Tyler Streets, opposite Takutai Square. Drive in via the entrance on Gore Street, where you’ll be greeted by a friendly valet concierge. Just leave your engine running, take your ticket and off you go. Cars dropped here will be valet parked for you at Britomart Car Park. You can retrieve your car at any time by taking your valet ticket to Britomart Car Park Reception on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane.

Valet parking is $20* for two hours (includes parking charges) $5 each additional half-hour to a daily maximum of $45 (to midnight). You just drop off your car and pick up a ticket, without the hassle of finding a parking space. It is available from 10am-8pm.

If you wish to park longer than two hours, until the end of June 2022 there is also special offer of half-price parking booked through www.mycarpark.co.nz which is available by using the special code on the landing page.

We’re also right beside Britomart Train Station and public transport is 50% off until the end of August 2022.