Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®)

We offer the world’s top three FDA approved wrinkle relaxers on the market. Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®. A full consultation is provided and no allergy testing required pre-treatment.

These products work by relaxing the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles when your face is in animation. Over time the repetitive action of frowning, squinting or smiling can create lines to appear which deepen and linger longer when the face is at rest.

Common aesthetic and cosmetic areas for treatment are as follows:

  • Frown Lines – the ‘11s’ lines between our eyebrows which deepen over time as we frown repeatedly.
  • Crow’s Feet – These are often referred to as our lovely laughter lines but can deepen with time and create lines that stay there when not in animation.
  • Forehead – The horizontal lines across your forehead can be softened nicely.
  • Bunny Lines – The lines of our nose that crinkle up when we smile.
  • Droopy or ‘sad’ mouth.
  • Facial Shape – Slimming of prominent jaw muscles.
  • Smokers lines – Puckering and creasing lip lines.
  • Neck – Some people with prominent neck muscles can benefit from treatment of Botox giving a softer more elongated appearance to the neck.

Therapeutic treatments are as follows:

  • Excessive Sweating – Hyperhidrosis
  • Jaw Clenching – Teeth grinding
  • Severe Headaches

What’s involved in treatment of Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®?

Treatment with wrinkle relaxers is very quick and simple. A consultation will confirm your areas of concern, we then prescribe your dose or number of units required for best outcome. A very small amount is injected via a tiny needle into the desired area. Treatment itself generally takes around 5-10 mins. Pain is minimal and no pain relief is required. A great treatment to do in your lunchbreak as you can carry on with your normal daily activities immediately with no downtime.

Results of Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®?

You will generally start to see results anywhere from 2-7 days depending on the product used and how quickly your body uptakes it. Full effect can be seen from 14 days. Treatments will usually last up to four months for cosmetic use and up to a year for therapeutic use.

How safe is Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®?

These products have FDA approval and are registered with Medsafe. They have been used in NZ for many decades in New Zealand in Therapeutic areas such as Opthamology, Urology and Neurology as well as for Aesthetic / Cosmetic treatments.

Although serious complications are rare, minor side effects commonly seen are headaches for a day or so after the treatment, bruising at the site of injection and tenderness. Most people do not experience any side effects at all.

For further information, call us to arrange your free consultation with one of our highly skilled nurses where we will be able to assess your concerns and manage the individual course of treatment for you.

Botox® is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated “crow’s feet” around the eyes. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to us about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to us, or your own doctor. Note: Botox® treatment lasts pharmacologically for about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to us about your own situation.