Our doctors specialise in Botox® therapy and have extensive experience in its use to create natural looking results. At the initial consultation, our doctors encourage you to advise them of your aesthetic goals and use our expertise to help you achieve your desired outcome. As part of our service, we offer a free checkup two weeks after […]
Botox® is quite affordable. The cost is comparable to other appearance related investments such as facials, hair colouring and wrinkle creams. It is important to beware of “bargain Botox®” offers. If the price seems much cheaper it is likely that Botox® is not being used, or the Botox® dose is too low or the product has been diluted […]
Botox® manufactured by Allergan, has a very good track record of safety in over 20 years of clinical use including cosmetic use and use in children with cerebral palsy to release tight muscles, blepharospasm (facial tics) and a wide range of other uses. The most common side effects are temporary and localized to the area of […]
Normal daily activities can be resumed immediately after Botox® injections as long as an upright position is maintained. However, you should not workout for 4 to 5 hours after your treatment. We recommend you avoid facials or massages for at least 5 days after treatment.
In New Zealand Botox® is registered for use in the treatment of upper facial lines which include crow’s feet (which appear around the eyes and deepen on smiling), frown lines (which appear between the eyebrows) & forehead lines. These are the most common areas for treatment. Botox® is also registered for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Other areas […]
Your doctor will determine exactly where to use Botox® to achieve the best results. No anaesthetic is required, although your doctor may use ice before injecting. Treatment takes around 10 minutes. A small amount of Botox® is injected into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. The discomfort is described as an ant bite sting for a few […]
In order for a muscle to contract it requires a nerve signal. Botox® blocks this signal at the junction between a nerve and a muscle. Botox® relaxes the muscles underneath the skin that cause undesirable wrinkles. Facial wrinkles occur as we continually use our muscle to make repeated facial expressions. Botox®relaxes the tiny facial muscles that cause […]
Botox® is a purified protein that is isolated from a microorganism botulinum toxin type A. Many of the most important drugs we use today such as antibiotics were first isolated from microorganisms e.g. penicillin. It is manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions and sold as a finished prescription medical product.