Botox

Botox® is our most popular procedure. Used artfully, it softly reduces dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that create lines, giving you natural looking results that look like a younger, fresher version of you. Unless Dysport or Xeomin is requested, we use genuine Botox, which has been safely used for over 20 years in a range of medical and cosmetic applications. Your treatment will be tailored for you during your personalised assessment, which is why we charge for what we use (per unit). You will generally see results within 1-2 weeks, which can last 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on the dose and area treated. 

We believe there is an art to Botox and the wrinkle relaxing treatments. You laugh, you frown, you concentrate and when you do, these facial expressions break down the supporting structures in your facial muscles. The medicine needs to be placed in the right muscle, in the best dose, in the correct place. Our aim is to turn the muscle activity down, but not off, so you still have some facial expression. We use lower doses more regularly, which is why we are renowned for our beautiful, natural looking results. 
 

Botox FAQ's

What is Botox?

Botox is a prescription medicine made from a naturally occurring purified protein which relaxes muscles.
 

Where can Botox be used?

When used cosmetically it relaxers the muscles that create specific lines such as the frown and crow's feet.
 

Is Botox safe?

Yes. Botox has been used cosmetically for over 20 years with no known side effects. The medicine is also used for over 300 different medical conditions, usually in doses from 100 - 800 units per treatment. Comparatively, cosmetic treatments use doses of around 20 units.
 

Is Botox tested on animals?

No. Allergan (the leading manufacturer of Botox®) spent billions of dollars to remove the need for animal testing. The Botox we use in our clinic has not been tested on animals. All treatments and products must be non-animal in origin to enter our clinic.
 

If I start using Botox, will I have to continue for the rest of my life?

No. You can stop whenever you like with no adverse effects. The nice thing about Botox is that if you have one treatment and decide not to continue, your muscles will go back to normal and the lines will gradually come back, but if you consistently have a series of treatments, we start to 'train' the muscles, and the lines will take a lot longer to come back. Botox reduces the damage to the skin caused by facial expressions and gives skin space to repair.
 

Does Botox require any downtime and is the treatment long?

No. You may resume all normal activities straight after being treated however, we do recommend no leaning or putting pressure on the treated sites for up to 5 days. After consent and education, the actual Botox treatment is relatively quick - expect 10 minutes.
 

What are the side effects of Botox?

There has been no serious or long term side effects in the cosmetic doses, in over 25 years of using it cosmetically, and no allergic reactions in over 30 years of using it medically. Some of the potential side effects are mild and temporary selling, bruising or redness.

 

To find out if this treatment is right for you, book a consultation now with one of our Nurses or Doctors on 0800 COSMED.

 
Disclaimer - Important information from Allergan Pharmaceuticals. "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 “crows feet” around the eyes. It should be administered by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist 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 your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Auckland.” “Note: Botox® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.”