As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and creases deepen into lines that become permanently etched on our face.
Botox® can help minimise the signs of ageing by softening lines caused by repeated facial expressions such as frowning, laughing or squinting. By temporarily relaxing these muscles using Botox®, your expression will be more relaxed and the lines will be greatly reduced – often eliminated, leaving you looking refreshed.
What is involved in a Botox® treatment?
Tiny amounts of Botox® are injected directly into the facial muscle underlying the creased area – it usually takes three to five small, almost painless injections, which are visually unnoticeable. Your appointment will take approximately 20 minutes. We have a powder room available for you to re-apply make-up before returning to your daily activities. Your result will be noticeable between three to fourteen days after treatment. The benefits usually last between three and six months. Botox® is also used to effectively treat axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the armpits).
Dysport is another botulinum approved in New Zealand for medical use, and it has been available in NZ for over 12 years. We use it in the same way as Botox, and we will use either Botulinum depending on our clients preference.
BOTOX® TAPS INFORMATION
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 of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular 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 eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Speak to your medical practitioner about your own situation. We are pleased to offer our clients a choice of product.