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How Botox® treatments have evolved to embrace a more natural look.
Skin Institute
June 17, 2020

Skin Institute creates the best result for your appearance.

Botox® is one of our most common appearance-medicine treatments, and for many men and women, it’s as routine as getting a manicure or haircut.

New Zealanders have been safely using Botox® to reduce the appearance of wrinkles since 1997. But the results look a lot different these days – they’re far more natural looking. That’s down to improved product knowledge, refined techniques and patient preference.

It means that with a practitioner who’s stayed at the forefront of the Botox® industry, you’ll end up with dramatically different (and better!) results.

Botox® in 2020

In the past, most clients wanted to look ‘younger’. That’s shifted slightly – these days most people want to look fresher and brighter – ‘good for their years’, without looking overdone. Early fashions and techniques often meant patients went home with expressionless faces. Now the trend is to take a lighter approach, keeping some movement, and the wrinkles.

Increasingly, people are using Botox® to prevent wrinkles too. By carefully freezing certain muscles, you avoid developing strong wrinkles  in the first place, so it’s better to begin treatments while your skin still looks youthful.

There is also an upward trend of men wanting Botox® procedures. We approach this treatment differently, to retain a masculine look and give other slight aesthetic results.

It’s not just for wrinkles either. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a debilitating and worrying problem that isn’t solved by applying another layer of anti-perspirant. The most effective treatment for hyperhidrosis is Botox® to reduce the activity of sweat glands.

Skin Institute’s natural approach to Botox®

To create natural results for our clients, we take a lot of time in the consultation process. This means you’ll hear about everything Botox® can and can’t do. It also helps us understand what you want and expect, so we can create your individualised treatment plan. We prefer to use lowest possible dose, for a more natural look and safer, more predictable outcomes.

Not just Botox® alone for best results

While the results are great, Botox® isn’t a magic cure-all. A combination of treatments is often the best way to achieve the results you’re looking for. For instance, radiating smile lines need smaller doses of Botox® to prevent bunching in the under-eye area. However, the under-eye area can be softened with a hydrating dermal filler, which combats the bunching effect.

This means that time spent in consultation is always well worth it – you’ll be far happier with the result.

Front line of treating wrinkles (and more!)

More and more people are using Botox® as more than just a wrinkle-freezing tool. For example, we can use it to shape brows and lift heavier upper eyelid skin, creating a more open eye and a refreshed look.

Our focus on continued education and upskilling means we lead the way with our modern and innovative uses of Botox®. Treatments are adapted to suit your needs and desired outcome – to see for yourself.


Give Skin Institute a call on 0800 SKIN DR (754 637) or book online to arrange a cosmetic consultation.