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Botox® (Botulinum Type A Toxin)

Botox® is an injectable cosmetic treatment that must be administered by a trained nurse or doctor.  Skin Institute’s team of registered nurses and doctors are the experts you can trust to take care of your skin’s individual needs.

The most important thing about any cosmetic treatment is that it looks entirely natural. Our goal is that you'll look like the best version of yourself, not a different person. The wrinkles we choose to leave are as important as the ones we reduce.

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Appearance Medicine
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This information may be useful to read prior to your appearance medicine treatment.

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What is Botox®

Botox® is a natural purified protein that temporarily relaxes your muscles to soften wrinkles and lines. Botox® has been used for over 20 years and is one of the most studied medications ever, with over 10,000 published scientific studies to date. It’s a very safe, popular and effective treatment for wrinkles with millions of treatments performed worldwide every year.

What can Botox® do for me?

Botox® works especially well to soften frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines. It can also be used “off label” to lift the corners of the mouth, smooth your chin, slim your lower face, relax your neck bands and define your jawline.

Often people are concerned they will look “frozen” after treatment. We understand – we don’t like that look either! At Skin Institute we favour a natural look that retains movement if you wish, using lower doses and personalizing your treatment to retain warmth and character in your face.

Is Botox® suitable for everyone?

Almost everyone is suitable for Botox®, however there are some cautions. As with any medical cosmetic treatment, we advise against pregnant or breast-feeding women having treatment. We would not treat you with Botox® if you had a muscle weakness disorder like motor neurone disease or myasthenia gravis.

Book a 45-minute consultation with one of our experienced appearance medicine nurses to find out if Botox® is right for you.

How much downtime is there after treatment?

Botox® is a walk-in, walk-out lunchtime procedure – no-one will be able to tell. Immediately after treatment you might notice a tiny pink bump where the needle has been introduced, which lasts about 10 minutes and can easily be covered with makeup before you leave the treatment room.

Botox® takes 3-4 days to take effect, with full smoothing and rejuvenation appearing after 14 days. Occasionally you might get a small bruise which won’t appear until the day after treatment. Bruises can be covered with concealer while they fade.

Does it hurt?

Yes, most people agree it does sting a little bit, but it’s very momentary and is over before you know it. We use lots of techniques to minimize any discomfort, including music, breathing, ice, tapping and distraction.

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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.”

Why Skin Institute?

Feeling confident and looking the best you can are things we all aim for. Skin Institute has over twenty years of experience in skincare, and we pride ourselves on keeping at the forefront of developments in appearance medicine. Our expert teams are helping Kiwis across the country show the world their best face – and you could be one of them.

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