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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.




  • Nurse, from $19.50 per unit
  • Doctor, from $25 per unit

Cosmetic treatments are more accessible than ever, and have become part of a wellbeing lifestyle. It is very rewarding to make people feel good about themselves.

Dr Piergiovanni Marzinotto
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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. We can also treat other advanced areas which can be discussed during your consultation with one of our registered cosmetic injector nurses or doctors.

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.

Easy Ways to Pay

There are now easy ways to pay for your treatments.




          • Pay for treatments and products up to $2,000
          • 4 payments. One every 2 weeks. Get your treatment or product right away.
          • No interest, no additional fees when you pay on time.
          • Available for both in-clinic and Skin Store purchases


Humm – take it today, take time to pay

          • Buy “little things” up to $1,000, interest free!
          • Repay in 5 fortnightly or 10 weekly slices
          • Repay and free up your balance to spend again​​​​​​​
          • OR buy “big things” and get approved online or in-store for up to $6,000, interest free!
          • Depending on where you shop and what you buy repay over 12months
          • Available for both in-clinic and Skin Store purchases

Q Card

          • 12 months interest free
          •  Apply quickly and easily online whilst in the clinic, via the online application form. Application time takes around 3-5  minutes.
          • Q card automatically approve amounts up to $15,000 via the online application process.
          • Higher limits can be requested but take a little longer to be approved so the application should be completed prior to your treatment.
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Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. If you have side effects see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. (contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units) Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

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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