Frequently Asked Questions
It is important to have a thorough consultation prior to your Botox* treatment
You will be asked to disclose any medical conditions , medications and supplements you are taking.
There are some medical conditions that may preclude you from this treatment
You will need to read and sign a consent
Before and after photos will be taken. These are only for the injector and client to see, unless you sign a consent stating you don’t mind them being used for educational purposes.
What is Botox*?
Botox is the approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of light and deep lines on the face E.g. Frown lines and crows feet lines around the eyes
How does Botox* work?
Botox targets the receptors of the muscles; these give the muscles the message to contract. The receptors are weakened for a period of time. There- fore the area treated is less able to contract and make a wrinkle
Can people tell if I have had Botox*?
This is entirely dependant on the injector you have chosen. Always choose someone who is a Doctor or a Nurse, has current registration in NZ and who is experienced with the product. I like to start of with small amounts and add more if needed at the follow up appointment 2 weeks after treatment. You should always be able to show expression on you face
Do Botox* injections hurt?
We use tiny wee Botox needles and the pain is certainly less than waxing and more in line with tweezering an eyebrow.
Are there any side effects?
Botox* has been in use for many many years and the medical community are very comfortable with using it. The fact that is temporary is both a good and a bad thing.
In few cases there could be a minor droop of the eyebrow or eyelid. These are pretty rare.
There will be redness and a tiny swelling at the injection site but by the time you leave the clinic they have subsided. There is always a chance of a tiny bruise.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment itself is very quick. The initial consult takes about 45 min. and involves a chat about the product, what to expect with the treatment, what it is you’re wanting, consent signing, and before photo taking.
The repeat appointments are usually in and out within a half hour
How much does it cost ?
This can vary greatly from injector to injector. The cost is not only the product but also the experience and artistry and competence of the injector you choose. Finding someone experienced and safe whom you feel comfortable with should be the initial goal. You get what you pay for is a good analogy to use.
It is my belief that charging by the units used is the fairest way. The area you want treated is assessed by unit value, for example an average frown may need 20 units. The charge would @$17.00/u and an initial booking fee of $50.00
How long does it last and how quickly does it work?
Botox* lasts approximately 3-4 Months. Very dependent individually and on the amounts the area needs.
We do a follow up appointment at 2weeks, as we know that it is working at its full capacity by then. Some Clients new to treatments have reported starting to notice work within a few days.
Botox* is Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of botulinum toxin type A for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet, and for the treatment of severe primary hyperhidrosis of the axillae. it should be administered only by trained professionals. Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks of using Botox* and whether Botox* is right for you. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal doctor's visits fees apply. Medicines have benefits and some may have risks. Always follow your doctors instructions. If symptoms continue or you have side effects see your healthcare professional. For more information refer to the Consumer Medicine Information for Botox* at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Botox* is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc. Allergan New Zealand Ltd, PO Box 1873 Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand.