Benefits and Risks

What are the benefits?

BTX-A is an effective treatment for the prevention of lines and wrinkles. It will keep you looking younger for longer. As you age, the elasticity in the skin reduces, which then causes lines to appear when muscles move repetitively, etching lines into the skin such as frown lines.

This treatment can be used to prevent excessive frowning so the lines do not appear in the first place or to smooth those that have already occurred.

BTX-A is also an effective treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), tension headaches, migraines and even depression.

BTX-A also works well in combination with Dermal Fillers for the deeper lines that may not be able to be smoothed out with BTX-A alone. This can be discussed in further detail at your free consultation.

So book today to learn all about why BTX-A is the most popular cosmetic medical treatment worldwide.



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What are the risks?

There are very few problems from injecting BTX-A for cosmetic use but they may include small bruises at the injection sites and weakness of muscles adjacent to those injected.
This may, in turn, lead to unwanted effects such as droopy eyelids or brow. 

It is very important when choosing a clinic for your BTX-A injections to pick a medical clinic, run by a registered medical practitioner, with significant experience in the field of cosmetic BTX-A injections. 

Remember that BTX-A is a medicine that must be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner or registered nurse working directly under the medical practitioner’s standing orders (www.health.govt.nz/publication/standing-order-guidelines)

* Carruthers JD, Carruthers JA. (January 1992). "Treatment of Glabellar Frown Lines with C. Botulinum-A Exotoxin". The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology 18 (1): 17–21