Botox® is the most commonly performed medical cosmetic procedure. Since first being described in a Canadian Study in 1992 *it has become a “cosmetic global phenomenon”.

Botox® is a protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and has been used for treatments in humans since 1980.  Botox® relaxes muscles and in tiny doses can be used to inject the facial muscles to achieve a relaxed, rejuvenated look by smoothing dynamic lines, wrinkles and folds.

This treatment is not only for cosmetic use but also can help relieve medical indications such as headache, migraine, hemi-facial spasm and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating.)

Our GP and Registered Nurses strive for a natural, youthful look for all male and female patients. 

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What is involved in the treatment?
The treatment is to inject small amounts of Botox® into the facial muscles which gradually smooth out lines (e.g. the frown line, squint lines & crow’s feet around the eyes) over a two week period.

Other areas of the face can be treated but all the injections are tiny and produce only a slight, brief, stingy sensation. The whole process may last just a few seconds or minutes depending on the area of the face to be covered. Many of our “needle-phobic” patients have been surprised by how quickly and easily the treatment is performed.

Each Botox® treatment can last between 3 and 6 months, but each case may differ. Appmed House can send you a txt or email reminder to ensure you don’t miss your top-ups.

After each new treatment a follow up assessment is booked to assess the effect of the treatment and to provide a top-up if required.  The benefit of Botox® can become more apparent if used on a long term basis.

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Disclaimer - 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.”


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