Botulinum toxin


It is important to have a thorough consultation prior to your Neurotoxin treatment. There are some medical conditions that may preclude you from this treatment. You will be required to sign a consent form. Before and after photos will be taken.

Botulinum toxin works by relaxing facial muscles thus preventing the muscle from contracting and creating a ‘wrinkle’. The muscles we want to relax are specifically targeted and treated. These include the muscles of the frown, forehead or the crows feet. These effects can take from 2 days to 2 weeks to be apparent and typically last up to 12 weeks, though many people feel it lasts longer. Longevity is usually dependant on the amount injected and the area treated and of course the person injected. If you stop having treatments the muscles will return to their original state, as will the ‘wrinkles’ eventually. The treatments are quick and simple. A very tiny needle is used to introduce the neurotoxin of choice to the muscle. Pain is very minimal and brief. You can go about your daily life straight after your treatment.

You will have a 2 week follow up where we will compare before and after photos and do any top up treatments necessary.

You will be sent home with an aftercare sheet of instructions which your clinician will go through before you leave. There can be some mild side effects and these will be explained at your consultation. These side effects are generally short lived. Neurotoxin can be used in combination with other treatments. Neurotoxin is a prescription only medication and thus needs to be used by a qualified practitioner only. Botox* Dysport* Xeomin* are specific brand name, not general terms for neurotoxin.

* is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 LS50 Units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for treatment of frown lines on the forehead in adults. It should be administered only by trained professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomine* treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites; pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache; pain;swelling; or infection at injection sites; local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling or nausea. You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomine is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the NZ distributor: NZMS Ltd: 2a Fisher Crescent, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Phone + 64 9 259 4062. TAPS NA762.

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 Botox* is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc. Allergan New Zealand Ltd, PO Box 1873 Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand.