The thought of Botox® can sound scary, with images of large needles and overdone celebrities coming to mind. However it is far more common than you’d think. In fact Botox® is by far the most common of all non-surgical anti-ageing treatments globally and Caci are the largest appearance medicine providers in the Southern Hemisphere and have treated over 10,000 New Zealanders.
Botox® is a purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles. This non-surgical, anti-ageing treatment is used cosmetically to temporarily soften facial lines, creating a refreshed, youthful look. Botox® has also been used for over 20 years for the effective treatment of a range of medical conditions such as muscle spasms, eye twitches, over-sweating, migraines and cerebral palsy.
Botox® is suitable for most people to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and there is no ideal age to start, although treatments are more effective on less developed lines.
Botox® temporarily reduces the action of the treated muscles, preventing them from moving. This relaxation of the muscles can result in softer lines or wrinkles in the overlying skin, giving you a younger and fresher looking appearance.
The treatment is quick and simple. It only takes 10-15 minutes, and the results appearing gradually over the following few days. Results can last for up to 3 or 4 months.
Caci only allow Cosmetic Nurse Specialists to treat clients. These specialists will talk to you about your desired results and whether Botox® is suitable. All Caci Registered Nurses have completed an intensive training program in the administration of Botox® and dermal fillers, including detailed study of facial muscles and anatomy.
This anti-ageing treatment is simple and has little to minor side effects. After the treatment, you may experience slight redness in the treated areas, this should go away within 15-20 minutes. Some people also experience a minor headache and bruising.
Costs vary depending on the area being treated and these will be discussed at a free consultation. At Caci, we aim to make Botox affordable, so we’ve developed a Botox programme called Amerase, with affordable payment plans to suit your budget, so you can pay off your treatments, weekly, fortnightly or monthly.