Whether it's Botox or dermal filler, appearance medicine can help turn back the clock and restore a more youthful look to the skin.

If you're interested in getting appearance medicine treatments, here are some helpful facts to know before you go in for your consultation.

Not just for wrinkles and lines

While appearance medicine is most commonly used to add volume back to the face and stop wrinkles in their tracks, it can also help in other areas as well - for example, Botox can be used in the underarm area to target symptoms of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

If you have a specific concern you'd like to address, we'd recommend coming in for a free consultation to find out more information.

No down time needed

With Botox injections, the process is quick – it typically takes between 10-15 minutes and the results start appearing gradually over the next few days.

With little to minor side effects, most people can return to normal activities soon after the treatment. After the injection, you might notice a small amount of redness and swelling, which is normal and usually goes away on its own within 10 minutes. Your cosmetic nurse specialist will also make sure you have all the post-treatment information you need before you leave the clinic.

More than just lips

Filler injections in the lips is one of our most popular treatment areas, but dermal filler can also help add volume to cheeks, the nasolabial folds, the corner of the mouth and 'marionette' lines as well.

At Caci, we make it easy to manage your regular appearance medicine treatments with our Amerase programme, which gives you the added benefit of extra treats and discounts as well as interest-free payment plans. Plus, until March 31, you'll get up to a year of bonus facials. Find out more: www.caci.co.nz/treatsareonus



Botox® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50,100 or 200 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection.  It is used for the treatment of frown lines, crows feet and horizontal forehead lines.  It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. 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.
Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure or if you have concerns or side effects. 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.
A charge applies. You will need to pay for treatment
Allergan, Auckland