The insiders guide to Botox® - everything you need to know before your appointment
Botox® is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments worldwide. It's not surprising - the results can be more effective that the most expensive creams and lotions. The treatment itself is quick and simple!
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a purified protein which temporarily relaxes wrinkle causing muscles. It has been well researched and used for over 20 years for effective treatment of medical conditions as well as for cosmetic reasons.
When used cosmetically Botox® temporarily reduces the action of the muscles treated, resulting in the softening of lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin - to give you a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.
Botox® is most commonly used to treat forehead lines, frown lines and crow's feet around the eyes.
Is Botox® something everyone can have done?
Botox® is suitable for most people and there really isn't an ideal age to start. Treatments are most effective on dynamic lines (lines that occur with movement and expression), however Botox® will also help to soften static lines (lines that show when your face is at rest). During a free consultation, our treatment expert will discuss options with you - recommendations that are personalised for your specific concerns, as well as your suitability for this treatment.
What actually happens at your Botox® appointment?
After a consultation you will be booked in with on of our Registered Cosmetic Nurses for your treatment. The treatment itself is quick and simple and takes only 15-20 minutes (you can have it in your lunchbreak and still fit in eating your lunch!), with Botox® there is no downtime and no anaesthesia required.
Does it hurt and what happens afterwards?
The needles used for Botox® injections are very fine, so pain is usually minor. It is often described like a very tiny scratch.
You might notice some redness and bruising in the treated area but this should only last approximately 15-20 minutes. Some people might experience a very mild headache.
Within a week following your treatment you'll likely notice the effect of your Botox® treatment, with a smoother and more refreshed look. If this is your first treatment, you might have a 'tight' feeling or a sort of 'heavy' sensation (usually when treating forehead lines), but this should subside quickly.
Our team will check in with you 2 weeks after your treatment - to ensure you are happy with your results.
How long do Botox® treatments last?
Botox® results can last 3-4 months, although this can vary from person to person. We recommend having a review with our team, to ensure you are getting the best results.
On our treatment and payment plan, Amerase you can have a regular schedule of treatments every 3-4 months and pay for your treatment weekly, fortnight or monthly- just like a gym membership, but for your wrinkles!
How much does it cost?
Our team are trained to do a full facial assessment with you to make the best recommendations to treat your concerns. We aim for a natural look and personalise treatments to each individual customer.
The cost will depend on what your concerns are, as well as the areas to be treated. At Caci we aim to make our treatments affordable with our interest free payment plan option - so you can spread the cost of your treatments throughout the year. We also offer prepaid options, QCard and Laybuy.
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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