Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all members of the Botulinum Toxin class of medicines.

Botox is the most commonly performed cosmetic treatment worldwide – and for good reason. It is simple, safe and very effective.

Botox® / Dysport® / Xeomin®

Botox/Dysport/Xeomin are all registered in NZ for Botulinum Toxin Treatments.

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What is Botox? 

There are three brands of Botulinum Toxin registered in NZ. The term Botox®, is often used to describe the treatment regardless of the brand used. Botox is a natural, highly purified protein that is extracted from the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum under strict conditions in the laboratory.

How does it work?

Botox® / Dysport®/ Xeomin® works by relaxing wrinkles causing muscles. It does this by blocking the release of acetylcholine ( the muscle contraction chemical) from nerve endings in the treated muscle. A very small dose is injected into specific muscles with a tiny needle. Once the muscles are relaxed, they cannot contract. Existing lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment takes about 10 minutes.


How quickly can i see results?

Results start from 2-3 days, and the full effect is evident at 2-3 weeks.

How long does the treatment last?

The effect lasts from 3-6 months before it naturally wears off. Repeated treatments last longer.

How much does it cost?

The cost depends on the amount used.We charge per unit used rather than by area so you are only paying for what you actually need. The number of units you require to treat your concern will be discussed during your consultation so you know beforehand exactly how much your treatment will cost. The cost for frown lines is generally around $350 – $400.

BOTOX® (50, 100 or 200 units/vial) DYSPORT® (300 or 500 IPSEN UNITS* per vial) and XEOMIN® (50 and 100 LD50 units) are Prescription Medicines containing clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. They should be administered only by trained medical professionals. These medicines have risks and benefits Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular 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 eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Note these treatments last about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Speak to your medical practitioner about your own situation. For more information read the Consumer Medicine Information for each product available at www.medsafe.govt.nz