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I’m interested in Botox®, but injections into my face sounds scary.

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I’m interested in Botox, but injections into my face sounds scary.

Botox® is a natural, purified protein. It is not only used for cosmetic purposes, but also for many purely medical uses. For example it is used in much higher doses very safely, even in young children with cerebral palsy, with wonderful results.

Botox® will relax the specific facial muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles that are formed during facial expressions.

At Palm Clinic, Botox® is injected by experienced “Advanced Level” medically trained Doctors and Nurses. A very small, very fine needle is used. Each little injection will sting for a few seconds. It takes 2-3 days for Botox® to start to take effect, and 1-2 weeks to see the full effect.

Everyone is different, we do not use a “one Botox® dose fits everyone”, we will treat your face specifically for your needs and concerns, and explain very clearly to you the whole process. You can have a 30-45 minute consultation with one of our experienced Nurses or Doctors for $100. If you decide to have a Botox® treatment of 20 units or more at that time, we will refund the consultation fee.

Botox® and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss 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 a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox® and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.

1 Benedetto A. The Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum toxin type A. Int J Dermatol 1999, 38:6641.655

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Botox®  is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox® is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals.(Contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units). Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

Juvederm Ultra™ & Juvederm Ultra Plus™ are medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains 24mg/mL. cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Juvederm has risks and benefits. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines. Possible side effects: injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling, itching/pain on pressure) induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Product and treatment costs will apply. Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months. For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.