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Botulinum Toxin 

Also known as Botox®️, Anti-Wrinkle Injections or Tox


Suitable For:

Aesthetic treatment with botulinum toxin, is a popular non-surgical procedure aimed at reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines. By injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin into specific facial muscles, the treatment temporarily relaxes those muscles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.


There are three major brands of Botulinum Toxin type A in New Zealand; Botox®️, Dysport®️ and Xeomin®️. At CH Appearance Medicine, we use Dysport®️ and Xeomin®️. We will discuss the best option for you at the time of your consultation.


Botulinum toxin works by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions. This helps to soften and minimise the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are formed by repetitive facial expressions such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's feet. The treatment targets the underlying cause of these wrinkles, providing a natural-looking result without sacrificing facial expression or mobility.


During the procedure, your experienced nurse will carefully assess your facial anatomy and discuss your aesthetic goals. The injections are administered using fine needles, and the discomfort is typically minimal. The treatment is usually completed within a short time, allowing you to return to your regular activities with minimal downtime. Results from botulinum toxin treatment typically become noticeable within a few days to a week, with the full effects visible within two weeks. The duration of the results can vary, but typically last between three to four months. Periodic maintenance treatments are often recommended to sustain the desired outcome.


Botulinum toxin is a versatile treatment that can address a range of aesthetic concerns, including forehead lines, frown lines, crow's feet, and more. If you are looking to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and achieve a more youthful and refreshed look, our botulinum toxin aesthetic treatment can help you reach your goals. Schedule a consultation with us to discuss your options and discover how this minimally invasive procedure can enhance your natural beauty.

Indication Of Cost

The cost of treatment varies depending on the strength of your muscles. Below is a guide only.


Common Treatment areas:

Frown (Glabella)

$312 - $390


$126 - $234

Crows Feet

$234 - $390

Mandatory Information

Xeomin® is a purified botulinum toxin type A free from complexing proteins. It is used to improve the look of upper facial lines including frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), wrinkles at the side of eyes (crows feet) and horizontal forehead lines. Xeomin ® (Incobotulinumtoxin A) 50, 100 Units is a Prescription Medicine. Indications: In adults, for the treatment of cervical dystonia; blepharospasm; spasticity of the upper limb; upper facial lines: glabellar frown lines, lateral periorbital lines (crow’s feet), horizontal forehead lines. Xeomin has both risks and benefits, consult your doctor if Xeomin is right for you. Further information on the risks and benefits of Xeomin can be found in the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) available from or by calling 0800 822 310. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your doctor, pharmacist or health care professional. Common side effects include: Headaches; nausea; tenderness, swelling, redness, numbness or bruising of the skin; dry eye; heavy feeling of eyelid/eyebrow/forehead; face/brow not symmetrical, dropping eyelids/eyebrows. Serious Side effects are rare and include allergic reactions. Xeomin is an unfunded medicine, prescription charge will apply. Normal doctor charges will still apply.

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Dysport® is a prescription medicine containing Clostridium Botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines and excessive sweating. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, infection at site of injection, 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 or nausea, or compensatory sweating in other skin areas. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure. A charge applies. Dysport® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.

Botox® is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of Clostridium Botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialists about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning sensation or redness at injection site, temporary local muscle weakness including eyelid droop, decreased sensation and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns, talk to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceutical, Auckland.

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