The Amerase™ program makes it easy to manage your regular treatments of Botox® so you can enjoy having a smooth, wrinkle-reduced effect throughout the year.
Regular treatments with Botox® have significant advantages over occasional treatments. The effects of Botox® can last longer and stubborn lines or wrinkles start to soften and lesson over time with smaller top-up doses needed on an ongoing basis.
By choosing Caci you also know you will be treated by the best. Caci are one of the largest providers of Botox® in the southern hemisphere, nationally we have treated more than 7,000 women with Botox® in the last 36 months.
How can I start?
Contact us for an initial consultation with our Treatment Co-ordinator about which wrinkles you would like treated. An Amerase™ program will be tailored specifically for your needs to address those facial lines and you will understand the treatments program, costs and skin benefits. Our cosmetic Nurse Specialist will advise and administer your scheduled treatments throughout the year, assessing your results and ensuring you achieve the benefits of Botox®.
Can I afford it?
The Amerase™ program makes paying for treatments very simple with payment plan options.
Your required annual Botox® dosage is calculated and split into easy weekly, fortnightly or monthly amounts so you can manage your payments easily.
Why should I choose Amerase™?
Click here to hear some Kiwi women's views and experiences on the Amerase™ program.
As well as enjoying the easy payment options and simplified schedule of treatments tailored for your needs, we will also reward you with an exclusive elleca™ membership.
As an elleca™ member you are entitled to a range of complimentary beauty therapy treatments including waxing, facials, lash and brow tints or brow shaping. Learn more about elleca™ here >
How do I find out if it’s right for me?
The best way to learn more is to call your local Caci on 0800 438 438 and talk to us in complete confidence, or email us.
To Learn More About Botox®:
- Download our Botox® Guide [PDF]
- Safety and Side Effects
- What Happens at a Botox® Consultation
- What to Expect at your First Botox® Treatment
- Watch our videos featuring kiwi women just like you and one of our Registered Cosmetic Nurse Specialists
Frequently asked questions
Lots and lots of people have a fear of needles. I think it is probably a very basic instinct and therefore quite normal and understandable. The needles used for BOTOX® are a bit like acupuncture needles – ie very small and fine. Most people find the treatment uncomfortable rather than painful, and usually the discomfort is much less than they expect. The trade off in terms of results makes any discomfort well worth it. The thing to remember about BOTOX® is that it is a very quick and simple treatment to perform so any discomfort is over and done with quite quickly.
Yes it is possible to have a droopy eye from BOTOX®. While it is not a pleasant thing to have happen, it is always temporary. The incidence of droopy eye is more common in less experienced practitioners but it is a risk with all practitioners. Mostly the droopy effect wears off within a week or two. All known side effects of BOTOX® are temporary. The safety profile of BOTOX® is very good, when used by well trained practitioners.
This is a common concern. The large majority of my clients do not tell anyone – not even their husbands. There are thousands and thousands of women (and men) who have had Botox® and nobody knows because it has had a very natural effect. Everybody wants a different look so while it is possible to achieve that frozen look with BOTOX® most New Zealand women opt for a softer more natural look.
BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is made from a modified protein. Yes it is a toxin, but most medicines are potential toxins. Toxicity is about the dose, or how much is used. Many things that are safe for humans in small doses are toxic in high doses. For example salt or sugar. In small doses BOTOX® is very safe and has a therapeutic effect. It would be too expensive to give somebody enough BOTOX® for it to be Toxic!
The effects of Botox® last approximately 3 – 4 months but this varies between people. Most people find that with regular treatment the effect lasts longer.
It’s not about looking younger; it’s about looking great for your age (at Caci we like to call this 'positive ageing'). More and more people discovering that BOTOX® helps them look them look fresher. If you are thinking that you look more tired than you feel or if your frown lines make you look worried or cross, then BOTOX® may be for you.
BOTOX® is a purified protein that is created in a laboratory setting. It does not come from another animal, but a specific type of bacteria is involved in its production, in much the same way as penicillin is derived from mould. The point to make is that there are lots of rumours about BOTOX® and most of them aren’t true. BOTOX® used for Cosmetic purposes uses tiny doses 10-50units, where as when BOTOX® is used for therapeutic purposes such as for treating muscle spasm in children with cerebral palsy, several hundred units are frequently used. The implication being that if it is safe for a 4 year old to have 200units for example then it is certainly safe for an adult to have 30 units.
BOTOX® affects only the muscles that it is injected in to. It would be very unusual for new lines to develop.