Skin 101: Botox

What's all the fuss about? Aren't they just for getting rid of wrinkles? How does it work and what if it makes me look unnatural? And won't it drain my wallet?⁠ You have the questions, we have the answers. Read on to get the 101 on our favourite anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox®.

Why Botox®?
Our facial expressions—laughing, smiling, frowning are produced by the movement of muscles underneath the skin. Over time, these muscle contractions lead to the formation of wrinkles and 'grooves'. As we age, our collagen and elastin production slows down, these lines become more pronounced.

Botox® is made from a purified protein that is applied under the skin, temporarily reducing the action of the targeted muscles and preventing them from moving. As a result, lines and wrinkles in the skin are softened, giving you a natural, fresher-looking appearance.

How does Botox® work?
Botox® is a purified protein that is injected into the muscle, temporarily reducing the action of those targeted muscles and preventing them from moving. As a result, this helps to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Where can I receive Botox®?
At Caci we treat the:

  • frown line
  • forehead
  • crow's feet (around the outer corner of the eye)
  • brow lift

How long does it last for?
For Botox®, results can take a few days to visibly take effect, and the effects of the anti-wrinkle treatment generally last up to three or four months.

We'll check in with you after treatment with a follow-up appointment to review the treatment and ensure you're still satisfied with the results.


Does it hurt?
The injection process is quick and the needles are small and fine, so the treatment hardly hurts at all. You'll likely feel a pinprick, but most customers describe the treatment as being a bit uncomfortable rather than painful!


Will it look natural?
At Caci, each treatment is personalised because we understand that you don’t want to look frozen or overdone and want to simply look and feel your best. We aim to enhance your natural look by offering our customers a free consultation where you can discuss your concerns and goals, how the treatments will work and the results you're after.


Who performs the treatments?
Our cosmetic medicine treatments are only performed by qualified and highly trained Registered Nurses, so you can rest assured you're in safe hands.


How much does it cost?
Costs vary depending on the area being treated and these will be discussed at a free consultation.

We aim to make Botox affordable, so we’ve developed a treatment plan called Amerase, with affordable payment plan options to suit your budget, so you can pay off your treatments weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Find out if Botox is right for you. Book your free consultation by calling us on 0800 438 438 or request a consult now.

Botox®, Prescription Medicine
For the treatment of frown lines and crow’s feet
Botox has risks and benefits.
botulinum toxin type A 50 units (U), 100 units (U) or 200 units (U) powder for injection.
For product information check with your doctor or Consumer Medicine Information on www.medsafe.govt.nz . Click for further details.
Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
TAPS Approval No: NA 12456


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