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appearance medicine

Appearance Medicine at Tristram Clinic was first established in the early 1990s. The team includes some of the most advanced Appearance Medicine injectors in New Zealand with well over 20 years of personal dermal filler injecting experience each. Tristram Clinic was one of the first clinics in New Zealand to offer Botox for cosmetic purposes and patients' benefit from the wealth of experience from our injecting team.

The Appearance Medicine team consists of highly qualified Registered nurses who are supported by in house Consultant Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists. This means that by having a procedure at Tristram Clinic you can be assured that your safety will be paramount, the products used will be Medsafe approved and that you are receiving a treatment by an extremely qualified team of individuals.

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botox® and dysport®

It is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of BOTOX® or Dysport® is administered into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. Generally, the treatment takes around 10 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required. The injection may sting for a few seconds but normal activities can be resumed soon after. After the injection, it takes 2-3 days for the treatment to begin taking effect and about 10 – 14 days to see the full effect. The dose recommended for the treatment will vary depending on your individual situation and the severity of your lines.

How does it work?

Botulinum Toxin is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in Botox® is derived from bacteria in much the same way penicillin is derived from mould. Botox® can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause wrinkles. (These are the wrinkles that are formed during facial expression). Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them and continue the undesirable facial expressions. Thus, the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.

BOTOX® works specifically on the muscles treated. This means that any muscles left untreated, including untreated facial muscles, should not be affected by the BOTOX® treatment.

How many treatments?

The effect of BOTOX® can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeat BOTOX® treatments, the effect tends to last longer.

Cost

The cost per unit of Botox® is $17.50. This means that the cost to treat the following areas are approximately:

Forehead: $170 - $350

Frown: $350 - $525

Crows feet: $210 - $525

Upper lip: $70 - $140