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Botox® & Dysport®

Botox® is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a smoothed and rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. It is a simple non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent facial lines that develop over time. Botox® is also used medically for treating muscle spasm and some headaches; it is also very effective for treating excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis).

Many facial wrinkles occur when we make repeated facial expressions. Botox® relaxes the tiny facial muscles that cause expression lines, leaving the overlying skin smooth and unwrinkled. Once the muscle is relaxed, you cannot contract it and continue to make the undesirable facial expression. Then the lines gradually smooth out from disuse, and new creases are prevented from forming. This is excellent for frown lines and squint lines, also known as crow's feet.  At KM Surgical we treat the following:

  • Crow's feet
  • Frown lines
  • Reduce neck bands and jowls (sculpts skin around jawline & chin for a more defined jawline)
  • Reduce bunny scrunch lines
  • Smooth a popply chin
  • Slim down a wide jawline
  • Excessive sweating (underarms and hands)

Botox® is the only botulinum toxin in the world registered for the treatment of frown lines and approved by the US FDA. It has been widely tested, with 12 years of safe and effective use in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide for various medical uses.

Side effects are usually minimal. The tiny injections are quick and relatively painless. A small bruise can sometimes develop and occasionally muscles beside the targeted muscle can be temporarily affected. It can take several days for Botox® to have its full relaxing effect on the muscle but then this lasts for up to four months before further treatment is required. Studies show that severe underarm sweating can often be improved for up to a year; with repeat Botox® treatment this effect can last longer.

When Botox® is administrated by trained medical professionals you will get natural results with a fresher look. It will not ‘freeze’ your facial expressions and does not travel throughout your body.

KM Surgical also use Dysport ® (Clostidium botulinum Toxin Type A) Dysport® has been available in New Zealand for over 19 years to treat neuro-muscular disorders and was the first botulinum toxin Type A to be approved in this country for medical use.

Botox® is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Cautions: people with neuromuscular transmission disorders, infection at site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Some people have reported temporary side effects; the most common being headache, eyelid droop and injection site pain. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure. A charge applies.

Location Information

Contact Details

Phone (03) 379 9467 or (03) 377 1010 or freephone 0800 LIPO 4 U
Fax (03) 366 8607

Street Address

202 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch 8013

Postal Address

KM Surgical Christchurch Laser Skin Centre & Dermatology Associates
202 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch 8013

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