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Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute

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Botox and Fillers

Botox® and Fillers are non-surgical treatments we offer for rejuvenating your skin and improving its appearance.


Botox® is a natural purified protein. We use it as a treatment:

  • to temporarily relax wrinkle-causing muscles in your face
  • to prevent excessive sweating.

Botox® is administered under supervision of our plastic surgeons.

Treatment for wrinkles

Botox® treatment relaxes specific facial muscles that cause frown or forehead lines or crow's-feet wrinkles. Other areas that can be treated with Botox® include “Bunny Lines” across the top of the nose and to soften a “Gummy smile”. We inject small amounts of Botox® into these muscles, using a very fine needle.

Botox® treatment takes 2 to 3 days to begin taking effect and about 7 days to see the full effect. You will notice that your skin smooths out and you lose your facial lines at the site of the injections.

The effect can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. The effect tends to last longer with repeat treatments.

Treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

You can have Botox® injections to treat excessive underarm sweating. Small amounts are injected into the skin of your armpit, using a very fine needle.

Botox® targets sweating at its source by blocking the release of a chemical that signals the perspiration.

Prescription Medicine Information on Botox®

Botox® is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of botulinum toxin Type A for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines, forehead lines and crow's feet. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risk of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning/stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/eyebrows, swollen eyelids, skin tightness, tingling sensations, itchiness, nausea and flu like symptoms. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceuticals Auckland “Note Botox ® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.


Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and treat fine lines and wrinkles in the face.  The results can last 12-24 months.  The products we use are well researched and aim to create natural looking and feeling results that last.  

This page was last updated at 2:48PM on February 12, 2020.