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Botox® Treatments Christchurch

Let’s talk about Botox®!

Botulinum Toxin / anti-wrinkle treatments (otherwise known as Botox) are one of the most popular treatments at Transform Clinic and a product we have been using at Transform for over 25 years. We use botulinum toxin products to treat a variety of areas and not just for anti-wrinkle treatment to the frown lines, forehead and crows feet. Botulinum toxin has many other amazing therapeutic uses such as treating underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis), teeth grinding, and migraines.

The name “Botox®” is essentially just a brand name. At Transform Clinic, we offer Botox®, Xeomin® and Dysport®, which are all effective botulinum products. Clinical studies have shown that all three products are similar in efficacy. The key difference is with the newer product of the three, Xeomin®, which goes through an extra purification step in the manufacturing process. The end product only contains the active part of the botulinum, meaning it is free from complexing proteins and this is believed to reduce the risk of resistance developing to the treatment over time. 

 

For more about botulinum treatment, how it works and before + after photos, visit our treatment page - Lines and Wrinkles 

Botox® treatment for Underarm Sweating

Botulinum toxin for excessive sweating in the underarms is a highly under-rated treatment that gives fantastic results that can last up to a year.

Sweat patches on our clothes, whether it be day-to-day or in professional and formal environments, can be uncomfortable and is frustrating for many men and women. Excessive sweating, otherwise known as Hyperhidrosis, can significantly influence a person’s quality of life, yet the treatment can be very straightforward and for many people, this treatment is life changing. When the botulinum is injected into the sweat gland, it blocks the nerve signals responsible for sweating, and stopping the sweat glands from producing too much sweat. 

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Microtox Airbrush Treatment

At Transform, we also offer a 'Microtox' Airbrush treatment for the face and neck, which involves a combination of the injectable moisturising filler Teosyal Redensity I and botulinum administered in small amounts superficially over the face. We call it 'airbrushing' as it gives a beautiful photo-finish appearance to the skin, and can help to reduce redness, pore size and facial sweating too.

 

We hope you found this article interesting about some of the Botulinum treatments we do here at Transform Clinic. If you'd like to learn more, get in touch or book a free consultation with one of our registered nurses. In your consultation, we can advise whether botulinum treatments are appropriate for you and we can also make professional recommendations regarding what areas we think would be best to enhance your overall appearance.

 

Disclaimer:

Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you.  If you have side effects, see your doctor.  You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz.  Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals (contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units). Allergan (NZ) Ltd, Auckland.

Dysport® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s fee round the eyes. Dysport has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor is Dysport is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Dysport, and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz Dysport lasts about 4-5 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. Contains 500 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin. Galderma (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

Xeomin® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 LD50 Units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection.  It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead, lateral periorbital lines and horizontal forehead lines in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; Infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea.

You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the NZ distributor: NZMS Ltd: 2a Fisher Crescent, Mt Wellington, Auckland.