Anti Wrinkle Injections


Botox and Xeomin can be used to soften lines of expression like frown and forehead lines and lines around the eyes.


What is Xeomin and Botox?

Botox and Xeomin (anti wrinkle  injections) are made from a product called Botulinum toxin type A.  When injected into specific muscles they temporarily reduce their ability to contract leading to a softening of fines lines and wrinkles.


How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

Deep wrinkles can create an angry, upset or sad appearance.  Anti-wrinkle injections work to relax the facial muscles that cause these negative expressions (like the lines between our eyebrows).  This results in a rejuvenated more youthful appearance.

More importantly, research indicates the majority of those who undertake cosmetic procedures experience an improvement in self-esteem.  However, it is essential that individuals have realistic expectations when choosing to undergo antiwrinkle treatments.

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What is the treatment procedure like?

Firstly, anti-wrinkle injections are a relatively quick procedure, that usually requires little recovery time.  After the procedure, you can resume all the usual activities.  For aftercare advice see below.  To ensure maximum comfort I will also discuss pain control options during your consultation.


Am I suitable?

During the consultation, we will discuss your medical history and any medication you may be taking.  Cosmetic treatments are not recommended in some circumstances, for example during pregnancy or breastfeeding.  Additionally, it is not recommended if you have inflammation or infection at the site of injection, or a generalized disorder of muscle weakness like myasthenia gravis.


Are botulinum toxin (Botox and Xeomin) injections safe?

Yes, botulinum toxin A anti-wrinkle injections have been used in the cosmetic industry for 20 years.   They are classified as a low-risk procedure when performed by a Registered Nurse or Doctor.


How soon can I see results?

This varies between individuals. The effects generally start appearing between days 2-5.  Botulinum toxin reaches its full effect at 2 weeks.


How long does the effect of the treatment last?

Individual results vary but in general anti-wrinkle injections last about 3 to 6 months.


Sarah, a very experienced injector also offers specialised treatments to help with excessive sweating, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, TMJ pain and headaches.


Pre - Treatment Information

  1. Do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment to help reduce your risk of bruising.
  2. Avoid medications and supplements that may thin the blood including, aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil.
  3. Avoid intense exercise 24 hours prior to treatment, again to avoid bruising

After Care Advice

  1. Do not rub the site of injection for 3 days
  2. Do not lie down for 4 hours after the treatment.
  3. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post-procedure
  4. You can use paracetamol if you have any discomfort post-procedure.  Avoid ibuprofen and aspirin.
  5. No Make-up four hours post procedure
  6. If you have any concerns contact Sarah for further advice
When to contact the medical emergency services IMMEDIATELY?
*If you develop swallowing difficulties, speech or breathing difficulties
* If you develop an allergic reaction (this can develop with any product). Such a reaction may lead to breathing, swallowing or speaking difficulties, swelling of hands, feet or ankles
* Exaggerated muscle weakness
Botox®,  Prescription Medicine
For the treatment of frown lines and crow’s feet
Botox® has risks and benefits
Botulinum toxin type A 50, 100, 200 Units.
For product information check with your doctor or Consumer Medicine Information on   Click for further details.
Allegan, Auckland.
Xeomin is a purified botulinum toxin type A free from complexing proteins. It is used to improve the look of upper facial lines including frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), wrinkles at the side of eyes (crows feet) and horizontal forehead lines.⠀Xeomin ® (Incobotulinumtoxin A) 50, 100 Units is a Prescription Medicine. Indications: In adults, for the treatment of cervical dystonia; blepharospasm; spasticity of the upper limb; upper facial lines: glabellar frown lines, lateral periorbital lines (crow’s feet), horizontal forehead lines. Xeomin has both risks and benefits, consult your doctor if Xeomin is right for you. Further information on the risks and benefits of Xeomin can be found in the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) available from or by calling 0800 822 310. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your doctor, pharmacist or health care professional. Common side effects include: Headaches; nausea; tenderness, swelling, redness, numbness or bruising of the skin; dry eye; heavy feeling of eyelid/eyebrow/forehead; face/brow not symmetrical, dropping eyelids/eyebrows. Serious Side effects are rare and include allergic reactions. Xeomin is an unfunded medicine, prescription charge will apply. Normal doctor charges will still apply.⠀Copyright © 2020. Pharmacy Retailing NZ Limited t/a Health Care Logistics (HCL). 58 Richard Pearse Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022 All rights reserved. Xeomin ® and Merz Aesthetics are registered trademarks of Merz Pharma GMbH