What’s it to be, Botox® or filler? Well, both are actually very different products, achieving very different results so don’t get it in your head that you want one or the other, because these products are in fact very complementary. Depending on those thorny concerns of yours, Nicole makes the decision on which product to treat with during your consultation.

If for example you have a furrowed brow, one that makes you appear older, or tired or just like the last rose of summer, then Botox® to the rescue! But! If those furrows have left deep creases which have turned into pesky old wrinkles, she will follow up – two weeks later, not in the same appointment – with plumping, hydrating, soft & malleable dermal filler. And the same goes for other areas of the face, with different kinds of dermal fillers being used for different areas and their needs. See, it’s a team, effort with these cosmetic injectables.

Remember, antiwrinkle injections and fillers can not be used at the same appointment. First the lines which appear when you scrunch and bunch (crows feet, frown, forehead lines) are treated with anti-wrinkle injections. These settle over a two week period and then filler is used to address the static lines, those which have formed creases which need to plumped out and hydrated. Keep this in mind when you book, or email Nicole to check out the best approach for you. [email protected]

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) Limited, Auckland.