Botox and Dysport

Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation. 1 Benedetto A. The Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum toxin type A. Int J Dermatol 1999, 38:6641.655

JUVÉDERM ULTRA® & JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS®

JUVÉDERM ULTRA® & JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS® injectable gels are Prescription Medicines containing 24 mg/mL cross linked hyaluronic acid. They are used for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. They should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler. People with autoimmune disease; or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, age under 18; or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring.
Possible Side Effects: Injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling/itching/pain on pressure); induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® injectable gel is a Prescription Medicine containing 20mg/mL cross linked hyaluronic acid. It is used to restore volume of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler. People who have autoimmune disease; severe multiple allergies; a history of anaphylactic shock; acute rheumatic fever with heart complications; streptococcal disease; undergoing anti-coagulant treatment; in combination with drugs that reduce or inhibit hepatic metabolism.
Possible Side Effects: Injection site inflammatory reactions (redness, swelling) which may be associated with itching and/or pain on pressure, bruising, indurations or nodules, discolouration, weak filling effects, abscess formation, granuloma, hypersensitivity. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.
JUVÉDERM®, VOLUMA®, JUVÉDERM ULTRA® and JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS® are registered trademarks. Allergan New Zealand Ltd. PO Box 1873 Auckland 1000, New Zealand


Restylane®

Restylane®is a registered trademark of Q-Med, Sweden.

Sculptra®

Sculptra® is a Prescription Medicine containing 150mg Poly-L-lactic acid per vial used to increase the volume of depressed areas, particularly to correct skin depressions by injection deep under the skin. Sculptra should only be administered by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: Sculptra must not be used if you have an allergy to any of its ingredients, in areas with acute or chronic skin disease such as infection or inflammation. Sculptra should be used with caution in patients: under 18 years; on anticoagulants; who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who are susceptible to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. Exposure of treated areas to excessive sun, UV lamp should be avoided. Possible Side Effects: Injection site reactions (bruising/pain/induration/swelling); immune system disorders (allergy); infection; skin disorders (redness, itching, nodules). If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor.