Botox at Hibiscus Coast Dental in Red Beach

Hibiscus Coast Dental offer Botox treatments for a range of different practical and cosmetic applications, and treat patients across the Hibiscus Coast and Whangaparaoa, from Orewa to Red Beach!

What is Botox?

Many people confuse the word Botox to be a cosmetic treatment but, in fact, it is the brand name for botulinum, commonly used within the procedure. Botulinum is often associated with paralysis and, when diluted, can cleverly and safely be used in small doses to treat wrinkles and lines. This works to immobilise the muscles surrounding the unwanted creases to slow the effects of ageing.

How does it work?

Wrinkles are caused by the contraction of facial muscles. When injected into specific muscles, Botox affects the nerves, blocking the signals between the two. This forces the muscles to relax, softening the effects of wrinkles and lines.

Where can Botox be used?

Much like dermal or lip fillers, Botox is quite a versatile product and can be used to treat lines, creases and the signs of ageing in many areas of the face. From delicate crow’s feet (the little lines around the eyes) and frown lines at the brow ridge or across the forehead, to smile lines and the general vivacity of the skin, Botox can give your skin a fresher, younger look.

What happens during the procedure?

The procedure is quick and easy and consists of a number of superficial injections into the surface of the skin, targeting specific muscles. The Botox stays within the first layer and doesn’t penetrate deeper, ensuring your vital organs and deeper tissue will not be affected.

How long does it take?

This procedure is one of the quickest services in the cosmetic range at Hibiscus Coast Dental. Taking only a few minutes (depending on the surface area of the treatable zone), Botox is an injectable that takes as little as a couple of days to take full effect.

What do I need to do to prepare for my treatment?

It is highly recommended that, in the week leading up to your Botox appointment, you don’t drink any alcohol. It is also specified that no anti-inflammatories or aspirin is taken within 2 weeks prior to treatment.

How long will the effects last?

This treatment is not permanent. Botox treatments can last from four to six months but, as the muscles begin to return to their former working capacity, wrinkles and lines will reappear and will need to be re-treated. The longer a patient keeps up with their treatments, the fainter the lines begin to return as the injections train the muscles to relax.

Is everyone eligible?

Botox is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for anyone with neurological diseases.