Botox® is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Made from a purified protein, Botox injections block nerve impulses, relaxing muscles that cause wrinkles. The face looks rejuvenated as the injection takes effect over the next few days. Botox has been used safely for cosmetic purposes for many years. Like many medications however it needs to be administered carefully. All injections at South Island Medical Aesthetics are performed by physicians.

How it works

Within a few days of a treatment, treated muscles relax. Because Botox is a non-surgical treatment option, the effects are not permanent but will last three or four months or more. Results are different for everyone. Extremely severe lines may never completely fade, but will gradually become less noticeable. Your doctor will work with you in designing a treatment schedule for optimal results. If you decide to discontinue your Botox treatments, you will notice a re-emergence of the lines and wrinkles you had lost over time.

When is Botox used?

Botox works well to soften the frown lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead or around the eyes. Ask the South Island doctors about the product’s many other uses. Botox also miraculously eliminates excess sweating in the palms and underarms, effects which may last up to one year.

What is Botox used for?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Facial contouring
  • Excess sweating under arms and hands


Is Botox Safe?

For many patients Botox is a perfectly safe treatment option. It is not an option for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. It is also important to inform your doctor about any diseases affecting muscular control, any allergies, and any medications you may be taking, as these may react adversely with Botox.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects are short-lived tenderness, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Rarely will the injection site become infected; very rarely some patients may experience a mild headache after injection. The product is a natural ingredient that is slowly absorbed by the body over time.

How long does it last?
How much does it cost?

Southisland Medical is pleased to offer our clients Botox at $11/unit

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