Check out Dr Beulink's "Personal Comments" found at the end of each procedure - everything you need to know about cosmetic procedures but didn't know to ask!

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The Dreaded Botox Eye Droop:rare and temporary only; easily managed with eye drops

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The Dreaded Botox Eye Droop:rare and temporary only; easily managed with eye drops

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Botox, Dysport, Botulinum Toxin

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Key Points

  • For wrinkles of facial expression
  • Quick and easy treatment
  • Very safe, long history of use.
  • No downtime.
  • Looks natural
  • Great for both males and females

BOTOX  or Dysport for wrinkles: fade away frown lines, crows feet and more ......Auckland and Christchurch Clinics

 
If you're looking for Botox Auckland or Botox Christchurch then you've come to the right place. NZ cosmetic specialist Dr Beulink and his clinic specialise in a range of botox procedures including botox injections. 
Since 1989, Botox® (type A botulinum toxin) has rapidly gained international medical and public recognition as a treatment of choice for the correction of frown lines, brow lines and crows feet. In recent years, its cosmetic application has broadened to include other facial lines, muscle tone reshaping and sculpturing of the face, and has become a very effective treatment for excessive armpit sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Botox® is often one's first step into cosmetic procedures. This is because it is quick, relatively painless, affordable, requires no downtime, and when done properly, gives a subtle refreshening look that will enhance your appearance.
 
 
What Is Botulinum Toxin?
Botox® (produced by Allergan) or Dysport®(produced by Ipsen) are commercially purified forms of toxins produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. Both are fully registered for cosmetic use in New Zealand and are the only forms used by Dr Beulink. In its natural state this bacterial toxin is responsible for causing botulism (food poisoning). This occurs when a large quantity is eaten, and results in widespread temporary muscle paralysis throughout the body. It is this temporary loss of muscle action that has been for many years (since the 1890’s) exploited for clinical advantages in numerous fields of medicine, including opthalmology (eye speciality), neurology (nerves), musculoskeletal and since 1989 popularised for its use in the field of cosmetic medicine.
 

 
How is it Used?
Cosmetically, Botox® and Dysport® are used to treat certain movement-generated wrinkles in the face. The muscles that cause these wrinkles are temporarily relaxed by micro injections of the botulinum toxin which result in the lines fading away over time. This lasts for about four to six months, but with multiple treatments can become more prolonged. Botox and Dysport treatments are outpatient procedures done at a clinic. The treatment itself doesn’t take long, should be relatively painless (in the right hands!), and you are able to resume normal daily activities immediately after treatment.

 
How long has Dr Beulink been injecting Botulinum Toxin?
Dr Beulink commenced injecting Botulinum toxin for cosmetic purposes in 1994. This makes him one of the first doctors in New Zealand to offer this treatment. His passion for cosmetic procedures, combined with his skill and over 20 years experience using botulinum toxin, makes him the obvious choice for your next Botox or Dysport treatment.

 
"How will I look after Botox?"
 
Botox frown before
  Active frowning before Botox®
Immediately following Botox® treatment there is no change to the activity of the muscle and nothing different to see except for maybe some minor redness or a slight localised swelling "dot" just under the skin. These are only transient and usually disappear within a  few minutes. Apart from the initial fleeting sting (minor) of the micro-needle, there is no pain or discomfort (with Dr Beulink's unique formulation). Leaving the clinic, you will be surprised at the lack of any tell tale signs and just how easy it all was!
Botox frown: one day after
Decrease in frowning as early as 1 day after Botox® for some people
Usually there is little to see or feel for 4-5days, at which time then, a mild sensation of skin tightness may become evident. From this point, usually the offending muscle action will "grind to a halt" within the following 12 hours. In the case of frown lines, this initially seems a bit quirky, as you may feel as though you are frowning but when you look in the mirror, nothing happens! Although this usually occurs at day 4 or 5, some people claim it occurs as early as day 1 or 2, but can take upto 2 weeks to fully develop for others.
Botox frown: three days after treatment
Active frowning 3 days after Botox®
As the days wear on, most first time Botox'ers will check in the mirror many more times. To their dismay, they find it increasingly difficult to muster up any resemblence of a frown, and soon, find themselves actually forgetting how to frown. It is at this point, that not only is the frown line fading away, but they are now starting to break their frowning habbit!


 
 
 
 

 

 

Dr Beulink’s Personal Comments – Botulinum Toxin

 
One of the most common questions I have been asked is “What is the difference between botox and fillers?” Simply put, Botox® is for treating a wrinkle that is caused by an underlying muscle that is pleating the overlying skin, and Botox® simply stops that muscle from moving.... hence the line gradually fades away. Fillers are more like a putty filler. They instantly fill a wrinkle by directly filling in or puffing up the skin surface. Generally speaking, Botox® is particularly suited for the top part of the face (around the eyes) while fillers are particularly suited for the lower face (around the mouth), although there are numerous exceptions to this.

Botox® and Dysport® are the only botulinum toxins fully registered  for cosmetic use in New Zealand. They have been used medically for many years and have excellent safety and performance track records. I do not use any of the more recent, cheaper, but of questionable quality botulinum toxins that are now becoming available in New Zealand. Typically manufactured in Asia (eg. Neuronox, commonly referred to as "China-tox"), there are doubts as to their contents and purity, and hence their safety and efficacy (results). They are not registered and should be avoided. Be wary as to what is being injected into your face.

In my experience I have found that as with any product used for cosmetic treatments, placement is extremely important for the type and duration of results. It is very important to realise when choosing your Botox injector, that Botox is merely a product, it is not a result. All "Botox" is not the same. One of the most important aspects of the Botox treatment, is what is happening at the blunt end of the syringe. Choose your Botox injector carefully, it will make a big difference to your overall experience and result.
 
As every person is not “built” equal, each persons frown muscles for example, and hence frown actions, are slightly different. Treatment must be specifically tailored to that individual’s muscles and requirements, to ensure a nice, natural and maximum effective treatment. A botulinum treatment is not a standardised procedure requiring (and is often sold these days as) "X" number of "units of Botox".
Similarly, I do not charge per "unit of Botox". I find it rather odd that some people shop around looking for the best price "per unit of Botox" (as if they know exactly what needs treating, and maybe then even entering into a plea bargain as to how many units they want or think they can get away with). This would be like wishing to commission a painting portrait done of one self, and then asking each artist how much they charge per ml of paint!  The paint, or Botox, itself is not the result. What I believe makes more sense, is what is the cost to fix my frown lines or crows feet etc? So instead, I simply charge per area and treat whatever and wherever needs to be treated in order to achieve a premium result. This is how I have treated since 1994.
I do not routinely get everyone back for "a check" in 2 weeks to see if a few more units (and cost!) are required. I believe in treating once and treating right. We all have better things to do in our lives. For Botox or Dysport costs, see below.

For the first 3-6 months when I  initially started offering this treatment, I found that this procedure was often associated with an unacceptably high risk of bruising, particularly around the eyes. I consequently developed a unique formulation that minimises this risk and have been using this ever since. In my hands, bruising following Botox or Dysport is very rare.
 
This procedure is quick, easy and almost painless (with my technique and unique formula most patients exclaim how minimally uncomfortable it was!).
 
Some people worry that botulinum treatment will leave them with a frozen or mask-like, expressionless face. This is NOT the case, as long as this product is placed and used appropriately and sensibly. Specific, small, problem muscles only should be treated which leaves the bulk of the expression muscles intact and functional. A frozen face is caused by bad botulinum treatment!
 
Botulinum toxin has over 50 years use in the field of modern medicine, and although it is a “toxin” to the body, cosmetically we are using approximately 1/5000th of a lethal dose. To date, I am unaware of any long term side effects (with sensible use!).
 
Apart from bruising (very rare in my hands), the only side effect of significance that I have seen from Botox or Dysport treatment is an upper eye lid droop (usually only on one side) when treatment is done to the frown lines. The affected lid droops approximately 1-2mm and is temporary, usually lasting for approximately 21 days. The risk of this is said to be approximately 3% internationally, however, I’m sure poor placement and bruising contributes largely to this figure, as I have found that the risk of this in my hands (for well over a decade now), has been less than 0.25% (note technique and unique formula as above). Prescription eye drops are now available that can help lift the droopy eye lid during this time so even if it did happen, the problem should be minimised.
 
Another very uncommon side effect following facial botulinum treatment can be a headache lasting several days. However, for the two such cases I have seen in the last 10+ years, I have otherwise seen countless numbers of people who have experienced profound relief from their recurrent tension headaches and migraines with this treatment.
 
Other uses for botulinum toxin include symptomatic treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive armpit sweating). These are people that have told me “Botox has changed my life!” 
Typically, they have previously tried just about every deodorant and concoction under their arms without success. The sweat just keeps pouring out no matter what the temperature is. After botulinum treatment, they go from needing 2 or 3 changes of shirt or blouse at work each day, to be able to leave home in the morning and return in the evening in the same top. Hiding it in black tops is no longer necessary; freedom to wear colours becomes the norm. It is that effective!
For hyperhidrosis, the botulinum is injected very superficially as multiple micro droplets into the armpit skin where it acts directly on the sweat glands. Placed properly like such, there is no chance of any arm muscle weakness. To ensure the right amount of botulinum is used, I perform a sweat test immediately prior to treatment. This identifies the exact location of the overactive sweat glands and thus limits the botulinum only to the affected areas. This obviously means there is no over-treatment, there is no wastage and importantly it keeps the cost down to the required minimum. I have seen extremes, where one entire armpit is generally affected while the other is limited to just 1 or 2 discrete localised areas of hyper-activity requiring only a very small amount of Botox or Dysport to fix.  After treatment, within days the sweating completely dries up.

 
Botulinum toxin is also used for the treatment of muscle spasticity including torticollis (wry neck), blepharospasm (eye twitch), and facial spasm. It can also be used to slim down bulky jaw lines (very popular for Asian jawline), and can even help reduce teeth grinding and clenching problems.

 

 

 BOTOX  and DYSPORT TREATMENT COSTS

Before any procedure can go ahead, informed consent must be given A half hour, initial consultation and assessment with Dr Beulink is required, during which time he goes over your concerns, outlines different procedures available to you that you may benefit from, what they do, how they work, downtime, results, before and after photos, costs, etc, etc.  It is essential to have this initial consultation and assessment with the doctor who is going to perform the procedure, as it is important for you to know exactly what the procedure is, products used, what results can be expected and what problems or side effects can happen. Once you are well aware of all these details, and all your questions are answered, treatment can proceed.

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Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. In NZ, it should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in cosmetic 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 may apply. 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.
For more information on BOTOX® and Dysport® view the datasheet at www.medsafe.govt.nz
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  • 3/102 Remuera Rd,
    Remuera,
    Auckland.
  • 170 Heaton St,
    Merivale
    Christchurch.
  • Postal Address: PO Box 36088, ChCh 8146
  • Akl    (09) 5232 560
    ChCh  (03) 3555 712
    info@drbeulink.co.nz