Our cosmetic Botox® and Dermal Filler treatments here are performed by Dr Bill Mackey. Dr Mackey is a NZ medical graduate who is registered in NZ and Australia. He has spent much of his medical career running his own busy General Practice in the heart of Henderson. Over the last few years, Dr Mackey has worked in the field of medical supplies. In addition, he has gained further qualifications in Obstetrics, Nutrition and Cosmetic Medicine.
Dr Mackey is a full member of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine. There are two main medical procedures that can markedly give a more youthful appearance:
- Muscle relaxants (Botox® or Dysport)
- Dermal fillers (from USA, Switzerland, Sweden and Holland)
These procedures are very safe and use products that naturally disappear from the body.
Non-surgical Face Lift
A full non-surgical face lift is a multi-step treatment that involves the use of both advanced dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. PRP is often used in addition to these treatments. By targeting areas of the face where the skin has permanently creased or lost volume, Dr Mackey is able to immediately restore facial contours and restore a much more youthful appearance.
Muscle Relaxants for Wrinkle Prevention
Botulinim is a purified protein which stops muscles from contracting and allows the fine lines they create to smooth out around the face. The more commonly known Botulinum products are Botox (USA) and Dysport (UK). Both are registered medicines with the NZ Ministry of Health.
Areas that can be enhanced include:
- crow’s feet at corners of eyes
- frown lines
- forehead lines
- smile lines – nose to outside mouth
- marionette lines
- bunny lines
- chin lines
Can treatment cause damage to the body?
Botulinum is one of the safest and mose effective treatments in cosmetic medicine today. Given in an extremely diluted form, it is also treated, purified, sterilized and then put through a washing process to eliminate any harmful side effects.
Injectable fillers are one of the most popular facial rejuvenation techniques. As we age, the underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and firm begin to break down due to the effects of gravity, sun exposure, diet, genetic factors and years of facial movement.
How is the procedure done?
Dermal fillers are injected just below the skin surface to fill in lines, wrinkles and scars. Unlike surgical facelifts that stretch the skin over bone, they restore volume for a more natural, youthful appearance.
Lip Enhancement is a relatively simple and non-surgical procedure that only requires a local anaesthetic. The lip area is injected with dermal filler in order to provide the level of plumpness sought.
Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) is a major problem for many people. The most common area to treat is the armpits. The treatment we offer provides an extremely effective result.
How does the treatment work?
Muscle relaxants have been found to be effective in the management of excessive sweating. The chemical released by nerve endings to stimulate muscle contraction, acetylcholine, is the same chemical that causes sweat glands to produce sweat.
How long does the treatment last?
The treatment lasts an average of six to nine months. Many patients come in for regular treatments, to ensure that this problem is almost completely eliminated from their lives. Others choose to come in before an important engagement (weddings, reunions etc) or before an important public appearance.
Botox Treatments Auckland – Free Top Ups
We offer free topups in our clinic – meaning should your treatment not be strong enough or need a tweak, you can have a ‘topup’ treatment for free generally within a month. As it takes a maximum of 2 weeks for a treatment to work we offer topups after 2 weeks. Each time you have a Botox® treatment with us, we record exactly which product you chose to have, how much we used and how much of a topup was needed. This information is reviewed at each 4 monthly treatment and your treatment is slowly refined to give the best possible and most natural results for you.
Before & After:
Treatment Cost Guideline
|Starting from $300|
|* Prices vary widely depending on your requirements. Please use Dr Mackey’s FREE initial consultation for a detailed assessment and questions.|
Botox® is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of botulinum toxin type A for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: People with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning/stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/eyebrows, swollen eyelids, skin tightness, tingling sensations, itchiness, nausea and flu like symptoms. 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. Note: BOTOX® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.