Cosmetic Procedures

Apex Dental provides a range of cosmetic procedures administered by our qualified medical professionals.

Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate or squint into the sun, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried even when your’e not.

By temporarily immobilising the muscles you use to frown, Dysport can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. Because you will be physically unable to frown after treatment, you may even lose the urge to frown. The lasting effect of treatment with Dysport can differ between individuals after which further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak with your specialist about the results you can expect with Dysport.

Many people find after several treatements that they don’t need another one for longer, because they have unlearned the habit of frowning or squinting that originally led to the development of these lines.

Dysport®

Dysport® is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The protein was initially used for the treatment of motor disorders and various kinds of involuntary muscular spasms, including cerebral palsy. It was further developed to treat a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, for which it is licensed in over 60 countries.

In New Zealand, Dysport® now has registration approval under the Medicines Act for the treatment of frown lines.

Dysport® is a simple, effective, non-surgical treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles, thereby reducing and smoothing frown-lines and wrinkles.

Dysport® is supported by over a decade of clinical experience. It has been used in New Zealand by Eye specialists and neurologists to treat nervous tics and muscle spasms of the face and neck.

In fact, Dysport® has been available in New Zealand for over 19 years to treat neuro-muscular disorders and was the first botulinum toxin Type A to be approved in this country of medical use.

Dysport® is manufactured in Britain by Ipsen Limited.

Dysport® selected for effectiveness, trusted through experience. So ask for it by name.

Restylane®

Restylane® is an injectable gel. A Restylane treatment should always be administered by a medically qualified healthcare practitioner, e.g. plastic surgeon, dermatologist, doctor or nurse.

Restylane enhances your looks in a natural and subtle way achieving the beauty lift you desire so you can look good and feel great.

Youthful skin is rich in hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has a vital function in the skin. It binds water and thereby hydrates the skin and keeps it fresh, firm and healthy. As we age the function and distribution of hyaluronic acid in our skin gradually changes which leads to loss of skin elasticity, leading to the characteristic signs of ageing, eg lines and wrinkles and change in facial shape.

Restylane when injected into the skin replenishes your own natural stocks of hyaluronic acid. It works at a deep dermal level to stimulate the production of collagen and improve skin elasticity, softening the appearance of facial lines and restoring youthful volume and shape to the face. A Restylane procedure is very quick and the results can be seen immediately.

Teosyl®

The Specific crosslinking conditions better preserve the length of the hyaluronic acid chains.
Less BDDE is needed to create the gel, also supported by the natural interactions between the long chains.