Botox® Injections (Botulinum Toxin)

To book an appointment for a botox assessment/treatment with Dr. Mary Irvine please telephone 03 355 6815 or email us and we will arrange an appointment as soon as possible

Botox® at 5 Naseby Street

Mr Kenton-Smith has offered Botox treatments at his clinic for the last 11 years.  We acheive safe, subtle and aesthetically pleasing results that are hard to spot but result in our patients looking softened and relaxed.  Patients often have others tell them they are looking "well" after a treatment.  We believe that, in the hands of a highly trained injector, Botox is a truly wonderful treatment which produces fantastic results, relatively inexpensively and with no recovery time.

At 5 Naseby Street we hold regular Injectables Clinics which are run by our warm and friendly injector, Dr. Mary Irvine.  Mary is a G.P. with a special interest in cosmetic injectables and a keen aesthetic eye. 

When you come to see Dr. Irvine, she will discuss any issues you are concerned with and then explain the solutions available to you.  You will also be told the costs of various treatments.  You will then need to decide whether or not you would like the treatment.  If you decide not to go ahead with any treatment, that is fine, you will just need to pay your consultation fee of $50. If you decide to go ahead, your consultation fee will be incorporated into the cost of your treatment.   If you decide to book your treatment for another day your consultation fee will come off your eventual bill. 

We believe we are one of the only clinics in New Zealand offering our patients a doctor injector, rather than a nurse, who is overseen by a plastic surgeon.  We believe the skills of the two doctors combined result in the best aesthetic results achievable. 


Botox facts:

  • Botox is the trade name for a very purified form of Botulinum toxin, a protein derived from bacteria.

  • Botox has been approved for use in New Zealand since 1991.

  • Botox is used in medical applications such as eye spasms, contracted muscles, treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) under the arms, and cosmetic use in upper face applications (frown, forehead, crow’s feet).

  • A treatment produces a temporary affect lasting 3-6 months.

  • Botox relaxes muscles allowing lines to soften.

  • Dynamic, overactive muscles tend, over time, to produce etched lines in the overlying skin. These can be softened very adequately, but may require a combination of Botox and dermal filler to lift and re-plump the skin while there is no ‘muscle movement’, for optimum results.

  • What is the best age to begin? Botox is recommended to be started BEFORE the lines become etched, as a preventative measure, but most people treat lines they already have.

  • Botox can be used at any age.

  • Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscle, causing the muscle to relax. As the nerve receptors are restored, movement gradually returns, usually after 3-6 months.

  • The effect of Botox is not immediate. Relaxing of affected muscles is gradual over the period of a week – so plan your treatment 2-3 weeks in advance of any big event. If it is your first Botox treatment, we schedule a follow-up appointment after two weeks, to check you have the desired improvement.

  • Botox does not plump lips or fill lines.

  • Botox treatment is repeated every 4-6 months to maintain the advantage of relaxed muscles and reduced lines.

  • Is treatment painful? Superfine needles are used, and discomfort is of short duration and usually very tolerable.

  • Patients are advised to avoid the use of fish oils, ibuprofen, aspirin for 4-5 days prior to treatment, to minimise bruising.

  • The most common side-effects are temporary skin marks, and occasional small bruises at the site of injection.

  • Treatment occasionally causes temporary stinging/itching at site, headaches, local muscle weakness.

  • Safety: Botox is not advised for use in pregnancy, lactation, if there is local infection at the site, or defective neuro-transmission disorders.

  • After care advice: Avoid excessive exercise such as gym work-out for the rest of that day. Avoid facial massage or facials for four hours post treatment. Avoid saunas or spas for four hours. Avoid alcohol consumption on day of treatment.

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Dr. Kenton-Smith

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Kenton Smith is a qualified plastic surgeon now focusing entirely on his private practice and serving on The Board of The College of Surgeons. His accredited day surgery in Merivale, Christchurch offers a range of plastic and reconstructive surgeries, tailored for his patients, with a focus on best possible care and outcomes.

Dr. Kate Matthews

Cosmetic Physician and GP
Dr Kate Matthews is both a family GP and an Appearance Medicine Physician. Dr Matthews is one of the few GPs in New Zealand who works closely with a Plastic Surgeon. Dr Kenton-Smith and Dr Matthews often work together to maximize aesthetic results, using a range of Botox, cosmetic fillers and cosmecuetical skin care.

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