Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery / Skin Cancer Specialists / Appearance Medicine

appearance medicine

Mr Adam Bialostocki offers a carefully selected array of appearance medicine treatments. An initial consultation, prior to your treatment, delivers a comprehensive assessment and plan – at no cost – fitted to your individual goals.

Plastic surgeons have an intimate knowledge of facial anatomy, so consulting with Mr Adam Bialostocki on appearance medicine procedures, ensures best steps forward for you. The nursing injectors who work alongside him, attend national and international courses and conferences to hone their techniques, ensuring their knowledge is of the highest standard.

During a first consultation, for which there is no charge, your particular goals, concerns and options available are discussed in detail, along with the possible adverse effects of any proposed treatment. Verbal and written information on any particular treatment is also provided, along with post-care instructions.

Rest assured Mr Bialostocki and his team of specialists stay up-to-date with techniques by attending national and international events and workshops, and receiving in-house training in the field of cosmetic and appearance medicine.  

Botulinum Toxin A and dermal fillers are popular treatments regularly sought by our clients – both men and women. Botulinum Toxin A (Botox ®) and dermal fillers are used to enhance the contours of the face, return fullness to lips and smooth frown lines and crows feet. You may choose to enhance your appearance instantly and naturally with the use of injectables (Botox ®, dermal fillers), and define facial contours, enjoy fuller lips and smooth facial lines.

Botox and dermal fillers
Perspiration Treatments
CoolSculpting

Botox and dermal fillers

Frown Lines

Tired of appearing grumpy, even when you’re not? This common complaint from both men and women, is easily treatable with the use of Botulinum Toxin A (Botox ®). By relaxing the muscles causing the frown lines you will still have natural movement but with these telling lines softened. If your frown line has become creased, using dermal filler we can plump it out to smooth the brow and achieve a more youthful result.

Eyebrow

While people are often concerned with lines on the forehead or brow, most important for a beautifully proportioned face is correctly shaped and positioned eyebrows. This can be adjusted with selective injection of muscle relaxants and dermal fillers. The effect is subtle yet by the very nature of the “frame” created by having perfect brows, a youthful appearance is restored.

Forehead Lines

Another common area of concern for both men and women, are the horizontal lines which appear across our foreheads. They can be softened with Botulinum Toxin A and/or dermal fillers, resulting in a more youthful, smoother brow. While still allowing you the freedom to use this expressive part of your face, our subtle techniques are rejuvenating. For the optimal result we sometimes recommend eyebrow and/or frown lines being treated simultaneously.

Cheek Augmentation

A very popular procedure due to the long lasting and subtle effects, cheek augmentation is almost painless, with immediate effects. We use the latest techniques and the very best products in order to achieve optimal results. By having your cheeks augmented with temporary filler, fine lines are erased and the complexion enhanced as it is once again filled out, reflecting a more youthful you. Also a wonderful technique to rectify asymmetry, this treatment can last for up to two years.

Tear Troughs

Do hollows under your eyes make you appear tired and older than you feel? People often assume they will need to have this surgically corrected, however for many, the simple procedure of having dermal filler injected into the hollows can give a desirable improvement. With minimal discomfort, this is a very popular treatment in both men and women of all ages.

Jowls

The hollow that forms along the jaw line, between the chin and the jowl, can be filled with temporary filler to disguise this ageing feature. The same deep tissue filling techniques used for cheeks can be used here for subtle, long lasting effects. By plumping out the area, a firmer, more youthful jaw line is recaptured. Popular with both men and women.

Lip Border

“Bleeding lips” a problem? Little or no definition to the edge of your lips? Having a soft dermal filler injected into the border of your lips, is a very popular procedure to rectify these common concerns. The treatment usually causes minimal discomfort and can be done in conjunction with lip augmentation. Results last 4 – 6 months.

Lip Augmentation

If you have noticed a loss of volume to the body of your lips, or have never had any fullness in this area, you will be thrilled by the subtle difference lip augmentation can make. By injecting temporary fillers into the body of the lip, you will have immediate results which last for six to eight months. For your initial treatment, we prefer to use a minimal amount of product in order to achieve the most natural, alluring results. This can be further enhanced by a lip border, which can be done during the same appointment.

Double Chin

Are you tired of the added fullness below your chin? Does it make you appear older or heavier than you wish? Fortunately, we offer non-surgical treatments for double chins. A series of injections 'melts' away fat, redefining and revealing your jawline. Popular with both men and women of all ages, FDA approved Belkyra™ by Allergan is increasing in popularity across the globe as an effective way to rid the chin and sculpt and contour.

Marionette Lines

Enjoy a more youthful appearance by having these annoying lines softened and filled. So called because of their resemblance to the marionette puppet dolls, these lines can give a downward appearance to your mouth and lower face and create shadows which aren’t youthful. We use dermal fillers to plump out these areas, leaving skin fuller and more hydrated looking. Botulinum Toxin A (Botox ®) can be used in conjunction to prevent the downward pull of the strong facial muscles at the corners of your mouth that can give a sad or grumpy appearance.

Nasolabial Creases

With age, the elasticity and structure of the skin decreases. With the use of temporary dermal fillers these areas can be subtly and relatively painlessly plumped out. The difference is subtle yet highly enhancing in recapturing your youthful glow.

Botox and Dermal Filler Pricing

The first consultation to discuss Botox® or filler treatment, is scheduled on a day that one of our plastic surgeons, Mr Adam Bialostocki or Mr Brandon Adams, are consulting from Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic, giving them the opportunity to meet every new patient, and review the proposed plan and fine tune this plan if required. Our trained and skilled nurses perform the actual injecting and aftercare. This can be scheduled to be done at the same appointment.

At Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic we charge $18/unit for Botox®. As outlined above, this includes any related nursing consultations and also an assessment of the treatment plan by Mr Adam Bialostocki.

Cost of Botox® is $18/unit, including GST, to all patients, no previous discounts apply. This will usually equate to the following costs:
Forehead
$72 - $288
Frown
$144 - $360
crowsfeet
$72 - $576
DOA/Chin
$72 - $144
Cost of filler will depend on volume and choice of filler. All our fillers have a local anaesthetic in them (lidocaine). Usually, costs will be as follows:
Lips
$400 - $800
Nasolabial creases
$400 - $800 depending on volume and type of filler required
Marionette lines
$400 - $800 depending on volume and type of filler required
cheeks
$600 - $1520 depending on volume and type of filler required
teartroughs
$680 - $1280 depending on volume and type of filler required

NOTE:
For first time Botulinum Toxin A (Botox ®) patients we recommend a one hour appointment (for consultation and treatment) with one of our plastic surgery nurse injectors. For initial dermal filler consultation and treatment, we set aside an hour and a half. Our knowledgeable staff will advise when you call for your appointment.

Should you wish to discuss surgical treatment options or fat grafting, please make an appointment to see Mr Adam Bialostocki, for which there is a normal consultation fee.

Perspiration Treatments

If excessive armpit perspiration is an ongoing problem for you, consider the highly effective treatment of Botulinum Toxin A (Botox ®). Injected into this area, which is first anaesthetised with topical anaesthetic cream, results are noticeable after two weeks. Patients who have had this treatment find it life changing – no more reapplying anti-perspirants, regularly changing clothes or stained shirts. Effects usually last for 6 – 8 months but can be longer.

CoolSculpting

For full information about this procedure visit our site www.coolsculptingdavinciclinic.co.nz

We are pleased to annouce the arrival of a new technology we can now offer at Da Vinci Clinic known as Cool Sculpting.This is a non - invasive technique which can crystalise fat cells in targeted areas of the body and eliminate them.

This technique has been developed by renowned Harvard University scientists Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD. These scientists noticed that some chidren developed dimples from eating popsicles. This was the insight behind Cryolipolysis - the science of freezing lipid cells.

CoolSculpting lets you say goodbye to stubborn fat without surgery. It is a very popular option for patients here at the Da Vinci Clinic who have tried both diet and exercise to make a difference to stubborn bulges but without success. It is suitable for most people and many men are also taking advantage of the option. No needles, no anaesthetic, no downtime - yes, that's right! CoolSculpting is comfortable and affordable and involves you relaxing in a recliner chair, enjoying a magazine or a movie, while the machine is attached.

Call us today for an appointment in which our sepcialist doctors will advise the areas to be treated and whether you need to have more than one treatment to certain areas.