Botulinum Toxin (commonly referred to as Botox®) is the most popular and safest medical cosmetic procedure to retain or recapture your youthful looks.

At Canterbury Clinic, Dr Laurie focuses on what you like about yourself and how to enhance the features you love.  Injectables shouldn’t be shameful, they should be part of our regular maintenance as we age. Done properly by a doctor practitioner, the results will be beautifully natural.  Your family and friends will ask you why you look so refreshed and rested.

Dr Laurie says,"We use Botulinum Toxin injections to smoothen lines and wrinkles such as angry frown lines and crows feet. It can be used for fuller lips using the 'Lip Flip' technique.  Botulinum Toxin can also be used to treat medical concerns such as headaches and excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis." (Scroll down for more information on the medical applications).

Botulinum Toxin injections work by temporarily softening muscle contractions and has helped many clients feel happier and more confident in their own skin.  Within 2 weeks, you will start to see lines and wrinkles fade away.

Dr Laurie takes time to discuss and understand your needs.  You will not feel rushed or pressured.  He then gently works with you to achieve the results you've been waiting for.


As a Consultant Anaesthetist for over 30 years, Dr Laurie is the most qualified person you could choose to keep any discomfort with injections to an absolute minimum.


Dr Laurie uses Dysport® and Xeomin® to ensure all client needs are covered.  



Botulinum Toxin (which is commonly referred to under the trade name of Botox®) are injections which block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract.


As well as wrinkle and line prevention and treatment, Botulinum Toxin injections are used to treat conditions that affect how the body functions. Examples include:


  • Hyperhidrosis. With this condition, excessive sweating occurs even when the temperature isn't hot and you're not exerting yourself.

  • Chronic migraine. If you experience migraines more than 15 days a month, Botox injections may help reduce headache frequency.

  • Eye twitching. Botulinum Toxin injections may help relieve contracture or twitching of muscles around the eye.


Prescription Tretinoin is the gold standard in topical anti-ageing products. In NZ, ReTrieve® is the only Tretinoin product available and is on doctor prescription.

ReTrieve® is used topically for the treatment of sun damaged, wrinkled and acne-prone skin. It speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It makes them divide and shed faster, so newer, healthier cells can take their place.

It is clinically proven that long term use gives noticeable tightening of the skin,  smoothing of fine lines, reduction of acne and pigmentation.


Canterbury Clinic can supply you with the ReTrieve® product following a consultation with Dr Laurie.

We also use in the clinic and sell several proven skin care brands which have met our requirements for effectiveness and affordability. We know that a good skin care routine does not need to cost a lot of money. 


  • Timeless® from the USA. These famous YouTube products give effective results using high concentrations of active ingredients.  Their Vitamin C is legendary.

  • The Ordinary from Canada.  We refer to these products as 'boosters' to supercharge the results you want from your daily skin care routine.

  • La Roche-Posay from France.  Simply the best sunscreen we've used and an excellent selection of products for different skin concerns.