Botox™ is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralysing muscles.
It is most effective for wrinkles that are visible when smiling, laughing, raising the eyebrows or for crow’’s feet around the eyes.
These wrinkles are called “dynamic” and tend to be much less noticeable when your face is completely relaxed. It also works well for bands in the neck.
It is most effective for wrinkles that are visible when smiling, laughing, raising the eyebrows or for crow’’s feet around the eyes. These wrinkles are called “dynamic” and tend to be much less noticeable when your face is completely relaxed. It also works well for bands in the neck.
The best candidates for the procedure are those between ages of 25 and 65. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are “static” and do not change when relaxing the face. Other procedures would work better for these patients. Each person should undergo a consultation determine the most effective treatment plan.
A very small amount of Botox™ is injected into each or the target areas using a very small needle. Because the needle is fine, only a small amount of the liquid is injected and the associated discomfort is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to light pinch. No sedation or local anaesthetic is necessary and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
Although extremely rare, a patient may experience localized pain, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
The treatment takes three to eight days to take full effect which sometimes can be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. The results usually last from 3 to 5 months. Often, repeated treatments can lead to longer results.
One treatment will provide you with a more youthful and relaxed appearance. For longer lasting results, it is recommended that an average of three treatments will show a remarkable long-lasting improvement. Regular touch-ups every four to six months are recommended.
As the Botox™ wears off the wrinkles will begin to reappear but frequently they are not as deep or noticeable. To maintain the smooth, youthful appearance year round, it requires three to four injections. With repeat treatments, the effects tend to last longer thus requiring fewer injections.
No. Most people return to work or normally activities immediately following treatment. It is recommended however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area injected for one day.
During the consultation, our doctor will assess the face and in conjunction with you, come to a joint decision regarding which area of the face needs to be treated, and the doses that are recommended, will take into consideration what the patients’ budget is.
Tiny injections of Botox™ will be administered directly into the targeted muscles that cause the moderate to severe lines. Discomfort is rare, if any, and is minimal and brief without downtime. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines within days. Improvement may continue for up to two weeks, and can last up to 4 to 6 months, or longer with repeated treatments over time.
Botox™ target and relaxes your facial muscles to keep them from creating wrinkles. Fillers smooth and fill in existing wrinkles, restoring skin fullness and volume. Think of Botox™ as both a corrective and preventive measure against future facial lines and Filler as a way to deal with existing lines – restoring the volume that has been lost.
Botox™ and Filler are simple procedures that take very little time out of your day and because any visible side effects are minimal, you can return to work or normal activities immediately.
Botox™ Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s), in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation; patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects and pregnant women or those wishing to fall pregnant in the near future, should avoid using Anti-Wrinkle Injections.
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There are no adverse medical long term side effects. However, long term effects of Botox™ are that the treated muscle becomes less bulky over time: fewer units are required over time and improvement in deep lines and wrinkles are seen over time.
Botox™ treatments in durban are available at La Visage Aesthetic Clinic. The Botox™ are administered by a medical doctor trained in the use of Botox™ .
Botox™ Injections are usually safe. It is a purified version of the toxin so it is not dangerous as the name implies. It is contra-indicated in pregnancy abd breastfeeding or if there has been any previous allergic reaction to Botox™.
The effects of Botox™ typically last 3-4 months. With regular use, the effects of Botox™ can last up to 6 months, with fewer units being used over time.
Botox™ typically takes between 3 -10 to start working, occasionally the effects of Botox™ may be seen sooner.
The cost of Botox™ Injections varies from clinic to clinic. Botox™ costs on average between R60- R 75 per unit. We, at La Visage Aesthetic Clinic price Anti-Wrinkle Injections at R75 per unit. We encourage clients to follow up in 2 weeks to establish if there is a need to top up on the Botox™.