Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a treatment offered at the Wembley MediSpa in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to help treat wrinkles, migrained and perspiration issues.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein, when used in small dilutions in a controlled fashion by a skilled physician with extensive experience of Botox injections, can be used to smooth out appearances on the face.

For the Upper Face: Botox can be used for a chemical brow lift. The Botox relaxes dynamic frown lines between the brow on the forehead and the wrinkles around the eyes. Botox will make you look less worried, angry, or tired, and more relaxed, approachable and confident.

For the Lower Face: Botox can cause a chemical jowl lift and decrease a permanent mouth frown, which is regarded as an undesirable appearance.

Additional Condition Treatments: Botox is used to treat chronic migraines in adults (≥ 15 headache days per month with headaches lasting 4 hours or more).

What Kind of Wrinkles do Botox Treat?

Botox is used on dynamic wrinkling. It is a muscle relaxing agent so it softens the wrinkles and lines that occur from a dynamic facial movement, such as between the brows with frowning or the crow’ s feet from smiling or around the mouth from excessive pursing of the lips.

What is Botox Made From?

Botox is a purified botulinum neurotoxin type A complex, produced from a culture of the A strain of bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum Type A. Although the Clostridium bacteria cause botulism, the Botox facial extract does not.

Is Botox Safe?

Botox has been proven to be safe if administered by a trained medical professional and has been used worldwide in millions of patients since 1989.

Botox facial injections have become an essential ingredient in facial rejuvenation, erasing frown lines and relaxing worried brows. Botox is safe and effective and has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. Botox has become the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure and has been used for more than 10 years in aesthetic practice and more than 20 years in neurology and ophthalmology. There are many publications supporting its use. It has a long and impressive safety record.

Botox facial should be injected at a physician’s office by an experienced and trained medical doctor with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the muscular anatomy of the face as well as the aesthetic implications of proper placement. The final outcome of a Botox procedure is dependent on the experience of the injector. In addition Botox side effects will be minimized if done by a practitioner who injects Botox cosmetic daily.

What Areas do the Dermal Fillers Treat ?

The typical areas treated are:

1. The Nasolabial Folds (lines from the end of the nose to the end of the lips)
2. The Perioral Area (wrinkles around the lips)
3. Wrinkles of the cheeks, and
4. Marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the jawline, accentuating the downturn of the mouth)
5. Dermal Fillers can act as Lip Augmentation, which provides definition to lips which have become thin and wrinkled
6. It can also act as Volume Replacement for “tear-trough deformity” (hollow under-eye circles), hollow cheeks, cheek-lift, brow-lift and
7. Work to Resculpt and Strengthen the jaw line by lessening the effect of jowls and sagging.

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