As one of the industry’s leading Botox and Fillers specialists in South Africa in reducing and preventing wrinkles we provide expert care with superior results.
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
A Botox treatment blocks the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle will not contract any longer and as a result, causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on lines on the forehead, small lines around the eye also known as crow’s feet and frown lines. Please take note: Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox treatment.
After the Botox injection moves from the dermis and into the targeted muscle, the nerves there are blocked by the Botox. Your brain will fire and signal for your face to move a particular muscle but the Botox effectively blocks that signal and keeps the muscle from moving.
Is botox cosmetic surgery? Indeed it is seen as a type of cosmetic surgery. It is however more of an in room procedure than surgery.
Botox vs Fillers
Botox freezes muscles ability to contract which stops creases and wrinkles caused by our facial expressions.
These wrinkles are typically found on the forehead and around the eyes. Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to “fill in” or plump areas on the face that lack volume and smoothness.
This includes wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips, and cheeks that have lost fullness. Filler injections are also often used on scars, wrinkles on the forehead, and other areas that need extra volume for a smoother look.
How to make Botox
We get this question all the time. Botox will gradually start losing its effectiveness over time but there are definitely ways to get the maximum benefit out of your botox in these few ways:
Depending on the treatment. 20 min – 30 min.
Back to work
None or ice can be used.
Maintenance every 4 to 6 months.
After first treatment.
and Fillers Price List
Due to the nature of Botox treatments and the variable cost involved per individual person, we would suggest getting in touch with us to explain the pricing for your individual needs. In general though the Botox injection cost is priced at a per unit quantity required per area treated.
Upon consultation, our Doctor will work out a quote for you based on your specific needs.
Botox injection sites on face
Where can you inject botox exactly? Use our reference below to see where the most common areas on the face are to have Botox done.
Botox Pros and Cons
When does botox take effect? Botox produces quick results. You see results in a couple of hours or days, you will see results if the drug is administered correctly.
Besides providing effective treatment for wrinkles, Botox has been shown to reduce or remove the appearance of lines caused by certain facial expressions.
The procedure to administer Botox is very quick, typically lasting only 5-10 minutes depending on the area and how many areas being done.
There are very few health risks when using Botox. Although pregnant women should avoid this drug, the small chance of Botox spreading and the readily available treatment if it does makes it a very safe procedure.
There have been some cases of allergic reactions to Botox, particularly in people that are taking antibiotics. Although readily treatable, some reactions can become uncomfortable.
Botox requires a professional. Botox should only be done by a medical professional. You need to have the drug administered properly in case an emergency such as an allergic reaction.
Additional non-cosmetic advantages of Botox
Botox uses vary and is not only used for the prevention of wrinkles. It also serves the following:
How long does Botox last?
Botox can last up to 4-6 months while fillers can last from a few months up to a year. How long does botox work will also depend on an individual but those are the average times.
Is Botox really safe?
While there are some side effects to botox, it is completely safe. A Lot of people ask, is Botox FDA approved? Yes, it is FDA approved making it a safe non-life threatening procedure.
How often should you have botox?
Botox is not permanent. Since botox lasts up to 6 months we would say you can get botox maintenance every 4 to 6 months.
How many units of botox do I need?
This is a difficult one to answer since everyone’s needs are different. During the consultation with our Doctor, she will examine your face and determine exactly how many units you will need.
Does Botox hurt?
A Botox injection uses a needle. So yes, it is nothing like getting a relaxing facial at Glo. However, the pain is very tolerable. If you have ever gotten an injection or donated blood you know how it feels and you know that some of you won’t even flinch.
Is botox permanent or can I remove it?
You can not remove botox or dissolve it, you must wait for it to wear off.
Can I get botox around my eyes?
Absolutely. Botox is commonly used around the eyes to prevent crow’s feet from forming. It also helps you to correct asymmetric eyebrows and eyelids. Some doctors are even injecting Botox underneath the eyes in order to smooth out the appearance of lines and have reported good results overall. However, some doctors will not perform this procedure due to perceived risks such as bagging and sagging of the lower lid and difficulty blinking.
How soon after botox can you lie down?
Here are a few “don’ts” after a botox injection. Do not touch or rub the injected area for about 2-4 hours following the treatment. Avoid exercise and sweating for the remainder of the day and do not lie down or lean forward for 2-4 hours after the botox treatment.
Is bruising after botox normal?
It does happen from time to time, so don’t panic. Bruising often occurs when the needle knicks a blood vessel during the botox injection procedure. This allows blood to leak below the surface of the skin and cause the surface to appear reddish.
Chances of bruising increases in patients who are on blood thinners, such as aspirins and ibuprofens, and in patients who frequently drink alcoholic beverages. Such ingestions increase blood flow, which increases inflammation to the treated area. There is a bit of downtime involved in the cosmetic treatment and for that reason we would probably advise not to get Botox done just before your wedding day.
Can botox affect your eyesight?
Precautions are necessary to prevent possible Botox treatment side effects such as double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, eyelid swelling or dry eyes. If you have any of these issues after a botox injection, report them to your eye doctor and your botox doctor.
Can I drink alcohol after getting botox?
No. You should not drink alcohol or use painkillers. Both of these thin your blood which may worsen the severity of your bruises after the treatment. While post treatment bruising is not always common, it may occur and it is therefore better to do everything you can to avoid it at all cost.
Can I exercise after getting botox?
No, no exercising after botox for at least 24 hours. Exercise increases blood flow through your muscles and can potentially diffuse the botox. In some cases, intense botox can also cause the botox to migrate to areas they shouldn’t.
What are the side effects of botox?
Botox side effects are uncommon but not to be ignored. We have personally never seen any of our clients report side effects after their treatment with our Botox Doctor, however, let us list them here just to be safe. Some cases of botox side effects may include:
At Glo Laser & Beauty we have Botox days where we have our Doctor aka Botox specialist come in to do botox injections. Our doctor will answer your questions all about Botox like “How does botox work?” “What are the ingredients of Botox?” or “When will my Botox take effect/kick in?”
She will put your mind at ease and you will soon be returning to Glo Laser & Beauty for the best Botox and fillers in Pretoria and Centurion!
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