What is Botox®
Botox® or Botulinism Toxin, is derived from the toxin of a bacteria (Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum).
Botox has also been used medically to treat squinting eyes since 1980, as well as spasticity, migraines, club feet and is being researched currently in a number of other uses. When used to treat wrinkles, Botulinum toxin blocks communication between the nerve plate and the target muscles temporarily.
What are fillers?
Fillers are injectable volumizers, in other words, we use fillers to fill in what the years are taking away. A youthful face is usually smooth on the surface and as we age, we lose volume and depth of tissues. This is especially evident around the eye and between the nose and mouth corners, also known as the nasolabial folds. These lines and recessions are usually visible whether the face is relaxed or moving.
Fillers can consist of hyaluronic acid otherwise referred to as hyaluronan which naturally occurs in our bodies in our cartilage, skin and eyes. Collagen and own fat transplants can also serve as ‘fillers’. In the clinic I use the hyaluronic acid formulations.
Absorbable Thread Lifting
New lifitng technology which promotes the synthesis of collagen for
long lasting results. Suitable for treating various areas on the body as well as the face.
How long do fillers last?
When used around the eye, ‘fillers’ last well over a year, and around the mouth area, usually last between 10 and 12 months. The effect is immediately visible and swelling can occur but is usually of short (1-3 days) duration. Fillers usually do require some local anaeshetic to be comfortable, and should always be administered by a medical doctor.
How long does Botox® last?
The effect of Botox® can last between four and six months.
How much does it cost?
Botox – R70 per unit
Botox Day (face only) – R65 per unit
Underarm Hyperhidroses (Women) – R4500
Underarm Hyperhidroses (Men) – R7000
*Bookings are Essential
1st Ampoule – R3500
Lip Line Volumizing – from R1375
Cheek Volumizing – from R7000
Chin & Nose Reconstruction – from R1100
Upper Lip Fine Lines – from R720
Marionette Lines – from R550
Nasalabial Folds (2ml) – R5300
*Prices are determined according to the patients requirements.