1.What is Botox®
Botulinum Toxin is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
Botulinum toxin is predominantly used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox®can only be administrated by reputable practitioners. The toxin powder is diluted with saline and injected directly into the neuromuscular tissue. Within 72 hours the toxins effect will start and it may take up to 2 weeks for the full effect to be observed.
2.How much Botox® is needed per area?
Botox® is used to treat the following areas:
Botox® is used to address the following related conditions:
- Dynamic wrinkles
- - Crow’s feet
- - Smokers lines
- - Sagging face
- - Downturned mouth corners
- - Underarm sweating
- - Palmar sweating
- - Teeth grinding
- - Migraine
- - Loose skin in neck
3.What kind of wrinkles does Botox® treat?
There are 2 kinds of wrinkles, dynamic and static wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that appears when we show expression on our faces, while static lines are the wrinkles which is present when our faces is in a resting mode.
Dynamic lines are the best treated with botox ®, as it will relax the muscles with a softening and smoothing out effect of the wrinkle. This is evident when botox® is injected between the brows to smooth out that angry look from frowning, or the crow’s feet (laugh wrinkles around the eyes) from smiling.
4.How much does Botox® cost?
At Neowellness we charge for Botox®per unit that we inject and not per area. The reason for this simply is due to the fact that each person is treated as a unique individual and not on a basis of one area suits all. Men sometimes need 1.5 times more botox® than females do due to their larger muscle mass.
At neowellness we charge R65.00 per unit of Botulinum Toxin.
5.How long does Botox® last?
The effect differs from patient to patient as we all are unique. Improvement of the wrinkles should be seen within 72 hours after injection and the final result can only be observed 14 days later. Results last up to 4 months.
A longer lasting effect can be seen in patients with repeated Botulinum Toxin treatments.