Wrinkles aren’t your style and the “frozen look” isn’t either. For adults who want a natural look, there’s Botox® or Dysport, a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions.
Botox® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is an injectable solution prepared in a laboratory which smoothes out hyperactive muscles and wrinkles in the face. People with expressive faces often develop frown and forehead lines, crow's feet and "sad lines" from pulling down the corners of the mouth. Botox injections in these areas will smooth out the muscles and the overlying skin in these areas, resulting in a more relaxed and wrinkle free face.
Good Botox treatments should make you look refreshed and less lined and will last for 3 to 4 months on average. Botox takes up to 10 days to reach its full effect but may act more quickly in some people.
Botox also paralyzes sweat glands and is used for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the armpits. It will last for 6 months in this area and medical aids may contribute towards payment for this debilitating condition.
Illegal Botox substitutes with poor quality control and unpredictable results are known to have been smuggled illegally into this country. Stolen Botox may also be injected by unqualified and untrained people who are not qualified doctors. It is illegal in this country to inject Botox unless you are a trained doctor or dentist. If something goes wrong, you cannot complain to the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) as your injector will not be registered with them.