1) What is botulinum toxin?
It is a protein produced by a bacteria which, when injected in small amounts causes paralysis of muscles, which in turn, allows wrinkles to smooth out.
2) Will I get botulism from these injections?
No, the amounts used are too small to cause this condition. These injections have been used safely to treat wrinkles for 25 years.
3) What does the treatment entail?
It involves a series of injections under the skin in the area/s to be treated. The treatment will take around 10 minutes with minimal downtime. Anaesthesia is not necessary as the needles used are very small, and Dr. Pather uses ice to numb the skin which is very effective at reducing bruising too.
4) How long do I have to wait to see results and how long does it last?
It can take from 3 to 10 days before you notice any change. The effects last from 3 to 6 months but this varies from patient to patient. Generally, all injectable treatments last for a shorter period in smokers.
5) What are the 3 areas mentioned in the pricelist?
They are the crows’ feet, frown lines and horizontal forehead lines – each of those representing one area.
6) Will my face become frozen and expressionless?
No….Dr. Pather believes in a more natural look so you will not be over-treated. However, if after 7 to 10 days you feel that you need a further “top up”, this will be provided for free.