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What are Restylane Skinboosters?

Restylane Skinboosters are a revolutionary anti-aging treatment, a non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation and skin restoration. Skinboosters naturally smooth and hydrate the skin from the inside. They result in luminous skin with a natural and beautiful glow.

Restylane SkinBoosters
Skinboosters are similar to dermal fillers in that they contain a naturally occurring substance which exists in our skin. This substance works to maintain hydration of the skin by binding closely with water and supporting vital collagen and elastin, which work to maintain the integrity and suppleness of our skin.

As we age, we lose collagen and elastin, resulting in the skins repair mechanisms slowing down creating poor skin tone and texture, lack of elasticity, and the formation of wrinkles and folds.

Restylane SkinBoosters

Unlike dermal fillers, Skinboosters do not add volume or structure to the skin – they work in more subtle ways to improve the overall skin balance and ‘boost’ the appearance of the skin.

There are two treatment protocols:

  1. Collagen stimulation: One treatment every month for 3 months – this stimulated the fibroblasts (special skin cells) to increase their collagen production.
  2. Maintenance regimen: One treatment every 3 to 4 months – to maintain skin hydration and glow – as well as to keep wrinkles at bay.

In addition to these two choices, one can also choose whether or not you can handle the downtime of multiple injections, or would prefer the use of a blunt cannula to limit swelling and busing.

 

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Botox Injection Sites

Botox injection sites are found in the frown, on the forehead and around the eyes. When these sites are injected, the muscles are relaxed and the overlying wrinkles are treated. Different muscles have different functions – so one must be aware that if you relax a muscle too much, it will lose its function and the resulting look will be unnatural. That is why the current trend in Aesthetic Medicine is too inject less Botox and create natural results. You can always visit your Doctor for a top-up, but if you have had too much Botox, you would have to wait 4 months for the effect to wear off.

Botox Injection Sites

Men have finally caught on to the benefits of Botox!

Having a standard set of Botox injection sites is important for any practitioner – it allows your doctor to treat 99% of the population effectively. That said, some people are born with muscles that are either bigger or in a slightly different place than those found in the text books. Thus, for Botox, each client should be thoroughly assessed to ensure that the placement of the Botox injection sites is correct for them. This ensures that the best results are achieved.

The following are a general guide as to where your doctor may place your Botox injection sites:

Botox Injection Sites

Frown: 5 injections spread across the frown to relax the procures and corregator muscles.

 

Botox Injection Sites

Botox Eye Wrinkles: 3 sets of injections for both sides – to treat the obicularis oris muscle.

 

Botox Injection Sites

Botox Forehead: 5 Injection sites into the frontalis muscle.

Botox injections are typically pretty pain-less. That said, if you are at all worried ask your doctor for a numbing cream to be applied prior to the treatment.

 

– Dr Wade

 

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Contact us today if you would like to know more about Botox treatments in Somerset West, Green Point or Camps Bay, Cape Town. Let us know if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town.

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Does she have Botox Lips?

One common misconception that pops up when talking to people is that they actually don’t know the difference between Botox and Fillers. Recently, one of my friends asked me if I thought that the lady sitting across from us in the restaurant had Botox in her lips. To clear up all of the confusion – there is no such thing as injecting Botox into someones lips. Botox Lips are a fallacy!

Botox is a protein that is used to block muscle movements and in so doing treat the wrinkles that are formed by muscle movements. The following wrinkles can be treated with Botox injections:

  • Frown – Glabellar
  • Forehead – Frontalis
  • Eyes – Crows feet
  • Brow Lift
  • Nose – Bunny lines
  • Gummy Smile
  • Mouth – Smoker’s lines
  • Chin – Dimple reduction
  • Neck – Nefertiti lift and contouring

Botox Lips

Botox has no volumising effect – that is, it can never add volume to the area that it is injected. Fillers on the other hand are the treatment of choice for volumising. When you think of Kylie Jenner and her full, plump lips it is not Botox that has created them. Botox Lips are a fallacy – it is Filler Lips that you want. Fillers volumise lips  – the extent of volumising is determined by how much filler you use. Kylie Jenner may not have a natural result, but she definitely has filler in her lips. Lip Filler treatments can in fact be very natural looking.

Botox Lips

Kylie Jenner – Here too much Lip Filler has been injected into the upper lip – creating a sausage like appearance.

 

Botox Lips

The ideal lips – the natural dimensions have been maintained.

So the answer to the question, Does she have Botox Lips…

Definitely not!

– Dr Wade Merchant

 

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Contact us today if you would like to know more about treatments in Somerset West, Green Point or Camps Bay, Cape Town. Let us know if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town.

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Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

 

What causes the skin to age?

External factors such as increased sun exposure, wind exposure and pollution can all result in wrinkles and discolorations. Wrinkle Treatments by Dr Wade can be done in Somerset West and Cape Town. Diet and poor lifestyle habits such as smoking and not exercising also play a role. A lifetime of stress (in some cases only half a lifetime!) results in the repetitive muscular movements of facial expression – these cause wrinkles. Sudden weight loss, although great, can also cause the skin to age as you lose fat within the facial fat pads – and your face droops and sags.

 

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

When we are born we have the most beautiful young, supple skin – the reason being as our skin is full of a substance called Hyaluronic Acid which acts to hydrate the skin. As we age, we lose Hyaluronic acid and our skin loses the soft supple nature that it once had. This is an internal factor as to why we look older. This process accelerates from the age of 30 – our skin produces less and the rate of destruction is higher.

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

The above factors cause lines, wrinkles and folds to develop. Your skin loses volume and your face changes shape. How fast all of this happens is dependent on what we have already mentioned. Living a healthy life today and protecting your skin from the sun can help to reduce the speed to which you age. In anti-aging medicine it is never to late to change your life and see results.

What are wrinkles?

Wrinkles are folds in the skin and there are two types. Dynamic wrinkles occur over time from repeated muscle use like frowning and smiling – if present for long enough they can develop into static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are always visible and are due to a lack of skin elasticity. They are caused by sun damage, smoking, genetics and prolonged dynamic wrinkling.

Frown Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Frown Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Forehead Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Forehead Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Static Wrinkles – notice the Tear Troughs, Naso-Labial Lines and Marionette Lines

 

Injectable Treatment Options

Botox

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is a purified protein derived from Clostridium Botulinum that is used to reduce unwanted dynamic facial wrinkles. It acts by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle and in so doing prevents muscular contraction. Botox only works on dynamic wrinkles – static wrinkles will need different treatment options. The effects of Botox last anywhere from 3 to 6 months – it really just depends on the dose, your metabolism and if you have had Botox before. The more often you have Botox, you will need less amount of treatments per year.

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Hyaluronic Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin. As we age we lose this substance and our skin loses its once youthful tone and appearance. Aging also results in loss of fat from our facial fat pads. A young-looking face has round contours, high cheekbones and a well-defined jawline. The reason we look the way we do is partly because of the bones in our face but partly due to these fat pads beneath the skin. As they lose fat the skin above them begins to sag and as a result our cheek bones move down our face and we get static lines around our nose and mouth. The pulling of the sagging skin then also creates depressions and bags under our eye.

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Juvederm Filler Range

The treatment of facial sagging and static lines is Fillers. These fillers are injected with a very fine needle into the area overlying the cheek bone. Once injected the results are immediate and a gentle lift occurs whereby a new cheek is pulling up the skin from the lower face and as a result the lines around the mouth and nose are visibly reduced.

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

Before and After Cheek Fillers

Fillers generally last from 9 to 18 months depending on where they are placed. Over time they are naturally reabsorbed by our body. The old way of injecting fillers was to inject only in the facial wrinkles of the lower face – this would remove the wrinkles but leave the client with an unnatural result. Current science and thinking points towards the cheek injections as the most effective method to give the most natural results.

Wrinkle Treatments Cape Town Somerset West

 

Below is a video explaining cheek fillers for rejuvenation:

– Dr Wade

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Although there are no published statistics when in comes to the use of Botox in Cape Town, one can speculate that we have one of the highest rates of usage in the country. Not only is Cape Town a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, but it also tends to be slightly more liberal than the rest of the country when it comes to aesthetic treatments. For the vast majority of people that use Botox in Cape Town, their use of it is no secret to their friends and family. This stance in Cape Town contrasts the common scenario in the rest of the country whereby Botox injections are frowned (pun?) upon by society at large. The rest of the country has no problem getting Botox – the only difference is that unlike Cape Town residents, they keep it a secret.

 

Botox in Cape Town - Before and After

Botox in Cape Town: Frown

 

Botox in Cape Town – Look for natural results.

 

There are many reason as to why clients keep their Botox treatments a secret. I have found that even some people using Botox in Cape Town keep their visit to my office a secret. That said, the number one reason why they do this is because they are worried about what other people might think. Society has a skewed view of Botox treatments – the media, celebrities and people that walk around looking like plastic all give them the idea that Botox isn’t something that a normal person does. The problem here is that all of the people that you see on the street that look like they have had Botox, have in fact had a poorly executed treatment. The people walking around with natural results are the ones that you would never even suspect have had a Botox treatment. This skews the public’s judgement. Getting Botox in Cape Town doesn’t have to mean that you end up looking frozen!

 

Botox in Cape Town - Natural Results

Botox is typically used in the upper third of the face.

 

One thing you need to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to get Botox in Cape Town is to look at what your Doctor stands for. If your Doctor is still pushing the plastic and fake look out of their offices, then, they may not be the right choice for you.

When you visit the Doctor that you have chosen make sure that you have a mental list of all the questions you would like to ask them. It is important that when getting Botox in Cape Town you make sure that you understand everything and that you feel comfortable. If you are worried about looking different after you have received your Botox in Cape Town then ask your Doctor if they can give you a test dose – so that you can see how it feels. A great place to get a test dose is in the frown – if after a week you are happy with the result you can always go back to your Doctor for more Botox in Cape Town.

– Dr Wade

 

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Contact us today if you would like to know more about Botox in Cape Town, Somerset West, Green Point or Camps Bay.  Let us know if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town.

For Bookings:

bookings@naturalcape.com

081 301 3277

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Botox in Somerset West

 

Although there are no published statistics when in comes to the use of Botox in Somerset West, one can speculate that we have one of the highest rates of usage in the country. Not only is Cape Town a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, but it also tends to be slightly more liberal than the rest of the country when it comes to aesthetic treatments. For the vast majority of people that use Botox in Somerset West, their use of it is no secret to their friends and family. This stance in Cape Town contrasts the common scenario in the rest of the country whereby Botox injections are frowned (pun?) upon by society at large. The rest of the country has no problem getting Botox – the only difference is that unlike Cape Town residents, they keep it a secret.

 

Botox in Somerset West - Before and After

Botox in Somerset West – Before and After

 

Botox in Somerset West – Look for great results.

 

There are many reason as to why clients keep their Botox treatments a secret. I have found that even some people using Botox in Somerset West keep their visit to my office a secret. That said, the number one reason why they do this is because they are worried about what other people might think. Society has a skewed view of Botox treatments – the media, celebrities and people that walk around looking like plastic all give them the idea that Botox isn’t something that a normal person does. The problem here is that all of the people that you see on the street that look like they have had Botox, have in fact had a poorly executed treatment. The people walking around with natural results are the ones that you would never even suspect have had a Botox treatment. This skews the public’s judgement. Getting Botox in Somerset West doesn’t have to mean that you end up looking frozen!

 

Botox in Somerset West - Before and After

Botox in Somerset West – Before and After

 

One thing you need to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to get Botox in Somerset West is to look at what your Doctor stands for. If your Doctor is still pushing the plastic and fake look out of their offices, then, they may not be the right choice for you.

When you visit the Doctor that you have chosen make sure that you have a mental list of all the questions you would like to ask them. It is important that when getting Botox in Somerset West you make sure that you understand everything and that you feel comfortable. If you are worried about looking different after you have received your Botox in Somerset West then ask your Doctor if they can give you a test dose – so that you can see how it feels. A great place to get a test dose is in the frown – if after a week you are happy with the result you can always go back to your Doctor for more Botox in Somerset West.

– Dr Wade

 

APPOINTMENTS

Contact us today if you would like to know more about Botox in Somerset West, Green Point or Camps Bay, Cape Town.  Let us know if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town.

For Bookings:

bookings@naturalcape.com

021 433 0967 

Cape Town| Green Point | Camps Bay | Somerset West

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Botox Cape Town

Botox Cape Town: Dr Wade is an aesthetic doctor with practices in both Cape Town and Somerset West. He is able to offer discreet high quality aesthetics procedures like Botox and Fillers to Cape Town clients who really want a top quality experience at a price that is competitive. Botox Cape Town treatments are safe and professional.

Dr Wade has extensive experience and uses the latest technology to ensure that all of his Cape Town clients look their best when completing a Botox or injectable treatment. Dr Wade enjoys keeping his clientele updated with the latest trends and developments within the world of aesthetic medicine. This article deals with Botox and how it can be of use to improve the look and feel of skin.

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Botox Cape Town – Dr Wade

Botox is a highly purified toxin produced by a particular strain of bacteria. Botox has a number of medical applications, including the treatment of facial spasms, migraines, squints, neck spasms, and spastic muscles in cerebral palsy children. Dr Wade aims to give his Cape Town clients the best service possible.

Botox Cape Town – Wrinkle Reduction.

In aesthetic medicine, Botox has found application in the treatment of facial wrinkles (mimetic or hyperkinetic lines) which are due to the underlying muscles of facial expression acting on the overlying skin to create a wrinkle. Botox can easily treat the lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows (glabellar frown lines), at the sides of the eyes (crow’s feet), and across the forehead. Cape Town clients often describe the “11’s”  – these are the frown wrinkles that in some people form an “11” pattern.

Botox Cape Town

Frown Before and After: Botox Cape Town | Dr Wade

Small amounts of Botox are injected into the offending muscles, causing temporary weakness of the muscle, and flattening of the overlying wrinkle. The onset of action of Botox takes 3-7 days, and lasts for about 4-6 months, at which time the Botox treatment can be repeated. In order to get the best out of Botox, Dr Wade urges his Cape Town clients to follow up before the wrinkles return.

More recently, Botox has been used in order to shape the eyebrows, allowing a slight lift of the outer one third of the eyebrow, without the need for surgery. This is also a temporary phenomenon, lasting some 4-6 months. Botox has also found a role in assisting scar revision surgery, by limiting tension on the wound.

Botox Cape Town

Botox Frown Treatment – Cape Town | Dr Wade

Cape Town doctor, Dr Wade uses cosmetic Botox and most of his cases focus on the upper 1/3 of the face. We typically use 20 units  of Botox per pair of muscles (10 units per muscle) and there are 3 possible muscle groups that are routinely injected:

  1. Frown lines (corrigator muscle and occasionally procerus muscle).
  2. Transverse forehead lines (Frontalis muscle).
  3. Crow’s feet lines (orbicularis oculi muscle)
Botox Cape Town

Injection Points for Botox Treatment | Cape Town | Dr Wade

The most common site for Botox in Cape Town is the Frown. Each site typically uses 20 units of Botox, so a maximum of 60 units can be used – all 3 areas. That said, the total amount of Botox used these days to ensure natural results is about 4o units. We also occasionally inject small volumes of Botox into other related sites, eg so-called bunny lines (sides of nose), vertical upper lip lines (smoker’s lines), and sub-brow region (for outer eyebrow lift).

Botox is also useful to minimise sweating in the armpits, and is injected in to the armpit skin at a dose of 50 units of Botox per side (100 units total). Botox is very effective to lessen sweating in this region and the effects may last up to 8 months.

If you would like to know more about Botox treatments in Cape Town or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we can offer. Please do not hesitate to contact us today!

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Contact us today if you would like to know more about Botox Cape Town treatments.  Let us know if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town. Botox Cape Town – Soften wrinkles today!

For Bookings:

bookings@naturalcape.com

021 433 0967


Botox Cape Town

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