What is Botox?

Botulinum Toxin (Type A) – commonly known as “Botox” is a schedule 4 medicine. In aesthetic and anti-aging medicine, we use it to relax facial muscles. We don’t inject the wrinkle itself but rather a small group of tiny muscles that create the folds in the skin.  After the muscles have been relaxed for a while, the skin folds reduce and the end-result is a smooth, wrinkle-free rejuvenated skin.

Understanding Botox:

Every Botox treatment should be individualized. Some of us have deep wrinkles, while others have subtle fine lines. At the same time, some of us have strong facial muscles, while others have naturally weaker ones. Skin type, tone, color, age, genetics and lifestyle are all things that will have an influence on our skin and a “one-size-fits-all” approach simply doesn’t work in aesthetic medicine.

Our Advice:

  1. For a first-time patient; less is more.
  2. The end-result should look natural.
  3. The treatment should be tailored to the patient’s unique facial anatomy and desired outcome.
  4. Most importantly: work with a medical doctor that is specifically trained to administer and inject Botox. Someone that does this type of treatment, all of the time.

What are the most popular treatments for Botox?

  1. Frown-lines
  2. Eye wrinkles (Crows Feet)
  3. Forehead lines

What does is cost?

  • Frown (between R1500 to R2200)
  • Forehead (between R1200 to R1500)
  • Crows Feet or Eye Wrinkles (between R1200 to R1800)

What other conditions can we treat with Botox?

  • Sweaty armpits (underarm hyperhidrosis)
  • Jaw clenching or teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Jawline slimming
  • Necklines
  • Gummy smiles
  • Bunny lines

What are the results?

 Frown:

Botox patient. She looks slightly more refreshed, that is the goal!

Botox patient. She looks slightly more refreshed, that should be the goal.

Look closely, it is Dr Wade! Dr Wade treates his own frown lines with Botox and the results are a smooth, less worried and angry, look.

Look closely, it is Dr Wade! Dr Wade treated his own frown lines with Botox and the results are a smooth, less worried and angry look.

Female patient treated with Botox in Cape Town. She also opted for a brow lift, which can also be achieved as an additional treatment with Botox.

Patient treated with Botox. She also opted for a brow lift, which can be achieved as an additional Botox treatment.

Eyes (Crows Feet):

Beautiful results, eye wrinkles or crows feet treated with Botox.

Beautiful results, eye wrinkles or crows feet treated with Botox.

Forehead:

Forhead Botox in Cape Town (2)

A good example of a forehead Botox treatment for men. Still natural-looking, but wrinkles appear less prominent.

Beautiful, smooth and natural-looking results for forehead Botox treatments.

Fine lines reduced as a result of a forehead Botox treatment.

Who is Dr Wade? 

Dr Wade is a medical doctor with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine.

Dr Wade Merchant

Dr Wade Merchant

Our Doctors

Dr Wade is a medical doctor with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine, he has been administering and injecting Botox and Dysport for over 5 years at his practices in Green Point & Somerset West. Dr Wade is also qualified with a 2-year Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine.

De Melinda Dommisse

Dr Melinda Dommisse is a qualified medical doctor who qualified from Stellenbosch University. She moved to London where she did her aesthetic training and worked as a GP with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. Prior to returning to South Africa she worked at 2 well-known clinics in Harley Street, London

Our Practices

OUR GREEN POINT PRACTICE

OUR SOMERSET WEST PRACTICE

GREEN POINT

021 433 0967

173 Main Road
(Corner of Main and Clyde Road)
Green Point, Cape Town
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SOMERSET WEST

021 433 0967

Corner of the R44 & De Beers Avenue
(Inside of the Paardevlei Complex)
Paardevlei Rising 1 (Building name)
*We are opposite the Cheetah Sanctuary
1st Floor, Unit 102, Paardevlei, Somerset West
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