What Is BOTOX?

Botulinum (BOTOX) is a natural purified protein that is injected into the skin to help relax wrinkles.

It forces wrinkle causing muscles to relax in order to create a smoothed, rejuvenated appearance.

Is BOTOX Safe To Use?

Yes, it is safe to inject BOTOX into muscles.  At Aurora Medical we use BOTOX Cosmetic, which is the only FDA approved treatment/injectable to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles.

However, as with any other medical treatment, there are always possible risks and side effects.  It is necessary for your doctor to explain these possible risks and side effects to you in full before your treatment.

How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX involves a series of tiny injections into specific muscles in order to weaken them.  When the solution is injected into the desired muscle, it causes these muscles to relax, thereby softening the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Results will start to show about 2 - 3 days after treatment.  Full results may be seen after 10 - 14 days.

Is There Any Down Time After BOTOX?

There is no down time after BOTOX, however small injection sites and slight bruising may be visible after the treatments.  This should fade fairly quickly.

How Long Is Each Procedure?

Each procedure thakes aproximately 20 - 30 minutes if you have already had a full consultation with the doctor.  Please allow an extra 15 - 30 minutes if you have never been to us for BOTOX before.  If it is your first time, your doctor will need to explain the procedure to you in full, advise you on any possible risks and side effects as well as quote you accordingly.

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

Results can last from 4 to 7 months, after which the treatment may be repeated if desired.

How Many Treatments Will I Need To Achieve The Best Results?

​Usually the results are achieved after only one treatment.  However in some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single treatment.  Follow up treatments may be necessary to improve the outcome.  It is necessary to wait 2 weeks before any follow up treatments.

How Much Doeas Botox Cost?

At Aurora Medical we charge R75 per unit.  It is recommended that your doctor advises you on how many units of Botox are needed to achieve the desired results before your treatment.

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