Average Cost Of Botox In South Africa

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin, often shortened to Botox, is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction, thus causing flaccid paralysis. The toxin causes the disease botulism. 

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Average Cost Of Botox In South Africa

How much should I expect to pay for Botox in South Africa? Botox costs are among the more affordable anti-aging injections. The average Botox cost hovers at around R 4542.84– R 7571.40 Botox pricing is conducted on a per-unit basis, with a single unit of Botox averaging.

How much is normal for Botox?

Most people require more than one syringe to achieve the desired results. Botox, on the other hand, is measured in units and typically costs around R162.95to R244.42 per unit. An average dosage of 30-40 units might be used to treat the forehead and eye area, for example, making the total cost around R4888.37to R9776.74.

How long does Botox last the first time?

In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients who in lasts longer, in that 4-6 month range, or shorter, in that 2-month range. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last long after the second treatment.

How often is Botox needed?

In general, most people should have Botox injections once every four months is usually an ideal frequency for this treatment. But because everybody has a different body, you may need your injections more or less frequently.

What is the best age to get Botox?

If you want to prevent the earliest fine lines from becoming full-blown wrinkles, preventative Botox can be the solution. Botox is approved for patients who are 18 years and older and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative Botox treatment.

Can Botox look natural?

While Botox is generally considered safe and can look natural on most people when done correctly, there are a few ways it can go wrong: It can be injected in the wrong muscle, injected unevenly, or over-injected. The result? “You express emotions, but your face doesn’t quite follow,” explains Dr. Vasyukevich.

What are the 3 common side effects of Botox?

Possible side effects and complications include:

  • Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
  • Headache or flu-like symptoms.
  • Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows.
  • Crooked smile or drooling.
  • Eye dryness or excessive tearing.
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