Understand How Botulinum Toxin and Fillers Work

If you are afraid of facial injectables such as Botox and other fillers, put your mind at ease by finding out exactly what you can expect prior to undergoing treatment.

It is important to know exactly how Botox and fillers work and what you can expect when choosing these procedures in order to enjoy a youthful appearance.

The best way forward is to be educated when you choose to use one of the many aesthetic procedures available.

As humans we have a fundamental yearning to look and feel as young as possible. The question is - when it comes to the quest of eternal youth – how far would you like to go to achieve this?

About Botox:

Botox – otherwise known as Botulinum Toxin, is a prescription-only medicine licensed for specific medical conditions.

The inappropriate and incorrect use and lack of training can and will carry risks, therefore if anyone is considering a treatment they have the right to know that their chosen clinic is property regulated.

It cannot be stressed enough that when undergoing Botox treatment that you ensure you are being treated by a qualified person such as one of the professionals at our aesthetic Skin Care Clinic in Sandton.

Until legislation is passed, remember that every decision being made as far as Botox treatment is concerned, will be on your own.

That is why you need to always do your homework correctly when undergoing any type of treatment – ask for testimonials and copies of training certificates, insurance and personal recommendations.

Cheapest treatments are seldom the best and aggressive marketing tactics are also something to be avoided at all costs.

How does Botox work?

  • Botulinum is a toxic medicine which is prescribed and which is injected into the muscles.
  • Botox is used to decrease the depth of frown lines between the eyebrows and improves severe wrinkles of the skin.
  • Always choose a professional to administer Botox.
  • Botulinum is one of the most studied drugs in the 21st
  • On record there are in excess of 1.2 million medical practitioners permitted to perform facial injectables in America.
  • There are fewer than 3% doctors and other practitioners in South Africa that are qualified to perform Botox treatments.
  • It cannot be stressed enough that you need to use one of the 3% to perform this procedure – select someone who follows the trends, is experienced and is continuously seeking medical education regarding the latest treatments available.


Tick the right boxes when selecting the person who will be injecting fillers and Botox into your face! These include:

  • The amount of procedures that have been performed and how many individuals have received Botox successfully at that practice or clinic.
  • What can be expected afterwards – what should I do afterwards, what are the long-term prospects and what type of down-time are we looking at, if any.
  • You are perfectly in your right to ask for relevant certificates, licenses and similar.
  • Before and after photographs can prove to be useful and put your mind at ease.

For perfect peace of mind, consult with your medical practitioner prior to undertaking a procedure as being informed and educated will ensure you enjoy a painless, hassle-free and worry-free procedure.

Our team of specialists will be able to inform, educate and discuss any reservations or concerns you might have regarding your Botox treatment.


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Dermology’s goal is to produce the best results possible for all our patients, however, everyone is different. Responsiveness to procedures, protocols or ingredients may vary from person to person. Consultation are compulsory.