This is an injectable neurotoxin used to temporarily paralyse facial muscles and smooth wrinkles.
The patient report
“I get it every four to six months to erase the etched lines on my forehead that the doctor numbs first with ice. I dislike that more than the needle. Each injection is quick; usually I don’t feel a thing. But the area just underneath the eyebrows really hurts. Like a bee sting. The pain goes away immediately, though. Sometimes I get bruises that last a few days, but I can cover them with concealer. After a week or so, my brow feels a little heavy. That’s right around the time people start telling me I look really relaxed, as if I was just on holiday.” – Andrea The cost Approximately R3 000 per area* The pain metre