This is an in­jectable neu­ro­toxin used to tem­po­rar­ily paral­yse fa­cial mus­cles and smooth wrin­kles.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Beauty -

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

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