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Botulinum toxin

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum toxin type A used in small doses temporarily smoothes wrinkles and fine lines and improves facial features. These injections take effect by weakening or paralysing particular muscles or by blocking certain nerves.


Although there are those who associate botulinum toxin injectables with big lips and the incapacity to frown or raise one’s eyebrows, if performed correctly by a qualified practitioner, these treatments can have a subtle and extremely positive effect on the overall look of the face.

Which areas that can be treated:

In addition to treating wrinkles or adding plumpness to your pout, botulinum toxin can be used for:

  • Cervical dystonia, which is a neurological disorder that causes dire neck and shoulder muscle contractions

  • Blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking

  • Strabismus – misaligned eyes

  • Chronic migraines

  • Overactive bladder

  • Bruxism – excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching that in severe cases causes pain, generalised headaches and dental problems.

How long does it last?:

The effects of botulinum toxin can last anywhere between 3-6 months, depending on the area being treated.

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How to fix a gummy smile

Your smile is your way of showing emotion and can affect your social life, your work life and your relationships. In fact research indicates that people that smile more often are perceived by others as more positive and competent. In addition, long-term studies suggest that those of us who smile more often are more positive and lead happier lives. But not all smiles are created equal!


In some cases when a person smiles, their upper lip elevates too far above their teeth exposing the gums and resulting in a "gummy smile." A common reason for this is a hyperactive muscle that elevates the upper lip. The good news is that this can be effectively treated in one simple non-invasive treatment. By injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin into the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip, the muscle relaxes, resulting in a natural smile without the “gummy” look.


A 15-minute appointment is all you need for a happier new you!


Call ZippHealth on 011 792 1616 to book an appointment or visit

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