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Restoring Radiance

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  I recently had the most interesting Anti-Ageing Laser Genesis Facial, which includes microdermabrasion, laser genesis & mesotherapy, at Oasis Spa, which is situated in the gorgeous Skin & Body Renewal in the Cape Quarter, Cape Town.   While Bianca worked diligently on my face, Brittany pampered my feet with a much needed pedicure.   Bianca started with the microdermabrasion. This is totally not painful exfoliation using crystals and felt like a soft suction on my skin.  After this she targeted each area of my face separately with laser, which stimulates the production of collagen.  It feels like warm flashing light but isn’t painful at all.   Lastly, she finished with the mesotherapy, which she used to push growth hormone into my skin to again stimulate collagen production. This felt a bit odd on my forehead, but again not unpleasant at all.   The whole anti-ageing laser genesis facial took anRead More

Botox: Before & After Pics

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Last week I went to meet Dr Pillay from the Wembley Medi Spa to have my first Botox experience.   I had won it on their Facebook page, and even though I have been curious about Botox, I probably would not have done it yet, had I not won this prize.   The Wembley Spa is really beautifully and tastefully decorated, and heated throughout. The receptionist guided me to a waiting area where I filled in all my relevant details and read some information about botox and possible complications.   I then had my face cleansed and the therapist applied numbing cream to the areas that I thought Dr Pillay might treat. I was keen to have my frown lines between my eyebrows sorted out as these made me look angry at times, according to my son. While waiting for the numbing cream to work, she offered me a headRead More

To Botox Or Not To Botox?

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Angry Mamma

Have you ever considered trying Botox? I have, often. It all started when my 4 yr old son asked me why I was looking so angry. This made me do a double take as I wasn’t angry at all – merely deep in thought and in no particular mood. I had a closer look in the mirror and saw what he was referring to – my deep frown lines – or 11’s as they are also called.    Since then I have been reading up a bit and asking some friends who have done it before and basically it is really important that you go to someone reputable and experienced. My friends who have done it look great and did not have any side effects, but you read some horror stories on line, so I am still a bit nervous.   During my ‘research’ I read some articles by DrRead More