Apart from life, there are some other factors that contribute towards lines and folds in the skin on the face. Sun damage, smoking, dehydration, as well as a number of other factors may cause wrinkles to develop. Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the ageing process and as we become older our skin becomes thinner and less elastic.
There is a way to keep the wrinkles under control...
The injection of botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Botox, has become a very popular choice for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the ageing face. The effects are only temporary, but the injections can be done quickly, require no recovery time, and are not as complicated as many other cosmetic procedures for the face.
Botulinum toxin is produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. When a small amount of Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. The effect is that it temporarily weakens or paralyzes the facial muscles and smooths or eliminates wrinkles in the skin for a few months.
Getting a Botox injection takes just a few minutes and is relatively painless when administered by a professional such as Dr Gavin Zipp at Zipp Health.
What to expect?
* The area is cleaned and an anaesthetic cream is administered to numb the area. The patient can relax while the cream takes effect.
* Dr Zipp will mark out the areas you choose to treat by asking you to frown and smile to see which wrinkles need attention.
* The desired amount is then administered, relatively pain free and in no time at all.
For the first 2 to 3 hours after treatment, don't overdo it, no gym for 24 hours and do not rub the treated area. After that, you can get back to your normal everyday routine.
It can take 3 to 4 days before you notice an effect from the Botox and the full effect may take up to 1 week. The results may last from 3 to 4 months on average but sometimes up to 6 months, everyone is different. After that, you will begin to see the wrinkles return.
Within 72 hours of the treatment, the injection of Botox partly and sometimes completely smooths wrinkles for most people. But, the results are temporary, and typically last only 3 to 4 months. You will need to return for injections every 3 to 4 months to keep the effect. The dose of Botox is usually the same each time you get it done. Dr Zipp will however advise you on each of your subsequent visits based on your needs.
To book your consultation with Dr Zipp, call Zipp Health now on (011)792 1616 or check out the website.
It's not long until Johannesburg’s premier horse racing event will once again be taking place when the Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup comes to Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday, 28 November. Bigger and better than ever before, the official Sound Experience after party line-up has been confirmed and this year will feature Cassper Nyovest, Mi Casa, Goldfish and Muzart. This is the More Jozi horse race!
“There is an electric energy in Johannesburg towards the end of November. The Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup is the perfect year end function for corporates as well as a day out with friends! This is Jozi’s horse race!” says Taryn Rautenbach from Megapro Holdings (Pty) Ltd, event organisers of this prestigious annual horse racing event.
"Our sponsorship with the Summer Cup is an appropriate fit not only due to our motto of ‘Live Entertained’, but because the event and our brand stand for the same values; quality, aspiration and credibility. The premium occasion is a unique union of the entertainment, sport and fashion industries in one powerful and exuberant Jozi event,” explains Chris Dirks, Group Executive: Merchandise and Marketing of JD Group, license holders of the SANSUI brand in South Africa.
A R275 Jozi Circle option is the golden ticket to Gauteng’s not to be missed summer event of the year. For those who really want an all-out VIP experience, R1 995 per person for the Summer Sound Experience package will get you racecourse admission, fully staffed hospitality in a luxury Bedouin facility with a view of the Sound Experience entertainment and horse racing rush, delicious meals, complimentary local bar, car park access, betting facilities and access to the all-important Sound Experience after party and private bar area.
The Summer Cup boasts an esteemed legacy of thoroughbred horse racing in Johannesburg which began in 1887 making the event 127 years old. Last year saw thousands of people attend race day, and with so much more on offer this year, this number is expected to grow substantially.
Get dressed up and come and feel the rush of a day at the races and what promises to be an exceptional after party at the Sound Experience in the city that never sleeps. The theme of this year’s race day is “More Jozi.” Think the Sport of Kings, glam and bling. Interpret this as you like and see you at the races!
Nothing is big unless it’s Jozi big!
Tickets are limited so get to Computicket today!
Over and above that, there will be fringe shows staged at popular Braamfontein venues namely Kitcheners, Great Dane and Anti Establishment that will feature emerging talent in the build up to the festival from 2-4 November.
The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival is built around key concept shows each featuring a great mix of local favourites and specifically chosen international talent as follows:
The shows will be hosted by an unbelievable spread of comedians that reads like a nominees list at the Comics Choice Awards. Loyiso Gola, Ndumiso Lindi, John Vlismas, Kagiso Lediga, Tats Nkonzo and Mashabela are included whilst an amazing array of comedians lies in wait to entertain on the various stages.
The local contingent of acts includes the likes of Jason Goliath, Donovan Goliath, Trevor Gumbi, Deep Fried Man, Celeste Nthuli, Stuart Taylor, Loyiso Madinga, Carvin Goldstone, Siya B, Nina Hastie, Smowkey Nyembe, Tracey Lee Oliver – the list of must-see talent is endless!
World class continental talent will be represented by the likes of Salvado [Uganda], Daliso Chaponda [Malawi], Carl Joshua Ncube [Zimbabwe] amongst others. There will also be a diverse array of international talent that’s been carefully curated in the likes of Maureen Langan, Orlando Baxter, Mike Leibowitz from the USA, Francesco de Carlo from Italy, Yacine Belhousse from France and others. The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival will be a true representation of the globalization of the stand up comedy art form.
H & M, Hennes & Mauritz Pty Ltd, the international retailer known for fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way, will open its first South African flagship store on October 17th, 2015 at 10:00am in the V&A Waterfront. Located in the original V&A Waterfront center-court and extending over 2 floors, the 4 700 square meter store is a dedication of inspiration to the fashion fans of South Africa.
Set in the heart of Cape Town’s most desirable shopping environment, the store boasts a full assortment of fashion, accessories and home wear for the savvy and the stylish. The interior is modern and truly luxurious, with an exciting combination of digital and design elements that lead shoppers on an inviting and exciting journey through the H&M world of fun and fashion.
“Opening in time for the festive season, we couldn’t be more excited to debut the first H&M South African flagship store in the iconic V&A Waterfront. The store is a highlight of global retail and interior standards and customers can look forward to a wide variety of spring and summer collection offerings,” says Pär Darj, Country Manager for H&M South Africa.
The first H&M South Africa store will showcase apparel, underwear and accessories for men, women, teens and kids allowing every customer to dress their personal style no matter what that is. The store will also have H&M’s Home concept, which delivers a unique element of style for every room in the house.
To launch H&M into South Africa, an exclusive VIP event will be held in store on October 15th 2015, where invited guests will be treated to an incredible shopping experience, whilst being entertained by top South African musicians and DJs.
To celebrate the opening day on October 17th 2015, the store will be open to shoppers from 10:00am – 00:00am with a host of exciting exclusive opening offers. H&M will host a pre-launch countdown rewarding those eager customers in the queue with entertainment and fashionable surprises.
The store will be open on Sunday 18th from 9:00am – 11:00pm and thereafter from 9:00am – 9:00pm every day.
The opening of H&M at the V&A Waterfront is the first of many in South Africa. H&M store openings to look forward to include Sandton City (November 2015), Mall of the South (Autumn 2016), Clearwater (Autumn 2016) and Mall of Africa (Autumn 2016).
For more info and a glimpse into the fashions click HERE
Authentic artifacts recovered from the famous shipwreck of the Titanic will be displayed for the first time in South Africa when Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens in Johannesburg at TheZone@Rosebank from 18 September to 8 November 2015.
Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary ship’s compelling human stories.
Those attending will find out about the lives of South Africans that were on board Titanic, learn about passengers and crew members, admire a recreated iceberg installed at the exhibition and relive the events of that fatal night.
Says Marius Basson, director of Manic Global and organiser of the event: “Visitors will be drawn back in time to April 1912 when the ship embarked on its maiden voyage. They will receive a replica boarding pass, assume the role of passengers and follow the chronological journey of life on Titanic – from the ship’s construction, to life on board, the famous sinking, and the modern day efforts to recover and conserve the wreckage for future generations.”
Basson adds that delicate perfume vials, porcelain dinnerware (with the White Star Line logo), personal belongings, postcards, pieces of the ship and numerous other items recreating the lost era will be available to view. Certain areas have also been created to mimic the rooms of Titanic.
Adults in turn can shop at the extensive merchandise shop, sample specially made “White Star” ranges of beer and wines, order a Titanic tea or coffee package and experience an authentic dining experience that recreates what life was like on board the ship in 1912.
Visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition from Friday, 18 September to Sunday, 8 November 2015 at TheZone@Rosebank in Johannesburg. The expo will be open from 09h00 to 19h00 daily, Monday through to Sunday. Following the event in Johannesburg, Cape Town will play host from 27 November 2015 to 14 February 2016 at the V&A Waterfront.
Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are available at the expo or through Webtickets and range from R76 for children to R135 for adults (family packages include even further discounts). Special school packages are also available for groups of 20 or more.
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