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The Style Bible is an easy to read style guide for women - by Simon Rademan - available in bookstoresSimon Rademan is a South African fashion designer and stylist, who believes that changes need not be costly, or permanent.  Experience all you can, and be sincere to your inner soul.  We receive many inquiries about personal makeovers and felt it necessary to answer several of the questions in this month’s article about makeovers.

If a change is as good as a holiday, and you feel the urge to move mountains, best is to consult with a specialist in that field before you indulge in a makeover.  A makeover is a term applied to changing one's appearance, usually through cosmetics. Makeovers can range from something as simple as a new haircut, to the extreme of cosmetic surgery.

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  • Cosmetic surgery?.  I asked a specialist in the medical field about non-surgical possibilities and Botox is what Dr Madeleen de Villiers suggested.  

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Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is one of the most poisonous naturally occurring substances in the world, and it is the most toxic protein.   Though it is highly toxic, it is used in minute doses both to treat painful muscle spasms, and as a cosmetic treatment in some parts of the world. It is sold commercially under the brand names Botox and Dysport for this purpose. The terms Botox and Dysport are trade names and are not used generically to describe the neurotoxins produced by the clostridia species.

The German physician and poet Justinus Kerner called botulinum toxin "sausage poison", as this bacterium often causes poisoning by growing in badly handled or prepared meat products. He first conceived a possible therapeutic use of botulinum toxin. In 1870, Muller (another German physician) coined the name botulism, from Latin botulus = "sausage". In 1895, Emile Van Ermengem first isolated the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In 1944, Edward Schantz cultured Clostridium botulinum and isolated the toxin, and, in 1949, Burgen's group discovered that botulinum toxin blocks neuromuscular transmission.  On April 15, 2002, the FDA announced the approval of botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX  Cosmetic) to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). BTX-A has also been approved for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating. The acceptance of BTX-A use for the treatment of spasticity and muscle pain disorders is growing, with approvals pending in many European countries and studies on headaches (including migraine), prostatic symptoms, asthma, obesity and many other possible indications are ongoing.     

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Side effects can be predicted from the mode of action (muscle paralysis) and chemical structure (protein) of the molecule, resulting broadly speaking in two major areas of side effects: paralysis of the wrong muscle group and allergic reaction. Bruising at the site of injection is a side effect not of the toxin, but rather the mode of administration. In cosmetic use, this means that the client will complain of inappropriate facial expression such as drooping eyelid, uneven smile, loss of ability to close the eye. This will wear off in around 6 weeks. Bruising is prevented by the clinician applying pressure to the injection site, but may still occur, and will last around 7 - 10 days. When injecting the masseter muscle of the jaw, loss of muscle function will result in a loss or reduction of power to chew solid foods. All cosmetic treatments are of limited duration, and can be as short a period as six weeks, but usually one reckons with an effective period of between 3 and 8 months. At the extremely low doses used medicinally, botulinum toxin has a very low degree of toxicity.

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Look 10 years younger ---   BOTOX! - You look stunning with your new Simon dress, if only you can make that angry look, caused by the vertical line between your eyebrows disappear.........

YOU CAN and YOU HAVE TO! - Botox injections are the answer.  Botox is a medically approved purified protein that has been cosmetically used for more than twenty years with great success. Look at Hollywood and the fashion world ...

HOW DOES  BOTOX  WORK? - Low dosages Botox are injected locally and paralysis the muscle, which prevents you from frowning. The effect can last from three to six months and anyone with an unwanted   wrinkle, can use it. Generally the procedure is done by a highly trained medical doctor which will provide the best outcome.  

WHICH  AREAS  ARE BOTOX EFFECTIVE FOR? - There are six facial muscle groups that you can use it for.  The most important line to eliminate, is the frown between your eyebrows, the lines on your forehead, the crowsfeet around your eyes as well as the lines surrounding your mouth.  It can be used for necklines as well.  The secret is to keep emotional expressions but to lose the visible creases.  Individual evaluation therefore is extremely important!   Wow that was easy....... For more info contact Dr Madeleen de Villiers at 0824418407 

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Simon Rademan believes in the power of a makeover from time to time and has successfully transformed many women on their special day, be it as a bride, for their matric farewell or just because you love yourself enough.  He is a fine ambassador for style and will continue to inspire those who want to dress well.   He has been asked at numerous occasions what inspires him, and his answer was simple.  “My client gives the framework, and I paint the picture.  Life is full of traditions, so why not celebrate its luxury with the freedom it offers?"

So, what is the power of a makeover then, you may ask?  Well, it is enigmatic and magical, and could be a life-changing experience.  Use the above information to plan your own makeover, and let us know what your thoughts are, or:   book a consultation with us for an exclusively designed gown.

During a consultation, our aim is to show you the possibilities of looking your best!   Knowledge is power!   We shamelessly share information with you and enable you to experience the splendour of looking your best at all times!   Should you want this information at hand, at all times, we now have selected information available regarding the following: Wardrobe-planning, Figure analysis, The little black no., How Simon Rademan lost 35kg, and The Elements of Fashion. 

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