Frequently asked questions

How to choose a Medical Aesthetics Practitioner?


Regardless of the medical specialty or the level of practitioner, there are important aspects on what you should look for before scheduling a medical aesthetics procedure. We have put together some guidelines for you to follow when considering medical aesthetics or any other medical treatment, even for routine aesthetic enhancements.
The following guidelines are for you to gain some perspective on basics. The list is not comprehensive; there might be more to look out for depending on your circumstances and the chosen procedure.




What exactly is it that CapeMAC offers?


At Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre (CapeMAC), we offer medical treatments that you would place between the beauty treatments that you get in a SPA and the surgical treatments carried out by plastic surgeons. CapeMAC offers an array of non-invasive, or minimally invasive treatment options like Botulinum toxin (BOTOX®), Fillers, Deep Laser, Peeling, Cellulite treatment and Skin Tightening, Liposuction/Liposculpture, Body Augmentation and Hair Transplants! We can be of service for a range of general health, skin and cosmetic problems – all of which are effective for just about anyone – regardless of your age, your skin type or your gender. You can read about further details on the different treatment options here on our website. To assess the nature and extent of your concerns and to consider what options are available for you to improve the condition and appearance of your skin, simply book a first consultation with Dr Manoj Bagwandeen.




Who will do the treatments?


All the medical aesthetics treatments and procedures are done by qualified and experienced medical personnel in our fully equipped and comfortable medical facilities.
Dr DH (Manoj) Bagwandeen, who is the director of Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre, is also the principal medical practitioner of the practice. You will be fully examined and assessed by Dr Bagwandeen, with a view to determining the best treatment option/s for your specific needs. Thereafter, he will perform the medical aesthetics treatments and procedures on you, with the assistance of registered nurses and trained therapists – depending on the nature of the treatments. You are in good hands.
See our ‘about us‘ section to learn more about Dr Bagwandeen’s qualifications.




Where do the procedures take place?


The relatively short and gentle treatment sessions are performed at either the consulting rooms, situated here in Plattekloof, or in our mini theatre, situated at UWC.




How long you will need to take leave for?


You will be back at work sooner than you think. Current technological advances in medicine allow us to perform quick, relatively safe and very cost effective procedures, which can treat innumerable conditions such as unsightly skin conditions, wrinkles, facial asymmetries, excessive sweating, body disproportions, hair loss and weight problems without having to resort to drastic surgical measures allow you to go right back to work with minimal or no down-time.




Why you can trust us?


Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre- CapeMAC – is part of the professional medical practice of Dr DH (Manoj) Bagwandeen. The Practice is also contracted to the University of the Western Cape to provide health related professional services and has been doing so for the past 11 years. As a Medical Doctor first and foremost, Dr Manoj Bagwandeen subscribes to the highest ethics of the medical profession and as such will not seek to prescribe treatments and services that are not of proven benefit to you. Your health and well-being and our treatment results will always form the primary essence of our interactions. See our ‘about us‘ section to learn more about Dr Bagwandeen’s qualifications.




Can I see before and after pictures?


Due to new regulations regarding sample patient pictures, we do currently not publish any before or after pictures of patients.




What is Botulinum Toxin A?


Botulinum Toxin A is a highly purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which has the ability to reduce the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines & other facial wrinkles that form as we age. It is a simple, superficial and almost painless injection administered by a trained Medical Doctor, into the area to be treated which then causes a temporary relaxation of the underlying muscles, thereby smoothing out the wrinkled effects of the skin. One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within a few days – there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles which can last up to 6 months. Botulinum Toxin A is also used to treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration) of the armpits, hands and feet. It is highly effective in this condition and will almost instantly change the quality of your life! There are also many other medical uses of Botulinum Toxin A and is now being tested for the treatment of depression as well! The Botulinum Toxin A procedures are safe to have repeated – at medically assessed intervals of course – as the product is naturally degraded and removed from the body and hence, does not accumulate in the body.




Why or when should you get treated with Botulinum Toxin A?


You feel that those prominent frown lines between your eyes make you look tired or ‘angry’.
You want to help maintain your already youthful appearance by preventing wrinkles.
You want to relax the wrinkle lines around your eyes, forehead, lips and neck area.
You want to reduce ‘Bruxism’ – the excessive, unconscious clenching of your jaw.
You suffer from ‘Hyperhydrosis’ – excessive perspiration of the armpits, hands & feet areas.
You want to consider an alternative to medication for Depression etc.




What is the difference between Botulinum Toxin A and BOTOX®?


Botox® is the most common word used for botulinum toxin, a substance used for, amongst others, wrinkle reducing injections and rejuvenating the ageing face. However, Botox® is in fact a registered trademark belonging to the multi-specialty health care company Allergan. See Botulinum toxin for treatment with wrinkle reducing injections.




You feel much younger than you look like - how we can help you?


Many patients have concerns and are unhappy about skin wrinkles and a loss of volume in the face, very normal changes that come with the passage of time, but cause one to look older than you actually feel. This especially affects patients who are often exposed to excessive sunlight, eat ‘unhealthy’ foods, do not exercise regularly, drink too little water each day and/or are exposed to lots of stress over prolonged periods of time. Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre (CapeMAC) offers you many different medical aesthetics treatment options to address the multiple factors responsible for diminishing facial definition and to improve your appearance and enhance your self-confidence. The various aesthetic treatment options are also designed to accommodate your budget without causing further stress! You also can read about the details on the different medical aesthetics treatment options here on our website. To assess the nature and extent of your concerns and to consider what treatment options are available for you to improve the condition and appearance of your skin, simply book a first consultation with us.




Receding hairline or thinning hair - can we help you?


With the advent of the new ‘patient friendly’ surgical hair transplantation techniques (Follicular Unit Extraction – FUE), surgical hair restoration procedures has seen a dramatic increase in uptake. Dr Manoj Bagwandeen is also qualified in this procedure and is a certified trainer in this field. Should you consider hair transplant, get in contact with Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre (CapeMAC) for a first consultation.





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