It is a solution of natural purified protein that is used in extremely small amounts to relax dynamic wrinkles caused by the contraction of muscles.
How do Botulinum injections work?
Wrinkles and frown lines are the result of muscle activity and contraction. Tiny injections of BOTOX/Dysport are administered very precisely into the muscles, and this blocks the nerve impulses from reaching the area, causing the muscles to relax. As these muscles can no longer contract, the skin is able to relax fully and is smooth and unwrinkled.
With time, frown lines or grooves that were already present before the client started using Botulinum will reduce or disappear completely.
Further frown lines and other wrinkles cannot form in the future.
Is it safe?
Treatment is safe and effective, side effects are minimal and allergic reactions to injections do not occur. Botulinum is actually used in much higher doses to treat migraines and excessive sweating disorders than in cosmetic procedures, and has an extensive medical safety record, having been used for more than 20 years to treat neurological and ophthalmological disorders. It is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Does it hurt?
An extremely fine needle is used so only a mild stinging sensation is experienced during treatment.
Effects can take 3 to 10 days to become visible, and will generally last 3 to 4 months. If you decide to discontinue treatment your wrinkles will gradually return to the way they were before treatment.
Absolutely, the effect of Botulinum injections can be enhanced when combined with other wrinkle-removing treatments.