What are they?
Botox and Dysport are injectable neuromodulators that temporarily alter the nerve impulses of targeted muscles, reducing or eliminating contraction-induced wrinkles. Each brand has a slightly different formulation of the same substance, bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, or Botulinum Toxin A, but they work the same way: they block the nerve impulses of the injected muscles to temporarily paralyze muscle movements that cause wrinkles.
What areas can I use it for?
The most common targets are horizontal lines across the forehead and perpendicular frown lines between the brows (sometimes called “11s”), but many also rely on Botox and Dysport for crow’s feet, nasal squint lines, lines around the neck, eyebrow lifting, and even profuse underarm sweating and migraines.
Why get Botox/Dysport?
By reducing the intensity and frequency of contraction-induced wrinkles, these treatments also prevent the formation of deeper lines, in the long run, making them an increasingly popular anti-aging strategy.
How does Botox® cosmetic work?
It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It tends to be more impactful for those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows which form over time as the result of muscle activity.
When will I see results from a Botox Cosmetic® Treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.
How long does Botox® cosmetic last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Is treatment with Botox® cosmetic painful?
Who should not use Botox® cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Botox should also not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.