BOTOX® and Dysport® are purified neurotoxins that temporarily reduce or eliminate wrinkles on the face. Neurotoxins work by preventing facial muscles from contracting in problematic areas. Their goal is to diminish fine lines by smoothing and reducing them and preventing their occurrence as we age.
BOTOX® and Dysport® both temporarily inhibit certain nerve cells that signal muscle contractions. The result is smoother and younger-looking skin since it weakens the facial movements that cause fine lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® and Dysport® both produce temporary results. Nerve impulses start reaching targeted muscle areas again after a period of time, causing contraction of the muscles and visible wrinkles and lines to appear. However, a skilled injector can maintain the positive results of neurotoxins with regular treatment sessions every 3-6 months.
Injections of BOTOX® or Dysport® require little to no downtime. It is possible to experience a little redness after the injection for about 15-30 minutes. It takes 3-5 days for the injection to start working and 10-14 days for the full effect to be achieved. The effects can last for approximately four months, depending on the amount injected. In general, this procedure is well tolerated.