Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily improve both early signs of ageing and to achieve a smoother more youthful appearance. Injected into the face it will help reduce the presence of crow's feet (lines around the eyes) to prevent or treat horizontal lines on the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows. Also can be used for reducing the Bunny Line (on side of the nose), for raising the tip of the nose, for having a slight brow lift, reducing a gummy smile, for lifting the corners of the mouth, and to reduce the lines in the neck. However, if the facial lines are very deep further treatment with an injectable skin filler maybe required to get a total smoothing of the skin.
Whilst Botox is well tolerated by most people, at Michael Medispa, Botox injections are only administered by Mr Michael and only prescribed after a consultation. Dysport is an alternative injection that shares many of the properties and benefits of Botox.
Botox can be injected to reduce or prevent headaches and also can be used to prevent excessive sweating under the arms see our Excessive Sweating treatment page for more information.
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport in essence do the same thing but are difference products. The main difference though is that Dysport contains less of a protein load than Botox, this means that the body builds fewer antibodies making Dysport last longer.
How does Botox and Dysport remove wrinkles and lines?
These types of injections temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow's feet lines. The way it does this by reducing muscle activity in the treated area
Does this treatment hurt?
The injections may feel like a slight pinch but only lasts a few seconds at a time, if you are concerned about the discomfort Mr Michael may apply some topical numbing cream.
When will I see results?
The visible difference varies from patient to patient and the severity of lines and wrinkles. Many patients see a noticeable difference with 10 - 12 days.