Q: What is Botulinum Toxin Treatment?
A: Botulinum toxin, BOTOX, Dysport, blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the specific muscle(s) and therefore induces relaxation of the muscle in a dose dependent manner. Botulinum toxin, Dysport, BOTOX. Because the receptors that are blocked by Botulinum toxin, Dysport, BOTOX, are continually being replaced, the effect of Botulinum toxin, Dysport, BOTOX is never permanent but typically lasts 3 to 4 months in muscles and 6 to 12 months in sweat glands.
Q: Am I suitable for Botulinum toxin treatment?
A: If you are concerned about the appearance of facial lines or wrinkles in areas of over active muscles such as the frown lines or crow‘s feet, then treatment with Botulinum toxin, BOTOX, ;Dysport, to relax the underlying muscles will have a beneficial effect on the lines or wrinkles. It should be noted that deep lines will not disappear with relaxing injections of Dysport, BOTOX, but may require an injectable product like Juvederm in combination with Dysport, BOTOX treatment, to soften these in order to achieve a natural look which helps you to look good for your age. Botulinum toxin, Dysport treatment should not be used during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Q: How is Face Muscle Relaxing treatment performed?
A: Initial consultation will determine the goals for your treatment, make note of any associated abnormalities or asymmetries and plan the optimum treatment to achieve the ideal result in each patient. Botulinum toxin injections using either Dysport or BOTOX are carried out in the out patient setting and takes 10 to15 minutes.
Q: Will Dysport, BOTOX treatment be painful / cause bruising?
A: The use of skin cooling or topical local anaesthetic cream with ensure minimal discomfort is expected during your treatment with Dysport or BOTOX and no bruising should occur with the careful technique used.
Q: When will the results of BOTOX, Dysport treatment be seen?
A: Botulinum toxin, Dysport, BOTOX starts to be effective in 5 to 7 days reaching a peak at 14 days. Most patients notice a softening of wrinkles and lines or reduction in sweating at 2 weeks and improvement in appearance of deep lines or wrinkles following treatment with Dysport, BOTOX.
Q: How long will the result of BOTOX, Dysport last?
A: Most improvement will last for approximately 3 months after initial treatment with Dysport. In order to achieve the ideal result it is recommended to repeat the Dysport treatment every 3 to 4 months for muscle relaxing treatments with Dysport, BOTOX. Maintenance treatments with botulinum toxn injections are usually required every 6 to12 months.
Q: What are the risks of Botulinum Toxin, BOTOX, Dysport treatment?
A: Firstly, Botulinum toxin is a very safe drug with minimal side effects or risks provided the treatment is performed by a qualified and trained practitioner. Side effects of BOTOX, Dysport treatment such as mild pain with the injection, mild redness at the injection sites or mild bruising can occur but should be temporary and limited. Risks of Dysport, BOTOX treatment include over treatment giving a frozen look, which is undesirable. Weakness of nearby muscles can occur if the toxin, BOTOX, Dysport spreads from the injection site. This is risk is reduced by care following your treatment – avoid bending over for 4 hours, vigorous activity and alcohol until the following day. Allergic reactions to Botulinum toxin, BOTOX, Dysport are rare. A small number of patients develop natural antibodies to some forms of Botulinum toxin and therefore may not have a good response following treatment. Usually, switching to an alternative form of Botulinum toxin, BOTOX, Dysport enables effective treatment.
Q: Can BOTOX, Dysport treatments be combined with other treatments or procedures?
Muscle relaxing treatments with BOTOX, Dysport are commonly and effectively combined with many facial treatments both non surgical and surgical. When combined with injectable fillers such as Radiesse and Juvederm the effect is a more harmonious rejuvenation of the face.