BOTOX® / Dysport®
What is BOTOX®?
A natural purified protein produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
Is it dangerous?
No. It is a purified form of the protein and is injected in very small amounts so there is virtually no risk.
How does it work?
It is injected into a muscle to temporarily paralyze the muscle to prevent movement and assist wrinkle reduction. The repeated movement of muscles causes wrinkles so by preventing movement it helps reduce or soften wrinkles.
Is there any pre-treatment?
You need to not take any medications with aspirin, ibuprofen and/or Vitamin E in them for 1 week prior to treatment. This will decrease the bruising at the injection site.
Is there any post-treatment?
You will need to keep your head up for 4 hours after treatment and not workout for 24 hours, but that is it.
Does it hurt?
There is very minimal discomfort – no local or topical anesthesia is necessary.