The wrinkle reducing botulinum toxin works by relaxing the facial muscles that produce frown lines, crows feet, drooping eyebrows, and laughter lines. This product is not only used for facial aesthetic treatments but is also routinely used in the medical field for a variety of illnesses/complaints. The anti-wrinkle injections are quick and relatively painless and typically take 7-14 days to take full effect lasting 3 to 4 months initially. We offer an initial FREE consultation allowing our dentist to get to know you and fully understand your wants and needs.
How does botulinum toxin work?
Hyperactivity of the facial expression muscles often results in the development of deep frown lines, forehead lines and/or crow’s feet. Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or disappear altogether.
When and for how long does botulinum toxin work?
The initial effects of treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours. The full effect of treatment occurs approximately 2 to 3 weeks after treatment. Your facial expression will appear more relaxed but by no means expression-less. The overall result should be very natural. The treatment effects typically last 3 to 4 months after which re-treatment is required to maintain the results.