What is botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin is produced by bacteria; It is then highly refined, diluted and used in therapeutic doses as a muscle relaxant but inhibiting the muscles from contracting and causing wrinkles.
How long does treatment take and when can results be noticed?
In most cases, the treatment will take between 10 and 20 minutes. Effects will not be fully visible for up to 14 days. Approximately 10-14 days after the first treatment, the effects can be reviewed with your clinician and any adjustments made as appropriate.
How long do the effects last?
Initially, the Improvement lasts up to 3 months in most patients although results differ from person to person. The relaxing effect fades gradually.
It should be noted that wrinkle relaxing injections cannot be guaranteed to totally inhibit movement as a lot depends on how strong the muscle was in the first place and how deep the lines were.
With repeated treatments, the effect can last longer as the muscles have been inhibited from the movement for a longer period of time and are therefore less strong.