Low Maintenance with Botox

Jun 1, 2023 | Botox, Skincare, Treatments

Neuromodulators, such as Botox and Dysport are one of the most common treatments in aesthetics and have been steadfast throughout the years ever since it was first introduced into the realm of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine.

How does it work?

Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport work by blocking acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for binding to and activating muscle movement. This movement leads to active or dynamic lines over time creating the furrows we want to rid of such as along the forehead and around the eyes. By blocking activation of these muscles were smooth out these lines.

Does it work only on active lines?

No! Now that we’ve relaxed these muscles with repeated treatments over time, we’ve lessened the chance for lines become less severe as the muscles have not been activated. This can reduce the severity of resting lines.

How long does it last?

Well, that mostly depends on the patient but generally three or four months. Dysport, which is produced by Galderma tends to last slightly longer than Botox. Also, there is a phenomenon where some patients who have received Botox over a long period of time create antibodies against the binding proteins found in Botox. This leads to less effective treatment. We recommend switching to a different brand if this were to occur such a Dysport. Onset for Dysport is generally 3 to 7 days for Botox traditionally 7 to 14 days but everyone is different.

What areas can we treat?

Commonly, the areas between the eyebrows also known as the 11s, the lines that run horizontally along the forehead, and the lines that circle around the eyes. Also used for treatment of TMJ by injecting the masseter muscle. Can also tackle the muscles that pulls down the corners of the mouth created by the DAO or depressor anguli oris muscle, as well as pebbling of the chin. Can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis.
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