Smile lines are endearing. Frown lines that make you look angry or ‘worn’? Not so much. Small injections of botulinum toxin (Botox® or Dysport®) are used to relax overactive muscles. This gives you the dual benefit of softening the face as well as preventing permanent lines from forming.
Common areas that we treat are forehead and frown lines, crows feet, bunny lines, gummy smiles, downward turning mouths and neck muscles. Injections can also be used to prevent a ‘cobblestone’ or upward turning chin. Less commonly it is used to slim jawlines and muscular calves.
The results take 5 – 14 days to take effect and generally last anything from 2-4 months depending on the number of units used.