Smile lines are endearing. Frown lines that make you look angry or ‘worn’? Not so much. Small injections of botulinum toxin are used to relax overactive muscles. This gives the dual benefit of softening your facial features as well as preventing permanent lines from forming.
Dysport and Botox are brand names for botulinum toxin that is used in South Africa. Dysport®/Botox® treatments are most commonly done on the following areas: forehead and frown lines, crows feet, bunny lines, gummy smiles, downward turning mouths and neck muscles. Botox injections can also be used to prevent a ‘cobblestone’ or upward turning chin. Less commonly it is used to slim jawlines and muscular calves.
Results from Dysport®/Botox® treatments take 5 – 14 days to take effect and generally last anything from 2-4 months depending on the number of units used.