Non-Invasive | Wrinkle Relaxer | Targets Fine Lines + Wrinkles
Commonly referred to as a wrinkle relaxer, Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are great ways to relax facial muscles and get rid of some of those fine lines and wrinkles that get etched in overtime. Botox and Dysport services are typically done every three to four months and can take about two weeks to see full results. Botox Cosmetic is the most effective way to diminish crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and brow lines without surgery and minimal downtime. The most popular cosmetic treatment in the world, Botox is safe, FDA approved and scientifically proven.
Botox and Dysport target dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles, which are also known as expression lines, are caused by grooves in the underlying muscles. The grooves develop after years of repeated movements involved in facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, or squinting. The grooves in the muscle cause creases in the overlying skin. Eventually, these creases become permanent. Examples of expression lines include crow's feet, brow lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles.
Here's a breakdown of how neurotoxins work:
Neurotransmitter Release Inhibition: Botox and Dysport work by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine at the junction between nerves and muscles. Acetylcholine is responsible for transmitting signals from nerves to muscles, causing them to contract. By inhibiting its release, Botox and Dysport interrupts the nerve-muscle communication.
Muscle Relaxation: Without the release of acetylcholine, the targeted muscle is temporarily relaxed and weakened. This relaxation helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that are caused by muscle contractions, such as crow's feet around the eyes or frown lines between the eyebrows.
Temporary Effect: The effects of Botox and Dysport are not permanent. Over time, the blocked nerve-muscle communication gradually restores as new nerve endings grow, allowing the muscle to regain its function. The exact duration of the effect varies from person to person but typically lasts for about three to four months.
As with any cosmetic treatment, individual experiences may vary. Most patients see reductions in wrinkles within 72 hours post Botox Cosmetic and Dysport injections. Full results can take up to two weeks and last up to four months. Botox can also be preventative. When performed before the formation of expression lines, Botox and Dysport can prevent the formation of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and brow lines. Known as preventative maintenance, or prejuvenation, Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment among millennials.