Botox or Botulinum toxin is a natural highly refined purified protein derived from neurotoxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium. There is absolutely no live bacteria in Botulinum toxin. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport is a simple minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure used to elevate facial areas and to temporarily relax hyper-dynamic muscles, reduce hyperactive lines, smooth frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
*Results May Vary*
In many instances, clients tell us they feel the effects of BOTOX® right away, it is especially true of first-time clients. During the next 1-2 days, effects start to appear, peaking at around 1-4 weeks. During this time, we ask clients to return or call our cosmetic medical spa around days 10-12 for a touch-up if needed. This peak is steady then starts to decline at 3-4 months.
Most commonly, re-treatment is between 4-6 months. However, after receiving repeated treatments, the effects usually last longer, in some cases, 6 months and longer between repeated treatments.
Therapeutic doses of BOTOX® and Dysport are extremely small, therefore, making systemic side effects unlikely. However, if they do occur, in most cases, they are minor and clear up on their own without treatment within a few weeks or less.
The most common side effects include bruising, temporary headache and nausea. We recommend to stop the use of blood-thinning agents and alcohol 7-10 days before treatment if possible.