A numbing cream is applied to the area to be treated and most individuals only feel a mild discomfort during the injections. Treatment is done within a few minutes.
The product used is called Botulinum Toxin A (BTA) and it is manufactured by a number of different companies. One of the commonly named brands that most people are familiar with is 'Botox.'
Botulinum Toxin A is produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum and in large amounts is very toxic.
When used in the aesthetic industry the amount of BTA used is minuscule to achieve the desired result.
It is injected into the muscles of the face that produce the lines we want to remove. It works by stopping those muscles moving.
No lifelong commitment necessary once you’ve had one/more treatments.
Once you stop having anti-wrinkle treatment the effects will gradually wear off and the muscles will start moving as they did before. The lines and wrinkles that were previously there will return.
The advantage of on-going treatment is to maintain the smoother, more refreshed look.