About Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX® , DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®)
Here you’ll find everything you need to know about this confidence-building appearance treatment: what it’s used for, what the procedure is like, aftercare, risk factors, and more.
Is botulinum toxin right for you?
Your skin is unique, and so are your needs. If you’re considering botulinum toxin as a treatment option, please book a complimentary skin consultation to determine if this is the right treatment for you.
Botulinum Toxin is effective as a treatment for:
Elevating eyebrow arch
when your lips expose your upper gums when you smile
Teeth grinding (Bruxism)
Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)
Reducing a wide jaw
A common treatment for Asian patients
Botulinum toxin is used by many Registered Health Professionals to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or to prevent wrinkle formation such as frown lines, forehead and crow’s feet (around the eyes). While it’s a very effective cosmetic appearance treatment, it’s also beneficial in the treatment of multiple other issues, such as hyperhidrosis, headaches, and TMJ.
A Preventative Wrinkle Solution
People develop wrinkles because over time, skin weakens and can’t effectively bounce back from folding caused by laughing, smiling, furrowing your brow, and all the other motions your face makes on a regular basis. Botulinum toxin relaxes facial muscles to prevent them from constricting and wrinkling. Preventative Botulinum toxin simply starts that process early on for people who need it more.
Botulinum toxin specifically prevents dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by muscle movements. Those typically include lines around the sides of your mouth, horizontal lines across the forehead, crow's feet, and wrinkles on the side of your nose. By relaxing these muscles with Botulinum toxin, you can prevent their movement, resulting in fewer wrinkles.
Receiving botulinum toxin injections in your late 20’s and early 30’s can work as an effective prevention treatment. Older patients with “static” wrinkles also have success with this treatment.