Frequently asked questions about our injectable appearance medicine

Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic

Soraya Sabetian

Registered Nurse

Frequently asked questions about our injectable appearance medicine

Botulinum Toxin FAQ (Botox® , DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®)

What is Botulinum Toxin?


Botulinum toxin type A is an injection containing abobotulinum toxin A. Abobotulinum toxin A is made from the bacteria that cause botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.




How long does Botulinum toxin last?


It can last anywhere between 3-5 months, depending on the individual. For first time users it usually lasts up to 3 months. For those with incredibly fast metabolisms, such as athletes, it may wear off more quickly. The opposite happens for those with slower metabolisms, or not as strong muscle movement, it may last longer. It is proven that the more regularly you have treatment the longer the result may last.

Botulinum toxin type A is injected into a muscle. A trained registered health practitioner will give you this injection. Botulinum toxin injections should be spaced at least 3 - 4 months apart. Your injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.




Does Botulinum toxin work for older patients?


Botulinum toxin may be a start on your path to a more rejuvenated appearance. Although Botulinum toxin has a more limited benefit in older patients when used alone, patients aged 40 to 70 and beyond can benefit from it.

Combined with other procedures, patients are able to obtain optimum smooth results. Patients often require additional surgery such as lower face lift, brow lift or eyelid lift in addition to Botulinum toxin and skin treatments in order to obtain the smoothest results.




Are there risks associated with Botulinum toxin?


Botulinum toxin is a safe substance when injected in the proper setting by a trained professional. The usual risks are minor bruises from the needle, although allergic reaction and infection is theoretically possible. Flu-like symptoms or minor headaches can occur despite the fact Botulinum toxin is used to treat headaches. Eyebrow or eyelid droop and double or blurry vision are a risk. Most side effects are temporary.




How often will I need to get botulinum toxin injections for best results?


Botulinum toxin injections must be repeated three to four times per year for best results. The goal is to weaken the targeted muscles without allowing them to regain bulk or strength. Most patients find that results last an average of three to four months.
The effects of a Botulinum toxin injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months after an injection. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin injection.
Using Botulinum toxin more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.





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What is Botulinum Toxin?


Botulinum toxin type A is an injection containing abobotulinum toxin A. Abobotulinum toxin A is made from the bacteria that cause botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.




How long does Botulinum toxin last?


It can last anywhere between 3-5 months, depending on the individual. For first time users it usually lasts up to 3 months. For those with incredibly fast metabolisms, such as athletes, it may wear off more quickly. The opposite happens for those with slower metabolisms, or not as strong muscle movement, it may last longer. It is proven that the more regularly you have treatment the longer the result may last.

Botulinum toxin type A is injected into a muscle. A trained registered health practitioner will give you this injection. Botulinum toxin injections should be spaced at least 3 - 4 months apart. Your injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.




Does Botulinum toxin work for older patients?


Botulinum toxin may be a start on your path to a more rejuvenated appearance. Although Botulinum toxin has a more limited benefit in older patients when used alone, patients aged 40 to 70 and beyond can benefit from it.

Combined with other procedures, patients are able to obtain optimum smooth results. Patients often require additional surgery such as lower face lift, brow lift or eyelid lift in addition to Botulinum toxin and skin treatments in order to obtain the smoothest results.




Are there risks associated with Botulinum toxin?


Botulinum toxin is a safe substance when injected in the proper setting by a trained professional. The usual risks are minor bruises from the needle, although allergic reaction and infection is theoretically possible. Flu-like symptoms or minor headaches can occur despite the fact Botulinum toxin is used to treat headaches. Eyebrow or eyelid droop and double or blurry vision are a risk. Most side effects are temporary.




How often will I need to get botulinum toxin injections for best results?


Botulinum toxin injections must be repeated three to four times per year for best results. The goal is to weaken the targeted muscles without allowing them to regain bulk or strength. Most patients find that results last an average of three to four months.
The effects of a Botulinum toxin injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months after an injection. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin injection.
Using Botulinum toxin more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.