Botox and Dysport (also known as botulinum toxin) injections, are cited as the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure, and have quickly become a self-care staple for many. While nothing is more beautiful and soothing than seeing someone smile or burst into laughter, wrinkles can slowly set in with regular and repeated facial movements, creating a look of stiffness and shadowed areas. Not to worry; Neurotoxin injections have entered the room.
What is Botox , and how does it work?
Botox and Dysport are brand names, whereas the substance itself is called botulinum toxin. This neurotoxin is used to inhibit muscle movements. As we age and lose collagen and hydration that provides us with a juicy and plump epidermis, our daily facial expressions create folds and wrinkles. These small facial muscles can become powerful when overused.
When injected in the targeted facial muscle, botulinum toxin blocks nerve signals to the muscle, preventing it from creating or deepening wrinkles. As the toxin spreads into the treated area, features will soften, leaving the patient with a youthful, refreshed, and rested appearance.
The experience and results
Throughout the procedure, our experienced medical team will accompany you, ensuring that you are comfortable and all your questions are answered so you can enjoy this moment of self-care. During the consultation, we’ll assess the areas to be treated and decide on the number of units required to achieve your personalized goals. It’s essential to remember SABBYA’s and Dr. Noémie Vézina’s philosophy and approach to beauty; always aiming for the most natural and gradual results to reveal your best self. This is achieved by carefully respecting the patient’s proportions and features, enhancing their beauty, never masking it.
The appointment usually lasts between 15-30 minutes. Once the injections are completed, letting the neurotoxin do its job is crucial. Avoid any unnecessary rubbing or massaging. The results will start appearing 2 to 3 days post-treatment and will gradually increase until they reach their full effects at 2 weeks following which they will naturally fade away over the course of the next 4 to 6 months.
Other medical uses
Botox is also commonly used to treat medical conditions, such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and teeth grinding (bruxism). Since these conditions require a proper medical diagnosis prior to their treatment, it is always recommended to consult with an experienced health care provider.
Common misconceptions about Botox
1.You shouldn’t start Botox before your forties.
We start losing collagen and volume around thirty years old. However, the age at which an individual should begin using injectables is a personal choice. Results will be more natural with a preventative approach than an overly corrective one.
2.Once you stop using Botox, your wrinkles get worse.
This is, unfortunately, a popular thought that isn’t supported by science. Most of the time, people get accustomed to their appearance with Botox. Hence, they are more likely to notice a more significant shock with their previous look when they stop using neuromodulators. That being said, your wrinkles do not get worse… but the aging process simply resumes its natural course.
3.Botox gives you a frozen look.
When injected by a professional who respects your desires and current beauty, Botox won’t cause a frozen and unnatural appearance. Communication is key, and our team prefers to proceed with caution, patience, and a metered approach.