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Botox & Dysport

What is BOTOX Cosmetic®/DYSPORT®?

BOTOX Cosmetic/DYSPPORT are treatments for dynamic wrinkles.  The most commonly treated areas are:

  • the lines & folding of skin between the eyebrows caused by frowning known as “frown lines”
  • the lines around the eyes known as crows feet caused by squinting or smiling
  • the horizontal lines across the forehead caused by raising the eyebrows

Is it safe?

Yes! BOTOX/DYSPORT® has been available for 20 years, and has been used to treat many diseases. In fact, it is used in children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy. It has been proven to be very safe through extensive testing and research.  BOTOX Cosmetic® is an approved drug used to treat patients for cosmetic wrinkles

How does it work?

BOTOX Cosmetic /DYSPORT works by simply relaxing the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth and refreshed appearance.

How long does the procedure take?

Generally, after the consultation, the procedure only takes up to 15 minutes.
Since there is no downtime – you can do it on your lunchtime – and no one would know you have had it done!

How quickly does it work?

It can take UP TO 2 weeks for it to take full effect. Usually we ask patients to wait for the 14 days to fully see the results. DYSPORT has been shown in studies to start working within 3 days and last 2.,5 weeks longer- this may vary from individual

How is it done?

It is injected with a very tiny needle (it only feels like a little pinch).

How long does BOTOX/DYSPORT Cosmetic® last? Is it permanent?

No – BOTOX/DYSPORT Cosmetic® is not permanent.  It lasts between 3-4 months on average but everyone is different.
If you follow the directions given to you by DARLENE, and book your first 3 treatments promptly every 4 months (without waiting in between!) you can eventually increase the duration of results from each treatment.

What is a unit?

A unit of BOTOX /DYSPORT Cosmetic® is simply a very tiny measurement of drug.  You can think of it as similar to a milliliter of liquid (although this is not accurate). The exact number of units you require to achieve the look you want will be discussed during your confidential consultation. 

What are the side effects?

Some get minor bruising (which is easily covered up with makeup) or a slight short term headache(15%).  Most patients do not experience any side effects at all.  Any side effects are temporary and not permanent.

Where does it go in my body?

BOTOX/DYSPORT Cosmetic® stays local to the muscle where it was injected.  After the injection, BOTOX Cosmetic® is simply metabolised & broken down into natural byproducts within a few hours.


3 days prior to your treatment it is recommended you avoid blood thinning medications such Advil.  Also avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment to reduce the risk of more blood thinning.


  1. Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours after your treatment.  Do NOT do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. Also avoid facials or saunas for 4 hours after your treatment. This will minimize the risk of raising your blood pressure and therefore minimize the risk of temporary bruising.  Feel free to shower and go about most other regular daily activities.
  2. Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after treatment.  This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas (from your pillow) and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
  3. Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours after your treatment.  If you need to apply make-up within 4 hours after your treatment, only use a GENTLE touch to avoid rubbing the treated area.
  4. Results of your treatment can take up to 14 days to take full effect.  Please wait until the 14 days has passed before assessing your treatment results.  
  5. BOTOX Cosmetic® is a temporary procedure and at first, you may find that your treatment results will last approximate 3 or 4 months.  If you maintain your treatment appointments with the frequency recommended by Darlene, the duration of each treatment result may last longer than 4 months