Botox, Dysport or botulinum toxin, a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It works by temporarily paralysing or relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Injections are particularly in the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Botox/ Dysport – primarily used as a treatment for existing wrinkles. It may also have some preventative effects in certain cases.


The injections may also have some preventative effects.


Botox, Dysport can help by stopping repetitive movements

Botox or Dysport will be typically administered to target specific muscles responsible for facial expressions. Expressions that contribute to the formation of wrinkles. When used for cosmetic purposes. By temporarily immobilising these muscles, Botox can help prevent the repetitive movements that lead to the development of deeper wrinkles over time. A preventative effect can be particularly effective for dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by muscle contractions.

However, it’s important to note that Botox or Dysport are not permanent solutions and their effects typically last for a few months. To maintain the preventative benefits, regular treatments are usually necessary. Additionally, the effectiveness as a preventer for wrinkles may vary from person to person and individual results can depend on factors such as age, skin condition and lifestyle.

Are there side effects or risks with these injections?

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated. Common side effects include temporary bruising, swelling, redness or pain at the injection site. In rare cases, more severe complications can occur, such as infection, muscle weakness or an allergic reaction. To minimise risks, it’s crucial to have the injections administered by a qualified healthcare professional who has experience with the procedure.


Botox or Dysport injections given by a qualified healthcare professional.


Before considering this treatment, it’s advisable to consult with a medical professional who can evaluate your individual circumstances. They will discuss potential risks and benefits and help you make an informed decision based on your specific needs and goals.