Botox is short for botulinum toxin, which is a purified protein produced by a bacteria found in nature. Botox works by temporarily reduces the activity of our facial muscles that create wrinkles with excessive use over time. It has been used for over 30 years as a medical treatment for various conditions that cause muscle spasms and pain, and has never been shown to have long term or serious side effects, if used correctly by a trained medical professional. Botox is one of the most well studied medications used throughout the world and has very few risks associated with its use. It was FDA approved for cosmetic use in 2002 and is one of our best tools at creating a natural, youthful glow to a tired and angry looking face!
There are 3 types of FDA approved botulinum toxin in the U.S.
They all have the same effect, but a recent study showed that the strongest of the three brands was actually Dysport, which confirms our clinical observation that Dysport works faster and lasts longer.
This is why Dysport is the preferred brand of botulinum toxin at VitaNovu. However, doctor or nurse will provide consultation to help decide which product will work best for you and how many units are needed to achieve your desired results.
Botox injection is performed in the office by qualified medical professional (doctor or nurse) during a 15-20 minute appointment (first time appointments are 30 minutes). Many patients may see a difference within a few days after injection. Patient satisfaction is nearly 100% with the procedure. The only downside is that it is not a permanent result and will typically wear off within 3-4 months, requiring repeat injection. However, if you maintain repeat injection on a regular schedule during the first year of treatment, you will typically require less units or less frequent treatments over time.