Onabotulinium A (Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®) is a cosmetic purified protein and neuro-modulator. When injected in the muscles, it decreases contraction therefore erasing the signs of aging. Dr. Jean Carruthers, ophthalmologist, discovered that the use of this purified protein for his patients with ocular spasms made them more rested and that wrinkles around their eyes disappeared. Subsequently, this neuro modulator was marketed after its approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002.
The neuro-modulator (Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®) has a medical lifting effect without a scalpel. It will give a rested and younger appearance to patients without inhibiting facial expression.
Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport® are frequently used for wrinkle prophylaxis in younger patients. By neutralizing the muscular contraction one decreases the appearance of the wrinkles. You can stay younger for longer.
The injections are made with extremely small needles and therefore almost painless. The purified protein is diluted in a solution of normal saline (sterile salted water) and lidocaine which is a local anesthetic agent which helps to minimize pain. Patients barely feel a mosquito bite at the time of injection.
The effect lasts for 4-6 months. Therefore, treatment must be done on a regular basis to ensure a long-term effect.
Onset of action:
The results of a treatment are evaluated approximately 7 days after a session.
Side effects :
The main side effects are small redness or bruising, mild headaches.
Contraindications are active autoimmune diseases, acute inflammatory diseases and anticoagulant prescription.
We advise pregnant and breast-feeding mothers not to take any treatment, and we prefer to re assess them later.
No convalescence to foresee.
You can go back to work immediately after a treatment because there is no visible trace.
$ 10-12 per Unit