Wrinkle Smoothing (the popular term BOTOX and Dysport are actually a trade names) is also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTx-A). It is a purified natural protein that is administered through the skin to work on the underlying muscles of the face to stop movement which can lead to wrinkles.
Over years of repetitive and sometimes hyperactive contraction of facial muscles in the form of frowning, smiling, eyebrow raising etc., these facial muscles cause wrinkles in the overlying skin. BTx-A and the process of wrinkle smoothing relaxes the muscle contractions and allows the skin over time to become smooth again – regaining a more youthful appearance. This treatment is especially useful to treat crow’s feet around the eyes, horizontal forehead lines and frown lines between the eyes. Results are temporary, lasting for 3-6 months.