The product used is a prescription-only medication and can’t be advertised by law, which is why you won’t see the name of the product on this website nor any ‘before and after’ photos.
Very small amounts of this drug are placed in to the muscles with a very fine needle, at very specific points. Over the course of 2 weeks, the drug slowly develops a barrier, blocking the signals from your brain from getting through. It doesn’t change your muscle; it just stops it from moving. It helps to stop you from creating lines when you frown, squint or raise your eyes brows on the upper face and can also be used in the lower face. For example, for the prevention of ‘bunny lines’ caused when you ‘scrunch-up’ your nose. It can also be used to treat a ‘sad’/down-turned mouth or to relax the muscles in your chin to prevent a ‘pebble effect’. Another common lower face treatment is for a ‘gummy smile’ to relax the muscles which pull up your upper lip. For some people, they feel that this results in too much of their gums being on show when they smile.
Another popular treatment involves placing this product in to your masseter muscles. People often use this treatment to slim down a ‘square jaw’ or to relax this muscle to prevent habits like jaw-clenching or teeth-grinding.
Also, if you suffer from excess sweating under your arms (known as ‘hyperhidrosis’) then the product can also be placed directly in to the area to stop the sweating.
Over the course of around 12 weeks (or up to 6 months for hyperhidrosis treatments), the signals from your brain will eventually get back through and reconnect with the muscles where full movement will return although how long it lasts really depends on the individual. Metabolism, lifestyle factors, hormones, level of exercise, medications and so on all effect the longevity of this treatment.
Most people will find that, if they keep on top of this treatment every 12 weeks, they do eventually get longer out of it as the body becomes accustomed.