Frequently Asked Questions on Botulinum Toxin

What exactly is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin contains a purified protein botulinum toxin A which causes muscles to relax, and wrinkles and lines to soften and smooth, giving a fresher, more relaxed and youthful appearance.

Is Botulinum Toxin safe?

Botulinum Toxin has been proven to be an effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions over the last 20 years and has been used cosmetically for more than 10 years and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world, with an excellent safety record.

How Does it Work?

It works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles to prevent them moving therefore preventing dynamic wrinkles from forming.

What are Dynamic Lines/Wrinkles?

Dynamic wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions, namely frowning, raising your eyebrows and smiling. During these facial expressions your muscles contract and cause your skin to wrinkle.

Will Botulinum Toxin Remove all my Lines and Wrinkles?

Deeper lines which have been there for a long time may not be removed completely. Botulinum Toxin may be used to relax the muscles and soften the line , and then dermal filler may also be used to replace lost volume in certain cases.

What are the Possible Side Effects?

The most common side effect is bruising so avoid taking anti-inflammatory tablets such as ibuprofen or aspirin, or Vitamin E, 48 hours prior to treatment.

Other side effects are itching, tingling or headache, all of which are temporary.

Contraindications to Treatment

  • Allergy to Botulinum Toxin or eggs
  • Infection at the proposed injection site
  • Muscle disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert Eaton Syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding

Why not book your Botulinum Toxin appointment in Navan, County Meath with Wrinkle Smoothing Ireland, by calling our confidential telephone number on 046 9021203 or email

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