Does Botulinum Toxin Work?

The first question we should answer is does Botulinum Toxin work? In short, yes it does.

There is plenty of evidence to show and prove that Botulinum Toxin is a very effective treatment in the anti-ageing process for men and women.

In use since the 1980's, this product was initially used as a treatment for patients with eye squints by weakening the overactive eye muscle. Since then, it has been used in a variety of treatment areas such as blepharospasm associated with dystonia, multiple sclerosis, migraines, persistent headaches, stroke, facial spasm, Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy, to name but a few. A firmly established drug within the medical arena for the past three decades, more recently the use of this product for cosmetic treatment has become widespread. The use of chemical denervation products to assist patients in lessening the visible appearance of skin ageing is now very common practice.

By reducing the movement of muscles in these areas, the skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, the muscles are temporarily inactivated (always reversible), during which time the patient can break the subconscious habit of over- using these muscles. Depending on each individual and the dose used, the response to treatment can vary from a relaxation of the muscles to removal of all lines in the area being treated.

Until recently, there have been many myths surrounding Anti Wrinkle Treatments; with some people asking is it toxic? This substance is used in such small diluted doses that it is in no way toxic. If you went to hospital after having a cardiac arrest you would be given many drugs in their diluted form. These same life saving drugs, if not diluted, could potentially kill you.

How does Botulinum Toxin Work and what is the procedure?

Botulinum Toxin is used to minimise the appearance of frown lines between the eyes, forehead lines, crow's feet, nose lines, smile lines, smokers' lip lines and neck lines.

It involves tiny injections of botulinum toxin to precise wrinkle-causing muscles. The treatment is simple and quick (usually about 10-15mins) with no downtime, and many patients often have it done on their lunch breaks.

Discomfort is very minimal and brief. We are well known for our virtually pain free treatment. Our needles are so fine, that the process is not even as painful as plucking your eyebrows.

No sedation or local anaesthetic is required, and you will be able to drive and engage in all of your usual daily activities (even put on your makeup) immediately after your injections.

Botulinum Toxin relaxes the muscles, therefore resulting in a smoother and softer appearance. It can also be used to prevent further lines and wrinkles from forming, if treatments are performed regularly over a long period of time, meaning that you maintain a very natural but more youthful complexion.

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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