The chemical, diluted into a small syringe, is injected using a very fine needle into the belly of the muscle.
You are asked to bring out your frown, raise your eyebrows or screw up your face, and then the lines may be marked on your skin.
The skin may be numbed with or icepacks. However the pain of the fine injection is very mild and most patients find it very tolerable.
Usually the effect of the injection takes about 4-5 days to become noticeable but can take up to two weeks for the full effect to be apparent.
You can carry on your normal activities, but in order to prevent migration of the chemical which could cause an eyedroop, you will be given specific instructions about activities.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend upon your age, and the depth of your lines.
Injections are usually performed initially with a gap of about three months inbetween. However with subsequent injections, this gap may be lengthened.