It’s not magic...

Style Magazine - - Experts - BY JULIE BRAD­FORD THE BRAD­FORD CLINIC Come and see The Brad­ford Clinic at suite 2, Clif­ford Place, 25 Is­abel St to dis­cuss your treat­ments.

Bo­tulinum toxin is a cos­metic treat­ment used to re­duce wrin­kles by tem­po­rar­ily paralysing mus­cles. Here in Aus­tralia, bo­tulinum toxin is sold com­mer­cially un­der three names: Botox (Al­ler­gan), Dys­port (Gal­derma) and Xeomin (Merz). Botox and Xeomin units are gen­er­ally in­ter­change­able, how­ever, Dys­port uses a dif­fer­ent unit mea­sure and so more dys­port units are needed per treat­ment. The in­jec­tions work, after a few days, by pre­vent­ing sig­nals from the nerve cells reach­ing mus­cles. This leaves the mus­cles with­out in­struc­tions to con­tract, ef­fec­tively weak­en­ing them. They treat frown lines, fore­head lines, crow’s feet, mouth lines, square jaw­lines and tight neck bands. Bo­tulinum toxin is cur­rently used to treat over 20 dif­fer­ent med­i­cal con­di­tions including se­vere neck mus­cle spasms, chronic mi­graines, post stroke and leaky blad­der.

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