What is Botox?
Botox is a common brand name abbreviated from the scientific name of the described chemical, Botulinum Toxin. Botulinum Toxin comes in a variety of different brand names. Most will do similar things although some research shows that results may vary in terms of how long the effects may last, or how quickly it will act. The key function of Botox is to temporarily stop the receptor that creates muscles to contract.
The form of Botox we use at The Melbourne Smile Centre is called Disport. Disport is a chemical that blocks the muscle receptors from working and, as a result, is able to stop certain muscles of the face from acting.