DYSPORT & BOTOX INJECTIONS
Reduces wrinkles and reverses the signs of aging by relaxing the muscles that cause facial lines to form.
Most Common Uses
- forehead lines
- crow’s feet
- frown lines
- smoker lines
- brow lift
- TMJ/Jaw pain
- facial slimming
- sweat reduction
What to Expect During and After Treatment
During your appointment, the Dysport &/or Botox will be injected in a few spots with a very fine needle, causing minimal discomfort. The treatment only takes a few minutes and aftercare is minimal. You can begin to see the effects of your treatment within a few days, and the full effect will be seen in 14 days. The results of each product lasts between 3-4 months in most patients, however this is not true for everyone. If patients are on stimulant medications (such as Adderall or Phentermine), have a high metabolism, or workout daily, it is possible to see results lasting less than 3 months in some cases.
- No laying down for 6 hours after treatment
- If the forehead was treated, do not wear a hat for 6 hours after treatment
- No exercise or vigorous activity for 24 hours after treatment
- No massaging the face or treatment area for 24 hours after treatment
Is It for You?
Many patients are confused about when they should start treatments. I suggest that whenever you start to see fine lines and wrinkles present when your face is at rest is a good time to start preventative treatments. If lines are appearing when you smile, frown, squint or raise your eyebrows, it would also be a good time to begin treatments. You may notice them on your forehead, between your eyebrows, around your mouth, or at the corner of your eyes. The earlier the lines are treated, the more effectively they will disappear. If the lines become too deep before starting to treat them, Dysport and Botox injections may not completely reduce their appearance. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, I will not be able to treat you with Dysport or Botox, simply because the products have not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding patients, so the effects it may have on the baby are unknown.
Dysport and Botox are purified proteins which reduce the activity of muscles that cause wrinkles to form over time, thus preventing or reversing the signs of aging. Both Dysport and Botox contain the same active ingredient (botulinumtoxinA) but are manufactured by different companies, Galderma and Allergan. On a molecular level, Dysport is a slightly smaller molecule than Botox, meaning it can spread slightly more. Regarding longevity and pricing, they are the same. I will assess your concerns to determine which product would be the best option for you.