BOTOX® Cosmetic / Dysport®
Tired of looking “tired” or “angry” when you really aren’t? Do you want to treat those annoying lines between your brows, on your forehead, and around your eyes? Or do you want to prevent getting wrinkles in the first place? BOTOX® and Dysport® can help!
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows can cause the skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. In addition to BOTOX® and Dysport®’s ability to temporarily reduce wrinkles, they can actually prevent wrinkles before they’re etched into your face. By stopping the repeated muscle contractions that contribute to wrinkles, you can stay furrow-free for the foreseeable future.
What is BOTOX® and Dysport®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are a purified form of botulinum toxin used to safely and effectively treat wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. They work by blocking the signal between the nerve and the injected muscle, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. This helps smooth the appearance of these wrinkles, giving the skin a softer, more youthful look.
Appointments typically only take a few minutes out of your day. Our providers will use a tiny needle to inject BOTOX®/Dysport® into precisely targeted muscles and you should see the full effects within 2 weeks following a session. Naturally, muscle action and wrinkles will return in 3-5 months. At this point, a repeat treatment will relax the muscle and soften the lines again.
Botox® and Dysport® are best at treating dynamic facial lines (those caused by facial muscle activity). Static facial lines (those present at rest) may or may not improve.
How Much Product Will I Need?
The amount of product and number of injections needed will depend on the area being treated and the strength of the muscles being targeted. It is always recommended to schedule a 10 day follow up appointment to address any questions and discuss the addition of a few additional units until your personalized “formula” is perfected.
Is There Downtime After BOTOX®/Dysport® Injections?
There is little to no recovery time or downtime associated with BOTOX®/Dysport® and no anesthesia is required. Each product is injected using a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. Using careful technique results in very little bruising or swelling. There is typically a small area of redness associated with each injection site which goes away quickly, particularly with the help of a cool compress. Discontinuing aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications one week prior to treatment also reduces the risk for bruising. Most patients go back to work and their normal routine immediately, without anyone knowing that they’ve had BOTOX® or Dysport®.
It typically takes 5-7 days for results to show and may take up to two weeks to see the full effect of your BOTOX® or Dysport® treatment. Once the product takes effect, you can expect to look smoother and more vibrant for 3 to 5 months. Nobody’s experience is the same, so your results may last longer or shorter depending on individual factors.
Regularly scheduled treatments prevent the muscle from regaining its full strength and may prolong the results or reduce the amount of injection required to achieve the desired effect with subsequent treatments.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have BOTOX® or Dysport® questions or would like a free consultation, call Elysium Skin & Laser to have one of our helpful staff members schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you get that smooth wrinkle-free look you are wanting.
Call today to schedule a free consultation (480) 840-9319