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Botox / Dysport

Botox / Dysport2022-08-08T10:35:49-04:00

Botox and Dysport

Wrinkle Reduction and More!

What is Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport injections are the most popular non-surgical form of wrinkle reduction that has very little to no downtime and unlike surgical procedures, results from these cosmetic injections can be seen within a few days of treatment. Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved neuromodulators that block muscle contractions. They are known to help with migraines, hyperhidrosis, and bruxism, but most commonly are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.

Neuromodulator and Filler Injection Combination Treatments

Some lines on the face are a result of skin laxity aging and are not affected by neuromodulator injections. Using Botox or Dysport to relax the dynamic muscles that cause wrinkles is frequently combined with follow-up dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane which are safe and natural hyaluronic gel fillers. A combination treatment with Botox or Dysport along with filler creates beautiful and well-rounded results. The neuromodulator injection can helps lift the brows and corners of the mouth while the filler and contour the face by adding volume to cheek bones, under eyes, temples, etc.

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What are the Benefits of Botox and Dysport?

  • No pain or use of an anesthetic is needed
  • Relaxes underlying facial muscles
  • Temporarily reduces wrinkles without surgery
  • Youthful and softer skin
  • Known to reduce migraines and headaches
  • Hyperhidrosis (severe underarm and body sweating)

What Areas and Concerns can be Treated?

  • Frown or Worry Lines (Forehead lines, Glabella)
  • Periorbital Wrinkles (Crow’s Feet)
  • Bunny Lines (Nose)
  • Brow Asymmetry
  • Gummy Smiles
  • Drooping Mouth Corners
  • EnlargedMasseter (Jaw) Muscle (Bruxism)
  • Vertical Lip Wrinkles
  • Orange peel Chin
  • Platysma Stranding (“Neck Lines and Wrinkles”)
  • Chest Wrinkles and Vertical Lines

Are you a Candidate?

This treatment is generally intended for healthy adults over the age of 18. Patients are having this treatment in their early 20s or 30s especially those who have a very expressive face. Many patients often have the impression that they have to wait to have this treatment done until they already have deep, established wrinkles, when in fact Botox and Dysport should be used more as a preventive treatment. Staying ahead of the wrinkles is the best secret to aging gracefully.

Preparing for Your Treatment

Before having any Botox or Dysport treatment and at the time of your consult, please let us know if you have taken:

  • Blood-thinning medications
  • Antibiotics by injection
  • Muscle Relaxers
  • Allergy or cold medicine
  • Sleep medicine
  • Pregnant/ Expecting or planning to become pregnant
  • Nursing/Breast Feeding

What to Expect During Treatment

The location of the injections that will best target the results you are looking for will be determined at the time of your consultation. One of our professionals will begin by examining the location, size, and your ability to move certain muscles in the selected area that you would like treated. In fact, a typical procedure usually last only a few brief minutes.

The procedure itself works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles which varies among individuals. No anesthesia is required, although you may choose to have the area numbed with a cold pack or local anesthetic cream prior to injecting.

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Most patients compare the sensation to a pinch and prick. You may see a tiny pin point injection marks in the area treated. Improvement in the treated area can be seen over the course of 1- 2 weeks.

What to Expect After Treatment

Patients generally return to their normal activities almost immediately after the procedure however, we recommend following our post-treatment guidelines.

  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.
  • Engaging in heavy physical exercise
  • Avoid excessive heat exposure like saunas or tanning
  • Laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections

Minor side effects are possible from any treatment and usually resolve on their own without further issue. It is recommended to wait at least 7-10 days to let the treatment take its full effect before scheduling a follow up appointment.

  • Localized swelling or bruising at the injection site may occur but is not common
  • Rarely, asymmetry of facial expression
  • Mild pain
  • Headache
  • Brow drop or weakness of eyelid

How Long Do Results Last?

You can begin to see results within 3-5 days with Dysport and about 7 -14 days with Botox. Some patients every 3-4 months a year for treatment, while others may only need to come in every 6 months year to maintain their results.

Keeping it Up!

Maintenance is key! Our bodies are constantly making new transmitters so after the treatment is metabolized or absorbed, the chemical gradually wears off and the muscles will start circulating again. With time fine lines and wrinkles can reappear as the natural collagen in your skin reduces. Since this treatment can be repeated indefinitely with no lasting harm, we recommend to continue with your customized treatment plan to maintain the results.

Cost of Treatment

Pricing is based on how many units you would need for the result you are looking for. We highly recommend patients to come in for an initial consultation to meet with Dr. Singh for a facial assessment and evaluation. This will help give you a better understanding of what the best treatment would be and you would also receive a customized treatment plan with your options.

One treatment can be anywhere form 20 units – 50 units. It all depends on the number of areas treated and the recommended dosage to get the result you want.

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The More You get the More You Save!

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As a member with these programs, clients can receive redeemable points for all Botox, Juvederm, Dysport, and Restylane treatments and exchange them for savings for their next treatment!

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Interested in having a Botox or Dysport treatment?

If you are interested in having an Botox or Dysport treatment consultation, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation!

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