BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport
- FDA approved
- Eliminate forehead lines
- Worry lines
- Crows feet
- Vertical Lines between eyebrows
- Create a brow lift
Dysport® is a simple, effective, non-surgical treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles on the forehead, reducing & smoothing away frown-lines and wrinkles.
The FDA-approved Dysport® to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines and is the second drug to be approved by the FDA as a wrinkle treatment. Dysport® (formerly known as Relxoin) is made from the same active ingredient as Dysport®, Clostridium botulinum toxin type A. Dysport® reduces the appearance of wrinkles by restricting the muscle actions that cause creasing and frown lines.
- FDA approved
- Eliminate Forehead lines, Worry lines, Crow’s feet, & Vertical Lines between eyebrows
- Create a brow lift
What is BOTOX® ?
BOTOX® is commonly used to eliminate forehead lines, worry lines, crow’s feet and vertical lines between eyebrows.
BOTOX® is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It acts by blocking the nerve impulses to muscles. By using extremely small doses of BOTOX®, injected directly into a specific muscle, only the action of that muscle will be paralyzed. Therefore, the problem that muscle causes, like a frown line, or in other cases, a twitch or spasm, will be stopped.
Where is BOTOX® injected?
The frown line between the eyebrows is caused by the action of a muscle called the corrugator. You can feel this as a thickening just below the inside of your eyebrows, when you purposefully make yourself frown.
Can BOTOX® be used for other wrinkles or other problems?
BOTOX® is also effective in the treatment of crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. BOTOX® is also used for excess sweating (underarms, palms), migraines, tremors and other conditions.
How long will the effects of BOTOX® last?
The actual treatment takes only a few minutes and the BOTOX® takes effect in three to four days. Gradually, over three to five months, the BOTOX® effect will fade, and the muscle action will return. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired result.
How has BOTOX® been tested?
BOTOX® has been used since 1980 for the treatment of strabismus (lazy eye) and blepharospasm (uncontrolled eye blinking). The use of BOTOX® for forehead wrinkles was pioneered in 1989 by Dr. Jean Carruthers of Vancouver.
What are the side effects?
There have been no permanent side effects from the use of BOTOX®. The temporary side effects of BOTOX® are related to the local injection of the solution. There will be some discomfort from the needle entering the skin. Your medical practitioner may apply a local anesthetic to alleviate discomfort. There is also a small chance of a temporary bruise at the site of the injection. You will need to remain upright for a few hours following the procedure. Approximately 1% of patients will develop a slight lowering or drooping of one eyelid (also known as ptosis). This is temporary. Some patients report headaches on the first day.
What is Dysport® ?
Dysport is a medically derived subunit of botulinum toxin called abobotuliunum toxin. This acts to weaken the muscles in the areas which it is placed. The precise placement of Dysport into specific areas of the face will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How does Dysport work?
Dysport works by weakening the muscles of facial expression that insert onto the surface of the skin. Weakening the pull of these muscles, will decrease the tension that they place on the skin, allowing the wrinkles to flatten out. Over time, cumulative benefits are observed as a skin is allowed to remodel without the negative influence of the wrinkle-creating facial muscles.
What areas are commonly treated with Dysport?
Dysport is very effective in treating dynamic facial wrinkles. The areas most commonly treated by dysport include the crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), worry lines between the eyebrows (vertical glabellar rhytids), and the lines across the forehead (horizontal rhytids).
How long does it take for Dysport to work?
The effects of Dysport are often seen as soon as the next day. In approximately 7 days maximal benefit will be achieved.
How long do the results of Dysport last?
Dysport lasts anywhere from 3-6 months.
If I’ve had Botox injections before can I switch to Dysport?
Yes. Since Dysport acts in a very similar fashion to Botox on a physiologic level, these products are interchangeable. Since the dosing is different, it is important to find a cosmetic specialist that is experienced in both products and understands the conversion.
Botox stopped working on me, will Dysport help?
Yes. Dysport is often used to treat patients who have stopped responding to Botox. It can be very effective and beneficial in these cases.
Will Dysport make me Lose all facial expression?
Absolutely Not! Properly planned, performed and executed Dysport treatment can improve the appearance of your wrinkles and maintain a natural appearance.
How long does the Dysport injection take?
The procedure takes between five to 15 minutes to perform. You may return to your normal activities immediately. We ask that you avoid any rubbing of your face.
Does Dysport hurt?
Patients are often apprehensive about the prospect of pain with injection. Our advanced special techniques minimize or eliminate the pain of the injection. In fact, most patients are often surprised at how little they felt.
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Since both Dysport and Botox treat dynamic wrinkles through relaxation of the muscle that caused the wrinkle their results are very similar. However, there are potential benefits to both products. Experienced with both Botox and Dysport, our staff will help you select which product will be best for you.
How long until I see the effects of the Dysport treatment?
The effects of Dysport are seen as early as a day or two after your procedure. This is a benefit of Dysport over Botox, which takes several more days to take effect. Final treatment results will be seen at around 7-10 days from the procedure.
Can Dysport lift my eyebrows?
Yes. Dysport, strategically placed, will achieve brow elevation and the appearance of a Brow Lift.
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