Botox is a FDA approved product, comprised of the bacteria that causes Botulism. When Botox is injected directly into the target muscle, it causes weakness or paralysis, temporarily blocking the nerve activity of that muscle, creating a smooth and youthful appearance. Botox is used to improve the appearance of mild, moderate or severe facial wrinkles. Botox can help improve frown-lines, forehead lines and crows-feet. Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that takes less than half an hour to complete and requires no downtime. Botox takes 7-10 days to see improvements. Results from Botox injections may last between 3-4 months; However, individual results may vary.
Dysport is a FDA approved cosmetic product, comprised of botulinum toxin “Type A” that is used to improve the appearance of mild, moderate or severe facial lines and wrinkles. When Dysport is injected into a targeted muscle, it causes paralysis or weakness, temporarily blocking the nerve activity of that muscle, easing or eliminating dynamic facial wrinkles or lines. Dysport can help improve crows-feet, frown lines and forehead lines. Dysport is a minimally invasive treatment that takes less than half an hour to complete. The effects of Dysport have been reported to appear faster than Botox. Improvements can be seen between 4-10 days. Results from Dysport injections may last between 3-4 months; However individual results may vary.
FAQ's of Wrinkle Relaxers
What is Botox/Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are both FDA approved products, comprised of the bacteria that causes Botulism. When Botox/Dysport is injected directly into the target muscle, it causes weakness or paralysis, temporarily blocking the nerve activity of that muscle, creating a smooth and youthful appearance.
How long does an appointment for Botox or Dysport take?
The exact time depends on the area being treated, but generally a treatment for Botox or Dysport injections takes half an hour or less to complete.
Do Botox/Dysport injections hurt?
Botox/Dysport are not considered a painful treatment. A slight pinching sensation with pressure may be felt when being injected with Botox/Dysport. A topical numbing agent can be applied prior to injections, to ease any discomfort; However, most find Botox/Dysport injections extremely tolerable without any numbing agents.
How is Botox/Dysport administered?
Botox/Dysport is injected directly into the targeted muscles with tiny, fine tip needles.
How long does Botox and Dysport take to work?
You may see some results a few days after Botox/Dysport injections; However, full results are typically seen 10-14 days after treatment.
How long does Botox and Dysport last?
Results from Botox/Dysport injections may last between 3-4 months; However, individual results may vary.
What areas can I treat with Botox or Dysport?
Areas that can be treated with Botox or Dysport include; forehead lines, frown lines (Between the eyebrows), Crows feet (around the eyes), the masseters for jaw clenching or jaw slimming, Bunny lines, the upper lip, the chin for dimpling, and Hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating).
Is there any downtime after being treated with Botox or Dysport?
There is no downtime required after being treated with Botox or Dysport. You can go straight back to work can resume normal activities immediately. Mild swelling, red bumps or bruising may appear after injections; However, these tend to dissipate within 30 minutes after treatment. Makeup can be gently applied after treatment.
Are there any side effects or possible risks to being treated with Botox or Dysport injections?
Botox and Dysport are both considered extremely safe treatment that has minimal risks. The side effects associated with Botox and Dysport include; temporary redness, localized bleeding, bruising, swelling, injection site pain, mild discomfort, nausea or headache.
Who is the best candidate for Botox or Dysport injections?
Both men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of aging are an ideal candidate for Botox or Dysport. Botox/Dysport injections can also be used as a preventative tool to decrease the signs of aging, before fine lines, and wrinkles even appear.
Who is NOT a candidate for Botox or Dysport injections?
During your consultation an assessment will be made to ensure who is the right candidate for Botox/Dysport. Botox and Dysport injections may not be safe for those with neurological disorders or other health problems. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not a candidate for Botox or Dysport injections.