Botox & Dysport Injections
As we age, our faces naturally lose collagen and elasticity. Over time this breakdown of collagen and elasticity can cause your skin to show more and more signs of aging. Certain facial expressions can cause deep lines to appear on our face, while natural aging can produce fine lines as well. Neuroinhibitors such as Botox and Dysport can dramatically reduce and stop these signs of aging.
Since 2002, Botox Cosmetic has been FDA-approved for treatment on moderate to severe lines. Or wrinkles in people ages 18 to 65, specifically for frown lines between the brow and crows feet. Botox is commonly used to treat other areas of the face as well including the forehead, chin, masseter muscles, and nasolabial folds. Dysport works similarly to Botox and is also FDA-approved as a treatment to prevent and reduce wrinkles.
What are Neuroinhibitors and How Do They Work?
Botox Cosmetics and Dysport are both solutions that use a highly purified protein that relaxes the muscles by blocking nerve impulses. This solution is injected directly into the muscles below the wrinkle or line resulting in a temporary relaxation of the facial muscles. The Botox or Dysport injections also prevent the formation of new wrinkles, while softening existing lines.
With regular treatments, Botox and/or Dysport can help train your facial muscles to reduce wrinkles by gradually smoothing out the skin surface
Getting Botox or Dysport takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. The neuroinhibitor is injected with a fine needle into a specific facial muscle with only minimal to minor discomfort.
Results may vary, and generally takes three to fourteen days to take full effect. With the proper unit dosing the effects of Botox Cosmetic can last up to four months. With the proper amount of units, Dysport can last between three to six months.
The entire process takes between 10-20 minutes to complete.
Dysport is an FDA approved and highly refined injectable protein that uses the same solution used in Botox. A single injection is made into each of the 5 points between and above the eyebrows. The entire process takes between 10-20 minutes with estimated results lasting anywhere from 3-6 months.
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Summary of Botox & Dysport
10 to 20 minutes
No downtime, but avoid exercise & hot baths immediately after treatment
Approximately 3 to 4 months
Botox/Dysport Questions & Answers
There is no downtime. Immediately following your treatment you are advised to avoid exercise and hot baths to prevent sweating out the Botox/Dysport. We also recommend avoiding massaging or rubbing the area for 24 hours after the treatment has been injected.
Botox/Dysport takes between 3-14 days to come into full effect. The results are not immediate.
To ensure the best results long-term, initial treatments should be approximately 3-4 months apart. This will eventually become 6-12 months as your muscles are re-educated.
Studies have not been performed on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although treatments are not thought to be dangerous, Botox/Dysport treatments are best avoided during this time. If you have any diseases, involving nerve damage or muscle weakness, Botox/Dysport is not recommended. It is also important to let your doctor about all family history of such diseases.
At Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics, your Botox/Dysport injections will only be administered by a highly qualified, trained injector.
Botox/Dysport can be the perfect solution for many patients. However, its results are not permanent. People seeking a permanent solution for wrinkles and creases may want to consider cosmetic surgery options.