Botulinum injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles through minimally invasive injections. These injections are made from botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. When injected into the skin, it can block the nerve muscles that are responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for a younger and more refreshed appearance.
After treatment, the appearance of your wrinkles begins to improve within 2-3 days, with full results developing gradually over the next 2 weeks. The results of BOTOX/Dysport injections typically last up to four months.
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What can BOTOX®/Dysport® treatments do for me?
BOTOX® is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX® was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value.
Physicians have been using BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport® for years as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. The medication relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. When injected in small doses in specific areas, BOTOX®/Dysport injections block nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. In this way, BOTOX®/Dysport smoothes the lines in the skin that make you look tired or angry.
Candidates for BOTOX®/Dysport®
A good candidate for BOTOX® /Dysport® treatment may be anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport® are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Men and women considering BOTOX®/Dysport® treatments should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. You should discuss the desired results with your doctor to ensure that your goals can be achieved.
The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Physician
Even though BOTOX®/Dysport® are not surgical procedures, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified physician when deciding to undergo BOTOX® /Dysport® treatments. Doctors who are less familiar with the technique could leave you looking "frozen" or perpetually surprised. Our doctors are intimately familiar with BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport®, having successfully treated hundreds of patients at our office. Not only that, we also take the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve and to determine how best to correct their problem area(s), so patients can be happy again with their smoother, younger-looking faces.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
Immediately following the BOTOX®/Dysport® treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising, which will go away shortly. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within 2-3 days, with continued improvement over the next 2 weeks. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport® typically last up to four months. After several treatments, the results may be prolonged.
BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport® treatments will relax the muscles in your face and soften the skin, giving you a more relaxed and youthful appearance. For optimum results, many patients choose to use BOTOX®/Dysport® in conjunction with a facelift, skin rejuvenation therapy, and/or laser skin resurfacing.
To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport®, and to find out if it is right for you, please call 800-968-0418 today to schedule a consultation.