Botox and Dysport are brand names within a family of drugs called Neuromodulators that work by preventing full muscle contraction. In small doses, the relaxed muscle prevents the creasing of skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox / Dysport
This treatment is designed to temporarily relax certain facial muscles. As we age, repeated facial expressions can contribute to creases in the skin that become wrinkles - seen as frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. These wrinkles can give a tired and aged appearance. By relaxing the facial muscles, we can rejuvenate the skin above.
Other areas that can be effectively treated are neck bands, chin, and the masseter muscles (to relax clenching).
You will notice a visible smoothing of wrinkles 7 to 10 days after injection with full effects visible after 14 days. Botox/ Dysport treatment lasts 3 to 4 months, at which time another treatment is appropriate.
What is Botox/Dysport?
Botox/Dysport are forms of Botulinum toxin that has been purified and diluted to be safe for cosmetic use. Botulinum toxin is a muscle relaxant and can significantly ease the appearance of some wrinkles.
How Botox/Dysport Works?
When injected into facial muscles, the toxin temporarily blocks neuron activity, which prevents full muscle contraction. Because the muscles can no longer contract, the appearance of wrinkles caused by facial movements like frowning, raising the eyebrows, or squinting is significantly reduced.
What Botox/Dysport Treats?
We inject a small amount of product into the facial muscles that create facial wrinkles. The Botulinum derivative blocks the nerve impulses from reaching that area of the muscle and the contractions begin to weaken. As the muscle weakens, the treated areas begin to relax and the wrinkles in the skin become less visible and often disappear altogether.
What are the Advantages of Botox/Dysport?
- Fast and effective. A typical treatment will show improvement 7-10 days after injection and takes only 10-15 minutes to complete.
- Can be used preventatively to stop signs of aging before they appear.
- Little discomfort – we take great care to make these injections painless for our patients.
- There is no “down-time”. You may resume normal activity almost immediately.
- Creates natural-looking outcomes.
Explore some of our incredible Before and After Botox pictures: Botox / Dysport Gallery