Botox / Dysport
What is Botox/Dysport?
Botox/Dysport are brand names within a family of drugs called neuromodulators. The active ingredient, Botulinum toxin, has been purified and diluted to be safe for cosmetic use. 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 does Botox/Dysport treat?
Botox/Dysport treat the wrinkles that form as a result of the facial muscles that create facial wrinkles. 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 below the skin, we can rejuvenate the skin above.
How does Botox/Dysport work?
Botox/Dysport 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.
Which areas of the face can be treated?
Areas commonly treated effectively with Botox/Dysport are the forehead, frown, crows feet, neck bands, chin, gummy smile, lower face and the masseter muscles (to relax clenching). As every client is unique, we will guide you toward your best results.
When will I see results?
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 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.
Do I need a Consultation?
Yes. Consultations for Cosmetic Injectable treatments are required for all new patients and any patient that has not been treated with us in over 2 years. The consultation allows us to educate our patients about our specific recommended treatments and products and involves them in the process of creating a treatment plan. A $250 Consultation fee is secured at the time of booking and is applied to the cost of any treatment received within 3 months of your consultation appointment.
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