Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators that block muscle contractions. Both of these injections can be used to treat facial wrinkles and lines. They originate from botulinum toxins which are injected into the target muscle, affecting only the lines caused by muscle contraction. There is minimal downtime and they’re effective for 3-4 months after treatment. 

Botox is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed today. It can smooth wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions. This fast and easy treatment decreases the signs of aging and will leave you looking naturally refreshed with a more youthful appearance.

Dysport contains a different stabilizing protein but works similarly to Botox as it is effective for the correction of wrinkles such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.   With consistent treatment over time both of these treatments can also be used as a preventative measure from developing further fine lines from repetitive muscle movement.
 

FAQ

Who is it for?

Neuromodulators are for patients 18 and older with moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Common treatment areas are the forehead, crows feet and frown lines, but they can also be used for a “lip flip”, brow lift, in the masseters for teeth grinding, wrinkling and creasing in the chin, to soften the bands in the neck caused by the platysma muscles, and to treat excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, feet, and hairline.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment time is dependent on how many areas are being treated and the time it takes to assess and plan out the best treatment for the patient. The actual injections are very quick and fairly painless as it is a very small needle.

What results may be expected?

Relaxation of wrinkles can begin as soon as 3 days and will be fully evident by 2 weeks. The treated area will appear smoother and softened. Patients often comment that their makeup doesn’t settle in the lines.

How long do the results last?

The effects last 3-4 months for most patients. To avoid looking “frozen” some patients opt for smaller doses more often. Onset and duration are affected by the type of neuromodulator, the dosage used, and your metabolism of the drugs.

What to expect following my treatment?

Some patients experience mild swelling at the area due to the addition of saline into the neuromodulator, but it usually subsides withing 20-30 minutes. While we always do our best to avoid bruising, the face is extremely vascular and bruises may occur. You will be sent home with an ice pack to help prevent any swelling.

What are the contraindications?

Neuromodulators are contraindicated in women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant. Patients with a current active infection should avoid treatment. A past history of some facial surgeries may prevent you from receiving neuromodulators. You should avoid anti-inflammatories and anticoagulants a week prior to your appointment.

Have you heard about Botox or Dysport and are wondering where to start? Let us know!  

Cheers!

Alissa

FAQ

Who is it for?

Neuromodulators are for patients 18 and older with moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Common treatment areas are the forehead, crows feet and frown lines, but they can also be used for a “lip flip”, brow lift, in the masseters for teeth grinding, wrinkling and creasing in the chin, to soften the bands in the neck caused by the platysma muscles, and to treat excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, feet, and hairline.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment time is dependent on how many areas are being treated and the time it takes to assess and plan out the best treatment for the patient. The actual injections are very quick and fairly painless as it is a very small needle.

What results may be expected?

Relaxation of wrinkles can begin as soon as 3 days and will be fully evident by 2 weeks. The treated area will appear smoother and softened. Patients often comment that their makeup doesn’t settle in the lines.

How long do the results last?

The effects last 3-4 months for most patients. To avoid looking “frozen” some patients opt for smaller doses more often. Onset and duration are affected by the type of neuromodulator, the dosage used, and your metabolism of the drugs.

What to expect following my treatment?

Some patients experience mild swelling at the area due to the addition of saline into the neuromodulator, but it usually subsides withing 20-30 minutes. While we always do our best to avoid bruising, the face is extremely vascular and bruises may occur. You will be sent home with an ice pack to help prevent any swelling.

What are the contraindications?

Neuromodulators are contraindicated in women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant. Patients with a current active infection should avoid treatment. A past history of some facial surgeries may prevent you from receiving neuromodulators. You should avoid anti-inflammatories and anticoagulants a week prior to your appointment.

Have you heard about Botox or Dysport and are wondering where to start? Let us know!  

Cheers!

Alissa

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