BOTOX® AND DYSPORT® WRINKLE TREATMENT
Are wrinkles between your eyebrows making you look older and angrier than you actually are? At Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss, we offer BOTOX® and Dysport®; a non-invasive treatment option for patients interested in improving signs of aging without the surgery.
At Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, we take a holistic approach to skin care that focuses on you and how your body is reacting. We understand that your skin is an organ, and the way it is functioning is crucial to the overall success of the aesthetic procedures that we provide. Our experienced medical staff will assess factors such as your levels of collagen production and hormones to determine the best treatment for each unique individual.
Located in Evansville IN, Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss is dedicated to providing our patients with a broad range of safe and effective aesthetic treatments.
WHAT IS BOTOX®?
One of the most commonly used injectable for wrinkle treatment is BOTOX®. BOTOX® injections are a safe and effective way to treat facial lines and wrinkles for a period of time. The benefits and uses of Botox do not only benefit the aesthetic industry. The medical field has also had success using BOTOX® as a treatment for other health problems, such as, chronic migraines, neck spasms, excessive sweating and overactive bladder.
WHAT IS DYSPORT®?
Dysport®, similar to BOTOX®, is a safe non-invasive treatment that can be used to soften wrinkles and fine lines between the eyebrows, also known as “frown lines.” This product is approved for use in 57 countries and has over 25 years of clinical experience worldwide. It is also well-loved by the patients who receive it: 97% of them said that they were satisfied with the results of their treatment.
WHAT CAN BOTOX® AND DYSPORT® TREAT?
BOTOX® and Dysport® injections can help a host of aesthetic skin concerns such as:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Frown lines
- Forehead creases
- Lip lines
- Chin creases
- Corners of the mouth
- Neck creases
HOW DOES BOTOX® AND DYSPORT® WORK?
While wrinkles are caused by a number of different factors, certain wrinkles, referred to as “dynamic” wrinkles, are primarily the result of repeated muscle movements. “Frown lines,” or furrows and lines that appear between the brows, are one of the most common examples of dynamic wrinkles. Since these wrinkles are caused by facial movements, they can appear in people of all ages.
BOTOX® and Dysport® combat these types of wrinkles by slowing the muscle contractions that cause them. When a small amount of the neuromodulator botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles, they begin to relax. Once these muscles halt their contractions, the wrinkles they cause have time to smooth and soften. Since the neuromodulator only stays in the body for a few months, your wrinkles will return to their original state until you undergo another injection session.
Men and women over the age of 18 are good candidates for BOTOX® and Dysport®. Many people are getting Botox as a preventive step, rather than waiting for creases like frown lines to become permanent fixtures on the face. If you have fine lines and wrinkles on the upper part of your face, or a drooping brow, you may be an excellent candidate for Botox treatments.
BOTOX® AND DYSPORT® TREATMENT
BOTOX® and Dysport® are two treatments that are commonly referred to as a “lunchtime procedure,” and is typically done within 30-40 minutes. Prior to receiving the BOTOX® or Dysport® injections, we will discuss the areas of concern, and the degree of improvement that is desired by the patient. After consulting and evaluating the patient, our team will recommend the number of units for each area in order to improve your fine lines and wrinkles.
During the treatment, a fine needle is injected into the muscles of the treated areas, causing the muscles to relax and remain relaxed for a period of time. This smoothes out the skin, temporarily relieving unwanted lines and wrinkles. The side effects from injectables are so mild, most people can go right back to work or other activities.
One of the greatest advantages to BOTOX® and Dysport® is that a single treatment session provides you with months of youthful-looking skin. Repeat treatments can be scheduled as needed to maintain results.
BOTOX® / DYSPORT® SIDE EFFECTS
In the hours immediately following treatment, slight redness and swelling may be seen. Some patients do notice a little bruising. Makeup can be applied after treatment. Physically demanding activities should be postponed for 4 hours after injections.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?
The full effects of this painless, non-invasive procedure are fully seen in three to seven days and typically last from four to six months. After this period of time, the muscles will become active again and will need to be retreated. With repeated injections, your facial muscles will become more used to being in a relaxed state, and you may find that even when your wrinkles reappear, they are less severe.
IS THERE PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH TREATMENT?
BOTOX® and Dysport® injectables are very easily tolerated by most people. If you are scheduling your first treatment with us, and are concerned about comfort, don’t worry! At our office we employ comfort-enhancing techniques as well as topical numbing cream to apply prior to your treatment. Our priority is that our patients have a pleasant, comfortable experience during all of their visits.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE GETTING MORE BOTOX?
Because results diminish gradually based on each person’s unique metabolism of the Botox solution, there is no way to predict the longevity of results across the board. In some patients, the skin remains smooth for up to 6 months. In others, the solution is metabolized within about 3 to 4 months.
If you receive Botox treatment and would like to obtain more noticeable results that was achieved in your initial session, it is an advantage to schedule a touch-up treatment after waiting about 14 days to ensure the full effect of original injections is attained. Noticing the extent of movement in the treated muscles can give you an idea of whether or not more Botox may be needed. If your muscles are not moving, but lines in the treatment area are still visible, contact us to discuss how this may be improved.
BOTOX®/DYSPORT® FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How to prepare for treatment
Another appealing aspect of Botox treatment is that there is minimal pre-treatment preparation needed. In fact, the primary recommendation is to avoid aspirin products prior to your appointment. If discomfort is a concern, you may take Tylenol. Also, know that if you take blood-thinning medication or if you smoke, there is an increased chance that you may experience temporary bruising at injection sites.
Do Botox injections carry any risk?
Most commonly, recipients of Botox injections experience minor bruising that only lasts temporarily. Although rare, a few have reported headaches that last from 24 to 48 hours. It is also important not to rub treated areas too much during the healing process, as this could result in temporary eye drooping.
Not everyone is a good candidate for Botox injections and should consult our medical team before scheduling the procedure.