BOTOX® / Dysport®
Wrinkles on your face are often caused by muscle use, including frowning, concentrating, squinting, or even smiling. These wrinkles form through “active” conscious muscle activation and subconsciously (without you even realizing it). By having us administer BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®, your facial muscles are gently relaxed and the wrinkles soften with time. With regular treatments, you will see a reduction in these wrinkles and an improvement in your overall look. Facial wrinkles from muscle use and facial movement are not just for older individuals – it is common even in young adults! Consistent use of BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® will potentially prevent wrinkles caused by facial movement from ever forming!
Facial lines can make you look tired – but with BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, you can look younger and more rested. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are medications that are injected into the muscles of the face by our qualified health care professionals at Constantine Cosmetic Surgery to temporarily reduce wrinkles between the eyebrows (frown lines), forehead/furrow lines, crows feet (to the sides of the eyes), and can be injected to give you a lateral brow lift. In addition, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can be injected to smooth out areas of the neck (“Nefertiti Neck Lift”), the muscles of the jaw (“Slim Face”) can help with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, treat excess sweating of the underarms and, in some individuals, help alleviate headaches.
Your face will still look the same after these simple, minimally invasive injections. They simply soften the wrinkles, lines, and tension in the injected areas. All non-treated areas of the face will still be the same.
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WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Within 5-7 days, you will see the beginning results from your BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injection. With relaxation of your muscles, your wrinkles will improve over the next couple of weeks; full effects will be seen within 14 days.
HOW LONG WILL THESE RESULTS LAST?
Typically, benefits from BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® last an average of 3-4 months. Individual results will vary and you should discuss this with us when you come in for your treatment.
Discomfort is minimal. May use ice pack to aid with treatment.
RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY OF TREATMENTS:
Every 3-4 months for the face. Underarm treatments for sweating can last 6-12 months.
MEDICATIONS TO AVOID PRIOR TO TREATMENT:
Discuss with us and your primary physician your exact medication list prior to stopping, but typically avoid your blood thinners (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, omegas, flaxseed oil, fish oil, vitamin D3, and vitamin E) for 3-5 days prior to your treatment .
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Localized redness, tenderness, swelling, subtle bruising, mild headache, very rare possibility of eye droopiness or infection.