BOTOX® Cosmetic / Dysport®
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It is a simple, in office treatment that eliminates wrinkles on the forehead or crowsfeet. It acts to relax the muscles that we use to make “angry faces” and wrinkles on the forehead
Working on the computer, squinting in the sun or certain facial expressions can cause us to look angry or worried when we are not. BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® acts to smooth these muscles and restore your happy, rested look. With our careful injecting techniques, you have a beautifully smooth forehead while maintaining a natural appearance and movement of your brows.
Also, over time repetitive movements in the facial muscles lead to etched in lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead and on the crowsfeet. BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® acts to relax the movement of muscles, so you can’t make the frown or squint that causes wrinkles, preventing the lines from becoming permanent. “BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great preventative measure for a young patient who is beginning to see wrinkles,” says Dr. Sturm. These are also great to maintain a smooth complexion after laser treatments.
BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® can also be injected to smooth a wrinkly chin, bands in the neck, muscles in the face and neck to prevent migraines or excessive sweating in the armpits. It can be injected around the mouth, but that can change the way you smile or eat. So, I prefer other ways to rejuvenate that area. It takes 3-7 days to take effect. More active muscles, like those in men, may take a larger dose. It should last approximately 3 months, but can be longer with repeated uses. The best patient for BOTOX® Cosmetic is 20 to 80 years old, with skin that has not been extremely sun-damaged.