Botox & Dysport
A lifetime of laughter and story telling can leave telltale signs of age on your skin. Character is great but not if you don’t like what you see in the mirror. Botox and Dysport injections can smooth or eliminate crow’s feet and lines between the brows, around the mouth, and on the forehead. You look like you—only better.
What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines around the eyes, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. We also use Botox to teat migraines and excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis.
How does Botox work?
Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Our specialists will inject these muscles with Botox, which temporarily reduces muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows over the course of the next few days, with best results at about two weeks.
Who is a good candidate for Botox?
Almost anyone who has the lines and wrinkles that come with aging can benefit from Botox. Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
Botox works beneath the skin’s surface, targeting the underlying muscle activity. Your skin emerges smoother, with fewer lines, and you have the added benefit of preventing the formation of future signs of aging. We are seeing more and more patients–at younger ages–using Botox for its preventive benefits. Dr. Prewitt and our aestheticians recommend routine Botox injections beginning in your late twenties. Start young to stave off wrinkles before it’s too late.
What is Dysport?
For our patients who want to eliminate lines but prefer a more natural look, there’s Dysport. Dysport is a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions.
How does Dysport work?
Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. So, even younger adults who are expressive can develop them. Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Dysport injections temporarily prevent muscle contractions that cause frown lines while leaving the rest of your face to move naturally. In other words, no frozen forehead, just natural-looking results.
How long does Dysport last?
You’ve got better things to do than think about what your frown lines look like. In just one quick treatment, Dysport may help improve the look of your frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months. The majority of patients see improvement in just 2–3 days after treatment. Results of repeat treatments may be comparable to your first use. Another plus? There is minimal downtime after your treatment, which means you can get back to your day faster and forget frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months.