Repeated muscular contractions, such as smiling, squinting or frowning cause lines to form in our face called dynamic wrinkles. No matter how young and energetic you feel on the inside, these dynamic wrinkles can give away your age and make you look tired and unhappy. Using a very small needle, BOTOX and Dysport are injected directly into the facial muscles and work by temporarily immobilizing the facial muscles that contract hundreds of times a day and are responsible for creating dynamic wrinkles. As these muscles relax, the dynamic wrinkles overlying the muscle are smoothed away. This treatment is the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment for both men and women for restoring a more youthful and refreshed appearance without surgery.
BOTOX and Dysport are brand names for products that have slightly different formulations but yield very similar results. At Blades Wellness and Aesthetics, both formulations are available to patients. During your initial consultation, we can help you decide which product is best for you.
The procedure is performed using a very small needle to inject small amounts of the solution. Most patients tolerate it very well. We can apply a small amount of topical anesthetic to help patients feel more comfortable during the procedure, but most patients do not feel this is necessary.
You can expect to see improvements in the appearance of your wrinkles with the first few days after your treatment. The appearance of the wrinkles should continue to diminish over the next week. Results typically last 3-4 months.
Following your injection, there will be a small fine lump and a little redness in the area of the injection. These usually resolve within 30 minutes to one hour. These injection sites may be tender to touch for 2-3 days. There may be a very small bruise associated with the injection site. You will be able to return to your normal daily activities right away, but strenuous exercise should be limited for the initial 48 hours after your treatment.
You can combine BOTOX/Dysport injections along with other aesthetic procedures such as injectable fillers, chemical peels, or photofacials. We can create a customized treatment plan for you to address any skin care concerns you may have.
Excessive sweating under the arms (hyperhidrosis) is a significant issue for some patients. BOTOX can be used in this area to temporarily inhibit the signal that causes excessive underarm sweating. Results can last 8-12 months.