Neuromodulators: BOTOX & DYSPORT
Laughter, sadness, anger and surprise – your face shows all your emotions to the world. A lifetime of emotions means your facial muscles have been put to the test, resulting in the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. All these signs of emotion can end up leaving you looking older than your years. Thanks to today’s technology, we can significantly reduce their appearance using neuromodulators (eg: BOTOX, Dysport). The purified protein form of Botulinum Toxin A reduces movement of certain facial muscles that cause wrinkles in just 48-72 hours with full treatment effects seen in only 2 weeks. There will be a visible reduction in movement to the areas injected creating a smoother appearance to the skin which lasts for approximately three months.
BOTOX/Dysport can address:
- Horizontal lines in forehead
- Lines between the eyebrows
- A dimpled chin
- Lines around your eyes (Crow’s feet)
- Overactive masseter muscles, which lead to a more ‘square’ appearance of the face
BOTOX/Dysport may not be right for you if:
- You have had recent surgical changes to your face
- You have very weak muscles in the treatment area
- You have a neurological disorder that affects the nerves & muscles in your face
- You have an active infection near the desired injection site
- You have droopy eyelids / sagging eyelid folds, deep facial scars, or if your wrinkles can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart
Q: What are Neuromodulators?
A: BOTOX & Dysport are medications injected into the muscle to reduce movement, which subsequently lead to improvement in the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles. BOTOX can also be injected into the underarms to reduce excessive sweating.
Q: Where are BOTOX/Dysport injections most commonly delivered?
A: Neuromodulators are frequently used for the lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and lines around the outside corners of your eyes. However if you have another area of concern, our injectors will discuss what they feel the appropriate intervention would be.
Q: Will everyone know that I had a BOTOX/Dysport treatment?
A: Our injectors provide natural looking results. Patients report a refreshed and youthful appearance once the full treatment effect is achieved.
Q: Am I too young for an injection?
A: You must be over 18 to receive injections. Many people have overactive muscles that can result in prominent expression lines as early as their 20s. Neuromodulator injections will relax those muscles and prevent the expression lines from becoming permanent. It will also help the fine lines you can already see from getting deeper.
Q: Are the injections painful?
A: Most patients experience no pain to very minimal discomfort from the injections.
Q: Who should not use BOTOX/Dysport?
A: There are very few people who are not candidates for Neuromodulators. Those with certain neurological conditions may not be eligible. Please feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation to address any concerns.
Q: How long does BOTOX/Dysport last?
A: There is some variation among individuals. Most patients require treatments every three to four months for optimal results.
Q: What will happen if I stop treatments?
A: The medication will gradually leave the muscle. As the muscles begin to contract again, they will strengthen and wrinkles in the skin will eventually reform.
Q: Who will do my treatment?
A: We have physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse injectors who are all trained to perform these procedures.
We welcome you to come in for a complimentary consult to discuss whether BOTOX® or Dysport is right for you!