This treatment is designed to temporarily relax the muscles that create frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet, caused by repeated facial expressions. Other areas that can be injected are neck bands, chin, and masseter muscles (to relax clenching). You will notice a visible smoothing of wrinkles 7 to 10 days after injection with full effects visible after 14 days. Botox/ Dysport treatment lasts 3 to 4 months, at which time another treatment is appropriate.

What is Botox/Dysport?

Botox is a form of Botulinum toxin that has been purified and diluted to be safe for cosmetic use. Botulinum toxin is a muscle relaxant and can significantly ease the appearance of some wrinkles.

How Botox/Dysport Works?

When injected into facial muscles, the toxin temporarily blocks neuron activity, which prevents full muscle contraction. Because the muscles can no longer contract, the appearance of wrinkles caused by facial movements like frowning, raising the eyebrows, or squinting is significantly reduced.

What Botox/Dysport Treats?

We inject a small amount into the muscles that create the wrinkles. This Botulinum derivative blocks the nerve impulses from reaching that area of the muscle and the contractions begin to weaken. As the muscle weakens, the treated areas begin to relax and the wrinkles in the skin become less visible and often disappear altogether.

What are the Advantages of Botox?

  • Fast and effective. A typical treatment will show improvement 7-10 days after injection and takes only 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • Little discomfort – we take great care to make these injections painless for our patients
  • There is no “down-time” You may resume normal activity almost immediately
  • Creates natural-looking outcomes