Botox®/Dysport® use Botulinum Toxin which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. They are both safe and effective ways of treating aging skin and hyperhidrosis (excess sweating). Common areas for Botox®/Dysport® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" around the eyes and even the underarms to reduce sweating and odor. Botox®/Dysport® have been proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and are capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
Reasons for Considering Botox® or Dysport® Treatment:
- Excessive facial wrinkles.
- Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
- Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
- A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
- Excessive underarm perspiration and odor.
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. Typically a small amount of Botox®/Dysport® serum is injected into the area of the wrinkle. The serum works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of Botox®/Dysport® treatment will last approximately three to six months for the face and twelve months for the underarms after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.