Wrinkles come with life-years of laughing, frowning, or too much time in the sun. Natural consequences of aging, wrinkles can make us look and feel older than we would like to look.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is BOTOX / Dysport Cosmetic? BOTOX ® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium that is injected into the frown lines of the face. A non-surgical treatment that significantly reduces the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles, BOTOX ® Cosmetic is administered through several small injections directly into the muscles that cause frown lines. The process takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no "down time" involved.
How does BOTOX / Dysport Cosmetic work? BOTOX ® Cosmetic works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this causes the reduction of activity of the muscles that are responsible for the formation of frown lines
How soon after treatment will I see results? Results become apparent approximately 3 days after your initial injection. Frown lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. Once the muscles relax, you will notice a fresher, more youthful appearance.
What are the side effects of this treatment? BOTOX ® Cosmetic offers the advantage of rare side effects. If side effects do occur, they are minimal and temporary. In some cases, patients may experience mild bruising, or temporary drooping of the eyelid. These side effects disappear within two to three days following the procedure.
What causes frown lines between the brows? The lines that appear between your brows actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. Two muscles are largely responsible for frown lines between the brows. When those muscles contract, they draw the brows together. As skin becomes less elastic over time, repeated frowning can result in moderate to severe lines between the brows.
Have patients been happy with their results? According to a recent survey of 204 dermatologists and plastic surgeons, BOTOX Cosmetics has the highest satisfaction rating of all administered treatments in 2003 and 2004. For the past 3 years, BOTOX Cosmetic has also been the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.
How can I be sure I'm getting authentic BOTOX Cosmetic? Only licensed and trained healthcare professionals have the necessary experience to administer BOTOX Cosmetic. Allergan, Inc., the maker of BOTOX Cosmetic, is the only source for healthcare professionals to purchase the product, and each label has the .Allergan. hologram.
What is the treatment like? BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is quick and minimally invasive. Tiny injections are made into the muscles that cause moderate to severe frown lines between your brows and your forehead.
What happens if I discontinue my treatment? If you discontinue your treatment, the frown lines will gradually return to the condition they were before treatment.
*Ask your provider if you are a candidate for Botox or Dysport.