Botox and Dysport

How it Works

BOTOX Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that blocks the nerve signals that make muscles contract.  Relaxed muscles allow the skin above to smooth out. Botox remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market, and its popularity continues to rise. Multiple formulations of botulinum toxin exist, including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.  Effects of Botox and Dysport typically last 3-4 months.

What to Expect

BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport injections are nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to safely relax the muscles that create wrinkles. Most physically healthy, non-smokers are good candidates for Botox/Dysport  injections.  Injections are easily tolerated and the appointment takes only 15 minutes.

Some side effects may occur including but not limited to:

Swelling or tenderness at injection site which should subside within a few hours to a few days.  If the injection site appears red following treatment, it is safe to wear makeup to cover the redness.

After Treatment Care Instructions

  • Do not lie down for four (4) hours following your treatment.
  • Do not exercise right after treatment or for the rest of the day. You may resume normal exercise and activity the following day.
  • Do not massage or manipulate the injection area for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Do animate the muscles that were treated for 1-2 hours after treatment. This may help the injection take effect.
  • Avoid excessive sun and heat until initial swelling and redness has resolved.

Contraindications

Allergy to botulinum toxin A include the following conditions: 

  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Disorder of the peripheral nerves that cause movement
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Progressive muscle weakness with carcinoma
  • Condition where one object appears as two or more objects
  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Food poisoning
  • Drooping of the upper eyelid
  • Infection of lung from inhaling stomach contents
  • Decreased lung function
  • Voice disorder
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Trouble breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Problems with bladder control