Injectable Wrinkle Reducers: Botox & Dysport
What are Botox & Dysport?
Botox & Dysport are treatments used to both prevent and treat wrinkles on the face that develop from repetitive muscle activity. They can be used in a natural way to enhance your appearance and help you look and feel like your best self.
How do Botox & Dysport work?
These are purified proteins that are used to relax the repetitive motion of overactive muscles in the face. The treatment is delivered through tiny injections directly into the facial muscles; Botox & Dysport then block the neurotransmitter that signals these muscles to contract. The result is a relaxed muscle that doesn’t make the same movement over and over again, which could otherwise lead to deep wrinkles. Botox & Dysport can soften existing wrinkles, but can also be used to prevent the development of lines on the face from repetitive motion.
Where do we use Botox & Dysport?
There are many areas of the face that can be treated with Botox & Dysport. The most commonly treated areas are the ‘elevens’ between the brows, the ‘crows feet’ that form outside your eyes, and the horizonal lines on your forehead.
How do I know which areas to have treated?
Prior to your treatment, we will have an honest and thorough discussion about your goals and the optimal aesthetic outcome. Only after this discussion will we determine the best unique treatment plan for you. Some people will treat just one area, and some will treat multiple areas of the face. Treatments are tailored to your skin and your goals, in order to give you a natural looking outcome.
Can Botox & Dysport help with clenching?
Botox & Dysport treatments can be used to reduce the overactive muscle activity in your jaw muscles that can lead to clenching and jaw pain. This is an effective treatment that can improve quality of life without any downtime.
What should I expect during my treatment?
After our initial consultation, it takes just a few minutes to perform the treatment. Minimal discomfort is managed with ice and most people have only minor redness following the treatment, which resolves in a few minutes. There is no significant downtime and patients can return to work immediately following their treatment.
How long does Botox last?
Botox & Dysport may start to ‘kick in’ a few days after your treatment, but full results will be seen at 10-14 days after the visit. The results of your treatment will last on average 3-4 months.
Who performs the treatments at OMSC?
Lauren Sundick, PA-C and Brooke Moss, PA-C, MPH, also known as ‘The Skin Sisters,’ are experienced Physician Assistants specialized in Dermatology with over two decades of combined experience. They brings their love of aesthetics and patient relationships to our practice and are known for their very natural-appearing results.