Botox / Dysport

What are Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are drugs that belong to a family of medications known as neuromodulators.  Both of these products work by temporarily paralyzing specific muscles to decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
While these drugs are FDA approved for treating glabellar frown lines and crow’s feet, other common “off label” treatment areas include:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • “Bunny lines” on the side of the nose
  • Platysmal bands on the neck
  • Drooping corners of the mouth
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Chin dimpling

These drugs can also be used to treat excessive sweating of the palms or underarms.

The result is relaxed and softened wrinkles and lines. It is important for patients to understand that treatment is not necessarily an all or none response.  For example, one patient might desire some movement of their forehead, while another patient might desire no motion at all.  Botox and Dysport do not work as well on wrinkles that are present when your facial muscles are at rest, also known as “static” wrinkles. Treatment takes less than 30 minutes.  This is not a treatment for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.  The most common side effects are slight redness at the injection sites and mild bruising. The results are visible within 5-7 days and last about 3 months.

What should I expect during the consultation?

Dr. Waltzman will discuss your specific concerns and perform a detailed examination of your face.  Depending on the individual patient, he will recommend the product that will provide the best results.  Dr. Waltzman’s advanced training in facial anatomy and cosmetics provides him the ability to evaluate each patient and provide a customized treatment plan for the individual, not a one size fits all approach.

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