Botox and Dysport are injectable neuromodulators designed to relax muscles and reduce wrinkle lines. With over 6 million treatments done each year, this quick and easy procedure has become the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in our country. These treatments have become an essential part of maintaining a youthful appearance in hundreds of our patients.
The most commonly treated areas include:
- Frown lines (commonly referred to as the 11’s between your eyebrows)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Crow’s feet (lines lateral to your eyes)
These products are also used to:
- Lift and shape eyebrows
- Reduce bunny lines (lines on the side of your nose)
- Decrease chin dimpling
- Slim your jawline
Description of Treatment:
After a consultation, your medical provider will perform a series of small injections in the planned treatment area. A typical treatment can be done in about 10 minutes. About 7-14 days after your treatment, the medicine will have relaxed the targeted muscle, and the wrinkle lines caused by the contraction of that muscle will slowly disappear.
Does it hurt?
Pain is minimal which is one reason why the treatment is so popular.
How long does it last?
Results typically last 3-4 months, but studies have shown that consistent maintenance of treatments can eventually lead to results lasting up to 6 months.
Can I go back to work after treatment?
There is no downtime with this treatment other than a very low risk of bruising.
Is it safe?
Yes! Botox and Dysport are FDA approved and are being safely used in the US over 6 million times each year.
What other cosmetic treatments are most commonly combined with Botox/Dysport?
Botox and Dysport have many uses in addition to those described above, but are not the best treatment to eliminate deep lines or skin folds, add volume to lips, or maximize the volume and contour of your cheek bones. These are best achieved with dermal fillers — a perfect supplementation to your Botox/Dysport treatment. For more information, please see our section on dermal fillers.
Why choose the Dermatology Center of Canyon County for cosmetic procedures?
Our medical providers have spent thousands of hours becoming experts in skin care and facial anatomy. When done by a properly trained provider, these cosmetic treatments are safe and lead to results that will leave you looking younger on the outside and happier and more confident on the inside.