Botox and Dysport are injectables designed to smooth lines and wrinkles. Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use, thousands of people have utilized Botox and Dysport to treat common skin issues and combat signs of aging, especially around the eyes and forehead.
How It Works
Botox and Dysport are formulated with a molecule called botulinum. This molecule is designed to block muscular nerve signals and weaken the underlying muscle, preventing it from contracting. Because the muscles can no longer contract, the skin is relaxed, softening and smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
First, the doctor will mark the treatment site and sterilize the area. Topical anesthetic can be applied before the procedure if necessary, but most patients report the injections feel like a small pinch, with only minor discomfort. Once ready, the medicine is injected into the targeted area with a very tiny needle. The actual Botox/Dysport treatment only takes about 5 minutes due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment, and not even a bandaid is needed after the procedure!
Once the procedure is finished, most patients return to their job or normal daily activities right away. Most providers recommend the patient does not lie down immediately following the procedure, and they avoid massaging or rubbing the area for at least 12 hours after. Results may be seen within the first few days following treatment, but optimal results may take up to a week to become visible. Results may last anywhere between 3-6 months.
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