Botox and Dysport
Interested in looking more refreshed? Botox and Dysport is the answer! Here is everything you need to know:
Want to feel and look more fresh?! Belle Vie has what you need. Botox and Dysport injections are the most common, minimally invasive aesthetic procedures performed around the world. These injections are primarily used to target areas of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including frown lines on the forehead and crow’s feet. The active ingredient in Botox is the Botulinum toxin, Type A.
What is Botox?
Botox is one of the safest and most effective treatment options for reducing the appearance of fine lines, facial folds and wrinkles. After the injection is administered, Botox is moved from the dermis into the desired muscle where it acts by blocking chemical signals going to the nerves. The injected muscle will no longer contract causing the wrinkles to relax and can also help prevent new ones from forming.
Botox has a local effect, not a systemic one. This means if it is injected in your forehead, it will not move down to your lips. Although some can get into your bloodstream, the tiny doses will have no harmful effect. In addition to its anti-aging benefits, Botox is also used as a solution for other conditions such as migraines, lazy eye, and excessive sweating.
Is Botox Painful?
Most people find Botox injections to be entirely painless. Those who have a lower pain threshold might experience some discomfort as the needle penetrates the skin, but not enough to warrant using local anesthetic. A topical numbing cream can be applied a few minutes before starting treatment, if preferred.
While it is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced professional, there can be unpleasant side effects associated with Botox injections if they are not administered correctly. Therefore, it’s very important that your injector have experience, as too little Botox will not yield any results and too much may exacerbate side effects. The experienced professional will use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botox into your skin or muscle. The number of units needed varies on the severity of every costumer.
When are Botox Results Visible?
Patients should see results a few days following their treatment with full results within 2 weeks. Once the muscles in the treated area lose the ability to contract, lines and wrinkles will appear reduced leaving the area looking much smoother. The results of one Botox treatment can be enjoyed for an average period of up to 12-16 weeks depending on the units injected and will need to be maintained.
If for some reason you want to completely stop injecting Botox, your wrinkle lines will simply go back to how they were before the treatment. Avoiding the sun and leading a healthy lifestyle will help to prolong your results. There is no downtime following the treatment, but some patients can have a small amount of bruising and swelling during the days following treatment. Be sure not to massage or rub treated area to prevent any migration of the botox. Expect to resume with your daily activities right after the procedure.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is an FDA approved product to relax muscles, decreasing the movement that leads to expression lines. It is known to reduce facial expression lines while leaving a natural appearance that is not “frozen”.
How does it work?
Dysport is injected into the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. In just 2-3 days, you can start seeing the improvement. Common treatment areas include the eyes and forhead. Dysport is also used in other areas such as for the treatment of lip lines, gummy smile, chin dimpling, neck bands, and even in areas for overactive sweating. Dysport is FDA approved to last 4 months!
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Botox and Dysport Near Me
If you have expression lines and would like to learn more about Botox and Dysport, we encourage you to call us to schedule a free consultation. Our highly qualified providers will review with you your particular concerns and what Botox and Dysport can do for you. Please fill out the form on this page or call or text us at Belle Vie Wellness and Medical Aesthetics to schedule! 562-865-0802.