BOTOX® and Dysport are derived from Botulinum Toxin A and are used in an extremely diluted form that acts locally on the injected muscles. They treat facial lines of animation; in other words, they deactivate some muscle function that can cause facial wrinkles. BOTOX®/Dysport do not require skin testing, and injection of these neuromodulators is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed today.
They treat “laugh lines”, or “crow’s feet” around the eyes. They also work well on the forehead to soften transverse lines, and vertical lines or “furrows” between the eyebrows. These vertical lines are sometimes referred to as “11” lines. By treating the tail of the lateral eyebrow, they can raise the lateral brow. Some physicians have even injected BOTOX® or Dysport into lines around the mouth to eliminate “smoker’s lines.” They have been used to raise the nasal tip, eliminate chin dimpling, and improve neck bands. They can also be used to soften the so-called “bunny lines” around the nose. It can also be used for the treatment of excessive sweating and for many cases of migraine headaches.
BOTOX®/Dysport injections are nonsurgical, requiring no anesthesia or downtime which means you can get right back to your normal routine. Some describe the treatment as feeling like a pinch. Ice or numbing cream may be applied to improve comfort. An experienced surgeon will use BOTOX®/Dysport injections to target specific muscles. Out of 43 muscles, they will select the correct spots to optimize treatment. Small amounts of BOTOX® or Dysport are injected into these selected muscles using a very thin needle. Wrinkle producing muscles are weakened so that they are less active. Your natural facial expressions are preserved through this careful muscle selection. The amount of injections needed varies depending on the area being treated and facial features of the individual. This treatment process usually takes less than 15 minutes.
The effect usually lasts about four months, and sometimes longer. There may be some minor bruising and swelling of the treated regions that will often resolve anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Results may be noticeable in just a few days, but it can take a week to see the final improvements. After this time, you will have less noticeable lines in the face and a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance to your skin.
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If you would like more information about New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wallach and his success with New York City BOTOX®/Dysport, we hope that you will not hesitate to contact our Manhattan offices at (212) 257-3263 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028; or using our contact form to request additional details.