In 1993, physicians began using Botox and Dysport as a means of reducing lines and wrinkles. Botox and Dysport, which are injections to block signals to muscles from nerves, are often used in conjunction with fillers to reduce wrinkles such as crow’s feet lines, frown lines and forehead lines. In essence, the ‘offending’ muscle is simply paralyzed and stays in a relaxed mode.
Uses for Botox and Dysport
Botox and Dysport can be used for the following problem areas:
- Lip lift
- Lip pout
- Frown lines
- Lipstick lines
- Neck bands
- Forehead lines
- Drooping nose tip
- Crow’s feet lines
- Underarm sweating
- Migraine headaches
- Masseter hypertrophy (“square jaw” reduction)
- For more than 15 years, specialists have also used Botox or Dysport treatments to control involuntary facial movements such as Benign Essential Blepharospasm (an uncontrollable eyelid twitch, made worse by stress), as well as Hemifacial Spasm.
Botox or Dysport Treatment Procedure
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad believes in taking the time to ensure that his patients comfortable before any procedure. He uses a custom formulated topical anesthetic and special syringes to make his patients sessions as comfortable as possible.
Typically, multiple areas are addressed in one session and the average treatment only takes minutes using a fine needle. Most patients experience little pain, and an ice pack afterward can minimize minor discomfort. Depending on the patient and the expertise of the doctor, minor bruising may or may not appear. The effects of Botox and Dysport will begin to manifest within 1-3 days and the peak effect is typically around 2 weeks.
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Botox and Dysport Treatment Consultation
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