Botox and Dysport
What is Botox?
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They’re also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.
When to consider Botox:
- Deep lines between your eyes make you look tired, angry, sad, or upset.
- Your facial expressions cause wrinkles in and around your eyes and forehead.
- Your eyebrows or face don’t look even and can be corrected by relaxing a muscle.
- You suffer from migraine headaches or excessive perspiration.
- You would like to prevent wrinkles from forming.
What is the aftercare / recovery:
How long botox lasts varies from person to person but, usually averaging at about 4months, it has been shown after multiple treatments the effects last longer. Botox is not instant and generally takes several days for the full effect to be apparent. Slight pain, temporary swelling, and minimal redness and bleeding may occur.
Treat Wrinkles Without Surgery
Botox is effective for treating vertical lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, the so-called “crow’s feet” around the eyes, “smoker’s lines” on the upper lip, and vertical or horizontal bands on the neck. Botox can also create the so-called non-surgical “brow lift” and can turn up the droopy corners of the mouth. Botox can indeed help avoid or postpone plastic surgery altogether.
Examples of what Botox can help treat:
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal lines on the forehead
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Smoker’s lines on the upper lip
- Vertical or horizontal bands on the neck
- Non-surgical brow lift
- Turning up droopy corners of the mouth
Botox and Fillers Frequently Asked Questions
How does Botox work?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes wrinkles relax and soften. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines
Is Botox safe for your face?
Botox is safe to use long term, and you can stop using it at any time without your skin looking worse than it did before you started Botox. When used for cosmetic purposes, medical insurance does not cover Botox treatments. Botox injections use forms of botulinum toxin to paralyze muscle activity temporarily.
Who shouldn't use Botox?
People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Botox. Since Botox doesn’t work for all wrinkles, you should consult with a doctor first.
Does Botox hurt?
Patients claim that it “barely hurts” and many find that the results are well worth any discomfort, even the point of getting it done repeatedly. When the injection is taking place, you will feel a slight stinging at the injection site. This can be reduced by the use of a topical cream or ice pack.
What should I avoid after getting my Botox treatment?
No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 4 hours after treatment, including facials. No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment. Keep upright for 4 hours — no lying on your front.