Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®
Immensely popular around the world, Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are safe, effective wrinkle minimizers. These tiny, amazing purified proteins work by relaxing the muscles that are responsible for many of our facial lines and wrinkles. In addition to aging us, these lines and wrinkles often cause us to look – and sometimes feel – more angry, stressed, sad, or tired than we would like. Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® can help smooth away these lines, while still allowing you to make natural facial expressions. The result is a refreshed, NOT frozen look.
The many uses of Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®
You might know these wrinkle minimizers best for their ability to soften the frown lines (or “the 11s”) between your brows. But Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® can also work wonders erasing your horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. In fact, there are a surprising number of ways Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® can help you look and feel your best!
Areas that can be treated with Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®
by Lisa Leung, NP in San Francisco
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet or smile lines at the corners of the eyes
- Droopy eyebrows
- Lines at the top of the nose or “bunny lines”
- Lower eyelid fine lines
- Neck bands
- Droopy corners of the mouth
- Pebbly chin skin
- Vertical lip lines or smoker’s lines
- Underarms for excessive sweating
- Jaw for teeth grinding and jaw slimming
What to expect during treatment
Both first-time patients and long-time fans of Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are frequently surprised by how easy their treatment is with Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Lisa Leung. Lisa’s expertise and gentle touch make your visit a quick and pleasant one. No anesthetic is required and any discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Lisa uses a very fine needle to inject Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® into the area being treated. This takes about 15 minutes and most patients return to work or their normal activities after their treatment.
When do I see results and how long do they last?
You may start to see the effects of your Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® treatment in a couple of days; however, your final results can take 1-2 weeks to fully “settle in.” The duration of Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® can vary, depending on your own individual anatomy/physiology, the amount of Botox used, and where it is placed. However, most people can expect their Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® to last around 3-6 months. Repeated treatments in problem areas of the face will allow for progressive recovery and improvement of the skin over time. Furthermore, Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® have a preventative role in decreasing the formation of new lines and wrinkles!
How much Botox do I need?
The quantity of Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® that you will need depends on many factors, including the goals you are trying to achieve, the size of the area(s) being treated, the strength of your muscles, your personal anatomy, and of course your age. Because every patient is unique, we recommend an in-person consultation with Lisa to evaluate how much Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® is appropriate for your particular needs. Lisa will discuss your concerns and treatment goals with you and suggest an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your skin.