Botox & Dysport

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How Botox & Dysport Work

Neuromodulators work by freezing the facial muscles, which reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. The most common problems that may be improved with Botox and Dysport treatment include:

  • Eyebrow drooping
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines in the forehead (Glabellar lines)
  • Smile lines beside the lips
  • Chin dimples

When Will I See Results From Botox or Dysport?

Some patients will notice the effects of Botox and Dysport begin to appear immediately, but the full effects of the treatment will not be seen until 3-7 days following treatment.

How Much Botox or Dysport Is Needed For Best Results?

Many people are confused about how many units are right for them. Every person is unique and has different needs due to varying skin types, dermatological concerns, treatment goals, budgets, and the exact muscle that needs the injection.

What To Avoid After Neuromodulator Injections

Here are some things to avoid right after you’ve had Botox or Dysport injections:

  1. Avoid touching your skin
  2. Avoid exercise
  3. Avoid consuming alcohol in excess
  4. Avoid other facial treatments for at least a few days
  5. Avoid blood-thinning medications

Can I Wear Makeup After Botox or Dysport Injections?

While it’s best to avoid touching your skin right after having Botox treatments, gently applying makeup following your treatment may be OK. Check with your doctor to be sure, and make sure you do not push or massage the areas that were treated.

Potential Side Effects of Botox and Dysport

Some of the potential side effects include the following:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Blurred vision
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Voice changes
  • Difficulty closing your eyes

Is Botox/Dysport Painful?

In general, Botox and Dysport are simple treatments that can be done during an in-office visit at your local dermatologist’s office. For most, the procedure causes only slight discomfort and is manageable using a topical anesthetic or an ice pack. The injection itself is done using a very small needle, so if you do not usually feel pain from a shot, you will likely feel minimal pain during the injection. If you are worried about pain during Botox/Dysport injections, speak with your dermatologist about whether it’s possible to apply a numbing cream before the treatment.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you are interested in Botox & Dysport, visit the Florida Academic Dermatology Center, a dermatology and research clinic dedicated to offering the best cosmetic facial treatment options. Our state-of-the-art facility provides compassionate medical care using world-class, cutting-edge treatments. Call us today at 1-(305)-324-2110 or contact us here to request an appointment.

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