Botox Injections for Wrinkles
The One and Only Botox® Cosmetics
Treatment to Smooth and Soften Facial Lines and Wrinkles
The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar), around the eyes (crow’s feet), on the forehead and around the mouth actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. The wrinkles are caused from a combination of factors: aging, stress, sun, genetics, hormone loss, collagen depletion and the environment.
Botox creates a smoother and improved appearance by minimizing motion wrinkles, the lines caused by facial movement such as frowning and smiling. Dramatic results are seen in vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows, forehead and crows feet.
What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria, which reduces activity of the muscle. It may sound dangerous, but it is very, safe. Botox® is a simple, nonsurgical treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet.
Is Botox® FDA approved?
Botox® Cosmetic was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002.
How does Botox® work?
One 10 minute treatment- a few tiny Botox injections- and within day’s there is a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown and other facial lines. Botox® has a paralyzing or freezing effect on the muscle which lasts about 4 months. Results may vary.
What is the cost of Botox® Injections?
It varies from person to person depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the wrinkles. We charge $14 per unit for Botox and have many monthly specials.
Are there any side effects to a Botox® Cosmetic treatment?
Side effects of Botox are rare and include bruising at the injection site, headache for 1-2 hours after treatment and eye droop (very rare) can occur.
How do I prepare for my Botox® treatment?
Botox requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using Aspirin, Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory medication (NSAIDS), St John’s Wart or high doses of Vitamin E, because these may increase bleeding at injection site.
Are there any restrictions following a Botox® treatment?
Patients are instructed to be upright for 4 hours after their Botox injection. We suggest no heavy exercise following a treatment for 24 hours.
What other conditions can be treated with Botox®?
Botox can be used in the treatment of migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating).
Before & After Botox® Photos
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*Results may vary.
Dysport® Injections for Wrinkles: A Botox Alternative
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a simple, effective, non-surgical treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles, thereby reducing and smoothing away frown-lines and wrinkles. Dysport, like Botox Cosmetic® is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The Dysport® protein was initially used for the treatment of motor disorders and various kinds of involuntary muscular spasms, including cerebral palsy.
Dysport® was originally to be licensed in the United States under the brand name Reloxin. Most articles pertaining to this drug in the United States referred to it as Reloxin. The FDA mandated that the drug be branded under its original name, Dysport® (rather than Reloxin) prior to its April 2009 FDA approval.
Is Dysport® New?
NO. Dysport® has been available in Europe, Asia, and South America for over 10 years. Dysport® is manufactured by Ipsen Pharmaceuticals (FRA) and is supported by over a decade of clinical experience. Dysport® is distributed in the United States by Medicis, the manufacturers of the revolutionary Restylane dermal filler. Dysport® was developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s to successfully treat a number of neurological and ophthalmic conditions. It was further developed to treat a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, for which it is licensed in over 60 countries. Since that time, with an increased understanding of the uses of Dysport, thousands of treatments have been safely and effectively performed for a variety of conditions ranging from facial wrinkles to axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the armpits).
Is Dysport® Better Than Botox?
This topic is widely debated and heavily biased due to most comparative cosmetic studies being partially or fully funded by manufacturers of Botox (Allergan) and Dysport® (Ipsen/Medicis). Many cosmetic physicians outside the U.S. who have used Dysport® report greater longevity when compared to Botox. In most unbiased neurological studies for the treatment of movement disorders Dysport® has provided equal or greater efficacy when used in a 2.5 to 4:1 ratio to Botox. In a double-blinded randomized crossover study in cervical dystonia (the most common use of neurotoxin in the world), results showed Dysport® to be more effective than Botox with a similar safety and side effect profile when used in a 3:1 dose relationship.
Before & After Dysport® Photos
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“I went to Advanced Laser and Skin Center for Botox, Radiesse, and a facial. The injectionist, Kathy was awesome. I would work with her again in a heart beat. The center is owner operated and involved so nothing falls through the cracks. I did go for a facial and it was less than stellar – given the quality of the other services I had performed on me.” –Debbi Darling
*Results may vary