Botox® and Dysport® are both purified proteins that temporarily relax the facial muscles to smooth out moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds. When you make facial expressions, lines and creases develop. As time passes and your facial muscles repeatedly contract, these temporary creases become permanently etched onto the face. When the correct dosage of Botox® or Dysport® is placed in the proper muscles, you will still have natural movement while maintaining a youthful look.
What does Botox®/Dysport® address?
Botox® and Dysport® can be injected in many areas of the face, including the following common sites: between the brows, forehead and around the eyes. Other regions can be injected, such as in the chin (to prevent an “orange peel” look) and the nose (for bunny lines).
These two neuromodulators work by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, selectively weakening the muscular contraction. The reduced strength of muscular contraction reduces the wrinkles caused by expression. After several months, the muscles slowly regain their full strength of contraction.
What does a Botox®/Dysport® treatment entail?
A Botox®/Dysport® treatment is an in-office treatment and requires no anesthesia. It typically takes less than 20 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated. The procedure begins with a fine needle that injects the solution into the targeted area. The medication blocks nerve impulses to the injected muscles, reducing the activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form.
After the treatment
With almost no recovery time necessary, Botox® and Dysport® injections may show results in 3-4 days. The muscle relaxes and the skin softens. You will have a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Botox® and Dysport® will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases. If you do not continue treatments, the frown lines between your brows and around your eyes will gradually return.
Schedule your consultation on Boston’s South Shore
Botox® and Dysport® have helped people reduce their facial wrinkles for decades now. It is time to get a custom treatment plan so that you can stay ahead of the aging process. Call 781-934-1599 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our office on the South Shore.