Neuromodulators (Botox / Dysport) are prescription medicines that are injected into muscles and are used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), forehead, around eyes (crow’s feet), and mouth. Injection of these medicines into small muscles temporarily paralyzes those muscles, thereby improving the appearance of wrinkles. This paralysis is temporary, and re-injection is generally necessary within 3 to 6 months to maintain benefit. This treatment is incredibly effective at reducing the prominence of dynamic skin lines.
All Botox / Dysport treatments at Spectrum Dermatology are performed by a physician or our nurse injector. You may also earn points with all Allergan injectables including Botox by logging into the Brilliant Distinctions Points Program. Please contact Spectrum Dermatology to arrange your complimentary Botox/Dysport consultation – (480) 948-8400.
Dysport and BOTOX® have no downtime as opposed to other wrinkle reducing methods. Also, following treatment there is no pain or discomfort. Results can be seen within 1-10 days depending on several factors.
Avoid alcoholic beverages and anti–inflammatory medications, especially aspirin, before treatment. Schedule a Botox / Dysport appointment at least two weeks prior to any special events to allow time to heal.
Dysport/BOTOX® are delivered by a non-surgical injection and do not require a hospital setting. It is virtually painless, and there is no recovery time.
Botox / Dysport injections weaken, through inhibition, the muscles that cause the wrinkles, but do not normally interfere with facial expressions. Weakening the muscle that causes the wrinkles to form, creates dramatic improvement in appearance that can be seen within seven days.
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There may be, at most, mild discomfort when the injector administers the injections. The only pain or discomfort is a slight pinprick sensation from the small needle injecting the BOTOX® or Dysport. Some slight bruising may appear in the few days after the treatment. This can be easily covered with makeup. It is possible to return to work immediately after your treatment.
Treat any mild discomfort with Tylenol, and expect temporary swelling. Do not massage the treated areas because it may move the Botox / Dysport around and create a different effect. It is generally recommended to remain upright for four hours after injections and avoid aerobic activity for a few hours.
The muscles that were weakened by a neurotoxin injection eventually regain their strength and the wrinkles may reappear. On average, the treatment lasts for three months, but it may stretch for up to six months.
The Botox / Dysport effects will begin to fade and facial features will gradually return to their former state. Maintenance treatments are necessary to keep the effect for long periods of time.
You may resume normal activities immediately. Vigorous exercise or lying flat may be restricted for a few hours following treatment. Many patients undergo Botox / Dysport treatment during their lunch break and return to work after treatment.
Excessive sweating can be alleviated with BOTOX® injections directly into the underarm skin or skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the foot. Sweat glands of the skin are responsible for perspiration and the excessive perspiration that some people have. BOTOX® blocks the release of the chemical responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. A single treatment session can provide months of relief, and experts believe that injections can be repeated indefinitely once or twice a year to maintain dryness.
Spectrum Dermatology provides expertise, knowledge, and passion to medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Our experience and reputation make Spectrum Dermatology one of the most sought-after dermatologists in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. To schedule your complimentary consultation, or to set up an appointment, please contact us at (480) 948-8400.