Botox® / Dysport®
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a purified protein for facial skin care administered in a simple, nonsurgical injection treatment procedure to temporarily reduce the 11s - those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows - in people from age 18 to 65. Treatment with BOTOX Cosmetics has been shown to be much more effective than any topical wrinkle cream.
Is BOTOX Cosmetic right for me?
People consider skin care treatment with BOTOX Cosmetics for a variety of reasons. For example, they may be concerned that the frown lines between the brows make them look tired, stressed, or unapproachable. You may have your own reasons. Ask your skin care professional at Rejuvaderm MediSpa's Cranston, Rhode Island ( RI ) location if BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you.
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
Very low doses of BOTOX Cosmetic are administered by a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for the frown lines between the brows. By blocking the release of the chemical that causes these muscles to contract, BOTOX Cosmetic enables them to relax, so the skin appears smoother.
How quickly will I see a difference?
Within 1 to 2 days, you may notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines from this wrinkle treatment with BOTOX Cosmetics. The area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a month.
Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and bleeding or bruising may be associated with the injection.
What is Dysport?
Prescription Dysport is an injection treatment used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
Dysport is a purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to your first use.*
*In clinical trials, the efficacy of Dysport was studied in a total of 376 patients and was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments. The safety of Dysport has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments.
How does Dysport work?
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows, Dysport stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Injection sites for Dysport
The untreated facial muscles still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
You should not be treated with Dysport more frequently than every 90 days.
No downtime: With Dysport, there is little to no downtime after injection. Ask your doctor about any precautions you should take after your treatment. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Repeatable results: In clinical trials, the efficacy of Dysport was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments.
Worldwide experience: Dysport is used for aesthetic purposes in 36 countries. In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport safety was studied in more than 2400 aesthetic patients. A total of 376 patients were studied for efficacy of the product.
About your treatment
Treatment requires 1 injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows. Although office visit times may vary, the procedure generally takes about 10 to 20 minutes. Your healthcare professional will determine the exact placement of each injection to get results that are right for you.
After your Dysport treatment
There is little to no downtime, and you can go about your day as usual. Ask your healthcare professional about any precautions you should take after your treatment. Call your healthcare professional or get medical help right away if you have any problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities
To maintain your improvements, you should discuss a treatment schedule with your healthcare professional. As with any botulinum toxin product, you should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The efficacy of Dysport has been established for up to 4 repeated treatments. The safety of Dysport has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments.
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