Botox Injections for Wrinkles

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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.*

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.

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).

*Individual Results and Length of Results May Vary.

Related topics:  Botox® alternative is Fraxel laser for skin resurfacing and Cosmetic Fillers such as Restylane® and Radiesse®.

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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).