BOTOX / DYSPORT
Botox and Dysport are both injectable neuromodulators, meaning they can temporarily alter the nerve impulses of targeted muscles, therefore reducing or eliminating contraction-induced wrinkles such as crow’s feet, worry lines, or frown lines. They are both a formulation of the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, or Botulinum Toxin A. They work the same way: they block the nerve impulses of the injected muscles to temporarily paralyze muscle movements that cause wrinkles. Some patients have experienced one formulation working better for them than the other, which is why we offer both options.
Most patients notice the results within 2 to 3 days, but the full results usually have settled at one week post injection. After a treatment, your skin will feel smoothed and lifted, with a more youthful and wrinkle-free appearance. The results tend to last between 3 to 6 months, at which point muscle movement slowly returns and the wrinkles and lines being reappearing. The good news is that the lines and wrinkles are usually less severe or deep now that the muscles have been relaxed and less strained for a long period of time.
See Also: Dermal Fillers
Botox and Dysport can also be used therapeutically for the relief of migraines, tension headaches, temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ or TMD), and excessive sweating. A consultation with a doctor is recommended to discuss the problem areas and desired results. Most patients who receive therapeutic botox treatments for pain report significant relief only days after the treatment. Many are able to cut down on or even eliminate their need for pain-killers.
Botox - $12.50 per unit
Dysport - $12.50 per unit