Do you feel tired, angry or wrinkled? Want a quick fix? Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® may be your answer. Dysport® is the newest alternative to Botox® Cosmetic and has many of the same benefits of Botox® Cosmetic injections. Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are both highly purified medications that temporarily stop facial muscles from contracting, which work to smooth wrinkles and creases, giving the face a more youthful refreshed aesthetic appearance. Injections of Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® are performed with very fine needles inserted into the area of concern. At Nouveau Cosmetic Center, Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are one of the most commonly performed treatments at our Newark, Hockessin and Rehoboth Delaware offices.
Botox Cosmetic® and Dysport®
- Used to treat wrinkles
- Can be used for wrinkles between brow (#11′s), forehead, crow’s feet, chin area, lip lines, bunny lines and mini-brow lift
- No downtime
- Results in 2 – 14 days
- Results last 3 – 5 months
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® injections can be performed in as little as 15 – 30 minutes. At Nouveau Cosmetic Center, we offer complimentary consultations in our Newark, Hockessin and Rehoboth Delaware locations with our board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Joseph Thornton, Dr. Lawrence Chang, our physician assistant or our plastic surgery nurse to assess your concerns prior to treatment. One of our plastic surgeons will be happy to discuss all aspects of the treatment process with you, as well as address any questions or concerns you may specifically have to improve facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, eyebrow and eyelid placement.
After having Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®, you can expect to return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. Some temporary bruising at the injection site may occur. After injection, you should not press or massage the area or lay down for four hours to allow for absorption of the Botox® Cosmetic/Dysport®.
Results of treatment can be seen in 2 – 14 days and typically last 3 – 5 months. The effects of Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® can be maintained with subsequent treatments to continue to smooth wrinkles and enhance your appearance.
Botox® Cosmetic/Dysport® partially blocks the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. This causes the muscles that are related to expression to relax. After the solution takes effect, the overlying skin will be smooth and unwrinkled.
Q & A
Is Botox® Cosmetic/Dysport® safe?
Yes. Botox® Cosmetic/Dysport®, which has been used safely to treat a variety of conditions, is FDA-approved for the temporary treatment of frown lines in people aged 18 to 65.
What areas can be treated?
Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections are primarily used in the upper third of the face. Forehead lines, frown lines, between the eyebrows and lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”) respond favorably to Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®. Lip lines, chin creases and neck bands may also be improved with both Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® injection, but response here varies among individuals.
What is a Botox® Cosmetic/Dysport® treatment like?
This is a simple and safe procedure. Your clinician uses a tiny needle. The small needle allows for greater precision in delivery of Botox® Cosmetic/Dysport® to the specified facial area. Most patients report minimal pain, comparing the sensation to a bug bite. You can resume normal activities immediately. Botox® Cosmetic/Dysport® generally takes 2 – 7 days to take full effect. Best/final results are seen after 14 days.
How long does it last?
About 3- 4 months, after which the lines gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance, if no further injections are given.
Will it radically change my appearance?
No. You should expect a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your frown lines. Overall, you’ll look more relaxed and refreshed but not like “you’ve had work done.”
Will it make me lose expression?
No. The only expression you will lose is the unintentional frown caused by the overactive muscles between your brows.
Are there any side effects?
Temporary bruising of the injection site is the most common side effect. In some cases, Botox® Cosmetic/Dysport® can migrate to the wrong muscle causing drooping of the eyelid or unevenness of the brows. With skilled technique and knowledge of the face and underlying muscles, the chances of this are reduced to less than 1%. Because the effects of Botox® Cosmetic/Dypsort® are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary.
Looking for Something More?
Looking for a less invasive, or minimal to no downtime procedure? Or are you seeking a more dramatic result? At Nouveau Cosmetic Center, we offer a wide variety of options to fit our patient’s needs. Minimally invasive to noninvasive options include facial fillers such as Restylane® and Juvederm®, skin care products such as Obagi Medical and ZO Skin Health, and laser resurfacing treatments. More invasive procedures including face lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, fat transfer, and CO2 laser resurfacing.