Botox® / Dysport®
Botox® / Dysport® is a highly purified protein when injected into a specific area it allows the muscles to relax hence preventing any muscular contraction which then prevent creases of the skin that will cause lines and wrinkles. It may take up to 7-10 days for the maximum effect to be apparent where the area becomes smooth and relaxed, wrinkle and line free. Botox® / Dysport® relax these muscles, preventing the formation of wrinkles and smoothing out lines. This treatment works only on the specific muscles injected, leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual, enabling normal facial expression, just with less wrinkles.
The effect of Botox® / Dysport® significantly reduces wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, lines around the mouth and bunny lines on the nose to reveal a line free, fresher more youthful appearance.
Treatment for excessive sweating & Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the body produces excessive amounts of perspiration, and can leave the affected areas constantly damp, making everyday activities difficult to carry out, and causing embarrassment to the sufferer. Botox® / Dysport® can help to minimize excessive sweating leaving one feel fresh and dry!
What is Botox® / Dysport®?
Botox® / Dysport® is a highly purified protein when injected into a specific area it allows the muscles to relax hence preventing any muscular contraction which then prevent creases of the skin that will cause lines and wrinkles. It may take up to 7-10 days for the maximum effect to be apparent where the area becomes smooth and relaxed, wrinkle and line free. Over time, as we naturally age, overactive muscles movement gradually wears away the collagen in our skin, causing the skin to crease and wrinkles to appear. Botox/Dysport relax these muscles, preventing the formation of wrinkles and smoothing out lines. This treatment works only on the specific muscles injected, leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual, enabling normal facial expression, just with less wrinkles.
Botox® / Dysport® has been used to treat thousands of patients medically and cosmetically over 30 years. It is produced in a lab by a bacterium called “Clostridium botulinum”. It has been purified under very strict controlled conditions. When injected into a small facial muscle, it doesn’t travel anywhere else in the body. It gradually wears off naturally over a 3-6 month period. They have the track record of effectiveness and safety.
Which lines can Botox®/Dysport® treat?
Botox®/Dysport® is commonly used to treat the crow’s feet around the eyes, the general frown lines between the eyebrows and also the worry lines across the forehead.
Botox®/Dysport® represent the treatment of choice (best treatment) for these lines.
The marionette lines or sad lines from the corner of the mouth to the chin are also very effectively treated with Botox®/Dysport®.
When will I see results from the treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
How long does Botox® / Dysport® last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months, but sometimes up to 6 months or longer depending on each individual.
Does it hurt?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX®/ Dysport® Cosmetic treatment.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Although the results are visible, the treatment Botox® / Dysport® will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Who should not take Botox® / Dysport®?
Do not take Botox® / Dysport® if you:
• are allergic to any of the ingredients of Botox® / Dysport® (onabotulinumtoxinA).
• had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc®, Dysport® or Botox®
• have a skin infection at the planned injection site
Have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome). allergies to any botulinum toxin product
• had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
• If your are pregnant or breast feeding
What are the common side effects?
The most common side effects following inject include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Is there any chance of serious side effects?
Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing, call your doctor immediately.
What will happen to the moderate to severe frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows will gradually return to the way they looked before treatment.
Can I have Botox®/Dysport® when pregnant?
As with all non-essential medication it should be avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Botox® / Dysport® has been used as Cosmetic Treatments since the late 1980’s, revolutionizing the cosmetic industry due to its remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time. It has been used to treat millions of people worldwide and is the world’s most popular non-invasive treatment in treating lines and wrinkles.
It is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the “11s,” the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
Dermal Lift is a revolutionary technique that uses numerous injections of BTA (Botulinum Type-A) placed under the skin along the frame of the face over 2 sessions to achieve a lift that looks more natural and reduces the appearance of a drooping aged face.
In this procedure, a small amount of BTA (Botulinum Type-A) is injected into the dermis layer of your skin. What it does is that it remodels your skin structure and stimulates the growth of collagen and elastic fibers that tighten and smoothen the skin. Even after 2 days after the first treatment, you will notice a dramatic ‘lift’ to your facial tissues.
There is actually an increase in the amount of collagen and there occurs a normalization of the arrangement of collagen in the skin. This results in firmness of the skin tissue and a decrease in total, non surgical face lift, slimmer lower face and smaller pore size. The sweat and oil glands are reduced in both size and activity. Facial droop is reduced scientifically, and a fresh look is achieved.
Normally 2 sessions are required to achieve the maximum effect. You will look younger in a natural way with a motion free mid face. It rejuvenates and reinvigorates you, bringing you a whole new sense of freedom and confidence. Before and after pictures will prove this lifting effect and the results are truly amazing.
The results will last up to 6 months, sometimes longer, depending on the individual. Your doctor will repeat the treatment as required to gain the desired change in facial shape. This dermal face lift looks natural and involves tiny injections only, with no downtime and scarring as opposed to expensive, painful surgical face-lift. There is no ‘stretched-out’ look, increased pores and tightness normally associated with the more expensive, painful surgical face lifts.