Relax expressive muscles and smooth wrinkles with this quick and efficient injectable treatment. BOTOX® is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe lines between the brows often referred to as the 11’s.
The facial muscles stiffen over time as a result of being repeatedly used in the same facial movements and expressions. This makes it more difficult for them to return to a resting state. The skin above these muscles bunches up and forms wrinkles.
BOTOX® is an injectable neuromodulator delivered into the contracted muscles to block nerve signals from reaching them. This results in relaxed muscles and smooth skin that looks youthful and wrinkle-free.
What are the Benefits of BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic not only helps to minimize existing wrinkles throughout the face, such as smile lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines, but it can help to prevent them as well. The product can also address harsh vertical platysmal neck bands, chin wrinkles, and bunny lines.
In general, BOTOX® has rightfully earned its claim as the most popular cosmetic treatment on the market. It is proven to take years off of your appearance. While smile lines around the eyes or laugh lines around the mouth are more noticeable as you get older, they’re easily treated and minimized with just a 30-minute BOTOX® appointment.
BOTOX® can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis (excess sweating in areas like the armpits) and migraine headaches.
BOTOX® is not an ideal treatment option for moderate and deep wrinkles around the mouth, cheek volume loss, or undereye hollows. For these issues, dermal filler injections are a more effective option, since they are designed to restore volume rather than relax contracted muscles.
BOTOX® FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is BOTOX® safe?
“Botulium Toxin” is a nerve impulse blocker. It is used to cosmetically freeze the muscles that cause unwanted wrinkles in your face giving you a younger more relaxed appearance. Deep frown lines can virtually disappear, as well as crows feet, forehead wrinkles, and smoker’s lines above the lip.More than just smoothing out frown lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can create a lifting effect by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the eyebrows. Silk Touch Med Spa is successfully using BOTOX® as an anti aging treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetics has been recognized by the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and National Institutes of Health, as a safe and effective treatment. Over 10 years of clinical experience involving thousands of patients is a testimony to the potential benefits of this treatment.
How long does BOTOX® last?
BOTOX® Cosmetics lasts 3-6 months with the first treatment and generally longer with subsequent treatments. It is important to understand that BOTOX® Cosmetics is an effective, ongoing treatment for the relief of symptoms only—it is not a cure. And, because every patient is different, the degree of relief will vary from person to person.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Treatment?
Generally, patients who are in overall good health who have realistic expectations are the best candidates for this treatment option. It is an excellent option for patients who do not want to go under the knife to get the facial rejuvenation they’ve been dreaming of. Patients with active skin infections in the targeted areas must first treat these issues.
Is BOTOX® painful?
A very small needle is used with minimal discomfort experienced by most clients. No anesthesia is necessary.
Are there any side effects?
BOTOX® Cosmetics is generally well tolerated by patients. Side effects are rare and usually transient in nature.
How long does it take to work?
Effects can be seen as early as 48 hours and can take up to two weeks for the treatment to take full effect.
How long does the treatment take?
One half hour is sufficient to fill out a patient evaluation form and for treatment to be given . Clients may go home immediately following treatment. No downtime or recovery time is required after a BOTOX® treatment session, and many patients get these treatments on their lunch breaks and then go right back to work with no issues.
Specific instructions will be reviewed at the time of treatment. Patients are asked NOT to massage the site, to remain upright, and to exercise the targeted muscles as much as possible in the 3-4 hours after treatment. This will give the best results.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?
The price of BOTOX® is impacted by a number of factors. Your choice of med spa will play a role in determining cost, as will the number of units of BOTOX® used to achieve your goals.
Similar to Botox®, Dysport® temporarily treats and prevents moderate to severe frown lines around the eyes by reducing targeted muscle activity. Injections into the selected areas, typically around the eyes, temporarily prevent muscle contractions that lead to wrinkles. By blocking this activity, the treatment is proven to help prevent wrinkles from occurring while also reducing the appearance of existing ones.
Dysport® FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DYSPORT® AND BOTOX®?
Like Botox®, Dysport® is formulated using botulinum toxin type A. Dysport® is more dilute and uses smaller molecules of protein to relax the muscles. Antibodies cannot break these molecules down as easily. As a more diluted concentrate, Dysport® can be used to treat larger areas, since it spreads more quickly.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DYSPORT® AND FILLERS?
Dysport® works by paralyzing muscles temporarily, allowing overlying wrinkled skin to relax and lie flat. Dermal fillers instead smooth out lines by restoring volume to the skin of the injected area. Fillers are also used to address different wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and parentheses lines.
IS DYSPORT® SAFE?
Dysport® is FDA-approved and has undergone extensive clinical testing. It has been proven to be quite safe and is well-tolerated by patients.
HOW LONG DOES DYSPORT® LAST?
The results of Dysport® are visible for 3 to 4 months. After this, patients can return for follow-up treatments.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT?
Regardless of skin type and age, anyone can come in for Dysport® treatment. Patients in overall good health are ideal candidates. Patients with active skin infections should address them before coming in for a treatment session.
IS DYSPORT® PAINFUL?
Just like with Botox® injections, Dysport® injections are not painful. Anesthesia is not needed, and only minimal discomfort is felt.
HOW LONG DOES DYSPORT® TAKE TO WORK?
The results of a Dysport® injection for wrinkles are visible within 48 hours. In some cases, they are seen faster than those of Botox® injections. Full results can be seen within 10 days.
HOW LONG DOES A DYSPORT® TREATMENT SESSION TAKE?
A Dysport® treatment session can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Sessions are quick and convenient, and they require no downtime or recovery time.
WHAT IS DYSPORT® AFTER CARE LIKE?
Mild redness, bruising, and/or swelling may be present but will fade shortly. Ice can help with this process. As with Botox®, it’s best to avoid massaging or putting pressure on the treated sites.
Schedule Your Consultation
Are you interested in finding out more about BOTOX® or Dysport® in Chicago? If so, contact Enfuse Medical Spa and arrange your informative consultation to take the first step towards eliminating frustrating wrinkles.