What is Botox/Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are non-surgical, cosmetic injections that are minimally invasive and can provide exceptional results. The main component of Botox is a refined version of the Botulinum toxin. When injected, Botox can temporarily paralyze the muscles responsible for wrinkles between the eyebrows, in the forehead, and around the eyes. Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure of it's kind. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, botulinum toxin A is the most popular minimally invasive procedure in the nation, with more than seven million treatments performed in a recent year. At GLOWAESTHETICS, Dr. Ashley DiMeola oversees every procedure to ensure results are natural, not frozen.
What can Botox Treat?
Botox and Dysport are incredibly versatile as they can be used to treat a variety of cosmetic and medical concerns.
Dr. DiMeola commonly use Botox and Dysport to treat:
vertical lines/frown lines between eyebrows (glabella or 11 lines)
forehead lines (worry lines)
lines around the eyes (crow's feet)
bunny lines on the nose
smoker's lines (vertical lines around the lips)
above the outer area of the brow for a lifting effect
corners of mouth for downturned smile
dimpling of the chin (peu d'Orange chin)
platysmal bands (vertical neck bands)
masseter for jawline reduction
What to Expect During a Botox Treatment
At GLOWAESTHETICS, patient expectation and satisfaction are paramount. At your first Botox or Dysport appointment, you and Dr. DiMeola will review your unique anatomy and discuss problem area's and goals. Are you looking to address a furrowed brow? Crow's feet? A gummy smile? As a team, you will develop a mutual understanding of what you'd like to accomplish with realistic expectations.
The actual treatment only takes 10 minutes, Dr.DiMeola uses an ultra fine needle to inject small amounts of Botox or Dysport comfortably. Most patients compare the Botox or Dysport injections to a "quick" pinch. Redness or swelling is minor after a Botox or Dysport treatment, in fact, most patients resume normal activities immediately after. You should avoid touching or disturbing the area for 8-10 hours after receiving Botox or Dysport. GLOWAESTHETICS will provide post-care information and schedule a follow-up.
Botox and Dysport patients report more a more fresh, youthful look and a boosted confidence. Results can be seen in 7-12 days, however, after 14 days you will see the full effect. Typically, Botox or Dysport results last for 3-4 months, it is recommended that you keep up on treatments for longer-lasting results. Patients that have been receiving Botox or Dysport for years report their results last longer and they are able to extend the time between treatments.
Botox / Dysport
Wrinkles such as worry lines, laugh lines, neck lines, crow’s feet and neck bands are caused by muscles under the skin contracting when we laugh, smile or express emotions facially. BOTOX is so effective because it works on the root of the cause, the muscles. BOTOX temporarily weakens the skin’s muscles, reducing its ability to contract. No contractions mean no wrinkles, and tighter, wrinkle-free skin.