Botox® and Dysport®
When wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes begin to form, surgery may seem a bit drastic. Luckily, Botox and Dysport injections are non-surgical anti-aging alternatives that are a great option for many people.
Botox and Dysport are botulinum injectables that work on wrinkles caused by repeated muscle activity, such as the frown lines that form between the eyebrows and crow’s feet wrinkles. The injections reduce some of this muscle activity so that the skin can relax and become smoother.
This quick procedure is very safe and well tolerated.
For lines and wrinkles that are a result of lost volume rather than muscle activity, dermal fillers are recommended. Many patients have Botox or Dysport in addition to fillers to smooth a number of facial wrinkles.
Why consider Botox or Dysport?
Botox and Dysport can:
- Smooth vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
- Improve horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Reduce the “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes
- Improve wrinkles around the mouth and neck bands in carefully selected patients
Dr. Rodwell’s Approach to Botox and Dysport
Dr. Rodwell approaches Botox and Dysport injections with the attitude that the results should be undetectable. You should look better and more rested, but not as though you have had a cosmetic procedure.
While a fine needle is used, and the injections are not significantly painful, a topical anesthetic can be applied. This will make your appointment last a little longer, as the anesthetic cream must take effect before Botox or Dysport is administered.
Botox and Dysport are very similar but not exactly the same. After your consultation and examination, Dr. Rodwell will recommend the one he feels is best for you. Dr. Rodwell performs all injections himself.
Patients deserve a better experience, and my goal is to exceed their expectations every time.
What to Expect After Botox or Dysport Injections
While some patients rarely see slight bruising at the injection sites for a few days, no recovery period is required after Botox or Dysport. We advise patients to avoid strenuous exercise on the same day following a treatment, but other than that you are free to resume your normal activities.
The full effects of the injections show up within one to two weeks, and the average dose lasts approximately 3 to 4 months.
If you are considering Botox or Dysport injections in Charleston, contact Dr. Rodwell today to discuss your candidacy.