What Is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® injections temporarily remove crow’s feet, frown lines, and other types of facial wrinkles. Treatment with this popular neuromodulator is both non-surgical and minimally invasive.
The Botox® Cosmetic solution is FDA-approved and safely relaxes specific muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Injections usually lasts up to four months and injections can be repeated as necessary when facial wrinkles reappear.
The Botox® Injection Procedure
The treatment process involves applying very low doses of Botox® Cosmetic in specific areas of the face. Almost no redness or swelling occurs following injection. No anesthesia is required and the entire procedure takes no more than 10 minutes.
After Botox® Cosmetic treatment, patients may immediately return to work and resume normal activities. Exercise is strictly prohibited for the first 24 hours after treatment. It is essential to keep your head elevated (e.g., do not lie down or bend over) for approximately two to three hours after your procedure. Treatment will gradually take effect in three to five days.
While uncommon, some side effects include headache, flu-like symptoms, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Our cosmetic surgery office in Nashville, Tennessee, uses only FDA-approved Botox® Cosmetic brand toxin, manufactured by Allergan.
Dysport® helps smooth the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles that form in the space between the eyebrows (glabella), the forehead, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). It is a non-surgical, minimally invasive injection that lasts for three to six months.
Dysport® is a neuromodulator made from the same protein used in Botox®. The primary difference between the two treatments is that Dysport® spreads a bit more over the treated muscles with a single injection, allowing for additional control over the final result. It is particularly effective for those who may have developed an immunity to Botox®.
The Dysport® Procedure
A skilled injector introduces Dysport® into the muscle using a fine needle and a topical anesthetic. The treatment only takes a few minutes and is available at our Nashville, Tennessee, cosmetic office.
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Most patients see improvements within two to three days of receiving the treatment. There is no recovery period required, and you may immediately return to work and resume normal activities. Exercise is strictly prohibited for the first 24 hours after treatment. It is important to keep your head elevated following the procedure. Do not rub the treatment area.
While side effects are rare, some risks include a headache, flu-like symptoms, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Our cosmetic surgery office in Nashville, Tennessee uses only FDA-approved Dysport® brand toxin, manufactured by Galderma.
Jeuveau is the latest treatment for frown (glabellar) lines, having received FDA approval in January of 2019. Jeuveau contains the same active ingredient as Botox, but its unique carrier proteins set it apart. The carrier proteins in Jeuveau affect how it diffuses into tissue, so this injectable may create superior results for some patients, depending on their individual physiology. If you’re not fully satisfied with the results of Botox or Dysport, Jeuveau may be an effective, affordable alternative.
Jeuveau injections typically take under 15 minutes to complete, and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure. Exercise is strictly prohibited for the first 24 hours after treatment. No severe side effects link with the use of Jeuveau, and the treatment itself is painless. In some cases, patients have experienced mild temporary bruising around their injection sites or a slight headache after having Jeuveau, but these symptoms disappear after 24 to 48 hours.
The full results of Jeuveau will emerge within five to seven days, and you can expect your injections to last for three to four months. You can safely repeat Jeuveau injections at regular intervals to maintain consistent results.