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. Treatment will gradually take effect in three to five days. It is important that you keep your head elevated (e.g., do not lie down or bend over) for approximately two to three hours after your procedure.
While side effects are 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, which is 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 3 to 6 months.
Dysport® is a neuromodulator that is made from the same protein used in Botox®. The main difference between the two treatments is that Dysport® spreads a bit more over the treated muscles with just a single injection, allowing for additional control over the final result. It is particularly effective for those that may be immune to Botox®.
The Dysport® Procedure
Dysport® is injected 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 2 to 3 days of receiving the treatment. There is no recovery period required and you may immediately return to work and resume normal activities. It is important to keep your head elevated following the procedure. Do not rub the treatment area.
While side effects are uncommon, some side effects 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 which is manufactured by Galderma.