At Affiliated Dermatologists Botulinum Toxin injections are among the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments available. The treatments we do with Botulinum Toxin are completely safe and have been approved by the FDA for a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. The neurotoxin injections relax the facial muscles that are responsible for stubborn wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, forehead, and elsewhere on the face. When these muscles relax, the skin becomes smoother, and wrinkles fade or disappear entirely.
The neurotoxin treatment process is quick, convenient, safe, and essentially painless. A precise amount of the product is injected into the muscles that require treatment. The injection process takes only a few minutes, after which the patients can return to their normal activities immediately. As the injections take effect over the next week, facial muscles will relax, smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines to produce a more youthful appearance that will last for up to 3-6 months.
Botox® Cosmetic is the best known single cosmetic product in the US. The product is a neuromodulator used to temporarily diminish the dynamic wrinkles of the face. The most frequent sites for injection are the glabellar area (between the eyebrows) and lateral canthus area (crow’s feet).
It can also be used for fine lines around the mouth, and shaping the brow.
BOTOX® THERAPEUTIC is used to diminish underarm (axillary) sweating, or hyperhidrosis.
Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
While Dysport correction lasts an average of four months, repeated treatments can give you longer lasting results. For best results it can be combined with other rejuvenation treatments. Dysport has been used safely on millions of patient’s worldwide over a decade with virtually no side effects.