Botulinum Toxin

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Both Botox® and Dysport® are made from a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin and work by weakening and paralyzing the muscles of facial expression.  The muscles that are targeted are those that create the lines and wrinkles.  These include the space between the eyebrows, around the eyes and the mouth.  By selectively injecting theses muscles, we can soften, prevent, or mitigate the lines and wrinkles and produce a more refreshed and youthful appearance.  

Recovery

Outpatient procedure taking approximately 15-20 minutes depending on the total of areas injected.

Results are seen on average about 5 to 7 days after injection.

Pain is minimal; some patients experience a slight headaches for 1-2 days following treatment.

Activity/shower/driving restriction: no strenuous activity or alcohol consumption for 24 hours.

May return to work immediately.

I will want to see you in office 2 weeks following treatment to assess results and any need for “touch-up” work.