Anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox Cosmetic and Dysport work beneath the surface to temporarily reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles. This non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment helps relax your wrinkles and lines to refresh your skin with little to no downtime. Although the products are similar, there are some subtle differences.
Areas of Treatment
Botox is made from Botulinum Toxin Type A and relaxes the muscles leading to less wrinkles.
Effects are usually seen within 5-7 days, with peak effect at 14 days.
Treatment is painless and generally lasts 3 to 4 months
Dysport is also made from Botulinum Toxin Type A and relaxes the muscles leading to less wrinkles. Effects are usually seen within 3-5 days, with peak effect at 14 days. Treatment is painless and generally lasts 3 to 4 months.
*Dysport is contraindicated for anyone with an allergy to cow’s milk protein
Botox & Dysport Pre-treatment Guidelines
Avoid the use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, & other NSAIDS drugs for at least 1 week prior to injection.
Avoid Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and high doses of Vitamin E for up to 1 week pre and post injections.
Avoid vigorous exercise immediately before treatment.
Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to treatment.
You may take Arnica tablets 2-3 days prior to and after your injection to reduce the risk of bruising.
Following the above guidelines will aid in preventing bruising.
Botox & Dysport Post-treatment Guidelines
Do not lay down for 4 hours.
Do not massage, rub or scratch injection sites.
Do not exercise for the next 12 hours.
Do not wear constrictive clothing or accessories (hats, headbands, etc) over the treatment areas for remainder of day.
Failure to follow these guidelines could result in droopy brows, lid ptosis and/or uneven results.