Botox® & Dysport® at DermWellesley
Botox and Dysport are frequently used to correct both active wrinkles (lines that show when you move your facial muscles) and passive wrinkles (more etched in lines that are present even at rest). These lines are formed as we age both as a result of repeated muscle movement and because of external factors like sun and smoking.
Neuromodulators, like Botox and Dysport, work beneath the surface to reduce these muscle movements and the result is a refreshed and younger looking face.
What Are The Benefits of Receiving Botox and Dysport Injections?
As we grow older and are continuously exposed to pollution and the sun, lines and wrinkles can appear in several areas around the face. Other factors and behaviors, like smoking and genetics can increase their intensity. To combat this, Botox and Dysport injections work under the surface of the skin to minimize, or even completely erase, years of developing wrinkles and fine lines.
Common Treatment Areas for Botox and Dysport Injections
Botox and Dysport are safe to use on multiple areas of the face, including sensitive areas like around the corners of the eyes. Common areas treated include:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Chin pebbling
- Bunny lines (sides of nose)
- Large horizontal neck muscles (platysmal bands)
- Lines around the lips
At DermWellesley, your neuromodulator treatment can be customized to your exact preferences and help you achieve a natural, refreshed look no matter what your age or gender. Results can be seen in as early as three days and last on average three to four months.
Botox Common Questions:
It takes three to seven days to see your full results following the injection process. Although fine lines may soften earlier, deeper furrows may take longer to improve. It is important to note that very deep, etched in lines will soften but may not completely resolve with use of Botox or Dysport. Results should last about three to four months although some patients feel that their treatment lasts longer and some shorter.
As you continue to get treatments, many patients feel that the duration of effect increases.
The most common side effect is temporary bruising at the injection site, especially if you have recently taken a blood thinner (aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol). Some patients experience brief tenderness or headaches that should resolve within a few hours.
Mild, temporary eyelid or eyebrow drooping can last two to three weeks or longer and may occur in about one percent of patients. Extremely rare side effects include temporary double vision, reduced blinking resulting in corneal injury, allergy, and development of antibodies which may decrease the duration of results for future neurotoxin treatments.
When used in very high doses for serious medical conditions in ill patients such as limb contractures in cerebral palsy, there have been case reports of muscle weakness and death, for which there is a black box warning.
Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are ideally suited for patients who desire smoother, more youthful skin without having to undergo a highly invasive surgical procedure. Good candidates for the treatment have prominent wrinkles between the eyebrows and forehead, crow’s feet, the lines around the lips, and other early signs of aging.
You may not be treated with neuromodulators if:
- You are pregnant or nursing.
- You are allergic to benzyl alcohol or botulinum toxin.
- You have neuromuscular disease (such as Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Parkinson’s or others).
- You are taking aminoglycoside medications (Streptomycin, Neomycin, Gentamycin).
Schedule a Consultation
Our skilled team at Derm Wellesley is dedicated to providing patients with innovative cosmetic procedures designed to produce natural-looking and beautiful results. To learn more, schedule a consultation with our doctor. Pricing available upon request.
Real Patient Testimonials
The entire experience was better than I could have ever anticipated.
After three years of not being able to read for any length of time due to droopy eyelids, I saw Dr Callahan. I can’t thank her enough for giving me back such a precious gift. The procedure and recovery were painless. The entire experience was better than I could have ever anticipated. I am more than thrilled with the results.
Dr. Yasuda is very personable and caring.
She takes an interest in her patients as a whole, not focusing only on their dermatological needs. She explains treatments before she begins them and describes her plan of care at each visit. Her exams are thorough, instilling a sense of confidence in her care.
Had my 1st skin check. Dr. Berg was very thorough.
I had a little something on my leg, so after talking with me about it she froze it and will recheck in 8 weeks. She along with the front desk and intake staff were very welcoming, professional and personable. The office and patient rooms are very clean.
Wow, what a wonderful experience!!
Had a filler/Dysport session with Dr. Goldminz today! Wow, what a wonderful experience!! Not only do I absolutely love my results but she was kind and professional yet unbelievably calming and patient! She spent time explaining everything and really knows her stuff!! Thank you, Thank you, I’m looking forward to my next visit. I highly recommend!
Everyone here is so wonderful.
I first went to see Barb for a full skin check and to discuss melasma treatments. I started with a few Aerolase treatments with Julie that didn’t do much, no fault of hers, just my skin didn’t respond which is a known possibility, so decided to try Fraxel and WOW. I am so glad I did. I was a bit nervous at first but Julie was so patient and kept it real with me on my expectations. She is so great at what she does. I am so pleased with my results and will continue as a patient here for all my skincare. Don’t hesitate on the Fraxel, it’s incredible!!
Schedule a Consultation for Your Appointment at DermWellesley
Please contact DermWellesley to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and to discuss any questions you may have.