Cosmetics - Botox/Dysport
Botox® and Dysport® are FDA approved neurotoxins used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles. Wrinkles and lines are formed by repetitive facial muscle contractions. Botox®/Dysport® blocks neurotransmissions between peripheral nerves and muscle tissue. This temporarily relaxes the muscles and alleviates the wrinkles, making the skin look smoother.
These products are commonly used to lessen the lines of the forehead and between the eyebrows. Other areas treated are the wrinkles around the outer eyes (crow’s feet). Botox® / Dysport® are administered via a series of small injections to targeted muscle groups. Discomfort is minimal and some describe it as a bee sting. Results are visible within 24-48hours; however maximum results will be seen at two weeks. These results can last 3-6 months depending on the individual and the area treated.
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding are not candidates for these products. Individuals with neuromuscular disease also are not candidates for these products. One week prior to treatment, avoid taking the following; St John’s Wart, high doses of Vitamin E, aspirin, green tree extract, fish oil and other non-steroidal inflammatory medications (ibuprofen). These agents may increase bruising and bleeding.