What is Botox/Dysport?
Botox/Dysport are FDA-approved treatment for facial wrinkles. They are made from purified botulinum toxin protein, which can smooth away and prevent fine lines and wrinkles when injected properly. The solution is injected with fine needles, directly into the desired treatment areas. There are no incisions and bleeding is minimal or non-existent.
How does Botox/Dysport stop wrinkles?
They stops wrinkles by causing a controlled paralysis. When the muscles that cause the formation of wrinkles are partially frozen, they’re unable to keep reinforcing those wrinkles. It’s harder for patients to keep making those negative expressions like deep frowns, but it’s still possible to move the face normally.
Where can Botox/Dysport be used?
- Upper face wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Eyebrows lifting
- Nose reshaping
- Lips (smoker’s lines treatment)
- Gummy smile
- Marionette lines (sad face treatment)
- Jawline + neck (Nefertiti)
- Axillae /hands for hyperhidrosis
Is Botox painful?
Any injection can hurt, but the needles used for Botox injections are very small, so pain is usually minimal. The area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream or cold pack 10-20 minutes before the injections are given, so you may not feel much pain, if any.
How long do results from Botox/Dysport last?
In most patients, Botox lasts for 3-4 months. However, people who have Botox on a regular basis may eventually be able to decrease treatment frequency to a couple of times a year once the product is fully integrated into the body.
Depends on the area and number of units consumed per treatment, starting from AED 750.