Many individuals want to look their best, but medical conditions and the natural aging process can begin to take a toll on a person’s aesthetic qualities. Wrinkles are common, and often unwelcome, indicators of age, some of which result from constant muscle movement in a particular area of the face. Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are FDA approved for treating moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles.
What BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Can Improve
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines and wrinkles
How BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Work
Smoothing away frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet can give patients a more youthful and approachable appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are botulinum toxin products that provide long-lasting facial rejuvenation by temporarily halting muscle movements that cause wrinkles. The procedure takes only a few minutes to administer, and most patients experience very little discomfort during the treatment and no downtime.
Results and Recovery
Patients who opt for treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® can resume their usual daily routine immediately after their appointment. It may be recommended to avoid sun exposure and wearing makeup during the first few days after treatment. The treatment area may be slightly tender or bruised, but these side effects tend to resolve quickly. Cosmetic results are generally noticeable within a few days and can last up to four months before necessitating another treatment.
Alternative Treatments to BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®
While BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® offer beautiful and natural results, some patients may benefit more from alternative treatments. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we also provide the following facial rejuvenation options for those who qualify:
- Injectable fillers: improve signs of aging including thinning lips, hollow cheeks, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles.
- PRP injections: help smooth wrinkles and stimulate collagen production for natural, long-lasting results.
- Skin rejuvenation: produces skin resurfacing results that can be achieved with microneedling or one of our Vitality Institute peels.
During your initial visit to Gentle Care Dentistry, your specialist will review these options with you to determine the ideal approach to give you the beautiful results you desire.