What is Botox and Dysport?
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a medication that can be injected in small amounts. It works by decreasing the activity of the muscles injected, therefore alleviating the wrinkles or other negative traits those muscles are responsible for. Botulinum toxin can be used in a number of ways:
- Decreasing wrinkles formed by facial muscles
- Frown lines between the eyes
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet outside the eyes
- Lines around the mouth
- Chin dimpling (peau d’orange)
- Aging Neck
- Botox can reduce strong neck bands that become more prominent with age
- Facial Contouring
- Reduction of overdeveloped masseter muscles that can contribute to a bottom-heavy or boxy facial shape
- Nefertiti Lift
- Careful injections to the muscles the depress the jawline and mouth can result in a smoother, younger jawline.
What can I expect?
This treatment is done in the office, usually in 30 minutes or less. There is virtually no down time or restrictions. Results will be noticeable in less than a week. It will take 2-3 days for the toxin to take effect, and several more for the associated wrinkles to fad. You can expect results to last for about 3 months on average, although duration varies on metabolism and genetics.
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin… What’s the difference?
There are several different botulinum toxins being used in the US today. Their mechanism of action and results (when used correctly) are very comparable. They differ in their molecular makeup, potency, and effective dose needed to treat any given area. Some patients report better responses to different products. The most important factor is that your physician is comfortable dosing the particular product to achieve the desired effect without looking too “frozen”.
Is it safe?
Like all medical procedures there are associated complications. It is for this reason that it is important to see an experienced, qualified injector to help achieve your best results without running into problems. Complications can include ptosis (droopy) upper eyelids, asymmetries, peaked and unnatural eyebrows, difficulty swallowing, double vision, among others.
How qualified are the providers at Omaha Face?
At our practice we pride ourselves on unparalleled experience and expertise. In addition to significant personal experience, we have served as educators on a national level to instruct physicians and nurses on best injecting practices.
What is cost per unit?
- Botox – $12/unit
- Dysport – $4/unit