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Botox & Dysport

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Sun exposure, aging and genetics are all factors that can contribute to the development of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. While invasive procedures like facelift surgery can provide effective anti-aging results, nonsurgical Botox and Dysport treatments have become increasingly popular due to their lack of downtime and limited side effects.

At Levitt Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Scott Levitt offers both Botox and Dysport injectable treatments for patients interested in counteracting wrinkles and achieving a smoother, more youthful complexion. If you are dissatisfied with your appearance after years of sun exposure and aging have taken their toll on your skin, then come on into Levitt Medical Aesthetics to learn about minimally invasive Botox and Dysport injections.

How Botox & Dysport Work

Botox and Dysport are two different brands of injectable neuromodulators derived from botulinum toxin type A. When injected in small and controlled doses, botulinum toxin can safely and temporarily immobilize small muscles. Botox and Dysport work by blocking the signals sent from the brain to the targeted muscles, preventing muscles from contracting and wrinkles from forming.

While injectable fillers work to rehydrate skin and counteract wrinkles, Botox and Dysport work to prevent wrinkles from developing in the first place. Injectable neuromodulators can be used both by patients who already have wrinkles due to aging and sun damage or for younger patients who are interested in taking proactive steps to prevent signs of aging later in life. By freezing the muscles responsible for creating frown lines and crow’s feet, regular Botox and Dysport injections can keep skin looking smooth and wrinkle-free.

Botox & Dysport Uses

Both Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved for treating wrinkles, although they have slight differences in their intended uses. Botox is approved for treating glabellar lines located between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes, while Dysport is approved for use in targeting glabellar lines. In general, wrinkles located in the upper third of the face can be reduced or eliminated using either treatment.

When administered by an experienced physician, Botox and Dysport can be used off-label to increase their versatility as cosmetic products. Other common treatment areas for injectable neuromodulators include the nose, lips and chin. Dr. Levitt is an experienced and board-certified physician who is capable of providing safe Botox and Dysport injections to his patients. At Levitt Medical Aesthetics, patients receive safe and effective injectable treatments with minimized side effects for a wide range of aesthetic concerns.

Appointment Steps

Botox and Dysport appointments are quick, typically lasting between 15 and 30 minutes. Dr. Levitt works with each of his patients one-on-one to discuss their cosmetic concerns at the start of their appointment before determining the optimal injection sites and product volume to use during their treatment. Botox and Dysport are often used interchangeably due to their similarities, and Dr. Levitt will make a professional recommendation of which product to use based on desired results, skin condition and patient preference.

A topical anesthetic or ice can be used to numb the skin prior to treatment, but most patients find Botox and Dysport injections to be comfortable and relatively painless without any numbing. After determining the optimal injection sites, Dr. Levitt will make a series of strategic injections that target the small facial muscles responsible for creating unsightly skin folds. Once the necessary amount of Botox or Dysport has been administered, patients are free to leave their appointment and return to all normal activities.

Side Effects and Results

Botox and Dysport treatments have minimal side effects, all of which are localized to the injection sites. Patients can expect some visible redness that will generally fade within a few hours. In rare cases, swelling or bruising may occur, but the risk of these side effects is significantly minimized with an experienced injector like Dr. Levitt.

No downtime or recovery is needed following appointments and patients are not required to take time off from work or other obligations. Botox and Dysport treatments are commonly scheduled during lunch breaks due to their lack of side effects and quick appointments. Some patients may wish to take a day off from work if they are worried about skin redness or the possibility of other side effects, but most patients simply proceed with their schedules normally following their appointments.

Results will vary depending on which product is used. Patients who receive Botox injections tend to see visible results in four to seven days on average, while Dysport results usually become visible in two to three days. Once results have developed, patients can enjoy their more youthful appearance for an average of three to four months.

Botox and Dysport results are only temporary, so maintenance appointments are required for sustained results. Commonly, patients schedule their appointments every three months to ensure their results are maintained year-round. With continuous use of Botox and Dysport, results may even begin to last longer and require less product volume.

Anti-Aging Treatment at Levitt Medical Aesthetics

At Levitt Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Levitt provides a variety of nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments to help his patients look and feel better. Dr. Levitt also participates in patient reward programs for his injectable treatments, including Brilliant Distinctions by Allergan and Aspire Galderma Rewards, helping you save money on your next Botox or Dysport treatment. If wrinkles, fine lines or other signs of aging have affected your self-confidence and overall quality of life, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Levitt to learn more about Botox and Dysport treatments. Call Levitt Medical Aesthetics today at 541-500-3755 to book your appointment.