BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®

One of the most common effects of the aging process is fine wrinkling of the facial skin. Dynamic wrinkles are among the most prominent types of wrinkles and result from repeated facial movements. These wrinkles usually appear as horizontal lines beside the eyes, also known as crow’s feet, and vertical lines between the brow’s, known as frown lines. By relaxing the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to form, you can achieve smoother, younger-looking skin and get rid of pesky wrinkles.

Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in facial rejuvenation, including Dysport® and BOTOX® injections. During your consultation, she’ll help you determine the best product for your needs and explain the results you can expect.

Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery has helped men and women from the Twin Cities and beyond look and feel younger with the help of injectables. Contact us online or call our Plymouth office today at 651-290-7600 for more information about botulinum toxin products, including cost.

Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX® or Dysport®?

Men and women of almost any age can be excellent candidates for BOTOX® or Dysport® injections. Some of the most common reasons to consider starting BOTOX® or its popular alternative, Dysport®, include:

  • Crow’s feet, or lines beside the eyes, cause a tired or aged appearance
  • Frown lines make you look worried or irritated
  • A dimpled or protruding chin throws your features off-balance
  • You are unhappy with horizontal forehead lines

The Difference between BOTOX® and Dysport®

BOTOX® and Dysport® are both temporary injectable products made with botulinum toxin, which stops specific muscles from contracting, thereby smoothing out wrinkles caused by repetitive movements.

While both products can be highly effective for treating dynamic wrinkles, Dysport® can take into effect slightly faster than BOTOX®, making it a popular option for men or women seeking a last-minute wrinkle reduction before a big event.

On the other hand, Dysport® may also spread after injection more than BOTOX® does, making BOTOX® a more ideal choice for very specific areas. Dr. Harrington and her staff will help you decide on the best option for your specific concerns.

Your BOTOX® or Dysport® Treatment

All BOTOX® and Dysport® injections are performed by our trained injectors. Prior to injection, your injector may use a topical numbing agent to maximize your comfort during the procedure. The product is then injected into specific areas of the face that contribute to your wrinkles or dimpling. For most patients, the crow’s feet and frown lines are the primary treatment areas. Others, however, enjoy the results of BOTOX® or Dysport® for creating a smoother chin or minimizing horizontal forehead lines. The treatment itself only takes 15 to 30 minutes.

Depending on your appearance goals, Dr. Harrington may recommend additional treatments to complement your BOTOX® results. Many people choose dermal fillers to fill in lost facial volume and treat deep creases in the skin. Other facial rejuvenation procedures such as SkinPen® can create younger looking skin by reviving collagen production and cell turnover.

BOTOX® and Dysport® Downtime

One of the most appealing aspects of BOTOX® and Dysport® injections is that they require no downtime. In fact, these “lunchtime treatments” can fit right into a break in your schedule and you can return to your routine as soon as you leave our office. Some people experience mild swelling, pinkness or bruising around the injection sites, which can be easily hidden with makeup. You should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated areas for at least 24 hours after your treatment to avoid spreading the product.

Your results should take into effect within the following 2 to 7 days. The effects of BOTOX® and Dysport® typically last for 3 to 4 months. Many patients schedule routine injections 3 times a year in order to maintain their appearance.

Complications associated with injectables are rare, but it’s important to understand any associated risks prior to your treatment. Dr. Harrington or her staff will ensure that you’re aware of any possible adverse effects. If you notice any sudden and prolonged swelling, contact our office.

Next Steps

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can relax tense facial muscles to minimize and prevent dynamic wrinkles. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600 to schedule your BOTOX® or Dysport® consultation and learn more about how to enhance your natural appearance.