What are Botox and Dysport?
Repetitive muscle action in the face may cause wrinkles, typically in the forehead, between the brows, and at the sides of the eyes (smile lines/crow’s feet). Botox and Dysport weaken muscle action, smoothing the wrinkles.
Additionally, with the weakening of certain muscles, those muscles with opposing action become stronger, so treatment of crow’s feet will not only smooth wrinkles on the sides of the eye but will also lift the tail of the brow. Botox and Dysport are comprised of Botulinum, which is the active ingredient that weakens the muscle action.
Who is a good candidate for Botox and Dysport?
Good candidates are men and women in their 20’s and older who are looking to reduce facial wrinkles and creasing. Other applications beyond treating the brow and around the eyes include reversal of downturned corners of the mouth and neckbands. All clients should be in good physical and mental health, with realistic expectations for improvement rather than perfection.
During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your expectations and determine how to best achieve your desired result. At that visit, the treatment may take place. A second treatment is recommended 4 to 6 months later to achieve optimal results.
Areas treated by BOTOX and Dysport include:
- The upper lip
- The corners of the lips
- The eyebrow area
- Nasolabial folds
- Wrinkles and lines in the lower lids
- Dimples in the chin
- Creases and wrinkles in the neck
Other conditions treated:
- Excessive sweating