Botox/Dysport is an injection of botulinum toxin that is frequently used for treating wrinkles and other cosmetic issues. The advantage of Botox/Dysport treatment is that it can be used to treat specific target areas since it is injected right into the affected area. It works by blocking the release of neurotransmitter acetylcholine from the surrounding muscles, causing them to relax and smooth the skin in the area. It is a common cosmetic treatment that has started growing in popularity in recent years because of its amazing effect and long lasting benefits.
What to Expect During Botox/Dysport
Prior to injection, the doctor will consult with you about your goals and pinpoint the areas that you want to be treated. The doctor will then use a thin needle to inject the botulinum toxin into the desired area. The number of injections will depend on the size of the affected area and desired results. Most patients tolerate the injections with minimal discomfort. It is recommended that you avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for some time after the treatment because it is possible for the toxin to migrate to other areas. The patient can typically resume regular daily activities immediately after the treatment.
Benefits and Risks
The main benefit of Botox/Dysport is the immediate smoothing of wrinkles and looking and feeling younger. It is beneficial to treat specific areas affected by premature wrinkles or lines that can make you look tired. Botox injections can help get rid of wrinkles for three months in most patients. Some negative side effects have been reported, such as bruising, muscle weakness, nausea or indigestion, though with the low dosage of toxin in cosmetic botox injections, these symptoms are unlikely. If you’re considering Botox, consult your doctor about potential health risks and side effects.
Total Health and Peak Medical believe in a comprehensive and customized approach to health and wellness. Botox/Dysport injections are just one of the many different treatment options that we offer to help patients achieve their goals. We believe that health and beauty go hand-in-hand to help shape our customer’s self-confidence and overall wellness.