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Botox & Dysport

The onset of facial wrinkles can lead to considerable emotional anxiety. But while wrinkles are inevitable, they’re not irreversible. Botox and Dysport allow us to smoothen and suppress unwanted expression lines with a few painless injections.

Say Goodbye to Dynamic Wrinkles

When you’re young, wrinkles only appear when you contort your facial features to convey specific emotions, such as laughter and sadness. But as you grow older, the muscles you use to convey your emotions become stronger and more prominent. The strengthening of your facial muscles, combined with the loss of collagen and elastin, turns your dynamic wrinkles into permanent ones, i.e., they stay on your face even at rest. Botox and Dysport allow us to diminish and soften these expression lines.

What are Botox & Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved for treating dynamic wrinkles on the face, such as horizontal forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. They are neuromodulators made of botulinum toxin, a specialized neurotoxin protein that can block communications between nerve endings and muscles. When injected into targeted facial muscles, Botox and Dysport can temporarily relax the muscles responsible for the unwanted dynamic wrinkles. Consequently, the associated expression lines diminish and soften.

Botox & Dysport Treat:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines around the bridge of the nose
  • Perioral lines around the lips
  • Creases on the chin (cobblestone chin)
  • Banding and creases on the neck

Dr. Erickson’s Botox & Dysport Technique

Botox and Dysport are two of the most effective neuromodulators for unwanted facial wrinkles. During your consultation, the medical provider will carefully examine your skin, determine if you’re a good candidate for wrinkle relaxers, mark the injection sites on your face, and select the appropriate units of Botox or Dysport. After cleansing your facial skin, the medical provider will inject the neurotoxin into the targeted facial tissues using ultrafine needles. The entire treatment takes 15 to 30 minutes.

Recovery After Botox & Dysport

After your Botox/Dysport treatment, you may experience some side effects, such as bruising, swelling, or redness. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve within a few days. You should avoid wearing makeup for the first 24 hours after the procedure.

You can resume most of your daily activities and work immediately after your treatment — there’s no downtime. But you should avoid strenuous workouts and direct sunlight for a day.

Benefits of Botox & Dysport:

  • Minimally invasive treatment for wrinkles
  • No surgeries, incisions, scarring, or anesthesia
  • Painless and comfortable treatment
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Addresses the root cause of wrinkles
  • Prevents the formation of new wrinkles
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • No post-treatment downtime

The Results of Botox & Dysport

The results of Botox and Dysport usually appear within a few days. You may start seeing some results within 3 to 4 days, but it can take up to two weeks for the full effects to appear.

The results of Botox and Dysport typically last for 3 to 4 months. However, this can vary from person to person. Depending on how long the results last, you may need 3 to 4 sessions per year.

Consult Dr. Erickson

Dr. Cameron Erickson is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgeries of the face and body. As a board-eligible facial plastic surgeon, he has a keen understanding of facial anatomy. He is committed to helping you maintain a youthful appearance using the least invasive solutions available. His medical staff has specialized training in cosmetic injectables, including Botox and Dysport. We offer personalized treatments to help you maintain a youthful appearance without obvious signs of cosmetic work.

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3636 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77027

CONTACT US 832.924.3300