BOTOX® & Dysport® Treatments in Dallas, TX
As we age, frown lines between the eyebrows, “crow's feet” around the eyes, and deep forehead “furrows” may become more pronounced and much more noticeable. A relatively recent and highly effective procedure that reverses these visible effects of facial aging incorporates a medication called BOTOX®. BOTOX® has been used since the early 1980s by neurologists and opthamologists to treat lazy eye, eye spasms, and other neurologic disorders. Minute injections of BOTOX® cause facial muscles to relax. As the muscles become less tense, facial wrinkles become more shallow and are able to blend into surrounding tissue, becoming less obvious. In some instances, wrinkles disappear completely.
BOTOX® treatments are a simple office procedure, taking 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Although results are not permanent, improvement with initial treatment can last 3 to 6 months. Repeat treatments can result in an extended time of enhanced appearance. Longer lasting improvements may be achieved by combining BOTOX® treatments with other procedures like Collagen injections, chemical peels, microdermabrasion skin resurfacing, and FotoFacials™.
Dysport® Anti Aging Treatments
The FDA has approved Dysport® to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines, making it only the second drug to be approved by the agency as a wrinkle treatment. Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate, or squint into the sun, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried even when you’re not. By temporarily immobilizing the muscles you use to frown, Dysport® can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face.
Dysport® is made from the same active ingredient that Botox treatments are made of, which temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles by restricting the muscle actions that cause creasing and frown lines. Like a BOTOX® treatment, Dysport® is administered via an injection at the site of forehead wrinkles. According to Ipsen Biopharm Ltd., which makes Dysport®, the FDA based its approval on clinical trials involving about 2,900 people at 80 study sites. One clinical trial showed that 93%-95% of participants noticed an improvement in the appearance of forehead wrinkles within seven days after treatment, and multiple treatments produced effects that lasted for more than 13 months.