Botulinum toxin treatment is done to minimize or reverse wrinkle formation. Botulinum Toxin treatment utilizes either Botox ®, Jeuveau®, or Dysport® products to weaken or paralyze various muscles of the face temporarily. Botox, Jeuveau, and Dysport act to relax the muscles that produce dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those wrinkles caused by the activity of the facial muscles (e.g., frowning, squinting, smiling, and raising eyebrows).
How It Works
Facial wrinkles occur either due to the action of facial muscles on the skin or from a combination of other factors (sun exposure, genetics, smoking, etc.). With treatment, as various muscles of the face are weakened or paralyzed, the overlying skin is able to relax. This subsequently decreases the depth of existing wrinkles or prevents future wrinkles from forming.
Botulinum toxin treatment is well-tolerated in the office with few to no side effects experienced by most patients.
Difference Between Botulinum Toxin Products
Botox ®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® are all Botulinum Toxin products, and they are the only muscle relaxants approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Botox ® is the registered trademark of the toxin produced by Allergan, and Dysport® is the registered trademark name of the toxin produced by Medicis.
Indications for Use
Botox ®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® are used primarily to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and/or forehead lines. They may also be used to treat vertical lip lines, horizontal neck bands (for some patients), the fullness of the masseter muscles to slim the jawline, and the droopy outer corners of the mouth.
Botox ®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® are administered with very small needles, which allow for a relatively fast and painless injection.
Botulinum Toxin Treatment Consultation
During your consultation, our clinicians will ask you several questions about
For women, you should let your clinician know if you are currently pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
You should also let your clinician know if you have had any other Botulinum Toxin treatments in the last 4 months.
After a thorough review of your medical history, your clinician will determine if Botulinum Toxin treatment is right for you. If it is, she will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
Botox and Dysport Available at Warmuth Institute of Dermatology
If you are interested in receiving Botulinum Toxin treatments with Botox® or Dysport®, please call (856) 358-1500 to schedule an appointment. Warmuth Institute of Dermatology is also now offering LIP FLIP with Botox® or Top Model LIP FLIP with Vollure and Botox®.
The number of treatments you will need depends on your goals and needs. During your consultation, you can discuss this and any questions you may have with your clinician, so you have a clear understanding of your proposed treatment plan.
Botulinum Toxin treatment with Botox ®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® is safe for qualified candidates. Please alert your clinician if you have any medical conditions, especially any affecting the nervous systems or muscles.
Temporary side effects can include slight pain, numbness, and headaches. More moderate side effects include droopy eyelids, sore throat, and muscle spasms. On rare occasions, botulinum toxicity may be seen. Signs of this serious side effect include breathing, speaking, and swallowing difficulties.
It is recommended that you wait 90 days before you have another Botulinum Toxin treatment.
Botulinum Toxin treatments usually last up to 3 to 4 months.
You will start to notice the effects of Botulinum Toxin treatment within 3 to 5 days after treatment. The full effect may take 2 weeks to be seen.
Generally, there is minimal swelling after treatment, and it usually resides within 2 hours of treatment. You may apply an ice pack to the area treated to reduce any local swelling.
Most patients tolerate Botulinum Toxin treatment very well and return to their normal activities or work immediately after treatment. You should, though, refrain from any strenuous activity or exercise for the rest of the day.
Most patients say the injection feels like a pinch to the skin. If you are concerned about discomfort, a topical numbing cream can be applied before administering your treatment.
Treatment usually takes 10 minutes to be administered.
Yes, Botox ®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for an improved appearance.