Are These Injectables Right for You?

People use BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® to treat facial wrinkles that are caused by muscle movements on the face. If you are constantly frowning or squinting, wrinkles will eventually form on your skin and become permanent (static) wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® minimize wrinkles in the upper face, such as crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the brows, and expression lines across the forehead. If you are starting to see these lines develop, it might be time to look into these injectable treatments.

How Do BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are neural inhibitors. The composition of their formulas includes a minuscule amount of botulinum toxin type A. When injected, the product inhibits the release of acetylcholine, which effectively blocks the contraction of facial muscles in the targeted area(s). As those small facial muscles relax in the days following your treatment, lines and wrinkles gradually flatten out and become unnoticeable. The treatments are performed quickly and with very little pain. Most patients can return to work and normal activities right after the treatment session is completed. Typically, patients will begin to see results about two to seven days after treatment.

When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Setty will identify the appropriate areas for injection. This part of the process is critical, so we recommend seeing only qualified practitioners for BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® treatments. If you are a McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Plano, Sherman, or Dallas patient interested in injectable treatments, call our Texas plastic surgery office for more information.