BOTOX & Dysport Weston
Retain your NATURAL BEAUTY
Do you often look sad, angry, or tired? Do you have wrinkles between your brows that always seem to linger?
Each time you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, the muscles in the face contract. As skin ages, although the muscles are relaxed, the wrinkles sometimes remain, producing permanent, deep wrinkles in the skin. These lines can make you look older, or leave you always looking sad, angry or tired.
BOTOX® and Dysport ® has revolutionized the way we treat lines and wrinkles on the face. BOTOX® and Dysport ® treatments offer dramatic improvements that reverse the effects of aging.
It is a safe, effective treatment that takes approximately ten minutes to complete. Using a very fine needle, BOTOX® is injected into the specific muscle that is contracting and causing the wrinkles to form. The injection simply relaxes the muscle and your skin becomes unwrinkled and smooth.
The Evolve Medical Spa BOTOX® treatment will last approximately three months, depending on the area that is treated.
The procedure requires no anesthetic — you’ll feel only a minimal “pin prick” sensation. You will be able to resume most of your normal activities immediately. Within a few days, you will be able to enjoy the full effects of your treatment — smoother skin that makes you look and feel younger
BOTOX Cosmetic is an injected solution that is used for the reduction and or removal of:
✓Horizontal forehead lines.
✓Horizontal lines in the neck.
✓Laugh lines on the nose.
✓Reduction in the muscle activity can be noticed within 48 hours and the maximal benefit is attained about one week after treatment.
A good candidate for BOTOX® treatment may be anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Men and women considering BOTOX® treatment should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. You should discuss the desired results with Dr. Jimenez to ensure that your goals can be achieved.
Using a very fine needle, Dr. Jimenez or Dr.Sottile will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, BOTOX® treatment requires no anesthetic and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
Immediately following the BOTOX® treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising, which will go away shortly. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last up to four months, although many have reported results lasting up to a full year. After several BOTOX® treatments, the results may be prolonged.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will relax the muscles in your face and soften the skin, giving you a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
The frown line between the eyebrows is caused by the action of a muscle called the corrugator. You can feel this as a thickening just below the inside of your eyebrows, when you purposefully make yourself frown.
Can BOTOX® be used for other wrinkles or other problems?
BOTOX® is also effective in the treatment of crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. BOTOX® is also used for excess sweating (underarms, palms), migraines, tremors and other conditions.
How long will the effects of BOTOX® last?
The actual treatment takes only a few minutes and the BOTOX® takes effect in three to six days. Gradually, over three to five months, the BOTOX® effect will fade, and the muscle action will return. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired result.
How has BOTOX® been tested?
BOTOX® has been used since 1980 for the treatment of strabismus (lazy eye) and blepharospasm (uncontrolled eye blinking). The use of BOTOX® for forehead wrinkles was pioneered in 1989 by Dr. Jean Carruthers of Vancouver.
What are the side effects?
There have been no permanent side effects from the use of BOTOX®. The temporary side effects of BOTOX® are related to the local injection of the solution. There will be some discomfort from the needle entering the skin. Your medical practitioner may apply a local anesthetic to alleviate discomfort. There is also a small chance of a temporary bruise at the site of the injection. You will need to remain upright for a few hours following the procedure. Approximately 1% of patients will develop a slight lowering or drooping of one eyelid (also known as ptosis). This is temporary. Some patients report headaches on the first day.
If I’ve had Botox injections before can I switch to Dysport?
Yes. Since Dysport acts in a very similar fashion to Botox on a physiologic level, these products are interchangeable. Since the dosing is different, it is important to find a cosmetic specialist that is experienced in both products and understands the conversion.
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Since both Dysport and Botox treat dynamic wrinkles through relaxation of the muscle that caused the wrinkle their results are very similar. However, there are potential benefits to both products. Experienced with both Botox and Dysport, our staff will help you select which product will be best for you.
-You should not have received a prior treatment of Dysport or Botox within the past 3 months.
-Ingestion of alcoholic beverages prior to Dysport or Botox Treatment can increase the chances of bruising and/or swelling.
-Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, etc.), aspirin, Vitamin E, or Ginko Biloba one week prior to your Botox treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in area(s) of treatment.
-You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive Dysport or Botox treatment.
-You cannot be allergic to eggs or egg products to receive treatment for Dysport or Botox injections.
AFTER BOTOX OR DYSPORT INJECTION
-Do not lie down for 6 hours following Dysport or Botox treatment.
-Your normal facial exercises (squint/frown/smile) are strongly recommended in the treated area for one hour after Botox injections.
-Avoid manipulation (rubbing, pressing, massage, pinching) of treated area for a minimum of four hours up to 10hrs. Do not schedule any facial procedures following your Dysport or Botox treatment.
-By following the above measures you will minimize the occurrence of ptosis (droopy eyelids), bruising, and less than optimal outcomes.
-Common side effects of Dysport or Botox treatment include a slight headache lasting a few hours up to 48 hours and temporary bruising and/or swelling. Some have suggested they experienced flu like symptoms Please refer to the information sheet for full list of side effects.
DYSPORT OR BOTOX FOLLOW UP
-Treatment effect will take 1 to 7 days and is individual to each client.
-Make sure to come to your follow up appointment.
-Benefits of treatment may last 3 to 6 months; the average is 4 months.
-Follow up treatments should be scheduled prior to return of full movement of muscle, usually at 3-4 months.
-Consistent repeated treatments will produce the best improvement of established fine lines.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a first time recipient of Dysport or Botox, we strongly suggest treatment at least 3 weeks prior to a significant event. Additionally, if you plan to travel prior to your 1 week post follow-up, you may be asked to postpone your treatment until your return. Please feel free to call if you have questions about whether or not this pertains to you