What are Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport injections utilize the substance Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is FDA-approved for adults who desire temporary improvements to wrinkles and lines that are caused by excess use of specific facial muscles. The muscles that move the brow up and down, forehead lines created by the frontalis muscles, and crow’s feet caused by squinting and are commonly improved with Botulinum Toxin-A.
Lines affect the appearance of the face, and fine lines and wrinkles naturally become more evident with age. Botox and Dysport injections intervene and hinder the deepening of lines and wrinkles. It is an injectable solution that improves the signs of aging by preventing wrinkles and restoring a more youthful and attractive appearance. Botulinum Toxin Type A is one of the most popular non-surgical fine line and wrinkle reducers in the world. Dr. Joseph Russell has been performing these injections for many years and is an injection expert. Dr. Russell’s Botox and Dysport injections provide natural-looking results and smoother, younger-looking skin in minutes.
Although the results of each treatment vary depending on the area being treated, the effects usually take effect in 3-7 days and last up to four months. Before and after photos from previous patients are available for viewing, which shows smooth, clearer skin after one treatment. A single procedure can erase years from a face. Botox or Dysport can also be combined with another treatments, such as a Juvederm or Restylane which are facial fillers in order to perform what’s known as a liquid facelift. A consultation is the best way to find out if Botox or Dysport is recommended for you.
How are Botox and Dysport Injections Performed?
Nonsurgical Botox or Dysport injections provide quick, long-lasting wrinkle treatment and younger-looking skin without the need for surgery. The procedure can be scheduled during any convenient time, including a lunch break, because it only takes 5 minutes to perform the actual injections.
The exact location and number of injections are customized, based on the treatment plan that is created during the consultation. Botox and Dysport are most often used to reduce the appearance of the lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet (lines at the corners of the eyes). The injections improve the appearance of current wrinkles and lines and can help to prevent the future development of lines by stopping the repetitive muscle movement that is causing them.
These injections are not painful. Patients describe any discomfort that they may experience as mild, similar to a light squeezing sensation or a mosquito bite. Dr. Russell is an experienced injector and is professional and gentle. Although most patients prefer not to wait an extra 20 minutes before the procedure for the numbing cream to work, for any patient who desires maximum comfort, the areas to be injected will be pretreated with numbing cream. Bruising is very rare after Botox or Dysport injections, and Dr. Russell provides ice packs to all patients to use for 5-10 minutes after the injections to further decrease any chance of bruising. The patient can return to work or their routine schedule immediately after the injections.
Wrinkle Removing Injection Results
The muscles are relaxed just where the injection is made, which restrains the ability to make full movements in that area and reduces the appearance of unwanted lines, creases, and wrinkles and prevents the formation of new lines. The results are noticeable in three to seven days, and a younger-looking, rejuvenated appearance can be expected. Treated eyebrows look lifted when the muscles pulling the brows down are treated. The patient’s eyes are more open and alert, and the skin around the eyes is smoother and wrinkle-free.
The treatment is easy, with little to no side effects. No downtime is required, and there are no incisions, bandages or sutures. Mild side effects could include slight swelling, bruising or redness. Additional cosmetic procedures can be combined along with Botox-A injections to produce specific results. The consultation is the perfect time to discuss all of your aesthetic goals and desires.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox or Dysport Injections?
The ideal candidate is in good health and specifically does not have any neuromuscular disorder. It is an excellent option for most adults, although Botox and Dysport are not recommended for women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Men and women may choose Botox or Dysport to reduce signs of aging, and these injections are a highly-recommended nonsurgical replacement for a facelift or brow lift. The ideal candidate wants to minimize lines and wrinkles, horizontal forehead creases, laugh lines surrounding the mouth and frown lines between their brows. Botox and Dysport are also used to smooth dimpling or creases in the chin, neck bands or wrinkles, reduce excess armpit sweat and to lift the corners of the mouth. Patients should meet for a consultation with Dr. Joseph Russell in Charleston, SC, to determine if Botox or Dysport is right for them.
Injection Expert Dr. Joseph Russell in Charleston, SC
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russell in Charleston, SC, was fellowship-trained by Dr. Andrew Jacono, in New York City. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Jacono is a master surgeon who is recognized for achieving the best results in the nation. Dr. Russell was privileged to spend time learning and mastering Dr. Jacono’s innovative wrinkle treatment techniques in a one-on-one setting before returning to his hometown, Charleston, SC. Dr. Russell now provides New York-quality facial treatments, including cosmetic injections, to patients in South Carolina and the Southeast.
Call (843) 576-3302 to request your Botox injections consultation with Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russell, or for additional information, complete our online consultation form. Dr. Russell will be happy to help you erase unwanted fine lines and wrinkles and achieve your cosmetic goals.