BOTOX® and Dysport®

Why should I consider treatment of Botox or Dysport (onabotulinumtoxinA)?

As we age facial wrinkling between-the-brow (frown lines) and at the corner of the eyes (crows feet) can make you look tired, angry or older than you feel, choosing Botox or Dysport can help you maintain a youthful appearance.

How does Botox and Dysport work to reduce facial wrinkles?

Botox and Dysport are both prescription medicines that are injected into muscles to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. Therefore reduces muscle activity allowing the skin to relax and smoothen out.

Is Botox and Dysport for women only?

There are no barriers here, men are discovering treatments are just as effective for them to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Botox vs Dysport – What’s the difference?

Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other over active muscles of the face, like forehead lines and crow’s feet. Their formulations may be a little different but the results are essentially the same. Dr. Kowynia will discuss the best treatment option with you.
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Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

A treatment with Botox or Dysport will not change your facial appearance. The muscle activity that causes the frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

Where are the injections made?

The areas that can be treated with Botox or Dysport are in between the eyes and at the outer edges of the eyes as shown in the image

How quickly will I see a difference?

Typically within 24 to 48 hours you will notice a softening in the appearance of the frown lines between your brows and crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes.

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How often will I need to repeat treatment?

Individual results will vary, most patients seek treatments 4 to 6 months apart. Over time some individuals report having to repeat treatments less often.

Is treatment the treatment painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief, most patients describe it as a small pinch. Typically we numb the area with cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure only takes about 10 minutes. There may be slight redness in the area immediately following treatment but this dissipates quickly.

What are the possible side effects of using Botox or Dysport?

As with any prescription medicine there is always a risk a side effects. We encourage you to become informed of potential risks prior to seeking treatment. You can read about the potential risks here for Botox Safety and for Dysport Safety.