All about Botox/Dysport Treatments


Botox is a popular non-surgical, injectable treatment that eradicates lines and wrinkles. With so many treatments being performed, Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. Botox is a neuromodulator (a form of botulinum toxin type A). It is a purified protein, that is injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle.

BOTOX targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling, and raising the eyebrows over the years.

It works by blocking the nerve signals needed for facial muscles to contract. It is the repetitive contraction of facial muscles that causes expression lines and wrinkles. Once injected, the neuromodulator relaxes the muscles and decreases their movement to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles in the area. You will see your results gradually over 2 weeks following the injection.

Dynamic lines are the lines that are caused by facial expressions and these repetitive movements lead to wrinkles. These types of lines don’t stick around when you relax your expression. BOTOX injections temporarily relax the small groups of muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, effectively making them vanish overnight.

As we get older and our skin loses its elasticity, these dynamic lines become more permanent and visible, known as Static lines.
Static lines are the lines that remain even when our face is neutral, such as tear troughs, marionette lines and nasolabial lines. When it comes to reducing the appearance of static lines, dermal fillers are the treatment of choice. By continuing a Botox regimen, dynamic lines are prevented from becoming static, by reducing stress on the skin, thereby ensuring years of retaining your youthful facial skin.

Botox/Dysport helps in reducing and even preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles for 4 to 6 months. It can be used to address lines and wrinkles on a number of different facial areas, including the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and lip lines. While it’s most commonly known for its wrinkle-smoothing benefits, Botox/Dysport can also be used for masseter reduction or jaw slimming, correcting gummy smile, and treating excessive sweating of underarms and/or palms. It may also be injected to soften the dimpling of the chin.

Botox treatments are quick with minimal discomfort. The treatment requires only topical or no anesthesia. The procedure is not considered painful. Most patients report a brief period of discomfort during the injection, which does not persist once the procedure is completed. Treatment requires minimal downtime and you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s clinic. Small bumps may appear along the treated areas, which will subside within 2 – 4 hours.

While the experience of each patient may differ, it usually takes 3-5 days to see the effects of Botox. For some, it may take up to 2 weeks to realize the final effects. It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.

The results of Botox typically last between 4 – 6 months from the date of injection. The location of the injection and the amount used are also factors that may affect how long it lasts. Other factors include your age, the elasticity of your skin, and wrinkle depth. Over time the body metabolizes the Botox, leading to the slow return of muscle movement in the treatment area. Patients can choose to maintain their Botox results for longer periods by undergoing periodic maintenance treatments every 4-6 months.

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Some patients may wonder if they are ‘too young’ or ‘too old’ to try Botox. There is no right or wrong age to start using Botox. Patients should be evaluated and receive a consult by a medical professional prior to treatment. Many millennials are starting treatments with Botox in their twenties when they first start to notice lines and wrinkles or as a preventative measure.
Botox is an FDA approved treatment for reversing lines and wrinkles. However, patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain neurological diseases should not receive Botox treatments.

Temporary discomfort following a Botox treatment may include bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness around the injection site, all of which will resolve without intervention after a few days to a week.

One of the most significant benefits of getting Botox treatment is that it is an easy way to enhance your natural beauty. Botox is used as an anti-aging treatment, as it is an easy way to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Getting Botox is a simple way to improve your appearance and make a better first impression.

Come, consult our doctor to understand more so that you can confidently start your treatments with Botox – which is FDA-approved, non-invasive, and fast with lasting results, with no downtime – and maintain your youthfulness.

Learn more about Botox/Dysport procedures at Doctors Aesthetics Centre, Kochi.

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