What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein that temporarily reduces moderate to severe frown lines. It is a non surgical treatment administered by our physician. Botox cosmetic is approved by the FDA. The treatment is minimally invasive and non surgical. It requires no recovery time and very little discomfort.
What is a Botox treatment like?
During the treatment, very low doses of Botox cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles. The treatment is about five to fifteen minutes, a few tiny injections and within days there is noticeable improvement.
How long does a BOTOX treatment last?
The effects usually last 3 to 4 months, and fade away gradually. Following several treatments, the results may last 4 to 8 months or longer. Botox offers extended relief over the course of long-term treatments.
What causes fine lines and wrinkles?
Fine lines and wrinkles are a result from muscle movement and age. When your muscles contract it draws the skin together and over time loses its elasticity. Repeated frowning can result in moderate to severe lines. Botox cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those muscles. With less movement the skin surface gradually smoothes out and the moderate to severe from lines begin to fade.
Who will do my Botox treatment?
Dr. Stuart Hetrick D.O. ,board certified neurologist, has been giving Botox treatments for a variety of uses for over 22 years. He is the only person at our office that does your cosmetic Botox injections each time you visit. Botox can also be used for a variety of neuromuscular disorders and excessive sweating. Call today for a free consultation.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is a fairly new cosmetic procedure that can be used to treat and relax wrinkles in the forehead and around the mouth. Dysport is an alternative to Botox.
Dysport or Botox…how do I decide?
Upon your initial consultation, Dr. Hetrick will recommend the best option to achieve your desired results.
Dysport is not as thick as Botox, allowing it to spread more easily over an area. It’s often preferred in light muscled areas such as those near the eyes, specifically when treating crows feet, whereas many specialists prefer to use Botox when treating areas with thick muscles, such as the lines between the eyebrows.
While both Dysport and Botox are temporary procedures, studies suggest that Dysport results can last up to 6 months, while Botox treatments must be repeated after 3 to 4 months. Additionally, Dysport injections can show results often in 1 to 3 days, while Botox injections typically take 5 to 15 days before any improvement can be seen.
Dr. Hetrick gives all injections.