Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators that block nerve signs and relax muscles. It is injected in small quantities into specific areas of the face to treat concerns including forehead lines and wrinkles, frown lines, crow's feet or lines along the outside of the eyes, chin dimples, small upper lips, and fine lines around the mouth. Botox injections are safe when performed by a trained and knowledgeable provider and are relatively painless. Results can be noticed within 3-5 days of treatment with peak effect being two weeks after injection. Results last 3-4 months depending on the amount of Botox or Dysport used.

What does a procedure involve?

  • Avoid aspirin for 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Avoid NSAIDS such as ibuprofen and naproxen, as well as alcohol for 2 days prior to your procedure.
  • A topical anesthetic may be applied to the area but is not usually necessary.
  • A full face analysis will be performed.
  • Specific treatment areas will be marked with an eyeliner, followed by multiple injections of small quantities of Botox or Dysport into the desired area.
  • You can return to your normal social functions immediately after treatment.

General injection-related side effects include:

  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Infection
  • Numbness

Complications related to Botox/Dysport include:

  • Droopy eyebrow
  • Droopy eyelid
  • Incomplete eyelid closure
  • Impaired blink reflex
  • Double vision
  • Drooping on one side of your lips with smile asymmetry
  • Extremely rare complications include immediate hypersensitivity reaction, angioedema, and anaphylaxis

The effects and complications of Botox/Dysport are temporary and wear off in 3-4 months.