Previous Work

Used For

Mild to moderate wrinkles of the face.

Down Time

None

How It Works

Botox injections work inside muscle cells to block the release of a chemical messenger that causes muscle contraction. By blocking that communication, the muscles are weakened and are therefore less active. Wrinkles that are visible when muscles contract, will therefore be decreased. Most commonly this is used for “frown lines” between the eyebrows and “crows feet” around the eyes. Although there are many other uses for Botox or Dysport.

Side Effects

Most common side effect is bruising at the injection site.

What to Expect

Botox injections take about 3 days to start working and can take 2-3 weeks for maximum results. Some patients experience an altered sensation or heaviness in the brow area (if injected) that is temporary. The effects of Botox last on average 3 months, but results may vary.

 

Other Uses

Forehead wrinkles, lipstick lines, migraine headaches

Clarifying some points about Botox

1. Botox is NOT a filler – It does not work by “filling” wrinkles (like other filler products) rather it weakens muscles so that they cannot contract and wrinkles are less apparent.

2. Botox injections, when used in the face, has not caused any side effects in the rest of the body such as muscle weakening or paralysis.

Some rare side effects of Botox include weakening of the muscles of the eyelid or muscles around the eyeball, which have been reported in the literature.


See Some our Popular Blog Posts on Botox:

 

The Botox Browlift

This is a common request I receive from patients and is something not all injectors know how to assess properly. I want to outline proper assessment of brow position and how to avoid the much feared brow drop.

STEP 1 – ASSESSMENT

Whoever is performing your injections should be assessing your brow position with your eyes closed! This is the most important part of the initial Botox/Dysport consultation. If they are not doing this, your chances of having a dropped brow are significantly higher.

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Thinking about your first Botox consultation?

Both are derived from botulinum toxin and are simply different in their purification methods. Botox is the trade name for the botulinum toxin product made by Allergan (manufacturer of Juvederm, Kybella) and Dysport is the tradename for the botulinum toxin product made by Galderma (manufacturer of Restylane, Sculptra).

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Whats the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Both are derived from botulinum toxin and are simply different in their purification methods. Botox is the trade name for the botulinum toxin product made by Allergan (manufacturer of Juvederm, Kybella) and Dysport is the tradename for the botulinum toxin product made by Galderma (manufacturer of Restylane, Sculptra).

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Is there a way to make Botox last longer?

Injecting Botox or Dysport every three months can be a bit of an inconvenience for some of my patients. So what kind of options do we have and what impacts the length of duration of Botox and Dysport? I inject my own patients in my Fort Worth and Southlake, Texas offices and get asked a number of these questions daily.

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