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About BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onobotulinum toxin A) and Dysport® (abotulinum toxin A) are similar pharmaceutical injectable drugs offered by two leading pharmaceutical companies, Allergan and Medicis. Both products are used for the temporary reduction of wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® work by blocking the action of Acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), which reduces the activity of the facial muscles injected, allowing a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.
Recommended Use: Moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyes and frown lines on the forehead
Cost: $12 per unit (average treatment 25-50 units)
Treatment and Results
Treatments consist of multiple, small injections with a microfine insulin-style syringe. Although discomfort is minimal, we apply a topical numbing cream to ensure that your treatment is as easy and stress-free as possible. To reduce the risk of bruising, avoid blood thinning medications the week prior to your treatment and stay well hydrated the day prior to your appointment.
Most patients will see effects of their treatment within 3-7 days with results lasting 3-4 months. Unlike facial plastic surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® treatments do not permanently alter your appearance. Treatments are tailored over time to suit your personal needs as the face continues to change with time.
No matter which injectable product you use, it is important that these procedures be performed by a trained professional to achieve the best possible result. All injectable procedures are performed by Dr. Waldrop in the safety of a medical environment. Dr. Waldrop uses only the safest, FDA-approved products.