Botox/Dysport $12 (per unit)
Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxin type A produced by Allergan, Inc. Dysport is another name for botulinum produced by Galderma, Inc. An injection of this substance blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weaken the muscles so they can’t contract which results in diminishing your unwanted facial wrinkles.
If you’re concerned about early signs of facial aging and are looking for a nonsurgical treatment to soften wrinkles and fine lines, particularly in the upper face, Botox/Dysport is one of the most effective treatments available.
Here are a few of the most common treatment areas:
- Crow’s feet around the outer corners of the eyes
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- Transverse lines on the nose (bunny lines)
How Does Botox/Dysport Work?
Botox/Dysport is made by using a purified form of the botulinum toxin that temporarily relaxes specific facial muscles. Unlike dermal fillers, which add volume to etched-in lines and folds, Botox/Dysport temporarily disables the tiny muscles which cause dynamic wrinkles. (Wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions.)
Botox/Dysport treatment is typically less than 15 minutes, with results typically appearing about 7-10 days after the procedure. The effects usually last between 3 to 4 months and maintaining injections can extend the duration of the improvements.
Botox/Dysport for Excessive Sweating
The FDA has approved Botox/Dysport for several uses, including the treatment of excessive underarm sweating, a condition called hyperhidrosis. People suffering from hyperhidrosis can sweat through multiple shirts in a day, causing them to be self-conscious in social or professional settings. BOTOX injections temporarily disable the sweat glands in the underarm area.
One of the reasons for the popularity of Botox/Dysport injections is that you can return to work or other activities immediately after your treatment. Minor side effects, such as bruising or redness at the injection sites, resolve relatively quickly.