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Botox Cosmetics

Botox (onobotulinum toxin A) and Dysport (abobutulinum toxin A) are FDA-approved nonsurgical facial injectables that temporarily reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Wrinkles of the glabella (vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows), forehead, and/or crow’s feet are most commonly treated. Botox and Dysport block the actions of acetycholine, a neurotransmitter, reducing the activity of the injected muscles. This causes relaxation of the muscles responsible for the unwanted wrinkles.

Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002; Dysport was approved in 2009. Both have undergone extensive clinical testing and have been in use since the late 1980s.

All injections are personally administered by Dr. Adelman, not by a medical assistant, nurse or aesthetician.

Q & A: Botox and Dysport

All procedures involve some degree of risk. However, Botox and Dysport both have a long track record of safe use, are approved for use in over 75 countries, and are FDA-approved for cosmetic use (for the lines between the brows).
Most patients see improvement of wrinkles within 1 to 3 days of injection with Dysport and within 3 to 5 days with Botox. The results will usually last about 3 to 4 months. With repeated injections, a duration of 5 to 6 months is possible in some patients.

Remember that unlike surgery, Botox and Dysport do not involve an irreversible change. For better or for worse, the results are temporary.

Most patients want to look better, not different. Although it is possible to achieve a frozen look with high doses of Botox or Dysport, Dr. Adelman prefers to use these products conservatively, relaxing your wrinkles without making you look like “plastic.” He customizes the amount of Botox or Dysport he uses in each patient, as each patient will require differing amounts to be effective.
Dysport tends to have a faster onset than Botox; 1-2 days versus 3-7 days and some studies have shown that Dysport may last longer than Botox. Dysport is also cheaper than Botox, which is the best advantage it has over Botox.
If you notice some sagging of the brows, selective Botox or Dysport injection of the muscles adjacent to the brow can provide mild elevation while reducing wrinkles, providing a more rejuvenated forehead.

Botox Treatments

If you do not have wrinkles currently, Botox and Dysport can help prevent them from ever forming. Patients with severe, deep wrinkles may not be helped significantly by Botox and Dysport. Other treatment modalities can be utilized in these circumstances.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Adelman to find out which treatments options are best for you and your areas of concern.

Call 305.834.6830 now to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consult to find out which services are right for you.

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