Most people have heard of Botox and are aware that it is the most popular cosmetic procedure used from combatting certain lines and wrinkles. But not everyone knows how effective this type of cosmetic injectable can be and how it works. If you have forehead or frown lines, a neurotoxin treatment like Botox or Dysport can smooth these lines away, helping you look years younger in just a few days.
What is a Neurotoxin?
Both Botox and Dysport use botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that can be used to block nerve messages sent to muscles. When injected into targeted areas, these neurotoxins can limit muscle contraction. This can be used to relax muscles for various reasons. For cosmetic purposes, it is effective for smoothing away lines that appear when muscles contract in the face.
What Areas Do Botox and Dysport Treat?
Botox was first FDA-approved for cosmetic purposes to treat frown or brow lines. The horizontal lines on the forehead and the “11” frown lines between the eyebrows can be smoothed away with both Botox and Dysport. However, there are many other areas where these injections can be placed to reduce lines and wrinkles, including:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Bunny lines on the nose
- Lip lines
Botox and Dysport may also be used to relax muscles for other cosmetic purposes. Injections above the top lip can reduce a “gummy” smile and treatment in the chin can diminish pebbled dimples. Botox is also used for treating hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating under the arms.
What to Expect with Neurotoxin Treatments
At Arcadia Wellness Center, we personalize neurotoxin treatments to fit the needs of our clients. We work closely with our patients to determine the best treatment option to create the desired effect. With Botox or Dysport injections, we performed the injections during an office visit – the procedure can be usually performed in less than a half hour. The treatment is virtually painless and results are noticeable within a few days, lasting 4-6 months or more.
If you want to experience the benefits of neurotoxin treatments, contact our office in Phoenix to schedule a consultation. We offer both Botox and Dysport, along with many other fantastic cosmetic options to help you look your best.