Dysport® & Botox® Cosmetic

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Best For:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines (lines between the eyebrows or “11 lines”)
  • Crow's feet

Procedure Time:
About 10 – 30 min

Results:
3 – 4 months
It is possible to look awake, alert, and youthful without surgery. The Eye Center of Southern Connecticut, P.C. offers both Dysport® and Botox® at all locations to help refresh a tired complexion and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Obtaining a natural result requires the expertise of a skilled injector. Dr. Jenny Temnogorod performs all injections to ensure that your results look subtle and natural. If you have additional questions or would like to speak with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists, call (203) 248-6365.

Understanding Your Treatment
The board-certified physicians at the Eye Center of Southern Connecticut, P.C. believe in providing you with important information about your procedure so that you can make an informed choice regarding your treatment. Below you will find answers to common questions about Dysport® and Botox®.

What is the difference between Dysport® and Botox®?

Both Dysport® and Botox® are made from botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes targeted muscles, thus minimizing or eliminating unwanted wrinkles. While the active ingredient is the same, there are differences in the chemical structure and you will require a different amount of each medication to treat the same area. One key difference between the two products is that they are manufactured by different companies (Galderma is the maker of Dysport®; Botox® is made by Allergan). Botox® has been on the market longer than Dysport®, but both have received FDA approval for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.

How do Dysport® and Botox® help with wrinkles?

Dynamic wrinkles are created by movement of the muscles of facial expressions. Constant smiling, squinting, and frowning etch lines into the skin that become deeper over time, becoming static wrinkles (which are present at rest). Dysport® and Botox® prevent the facial muscles from contracting – thereby restricting movement and relaxing wrinkles. Treatments are most effective at reducing dynamic wrinkles. With repeat treatments static wrinkles can often soften significantly as well.

A session of carefully administered injections from Dr. Jenny Temnogorod will smooth and soften wrinkles, giving you a younger looking appearance.

What happens during treatment?

Dr. Jenny Temnogorod is an expert at properly administering injectable treatments to help you achieve the look you want – whether subtle or dramatic. Your skin is first cleansed and a series of several tiny injections are then administered into the targeted muscle(s). Dr. Jenny uses very precise, controlled injection methods to ensure that your results look natural.

The procedure usually lasts several minutes but can take longer depending on how many areas are being treated or if the treatment is combined with another procedure, such as dermal fillers. Results begin to appear in 1 to 2 days with Dysport® or 3 to 7 days with Botox®, but the full effect may take 1-2 weeks to show. The results usually last 3-4 months, but individual results vary.

Is it safe?

The safety of botulinum toxin type A has been thoroughly researched and studied for many years. In fact, before the product was used for cosmetic purposes, it had a long history of use for medical conditions – such as the treatment of muscle spasms and neurological disorders. Millions of people have had these injections with very few complications.

What are the side effects?

The side effects associated with Botox® and Dysport® are very minimal but may include temporary bruising, swelling, or redness that will resolve within a few days. Botox® may cause a slight headache after the injections, but this usually resolves within 24 hours. Rarely, the product may travel to adjacent muscles causing unwanted side effects such as eyelid drooping, eyebrow drooping, or double vision. These side effects are extremely rare and will resolve on their own as the medicine wears off.