The word "Botox" is familiar to anyone who takes care of their appearances, men and women equally. Botox is a medicine produced by company called Allergan Canada. This medicine consists of hygienic and weakened Botulinum Toxin A. In cosmetology, Botox is used to eliminate facial wrinkles which are caused by active movement of facial muscles. Whenever the skin stops to unfold completely from the active facial muscle movement wrinkles start to occur. The most common place for wrinkles is the upper part of the face which is: forehead, between the eyebrows and at the corner of the eyes.
WHY DYSPORT BECOMING MORE POPULAR NOW?
There are currently 3 FDA approved neuromodulators of botulinum toxin A for cosmetic use: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. They all work similarly by blocking the acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction. Each brand has their own definition of what a unit dose is, so this can be confusing to both the practitioner and the patients.
It’s long been established that Dysport seems to be effective (in 1-2 days) sooner than Botox (3-4 days) but the reason was never clearly elucidated. It’s also well known that higher dosing of any of the neuromodulators will lead to longer durations of action. This higher level of active protein with Dysport can explain the clinical phenomenon of quicker onset and longer duration.
It is easy to see why Dysport should be the standout choice. Dysport gives more effective treatments because of the higher active protein, leading to quicker onset and longer duration than Botox and Xeomin. Pricing is usually less with Dysport, so it becomes a “no brainer” 1st choice for Dr. Weiner’s practice.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE TREATMENT:
It is recommended to stop using any antibiotics that prevent blood clotting three days prior treatment.
It is recommended to avoid alcohol one day before treatment.
Avoid any physical activity such as sport exercise and physical labor on the day of treatment.
How Is It Done
During consultation, the Doctor is evaluating the character and severeness of wrinkles. Also locates the spots of injections and the necessary amount of Botox that is needed.
Just like during any injection the application of antibacterial solution is being applied on the skin. After, the Botox is being injected in to the muscles which activities need to be minimized with the help of a short and thin (0.33 mm) syringe. This procedure takes approximately 3-5 minutes.
After the treatment, the skin is being sanitized and chilled. The information about the treatment and Botox such as expiry date and serial number is being written down in to the medical book in order to keep track of treatments.
When The Result Will Be Seen
On average it takes 5-7 days in order for the muscles to relax, however, the best result is seen after 2 weeks.
How Long Will It Last
On average after the first procedure the effect lasts for 4-6 months, however after that, Botox loses its effect on muscles and the skin stops to unfold completely which results in wrinkles to start occurring again. That is why for maintaining the skin young and smooth Botox treatment is recommended every 6 months.
Treating Teeth Grinding and Masseter muscle with Botox:
If you find that you are waking up with headaches, you may be grinding your teeth at night. It is well-documented in the literature that Botox in the masseter muscle can relieve the tension headaches resulting from overactive facial muscles. Another side benefit is that this treatment also rounds and softens the look of the lower jawline! ASK us for details.
Do You Have Severe Underarm Sweating? /Hyperhidrosis
UP TO 201 DAYS OF DRIER UNDERARMS. - That's 6.7 months of relief from severe underarm sweating.
BOTOX is injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough in people 18 years and older. ASK us for details.
Calf Reduction Using Botox:
Botox can be used to reduce your calves. Call us to book your free consultation to learn more about this new service.
The best way to prepare for botox is to avoid any usage of alcohol and antibiotics for approximately one week before treatment and also avoid physical exercises on the day of injections.