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How do Botox and Dysport injections work?

Botox and Dysport are two types of injectables consisting of botulinum toxin type A, which targets one of the underlying causes of wrinkles: the repeated facial muscle contractions that express emotions. When you frown, concentrate, or even laugh, the facial muscles contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. Injections of Botox and Dysport work by blocking the nerve signals to the targeted muscles. Without a signal, the muscles cannot contract. This in turn smooths out the overlying wrinkles.

Botox and Dysport in Beverly Hills

Before a Botox or Dysport treatment at Enhance® Medical Center, you will confer with one of our specialists, who will analyze your face and define focal areas for your treatment. Our specialist will then inject these overactive muscles to temporarily reduce activity. The process takes about 10 minutes.

We offer complimentary numbing for your comfort; however, some patients report that being injected with Botox and Dysport feels just like a pinch. After treatment, you will soon see visible smoothing of your crow’s feet and frown lines.

What concerns do Botox and Dysport address?

Botox and Dysport can target crow’s feet, smile lines, frown lines, TMJ, TMD, bruxism, and even migraines. It can contour the jaw, refresh a tired face, and lift the brows.

How do Botox and Dysport differ from fillers?

Both Botox/Dysport and fillers smooth and refresh the face, but these FDA-approved injectables differ in a few key ways. Botox and Dysport are great for targeting crease points and work by paralyzing the muscles. Fillers are best for deep lines present even when facial muscles contract. While both Botox/Dysport and fillers are commonly used together, they work differently and are used on different lines. Fillers last about nine to 12 months, while BOTOX and Dysport typically wear off after three to six months.

Botox & Dysport FAQs

Are Botox and Dysport safe?
Yes, Botox and Dysport are safe. They are both approved by the FDA to treat frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.

Is treatment painful?
Treatment with Botox and Dysport is not painful. Prior to treatment, our team will numb the target areas with a topical anesthetic to ensure your complete comfort. Some patients do report feeling a slight pinch during treatment, and soreness after treatment.

What are the potential side effects?
Side effects are minimal and temporary with Botox and Dysport. These include mild swelling and redness, both of which subside a few days after treatment.

How soon will I see my results? How long do results last?
Most patients begin to notice results within one to three days after treatment. It may take up to a week for the full results and effects to become visible. Results with Botox last three to four months, while results with Dysport can last up to six months. The effects wear off once the body naturally absorbs the product.

How do I maintain my results?
Because results are temporary, we recommend scheduling repeat treatments to maintain your youthful appearance. Our team will recommend a treatment schedule upon evaluating your aesthetic needs and goals.

What are the benefits of Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport offer a number of benefits. As non-surgical treatments, Botox and Dysport do not require surgery, incisions, lengthy doctor visits or extended downtime. Because Botox and Dysport don’t require incisions (only injections), patients get the benefits of a wrinkle-free appearance without scarring, which can be a concern with more invasive procedures. And compared to surgical procedures like facelift and eyelid surgery, the price of Botox and Dysport is extremely reasonable.

Can Botox and Dysport be combined with other treatments?
Yes, Botox and Dysport can be combined with other cosmetic treatments to achieve more comprehensive results. The two injectables are commonly combined with non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing. Botox and Dysport can also be used to maintain the results of facelift, eyelid surgery or other surgical procedures. View our introductory package for more details about facial injectable combinations.

How much does treatment with Botox and Dysport cost?
The exact cost of Botox and Dysport varies patient to patient. Factors like the number of injections needed and treatment size will influence the final cost of your treatment. Our team can give you an accurate cost estimate during a personal consultation.

Learn more about Botox and Dysport treatments in Beverly Hills

If you’re considering a Botox or Dysport treatment, get in touch with our well-trained, professional staff to learn more. Get started on your transformation. Contact us today using this form, or call 310.271.5954.