Neuromodulators or “Botox” is one of the most common aesthetic treatments done. It has been in this industry for over 20 years. They are known primarily for their ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, being the eyes, forehead and between the eyebrows the most common areas. Moreover, it is used to treat other issues such as neck spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and lazy eye.
These injections apply a toxin known as onabotulinumtoxin or abobotulinumtoxin to temporarily prevent a muscle from moving, thus decreasing wrinkles from being apparent.
Botox and Dysport are a bit different from each other, especially when it comes to dosage units, so they are not interchangeable. Here at AMIS MedSpa we mostly use Dysport and Botox Cosmetic as these have been giving consistent and predictable results in more than 96% of our patients.
Anyone, males, females, young and older patients, can have these done. If you desire to enhance your natural beauty, reduce fine lines, wrinkles or just prevent them from forming then you need a personal consultation to determine if this is the correct treatment for you. Even some teens need this due to hyperhidrosis or other concerns.
Your medical provider will do a personalized consultation in order to determine units needed.
Once the essential units have been determined, the specialist will cleanse the skin, apply numbing if needed and inject directly into the skin and muscles of the face with a very thin needle to insert small amounts of botulinum toxin. The number of required units depends on many factors, such as the size of the area being treated, strength of the muscle and desired patient outcome.
The procedure takes less than an hour and the patient will have little to no discomfort.
We use Botox or Dysport to successfully reduce fine lines, wrinkles, folds and even some medical conditions like:
Glabella (between eyebrows) lines
Downturn of corners of the mouth
Crepey skin (on cheek, neck, chest etc..)
Upper lid lift
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of underarms)
Migraines or headaches
Neck or upper shoulder pain
Usually just one session is enough. We always recommend a second visit in 14 days to assess the area and to do any dose adjustments or touch up as needed.
This process needs to be repeated every 3-4 months to keep results. Luckily when the patient keeps up with their treatment, less units and better results they get.
After each treatment, patients should avoid friction of the treated area, as well as any massage, make-up and touching the area in general for the next 4-6 hours. Patients should neither practice sports in 24 hours following the procedure. It is suggested to gesticulate with the treated area in an exaggerated way during the next 4 hours after the treatment to help the distribution and harmony of the area. Last but not least, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
Results are natural and subtle, and will start to be noticeable in 5-7 days after treatment. Depending on the matter being treated, the effect may last from 3 to 4 months or longer. To maintain the effect, patients will need regular follow-up injections.