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botox / dysport

Injectable neuromodulators, such as Botox or Dysport, are derived from botulinum toxin.  There are many brands, but they all work by preventing and correcting fine lines and wrinkles. Full effect can take at least 14 days after treatment.  Charged per unit. The number of units will be assessed on an individual basis.



Botox is made by Allergan and has been around the longest of all the neurotoxin brands. On average, results last about 3 months but can vary from person to person.


Dysport is made by Galderma and it is a smaller molecule than Botox, but that doesn’t make it inferior to Botox. Dysport tends to “kick in” slightly sooner than Botox, however, full results for all neuromodulators take at least 14 days for full effect.

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    • If desire, apply sunscreen gently (SPF 30 or higher) to protect your skin.

    • Take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you experience and mild tenderness or discomfort.

    • Gently apply makeup or skincare only if necessary (4 hours post treatment).

    • Do not rub or massage the treated area(s) for 24 hours.

    • Avoid facials or lying face down in a massage chair for two weeks.

    • Avoid extended UV exposure until any swelling/ redness has subsided.

    • Avoid exercise, especially strenuous activities, for 24 hours post-treatment.

    • Do not lie down for 4 hours post-treatment or spend prolonged time bent over.

    • Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours.


  • Yes, Botox and Dysport are FDA approved for frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), TMJ pain/teeth grinding, bunny lips (lines when you scrunch up your nose), lip flip, “orange peel” chin, and migraines just to name a few. 

  • While most people see results for 90 days, people who exercise a lot may see shorter duration times.

  • Generally, yes, men tend to have stronger face muscles so need more injections.

  • Yes but it is very rare. Side effects can include:

    • Facial muscle disfigurement

    • Slight bruising

    • Infection

    • Inflammation

    • Scarring 

    • Loss of muscle tone

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