Botox Cosmetic Fort Worth & Southlake
Botox Cosmetic Information and FAQs as provided by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Heistein
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Heisten offers Botox and Dysport injections for patients in Fort Worth and Southlake.
What Are Botox and Dysport?
Botox® and Dysport® are cosmetic injectables that are injected into facial muscles to stop movement, thereby getting rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and mild folds on the face. Both Botox and Dysport contain a purified form of botulinum toxin. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox and Dysport prevent the nerves from signaling the muscles to contract, resulting in temporary paralysis of the muscles.
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How Botox and Dysport Treat Wrinkles
In the treatment of wrinkles, there are two basic types of wrinkles: dynamic and static.
Dynamic wrinkles are present only when the muscle is moving. Botox® and Dysport® are used in this situation to prevent the motion of the muscle and thereby prevent the development of the wrinkle. The most common dynamic wrinkles on the face are on the forehead, in between the eyebrows, at the corners of the eyes (Crow’s feet), and across the bridge of the nose (the bunny nose).
Static wrinkles are visible whether the muscle is moving or not. Any dynamic wrinkle could eventually become a static wrinkle. Using Botox® or Dysport® on the muscle responsible for that wrinkle may allow the skin to smooth out over time, but it could also require other procedures such as facelift, browlift, or skin resurfacing with chemical peels. Currently, Botox® and Dysport® are approved to treat the glabellar region (between the eyebrows ).
Common Aesthetic Concerns Botox and Dysport Can Address
Botox and Dysport are commonly used to treat:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Brow furrows
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Smile lines
- frown lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Vertical neck banding
What to Expect After Your Botox Injections
Treatment is highly effective but may require 2 or 3 treatments to smooth the wrinkle, usually every 3-6 months.
There are some permanent solutions for wrinkles treated with Botox® and Dysport® involving the surgical removal of the muscle responsible for the wrinkle. This is usually done at the time of another procedure.
– Are Botox® or Dysport® injections painful?
Most patients report that the injections are uncomfortable (not painful) and that the injections are very quick.
– I am bothered by the lines on my forehead. I am considering Botox® or Dysport® but I want to make sure that I get natural-looking results.
For the best results, it is important to go to a doctor who is trained and experienced in Botox® and Dysport® injections. Dr. Heistein is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and even though Botox® and Dysport® injections are common procedures for him, he is always careful to understand each patient’s desired results.
– Are Botox® and Dysport® injections safe? What are the common side effects?
The most common side effects occur at the injection site and are tenderness, redness, and swelling.
– How quickly will I see results from Botox® or Dysport®?
Following Botox® and Dysport® injections, most patients see improvement within a couple of days.
– How do I know if Botox® or Dysport® is right for me?
Please contact our office with any questions you may have. During a consultation, Dr. Heistein can address any question you may have regarding the treatment process, price, and what to expect from your results. Dr. Heistein can help you decide if Botox® or Dysport®, or perhaps a different treatment, is right for you.