Botulinum Toxin Injections

What Is Botox?

Botox is a drug doctors have been using for years to treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is a brand name of a toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are other brands, such as Dysport. Botox is the term you hear most often because it was the first injectable botulinum toxin.




Botulinum Toxin Type A

What is Dysport?

Dysport is an injection containing abobotulinumtoxinA (Botulinum toxin type A). AbobotulinumtoxinA is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. Like Botox, Dysport is an FDA-approved injection designed to temporarily delay wrinkle formation.




Who is a good candidate for Botox/Dysport? 

An excellent candidate for this treatment is an adult with moderate elasticity and wrinkles in areas near the eyes and forehead. These injections improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

When will I see the results?

The full results will take about 2 weeks (14 days) after the procedure.

How long do the results last?

Results can last around 3-8 months. The fine lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.

What are the side effects?

  • Bruising. This is the most common side effect and will go away.
  • Headaches. Typically, these are rare and end in 24 to 48 hours.
  • Eye dryness or severe tearing
  • Mild pain or swelling around the injection site
  • Weakness in nearby muscles