Botox – Dysport – Xeomin
How Does Botox Work?
Botox injections are an excellent way to get rid of the wrinkles in the forehead and brow areas. The procedure is virtually painless, as a small needle is used to deliver the Botox to the correct location. The results are usually immediate and will last for three to four months. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes and regular daily activities can be resumed immediately. Dr. Ward offers all three of the available botulinum products: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Pricing for botox treatments varies depending on the particular needs of the patient and quantity of botox injections used. For a customized estimate of what you can expect to pay, we invite you to call our practice.
What exactly can Botox treat?
Botox can be used to treat a variety of concerns. The chemical in Botox and Dysport, botulinum toxin, partially freezes the muscle or muscles. Consequently, Botox and Dysport can be used to treat many issues, especially of the face. When most people think of Botox, it’s thought of as a wrinkle remover. This is true, but Botox can also be used to treat synkinesis, reduce the effects of facial paralysis, prevent migraines, and improve the appearance of the face after traumatic injuries.
When are the results of Botox visible?
Botox takes a few days to begin working. The Botox result will begin to be visible after 3-4 days. The final result will appear after about 2 weeks.
How much Botox is necessary for different areas of the face?
The amount of Botox is dependent on the area of the face being treated. Typically, crow’s feet take between 8-12 units on each side of the face. The glabellar region (the 11’s wrinkles) takes around 20-25 units. Generally, the amount of Botox required is dependent on the strength and size of the muscles in the area being treated.
Can Botox be used to treat lips?
Botox and Dysport can be used to treat lip wrinkles (sometimes called lipstick lines or smoker’s lines). It is not an FDA approved use; however, it has been used safely for many years. The main complication is overdoing it and causing weakness of the facial muscles decreasing your ability to smile or causing asymmetry of the smile. However, Botox or Dysport will NOT give you fuller, bigger lips. To achieve this goal, fillers (e.g., Restylane, Juvederm, etc.) or implants are necessary.
How soon after a surgery can I get Botox?
Botox is safe to get anytime after surgery, however, the best results will manifest if the Botox is injected once the majority of the swelling has gone down, about one month after surgery.
Will Botox help synkinesis (another part of the face moving involuntarily when moving another part, such as eyes closing when smiling)?
Botox will be very helpful for synkinesis. There are very few risks associated with this treatment and it can definitely improve synkinesis.