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Wrinkle Relaxants

Botox® and Dysport Cosmetic treatments are excellent for fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, fine lines and wrinkles can give us the appearance of looking tired or angry and make us look older than we feel. By injecting a small amount of Botox or Dysport into specific muscles within the face and neck, the muscles relax and soften.
Botox and Dysport block the signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing the muscles to relax. Those muscles that have been injected can no longer contract or contract to the degree they did before being injected. The effects of this treatment are temporary and typically last anywhere from three and four months, at which point the wrinkles and lines gradually return and can be reinjected. With repeat treatments, fine lines and wrinkles are likely to become less severe as the muscles become conditioned to relaxing.
Areas commonly treated include the forehead lines, frown lines between the eyes (commonly referred to as “the elevens”) and the fine lines around the eyes (commonly referred to as “crow’s feet”). The results begin to appear within three to five days for Dysport and five to seven days with Botox. It may take up to 14 full days to see the full effect of the treatment.

Botox & Dysport



  • You would not be considered a candidate for Botox® or Dysport if you have any of the following:
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Allergy to Botulinum Toxin
    • Neuromuscular disorder
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Allergy to human albumin
    • Anaphylactic allergy to dairy products (Dysport)
    • Anaphylactic allergy to eggs (Botox)


  • The results of your treatment can take up to 14 days to take full effect. Usually, patients notice a change in 3-5 days with Dysport and 4-5 days with Botox. It takes time for the muscles to relax and the lines on the face to fade after treatment.
  • Please wait until 14 days have passed before assessing if you are pleased with the results.


  • Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for 5-7 days prior to procedure, as these may cause increase risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to procedure as this can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal creams in the area(s) to be treated at least 24 hours before treatment.


  • You may apply makeup immediately following your treatment.
  • Avoid facials, microdermabrasion or facial massage for 10-14 days after treatment.
  • Try to use the injected muscles for the first 1-2 hours after treatment: practice frowning, raising your eyebrows and squinting. This helps work Botox® and Dysport into your muscles.
  • Do not touch or rub injected site for 2-4 hours following treatment. Avoid exercise and sweating for the remainder of the day and no lying down or leaning forward for 3-4 hours after treatment.
  • There can be a slight chance of bruising at the treated site and this is temporary. Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours post-treatment.
  • Avoid Ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin. Tylenol is acceptable to take if experiencing discomfort (if not contraindicated).
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