When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin. You may notice this around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. If you have noticed these signs of aging on your face, Charlotte Ann Rhee MD provides BOTOX and Dysport injections. These injections prevent you from deepening lines during natural facial movements and erase these marks of aging to leave you looking younger and more refreshed. Dr. Rhee is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Huntington, NY serving Long Island and surrounding areas in New York.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of eye muscle spasms, BOTOX® was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value.
At our office, we have been using BOTOX® for years as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. When injected in small doses in specific areas, BOTOX® injections block nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. In this way, BOTOX® smooths the lines in the skin that make you look tired or angry.
What Is Dysport®?
Dysport® is another brand name for botulinum toxin. Dysport® is an FDA-approved treatment, for temporarily lessening or eliminating moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® injectable is placed directly into the muscle underneath a furrow, weakening the muscle to the point where it cannot contract.
What’s The Difference Between BOTOX® And Dysport®?
Benefits Of Wrinkle Reducing Injections
BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of our most requested services at our Long Island office. Both BOTOX® and Dysport® are quick, safe and effective ways to reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little-to-no discomfort.
Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® and Dysport® can give you a rejuvenated look by smoothing:
- Crow’s feet beneath the eyes
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal lines across the forehead
- Worry lines around the mouth
- Lines on the neck
In addition to cosmetic benefits, Dysport® and BOTOX® injectable are used to treat excessive underarm sweating, symptoms of cervical dystonia, which include neck pain and abnormal head position, and muscle spasms.
Choose Dr. Rhee For Your Cosmetic Injections
Even though BOTOX® & Dysport® is not a surgical procedure, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified physician when deciding to undergo injectable treatments. Doctors who are less familiar with the technique could leave you looking “frozen” or perpetually surprised. Dr. Charlotte Rhee and her staff are intimately familiar with BOTOX® & Dysport®, having successfully treated hundreds of patients at our office. We also take the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve and to determine how best to correct their problem area(s).
“Dr Rhee and Olga are exceptional. I felt at ease for all my office visits. The office is very clean and pretty. I am very happy with my results.” – Michelle B.
Candidates For Cosmetic Injections
A good candidate for cosmetic injections with Dysport® or BOTOX® maybe anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Men and women considering cosmetic injections should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. You should discuss your desired results with Dr. Rhee and her staff during your consultation to ensure that your goals can be achieved with Dysport® or BOTOX®.
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What To Expect During Dysport® & BOTOX® Injections
Using a very fine needle, your qualified physician at Dr. Rhee’s office will inject BOTOX® or Dysport® into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, the treatment requires no anesthetic and recovery is immediate. You will be able to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day. Many patients get injections during their lunch break!
Results Of BOTOX® & Dysport®
Immediately following your treatment, you may experience mild bruising, which will go away shortly. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. The effects of BOTOX® and Dysport® typically last up to four months, although many have reported results lasting up to a full year. After several treatments, the results may be prolonged.
For optimum results, many patients choose to use cosmetic injections in conjunction with a facelift, skin rejuvenation therapy, and/or laser skin resurfacing.
How Is BOTOX & Dysport Different Than Dermal Fillers?
Side Effects Of Wrinkle Reducing Injections
Side effects of cosmetic injections are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects caused by BOTOX® and Dysport® are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. In rare cases, slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression may occur. Any risk of complication can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced physician.