Treating Fine Lines and Wrinkles with Botox® and Dysport®

Wrinkles and facial lines are a natural part of the aging process.  Over time and with accumulated sun damage, the skin thins and becomes less elastic.  Wrinkles and lines are also a result of the loss of volume in the face.  Finally, common mannerisms like smiling and squinting lead to etched lines and deep wrinkles.

Common causes of wrinkles:

  • Facial muscle contractions
  • Smoking
  • Poor health and diet
  • Sun exposure
  • Environmental and genetic factors

Treatments for Wrinkles

Botox® and Dysport®

Botox® and Dysport® are modified proteins that paralyze muscles in very precise locations. This is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic treatments. Botox® can be used for many other problems including headaches/migraines, excessive sweating, and teeth grinding or Bruxism. These treatments are performed quickly and easily in the office with essentially no downtime.

For cosmetic purposes it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the following facial areas:

  • Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Wrinkles between the eyebrow (frown lines or glabellar lines)
  • Wrinkles in the forehead
  • Lines in the corner of the mouth
  • Skin on the chin “Cobblestoning”

Is Botox® and Dysport® Safe

  • Both are considered very safe in appropriate patients. Occasionally patients will experience headaches, flattened brow or drooping eyelids, though this rare.