As we age, we tend to develop dynamic facial wrinkles resulting from repeated voluntary and involuntary muscle movements. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are in-office, non-surgical injectable treatments that can diminish dynamic wrinkles for a rejuvenated and younger appearance. They are both FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and forehead creases.
The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry in Sacramento offers BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport for patients looking for a nonsurgical method of facial rejuvenation and natural-looking results. There is virtually no downtime, and the results can be seen within a few days and can last for up to 4 months.
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Good Candidates for BOTOX and Dysport
Almost anyone age 18 and older may benefit from BOTOX and Dysport treatments. These injectables are intended for individuals with moderate to severe frown lines and forehead creases but who are otherwise in good health.
Those who are pregnant, have milk allergies, botulinum toxin sensitivity, or have more severe skin creasing may not be good candidates.
Our experienced nurse injectors will discuss your medical history and goals for the treatment to decide whether BOTOX or Dysport is right for you. Depending on your goals, surgical procedures such as a brow lift may be more suited to help you reach your desired look.
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*All gift cards can be used for product and non-surgical procedures at our practice and are non-transferable.
Your Treatment Appointment
Prior to your BOTOX or Dysport treatment, you will have a brief consultation during which you can discuss your appearance goals and we can assess your individual needs. Our flexible appointment times allow you to schedule this quick, in-office procedure during a time and day that fits best within your existing schedule.
At your consultation, you can also talk about any additional cosmetic concerns you may have. While BOTOX and Dysport can be excellent options for treating dynamic wrinkles, other types of wrinkles may be created by a loss of facial volume. These wrinkles can’t be improved by muscle relaxants, but may benefit from the use of dermal fillers to restore youthful fullness in the facial contours. Combining treatments is a common way to help men and women look their best without surgery.
What to Expect
BOTOX and Dysport are administered in-office by one of our nurse injectors and can be completed in about an hour. The majority of that time is used for preparation to ensure your safety and treatment efficacy. Before treatment, your nurse injector will clean the targeted area. If needed, they will also apply a topical numbing cream, though most people report minimal discomfort.
From there, your nurse injector will strategically inject BOTOX or Dysport into specific areas of the forehead and between the eyebrows. Precisely where will be determined after discussing your areas of concern.
The treatment itself takes only a few minutes and many people see improvement in as little as 2 to 3 days after their first treatment.
After treatment, your nurse injector will provide after-care instructions and you’ll be able to resume your regular activities. While there may be some mild restrictions, there is no real need for downtime.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BOTOX cost?BOTOX and Dysport are priced by the unit, and the cost per unit can vary based on many factors including the skill and expertise of your provider. Visit our pricing page for the latest costs. The number of units that you will need will depend on the size and location of the area to be treated and the severity of the lines and wrinkles in that area.
How do I choose the best provider?Achieving smooth, natural-looking results requires a high level of skill, training and experience. Our team has a wealth of experience administering both BOTOX and Dysport and an excellent reputation for natural-looking results. Be sure to check our reviews to hear what some of our many happy patients have to say.
Is BOTOX the best cosmetic treatment for me?BOTOX or Dysport could be an appropriate solution for you if you are bothered by the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your forehead, brow, near your eyes or in other areas of your face. In some cases, either injectable can be combined with dermal fillers to achieve more comprehensive results.
BOTOX or Dysport may not be the best solution for you if you are looking to correct a significantly drooping brow or eyelids. For more dramatic results, eyelid surgery or a brow lift may be more suitable.
Is this treatment painful?Most people find that injections are fairly comfortable, typically producing only mild swelling, redness or bruising. Because such a small needle is used, you may feel a small prick that some people equate to the feeling of a mosquito bite.
You may experience some tenderness in the treated area, but this is usually very short-lived and should resolve on its own over the next few hours.
What’s the difference between Dysport and BOTOX?Comparing Dysport and BOTOX is like comparing Coke and Pepsi. Both are neuromodulators that work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause dynamic lines and wrinkles to form on your face. The main difference between the two is that Dysport has different carrier proteins and therefore, it is believed to have a quicker onset of action and more effective in the crow’s feet area.
How long until I see results?Both BOTOX and Dysport begin acting on the targeted facial muscles as soon as they are injected, but it can take up to two weeks to see your final results. Mild swelling, bruising or redness can also temporarily hide your results, but these side effects should gradually fade away on their own over the next few days.
How long do the results last?On average, a treatment lasts 3 to 4 months before its effects gradually fade away on their own and another treatment session will be needed to maintain your results.
Recovery & Results
BOTOX and Dysport treatments do not require any downtime, so you can return to your regular routine immediately after your treatment. Post-treatment instructions include no rubbing the areas, no bending over, no lying down, and no exercise for 6 hours. The product is injected with a fine needle directly into the specific target areas, and a treatment session only takes 10 to 20 minutes.
You can go home or back to work immediately after your treatment appointment. While you may experience slight side effects such as mild redness and swelling at the injections site, there’s no recovery time required.
While individual results vary, many people begin to see an improvement to the brow and forehead area in as little as 2 to 3 days. BOTOX and Dysport injections are temporary and can provide beautiful, natural-looking results for up to 4 months. We recommend scheduling your touch-up appointment at around 4 months to maintain your smoother, youthful appearance.