Botox / Dysport
The advent of Botox and Dysport injections has revolutionized the approach to wrinkle treatment, face lift, sweating, and migraines. Botox/Dysport injections are quick, relatively straightforward outpatient procedures, with minimal risk, that has now replaced many of the more traditional surgical approaches to facial aging. A more youthful appearance can be achieved in a single 15-minute session.
Botox/Dysport are particularly useful for eliminating unwanted lines of facial expression, such as the frown lines between the eyebrows that may persist through repeated, often subconscious action of a muscle called the “corrugator”. They are also superb treatments for horizontal forehead creases, crow’s feet around the eyes, lines on the upper lip caused by pursing the lips, and down turned corners of the mouth.
Additional uses of these medications include the non-surgical brow lift, where they are used to elevate the eyebrows, as well as treatment of neck wrinkles and muscular bands. These are remarkable advances in the treatment of the aging face, as traditional approaches to eyebrow depression and neck aging have previously only been invasive surgical procedures.
Botox and Dysport are also highly effective in the treatment of hyperhidrosis,or excess sweating.
Many people suffer from overactive sweat glands of the hands, underarms, feet, and face. These medications are great options when traditional topical or surgical approaches to this embarrassing and uncomfortable problem have not been very effective. Now Botox and Dysport can be injected directly into the areas of sweating, producing a sweat-free environment for up to six months at a time. This is truly a revolutionary approach to sweating. It is also helpful in many patients with tension or migraine headaches, and can provide months of relief with one simple treatment session.