With every laugh, smile, squint, and frown, the muscles in your face are pulling, pinching, and folding your skin. Eventually, these repeated facial expressions leave their marks in the form of dynamic lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are injectable neuromodulators that can be used to fade and prevent these signs of aging by relaxing the underlying muscles.
We would love to speak with you about your unique aesthetic goals and concerns. To learn more about our award-winning practice or any of the services we provide, please call our office at 734-971-0262 to schedule a complimentary initial consultation. Board-certified surgeon Jessica West, DO welcomes men in the Ann Arbor, Plymouth-Canton, Brighton, and nearby Michigan areas, as well as those traveling from out of town.
What Is Botox® Cosmetic & Dysport
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport two popular injectable botulinum toxin treatments (or neuromodulators) used for the correction of these dynamic lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring neurotoxic protein that, when injected into underlying facial muscles, helps to relax the muscles that are causing the formation of lines and wrinkles. The neuromodulator simply blocks the signals sent by the nerves that cause the muscle contractions. Over time, this helps to smooth away existing lines and wrinkles, while helping to prevent the formation of new ones.
Botox® Cosmetic is the most popular and well known neuromodulator, made by the company Allergan, the same company behind the Juvéderm® collection of fillers.
Dysport is another effective option made by Galderma, who is also responsible for the Restylane® family of fillers.
During your consultation, Dr. West and will carefully analyze your skin’s current condition and listen to your specific goals and concerns to help recommend the best injectable treatment for you.
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport treatments are great for reducing the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles. Dr. West recommends these injectable treatments for men and women looking to minimize or prevent the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet (fine lines at the outer corners of the eyes)
- Frown Lines (vertical lines or “11’s” between the brows)
- Forehead lines
- Neck bands (platysma bands)
A neuromodulator injectable treatment may also be recommended to help slim the appearance of your jaw.
Additional uses include treatment for:
- Chronic migraine with Botox
- Facial pain
- Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
- Muscle spasms
Ideal Candidates for Injectable Treatments
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport are great treatment options for men and women looking to minimize the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions. These injectable treatments can also be used to help prevent the formation of new dynamic wrinkles and maintain a youthful appearance for years to come.
These injectable treatments will not help with signs of aging caused by a loss of volume, but can be paired with dermal fillers as part of a liquid facelift to address these concerns. If you are experiencing more severe signs of aging, Dr. West may recommend facial surgery instead.
Injectable Recovery & Follow Up
Generally, an injectable Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport treatment will not require you to miss any time off work. Some minor bruising is to be expected, but you should feel well enough to resume your normal routine as soon as you leave our practice. We recommend avoiding any exercise or saunas for the remainder of the day after a neuromodulator treatment.
If you experience any unexpected side effects following your Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport treatment, please contact us immediately.
Results from Injectable Treatments
You should begin to start seeing the results of your Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport treatment within the first week. Existing lines and wrinkles in the treated area will gradually soften and fade, showing off a well-rested and younger looking you.
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport treatments are designed to provide results lasting for up to three to six months. A personalized schedule of routine touch-up treatments with Dr. West can help to maintain a naturally youthful look for years to come.
The Cost of Injectables
The cost of your injectable neuromodulator treatment will depend on whether you are having Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport, as well as the number of units used for your session. While Botox® Cosmetic is a more popular and well-known optionand Dysport are also highly effective. You will be provided with a detailed estimate for your injectable treatment based on the various items discussed during your consultation. We are more than happy to discuss the different payment options available at Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services.
Schedule Your Complimentary Injectables Consultation Today
If you live in the Ann Arbor, Plymouth-Canton, Brighton, or nearby areas of Michigan and would like to speak with our team about your own goals or concerns for your appearance, please contact Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services online or at 734-971-0262 to schedule your free initial consultation. Dr. West our board-certified surgeon who is passionate about delivering beautifully artistic results through unmatched levels of expertise. We look forward to speaking with you and accompanying you on your journey to your best self.