Dysport and Botox injections are used to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. Both are a type of botulinum type A or neuromuscular blocking toxin that help reduce frown lines, forehead lines, and crows feet.
- Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or suffer from any neurological disorders.
- Do not use if you have an allergy to cow’s milk. Please inform your clinician if you have any questions about this prior to the procedure.
The treatment’s side effects include temporary headache and bruising at the injection site. To avoid bruising, it is best not to take any pain relievers that are blood thinners such as aspirin, Advil, Motrin, or Vitamin E for a week prior to injections.
Other side effects include eyelid drooping if the toxin seeps below the eyebrow and infuses into the muscle that controls eyelid contraction. This is rare and will resolve over time.
- Do not rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours.
- Do not lie down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas (from your pillow) and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
- Do not fly for 24 hours.
- Do not engage in strenuous activity for 24 hours.
What You Can Expect after Treatment
- Product can take anywhere between one to seven days to take effect.
- Results can last, on average, three or four months. If you keep your treatment appointments with the frequency recommended by your provider, the results may last longer than four months.
- Product can correct the lines caused by repetitive muscle contraction. It will not tighten sagging skin or lines not caused by muscle movement.