BOTOX® and Wrinkle Treatments
Learn more about the anti-aging treatments proven to turn back the signs of time
Wrinkle relaxers or “neuromodulators” work by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkling. Wrinkle relaxers are injected with a fine needle directly into the muscles. The most common treatment areas include frown lines between the eyebrows and lines around the eyes and mouth.
BOTOX® and Wrinkle Treatments:
The two most widely used wrinkle relaxers in the country are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®. Our trained providers will advise you as to which wrinkle relaxer will work best for your needs.
Cosmetic Laser Centers℠ offers BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®. After the chosen product is injected, it takes several days to take effect. The duration of effect for both wrinkle relaxers is typically 3-4 months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to treat wrinkles in the face. It works by paralyzing the muscles in the face that cause lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic remains one of the most sought after products in cosmetic medicine. Wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX® are often used in conjunction with dermal fillers (Juvéderm®, Restylane®, etc.) that can fill in some of the areas where the lines and wrinkles exist.
Dysport® cosmetic injections:
Dysport® is another widely popular wrinkle relaxer. It is very similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic. Both consist of clostridium botulinum toxin A, but have subtle differences. For some patients, either BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® may be the better option depending on their body’s response to the products. Many patients prefer one over the other.
Wrinkle Reduction Q&A’s:
Q: Does BOTOX® hurt?
A: Like most injectables, a slight stinging sensation is common with BOTOX® injections. Some swelling and bruising at the injection site are common, and any discomfort is likely to wear off within a few hours to a few days.
Q: What’s the difference between BOTOX® and Dysport®?
A: BOTOX® and Dysport® are very similar, but the key difference is in their formulation. Dysport® is slightly more diluted, making it excellent for larger treatment areas (i.e., forehead, etc.), while BOTOX® is more concentrated, and ideal for smaller treatment areas where pesky wrinkles can appear (i.e., crows feet).
Q: How long does it take to see results with BOTOX®?
A: Some results can appear within three or four days, but generally speaking, most will see their full results within 10 to 14 days.
Q: How long do BOTOX® results last?
A: Results from BOTOX® and Dysport® generally last four months. There will be patients that find their results last longer, and others who notice more movement in as few as two months.
Q: Is there any downtime with BOTOX®?
A: You can return to your normal activities right after the procedure, but you are advised to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas for 24 hours.
Where to find BOTOX® treatments in Pittsburgh
Cosmetic Laser Centers℠ is a medical spa in Pittsburgh proud to offer the anti-aging treatments mentioned above, as well as professional esthetician services. You can schedule a consultation online or by phone at 724-269-2893 to learn more about the treatments we offer and discuss which is right for you. When you’re ready, we’re here to help reveal a more confident you.