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 relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Wrinkle relaxers are injected with a fine needle directly into the muscles. The most common treatment areas include frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and lines around the eyes.
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 relaxing 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.).
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 during your treatment but you should not experience discomfort after the treatment. Swelling and bruising at the injection site are common. Swelling usually resolves within an hour and bruising can last days to weeks after the treatment.
Q: What’s the difference between Botox® and Dysport®?
A: Botox® and Dysport® can be used interchangeably but there are some differences to their formulation. The effects of Dysport® are seen quicker then Botox®. The cost for Dysport® and Botox® is the same. Your provider will discuss what product they recommend for you.
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 3-4 months, but can vary per patient.
Q: Is there any downtime with Botox®?
A: There is little to no downtime with Botox® treatment. You are advised to not lay down directly after treatment and to not exercise 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.