BotoxⓇ and Dysport are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world, and for good reason. Dr. Jeffrey Goldblatt and the team at Shoreline Medical Spa in Deep River, Connecticut, offer Botox and Dysport as one of many aesthetic treatments that can help you look your very best. If you’d like to learn more about what Botox and Dysport can do for you, book an appointment online or over the phone at your earliest convenience.
Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved injectable medications used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. It’s the first treatment of its kind and is approved for use in 96 different countries.
Botox and Dysport are created from an organism called Clostridium botulinum, which is found in the natural environment in forests, lakes, and soil. In larger quantities this toxin is deadly, but the minute volumes used for medical and aesthetic treatments are perfectly safe.
You may have heard that Botox “paralyzes” your facial muscles. In reality, Botox injections that are properly administered only inhibit normal muscle movement; they do not stop it completely. That’s why the results are so natural looking.
When your facial muscles are inhibited, your skin and soft tissues aren’t placed under the normal stretching and pulling actions. That means wrinkles will smooth and folds will soften, giving you a more youthful and well-rested appearance.
Dr. Goldblatt evaluates your face and your facial expressions to determine exactly where to deliver the medication. The needles used for Botox injections are incredibly thin, and cause virtually no discomfort. You might feel a small pinch as the injections occur.
Your entire appointment usually takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish. You can expect to see results begin to develop within a few days, and to last for around three to four months.
As the results wear off, you’ll notice your wrinkles and facial folds slowly returning. At that point, you can decide if you’d like to come in for additional treatments. Many men and women find their results last longer on subsequent treatments.
Botox is backed by more than 15 years of clinical trials, and has been the subject of nearly 500 peer-reviewed articles in medical and scientific journals.
The botulinum toxin that makes Botox and Dysport effective is carefully controlled, and goes through multiple quality checks before it’s made available to medical professionals. It’s important to understand that there is only one Botox and no generic versions.
Products that claim to be “off-brand” Botox or Dysport are not safe. It’s also unsafe to obtain any aesthetic injections from individuals who lack proper medical or aesthetics training.
If you’d like to discuss how Botox or Dysport can help you reach your goals, schedule an appointment either online or over the phone at Shoreline Medical Spa today.