Understanding BOTOX and Dysport

Neuromodulators, manufactured as brand names BOTOX and Dysport, are one of the quickest and safest ways to remove the signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. BOTOX and Dysport injections may be combined with other such cosmetic skin procedures as chemical peels, dermal fillers, and microdermabrasion to help prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles. These wrinkle relaxers can remedy:

  • Frown lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Worry lines
  • Lipstick lines
  • Crows feet
  • Forehead furrows
  • Skin bands on the neck
  • Other facial lines related to muscle contraction

The areas of the face and body safely and successfully treated by BOTOX and Dysport:

  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Lips
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Temples
  • Eyebrows
  • Under-eyes
  • Neck
  • Platysmal bands
  • Dimples
  • Forehead
  • Nasal tip
  • Earlobes
  • Jaw

Who is not a good candidate for BOTOX and Dysport?

BOTOX and Dysport may not be appropriate for pregnant women or those who are nursing. Clients suffering from neurological diseases should also refrain from the procedure.

If you are taking certain medications such as blood thinners or aminoglycoside antibiotics, BOTOX and Dysport will not be a good fit for your needs. Always be sure to attend a confidential consultation with Dr. Ridha before moving forward so that you can confirm you are a good candidate for BOTOX/Dysport treatment.

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What can I expect?

You will go into the procedure with a detailed plan created by yourself and Dr. Ridha. The procedure is unique to every patient, but most include the following steps.

Before the procedure, Dr. Ridha suggests that you abstain from alcohol for one week, and from anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin for two weeks. This practice will help to reduce the risk of complications from BOTOX and Dysport.

Injections of BOTOX/Dysport typically take less than 15 minutes. The number of injections required depends on a patient’s unique facial features and the extent of wrinkling. No anesthesia or recovery time is required.

During the procedure, Dr. Ridha uses a thin needle to inject BOTOX/Dysport into specific, pinpoint areas of your facial muscles. The science is in the syringe, and Dr. Ridha applies it with the skill of an artist to weaken only the wrinkle-producing muscles in order to preserve your natural facial expressions.

Results may be seen within a few days, but it isn’t unusual for a week to pass before seeing the full effect of the treatment. The improvement typically lasts 3-4 months, at which time your muscle reaction will return and wrinkles may reappear.

Other procedures

If you are seeking more comprehensive anti-aging results, Dr. Ridha can combine your BOTOX/Dysport treatment with additional procedures such as facial fillers and injectables like Juvederm, Radiesse or Restylane. We also offer many non-surgical skincare treatments at our medical spa, including laser skin resurfacing, dermaplaning, chemical peels and laser hair removal. Ask Dr. Ridha to design the right combination anti-aging package for your goals and lifestyle.

Our facilities

BOTOX and Dysport treatments are performed at our luxury state-of-the-art medical spa, where you will enjoy personalized attention in a convenient and comfortable Saratoga Springs setting. On hand to assist you is our friendly, helpful support staff.

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Getting started

If you are ready to learn more about BOTOX and Dysport and whether they might be right for your aesthetic needs, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ridha in Saratoga Springs today to set up your free confidential consultation.

During this initial session, Dr. Ridha will answer all your questions in detail, going over such important topics as costs and insurance; anesthesia; recovery and downtime; and your results. He will explore your medical history, taking note of any current medications, and examine your face and skin.

The doctor will provide you with access to our extensive library of before and after photography so you can see some of our success stories with BOTOX and Dysport. Dr. Ridha can also explain any combination treatments used with other fillers and injectables.

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