BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®
What is BOTOX® ?
Botox cosmetic is a prescription drug that contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A. when injected, it temporarily paralyzes the muscles. Botox is used to treat permanent forrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by continual contraction of the facial muscles.
Common areas treated
- Forehead furrows
- Frown Lines
- Crow’s feet
- Skin bands on the neck
How does BOTOX® Work?
Dr. David Altamira offers Houston area patients a convenient, non-surgical way to diminish or erase the appearance of wrinkles. As a purified protein toxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic is carefully administered through a series of small injections with a micro-needle. Once applied to the necessary areas, BOTOX® Cosmetic works by paralyzing the muscles around facial wrinkles, forcing them to relax. Once relaxation is achieved, the skin smooths and wrinkles disappear or fade considerably.
This procedure does not require anesthetic, however Dr. Altamira may choose to numb the area of treatment with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream.
You may see results within a few days of treatment and can last up to 4 months, although areas that are treated on regular basis results may last longer.
How is BOTOX® different than dermal fillers?
BOTOX® Side Effects
Dysport is an FDA-approved injection used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles in the forehead. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. Dysport injections are made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the same protein used in Botox injections.
Dysport injections are ideal for nearly anyone wishing to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and restore a younger, more refreshed appearance. The injections are administered directly into the facial muscles that cause frown lines and other wrinkles; these injections are generally painless, with no need for anesthesia. Treatment sessions typically take less 15 minutes, and are administered at six-week intervals. Three to five injections are usually required to achieve desired results.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in Botox treatment, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, call (713) 271-9000 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Altamira has plastic surgery offices located in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas.