Forehead lines, wrinkles between the brows (known as glabellar lines), and crows' feet are some of the most common signs of aging that our clients want to address with injectables or through plastic surgery such as a brow lift. BOTOX® Cosmetic has long been the main option to get rid of these aesthetic concerns, but Dysport® is a newer botulinum toxin that works similar to BOTOX. Both of these injectables can deliver great results, and the right one for you will depend on the extent of your lines and wrinkles and your desired look.
All of our injectables are performed by Dr. Raymond Jean himself, a board-certified plastic surgeon.
If you’re interested in BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport, please contact Main Line Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr today at 484-222-0010 to schedule your appointment. Our office provides a wide variety of dermal fillers and other injectables, so we can tailor your treatments to meet your desired goals.
How Does BOTOX Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX is probably the most commonly recognized injectable because it’s been available for decades. It contains non-harmful levels of Botulinum Toxin A, which works to temporarily relax the muscles in the area in which it’s administered. It’s typically used to relax the muscles in the forehead and brow, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to a smooth, youthful appearance.
It’s a simple, non-surgical procedure which takes less than 10 min and requires no downtime afterward.
Our patients often choose BOTOX Cosmetic before an important event such as a wedding or class reunion. Just remember both BOTOX and Dysport require several days to start noticing results and up to 2 weeks for full effect so schedule your treatment a few weeks before your event.
Your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment will take around 10 minutes. It involves an antiseptic cleanser on the skin and several injections in different areas of your forehead to ensure consistent results. Dr. Jean will calculate the amount needed based on the severity of your wrinkles.
The BOTOX procedure requires skill and precision to deliver the best outcome. While any healthcare provider can inject BOTOX or Dysport, achieving great results depends on the skill of the injector. Choose wisely. All of our injectable treatments are performed by Dr Jean, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience.
How Old Should I Be to Start Getting BOTOX?
Both men and women choose to begin BOTOX at many different ages and for different reasons. As long as you are over 18, you are a candidate for BOTOX.
Some choose to start at a younger age in order to prevent the formation of wrinkles over time. We consider this part of your skin care regimen to keep you looking young and healthy. Easing or preventing movement in those areas of your face prone to wrinkling will keep you looking young and delay or prevent the formation of fine line and wrinkles.
Others choose to begin BOTOX or Dysport treatments when they notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their face that are making them look older or angry. There is no one specific time when you should start BOTOX, but once you start you most definitely want to continue your treatments on a regular basis due to the improvements you will see in your appearance.
Will I Look Frozen?
Some patients worry about looking “frozen” with BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport. While some patients desire no appreciable movement in the forehead, most do not.
Decreasing fine lines and wrinkles while at the same time maintaining natural facial expression can easily be achieved by an experienced injector, often with less BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport than a less experienced injector. Location of injection is more important that the amount. All of our injectables are performed by Dr Jean himself
Recovery after BOTOX or Dysport Injections
After treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport, you will have a small amount of swelling at the injection sites (similar to a mosquito bite). This swelling will resolve usually in 15 minutes or less. A few patients can have a headache afterwards, although this is not common and resolves in less than 24 hours. Occasionally there may be a small bruise at an injection site which can easily be covered with makeup.
As the BOTOX or Dysport begins to take effect, it is common to feel as though the treated areas are heavy and/or numb. This resolves over several weeks. We recommend waiting 24 hours to exercise after treatment, otherwise there are no restrictions.
You will begin to notice the improvement in the treated areas in 3 days and will reach full results by 2 weeks.
The cost of these medical spa procedures varies depending on the product and other factors. We can help you determine the best way to finance your treatments during your consultation.
Are You a Candidate for Age-Defying Injectables?
There are very few people who are not a candidate for treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport. These include:
- Pregnant or breast feeding women
- Allergy to cow milk protein (Dysport)
- Under 18 years of age
- Myesthenia Gravis
What Areas Can Be Treated with BOTOX or Dysport?
The most common areas treated are:
- Lines between the eyebrows called the glabella or 11’s
- Forehead lines
- Crows feet (lines on the sides of the eyes)
- Vertical neck bands
- Fullness of the jaw line (creates a less rounded appearance of the face)
- Smile lines
Schedule Your BOTOX or Dysport Treatment
If you want to look younger, more rested, less angry, or stop wrinkles from forming with a 10-minute treatment, please contact our medical spa in Bryn Mawr today at 484-222-0010 to schedule your consultation. We will typically perform your cosmetic treatment during this appointment.
Main Line Plastic Surgery serves clients in surrounding areas including Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, Villanova, and nearby areas of Pennsylvania.