Injectables for Anti-Aging
At Imagen, we use Botox and Dysport [“Diss-Port”] to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as softening the jawline, grinding the teeth and treating Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Both Botox and Dysport are used for the same purpose, however, which product you choose depends on your personal preference. Botox has more of a household name, but Dysport is growing in popularity because of its slightly lower pricepoint and natural-looking results. Each product comes with a rewards program for earning points and certificates towards your treatment.
Common Areas of Treatment:
- Frown Lines
- Crow’s Feet
Botox or Dysport FAQs
What is Botox?
At Imagen, we use Botox Cosmetic to relax wrinkles caused by the frequent movement of the muscles of facial expression. This results in a more relaxed, stress-free and youthful look. Botox has been used in millions of patients worldwide to treat undesirable frown lines between your brows, forehead wrinkles and to soften crow’s feet around the eyes. But that’s not all it can do! Botox can also be used to soften the jawline, improve a gummy smile or lift the tip of your nose! The treatment helps to minimize lines of expression and therefore can help you to look younger and more refreshed .*
Am I a candidate for Botox?
If you have lines or wrinkles on your face from the movement of your facial muscles, then you may be a good candidate for Botox. If your lines are deep, you may need several treatments before you see significant improvement. There are very few people whose facial wrinkles will not be improved with Botox treatment.
What should I expect with my Botox treatment at Imagen?
Our experienced physicians perform all of our facial rejuvenation treatments. Botox is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require anesthesia (although as a courtesy we can numb the area before hand if you would like, just let us know!) Botox is an office-based treatment that only takes a few minutes to perform. You can expect to see the results in as little as a week.*
How long does Botox last?
How long your Botox results last depends on many factors. For most patients, the results will last between 3 to 5 months. If you are looking to prevent wrinkles from forming (like many of our 20 to 30 year old patients), you may only need treatment every 6 months. If you already have deep lines, you may desire treatment as frequently as every 3 months. It all depends on how your muscles respond to the treatment.
Is Botox safe? What are the risks?
Botox is a very safe treatment. It has been used in millions of patients world wide and has been FDA approved for treatment of wrinkles in the US since 2002. The most common risk of Botox injection is bruising. This is most common when treating the crow’s feet. To reduce the risk of bruising, you may wish to ice the treatment area before and/or after the injection. Oral or topical Arnica can also help to prevent or treat bruising. Droopiness in the brow or eyelid can also occur. This is typically related to placement of the Botox and can often be improved with another injection. Our physicians have years of experience with Botox. None of the effects of Botox are permanent.
How much does Botox cost?
Many patients are surprised at how affordable Botox treatment can be. All of our Botox treatments are based on the number of units used. If your muscles are very strong, you may need more units initially. For many patients, as the muscles weaken with repeated treatments, they may need fewer units to achieve the same effect. At Imagen, our Botox is only injected by our experienced physicians, we don’t use any nurse injectors. Our Botox is $13 per unit. A typical treatment for the frown lines or crow’s feet will usually start at $156. We do participate in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions, a loyalty program for Botox users. Every time you get a Botox treatment you earn points. These points can then be redeemed for coupons to use toward your next treatment.