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Botox® and Dysport®  are used as injectable cosmetic treatments for moderate-to-severe wrinkles

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These injectables are used as a nonsurgical, physician-administered cosmetic treatment for moderate-to-severe wrinkles. They work by reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed over time. Is it aging? Too much sun? Too much stress? It is a combination of many factors, including cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, damage caused by free radicals, and so on. No worries, these injectables will soften these changes.

One day you looked in the mirror and studied those lines that furrowed your brow, and you wondered:

Where did they come from?

Is it just aging? Too much sun? Too much stress? In general, how skin ages and wrinkles is a complex process. It is not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, damage caused by free radicals, and so on; it is a combination of many factors.

The anatomy of the wrinkle

The lines that appear on your forehead actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve.” In reality, you wear them on your face. If you are angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin. On the surface, this results in frowning.

After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those lines start to linger longer and become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.

Treatment with Botox® and Dysport® Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe lines between your brows and forehead and crows feet. An improvement can be seen within days and may last up to four months, although results vary.

The beauty of a Botox® and Dysport® Cosmetic treatment is that it is a simple, ten-minute, nonsurgical process. A few tiny injections and within days you see a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. You can do it on your lunch break and there is no recovery time.

The procedure

Dr. Abuzeni will administer several tiny injections of Botox® and Dysport® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those wrinkles. He will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed wrinkle vary markedly among individuals.

No anesthesia is required, although a cold pack or anesthetic cream may be used prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Most patients compare the sensation to a pin prick.

Your new you

You may resume normal activity immediately. You may see a marked improvement within days. Improvement may last up to four months. If you are pleased with the results of a Botox® and Dysport® Cosmetic treatment, you will probably want to schedule regular treatments so you can keep on being pleased.

If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.

Do not wait for a special occasion to use Botox® and Dysport® Cosmetic. Come visit our office for a treatment now.

Patrick Abuzeni, MD, DDS

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