Neuromodulators- Botox/Dysport/Daxxify


At Aesthetic Dermatology Center, we proudly offer Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify. These are treatments for dynamic lines, wrinkles, or changes to the skin as a result of muscle movement. Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify are FDA approved products that are injected into the skin to temporarily weaken or stop muscles from contracting, which can soften and smooth facial lines.


What You Need To Know Prior To Treatment

The way your skin appears is directly related to the way your skin is supported. As we age, the natural elasticity and support of the skin decreases. As a result, the muscles which allow for natural movements used while smiling or frowning can result in wrinkles. The muscles known to cause the most noticeable lines and wrinkles are located between your brows, around the eyes, and on the forehead. Other areas that are commonly treated include the neck, lips and lower face. Botox, Daxxify, and Dysport are purified proteins, which work by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of muscles. With less movement, the skin surface gradually smooths out, and the lines and wrinkles begin to fade.


Will the injections hurt?

These treatments are quick and minimally invasive. Your provider makes a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause the unwanted lines. The discomfort of the procedure varies from person to person, but usually is minimal. We utilize multiple methods to keep you as comfortable as possible.


How safe are neuromodulators?

The injection process and injected materials are generally safe in qualified hands. All these treatments have undergone extensive testing including, scientific clinical trials, to establish safety and efficacy. Treatments are minimally invasive and non-surgical, and require little recovery time.

Risks include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, pain, muscle weakness, infection, bleeding, and headache. Patients who are using substances that prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and Coumadin (warfarin) may, as with any injection, have increased bruising or bleeding at injection sites. Patients who are pregnant or have neurologic or muscular disease (myesthenia gravis) should not receive treatment. We will discuss all the risks with you prior to treatment.


What should I expect immediately after treatment, and how should I care for the treated area?

Immediately after the treatment most people feel comfortable in resuming their normal activities. Temporary puffiness, redness, and possible slight bruising of the treated areas, however, should be expected. It is recommended to avoid very strenuous activities and/or high heat environments (i.e. saunas or hot tubs) for 24-48 hours. You will notice weakness or decreased ability to move the muscles in the areas that have been treated within 2-3 days of injection. This is the desired effect. You can expect to see results of fine line and wrinkle correction within several days after your treatment, with full effect taking place at approximately 14 days. We will provide detailed care instructions at your visit.


Does the correction last forever, and if not, how often will I require treatment?

Correction is temporary, therefore repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal benefit. The need for repeat treatment will be influenced by ongoing mechanical forces (smiling/frowning) and biological changes that caused the original skin wrinkles. The correction is different for everyone, but on average, wrinkles will return about 12-16 weeks after Botox or Dysport injections and 6-9 months after Daxxify injections. After a series of treatments, some individuals receive longer benefit from each single treatment.