BOTOX® COSMETIC AND DYSPORT®
Performed by John L. LeRoy, M.D., FACS in Atlanta, Georgia
Laughing, smiling, and otherwise expressing oneself are among the great joys of being human. However, years of expressiveness can take their toll, and many men and women find themselves with deep wrinkles and creases around their eyes, foreheads, eyebrows, and mouths as a result. To help counteract this tendency, Dr. John LeRoy offers BOTOX® injections at our office in Atlanta, Georgia. BOTOX® cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment that temporarily relaxes the muscles that force the skin to pinch and wrinkle around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the purified form of the botulinum bacterium toxin type A, which in very small doses paralyzes the tense facial muscles that lead to wrinkles. Administered with a fine needle at our office in Atlanta, Georgia, BOTOX® injections will instantly smooth away wrinkles and creases on the forehead, around the eyes and mouth, and at the base of the nose. Over the next few days, your results will become even more apparent. Fine lines and wrinkles will be significantly diminished for three to four months.
Are BOTOX® Injections Safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic was originally developed in 1989 as a treatment for eye muscle disorders such as crossed eyes. It was soon discovered to have the side-effect of reducing the appearance of wrinkles surrounding the eyes of patients. After extensive testing, the FDA approved BOTOX® injections for cosmetic use in 2002; since then, BOTOX® cosmetic has become the most popular minor cosmetic procedure in the United States. When administered by a licensed doctor in small doses, the botulinum toxin is quite safe.
Learn More About BOTOX® Cosmetic
To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic as well as the dermal fillers available at our practice, contact Dr. John LeRoy in Atlanta, Georgia today. BOTOX® injections are a fast, non-surgical way to achieve a more relaxed, refreshed appearance.
Dysport® Injections for the Treatment of Wrinkles
Medicis, the makers of the facial filler Restylane™, are introducing their newest injectable Dysport® as an alternative to Botox®. This new product removes wrinkles in the same manner as Botox®, but at a lower price. Results with Dysport® last up to 6 months with no pain or downtime and will not just smooth out existing wrinkles, but also help to prevent any wrinkles from deepening further.
Dysport® is a highly purified botulinum toxin, which acts as a muscle disabler around the injection site. It not only removes wrinkles from frown lines, it also prevents you from frowning altogether.
For some of us, preventing a frown isn’t an unwelcome change; much like how our mothers warned us long ago, if we keep making a certain face, it’ll stick that way. With deep frown lines, we can give the impression we are always dissatisfied, angry, introverted, or more obviously, unhappy. Removing the lines is one thing, but removing the ability to frown will not only diminish the odds of frown lines returning, but may bring our default mouth position into a more natural shape.
Injectables utilizing botulinum toxin aren’t just for smoothing out facial wrinkles. Like its wrinkle-removing cousin, Dysport® may also be used for some of the same alternative treatments. It has been FDA approved for cervical dystonia (severe neck pain or abnormal head position). Since it is a new product, it is still undergoing the trials necessary to gain approval for treatments like temporary migraine headache relief, uncontrollable muscle spasms, hyperhidrosis, and more.
Are Dysport® Injections Safe?
Dysport® has recently been deemed safe and effective by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles and cervical dystonia. But like other non-surgical injections, unless you visit a highly trained plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, you may run the risk of having a muscle partially or completely disabled. Dysport® is best used in the hands of skilled doctors and can give the best results when delivered by their capable hands.
Learn More About Dysport®
To learn more about Dysport® as well as the dermal fillers available at our practice, contact Dr. John LeRoy in Atlanta, Georgia today. Dysport® injections are a fast, non-surgical way to achieve a smoother, more youthful look.