If you want to look more youthful, you might think about getting BOTOX or Dysport.
Botulinum toxin, also known commercially as BOTOX or Dysport, is a relaxing agent.
When injected into the muscles of the face, they stop the muscles from working for a short time.
This changes the muscle's impact on the skin and blocks its ability to wrinkle, making your face look more relaxed.
BOTOX and Dysport can treat:
This treatment can also reshape the face to a minor degree. For instance, it can slightly lift the corner of the eyebrow to enhance the appearance of the eyes.
BOTOX and Dysport can also treat excessive sweating of the:
People aged 20 to 80 can get BOTOX or Dysport.
The team at the UPMC Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center can help you decide.
A plastic surgeon or licensed aesthetician will perform a detailed analysis of your face. They will talk about what you can expect from the treatment.
Before having BOTOX or Dysport, you'll need to stop taking blood thinners to limit the amount of bruising and swelling.
Over-the-counter blood thinners include aspirin and vitamin E.
Prescription medicines can thin the blood, too. Be sure to ask the doctor who prescribed them if it's safe to stop.
Most of the time, you can get BOTOX or Dysport shots during your first visit, after the doctor has explained the procedure.
The risks linked to BOTOX or Dysport shots are typically minimal.
There may be some bruising or mild facial asymmetry. These are rare and go away as the medicine's effects fade.
BOTOX or Dysport shots aren't right for everyone. Your risks may be greater or different than those of others.
Your care team will talk to you about the potential risks before your treatment.
In the office, a team member will prepare the parts of the face getting treatment.
The doctor or a licensed aesthetician will then give you the shot. Treatment takes about 10 or 15 minutes.
You can often go about your normal day right after treatment.
Most people have little or no bruising, especially if they stopped taking blood thinners.
Avoid rubbing your face the night of the injections to prevent the unwanted spread of the relaxing agent.
Every person's experience is unique.
But most people find BOTOX and Dysport:
Health insurance rarely covers the cost of elective medical procedures.
Call 1-877-639-9688 to discuss your payment options with UPMC experts.
To schedule a BOTOX and Dysport consult:
BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc..
Dysport® is a registered trademark of Ipsen Biopharm Ltd.