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BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® in Chicago and Highland Park

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onobotulinum toxin A) and Dysport® (abobutulinum toxin A) are FDA-approved injectable treatments that are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the face. The areas that are most commonly treated are the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). The medication works by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, thereby diminishing activity of the muscles treated. When these muscles are relaxed, wrinkles are smoothed and the surface of the skin appears to be more youthful.

Not all frown lines and wrinkles are caused by advanced age. In fact, many patients seeking an effective wrinkle solution are between the ages of 25 and 35. Even youthful skin can develop unwanted lines due to the overuse of certain muscles in the face. Fortunately, Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic can help.

 

Do the injections hurt?

Any injection has the potential to cause some level of discomfort, but most men and women who have undergone treatment with BOTOX® or Dysport® report only very minor pain. Some even say that they can’t feel the tiny needle at all, particularly if the area has been treated with a cold compress or topical anesthetic cream prior to treatment. Talk with Dr. Wiesman about your options at your consultation. Our goal is to provide you with effective care that leaves you feeling as comfortable as possible.

How often should I get periodic injections?

Results from both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® typically last for about three to four months, though every patient is different and certain variables do impact effectiveness. Your age and your lifestyle, for example, can have an effect on the longevity of your results. Exposure to UV rays, smoking, and the quality of your skincare routine will all influence the length of time between BOTOX® and Dysport® treatments.

As is the case with any of our other cosmetic procedures, Dr. Wiesman will develop a customized treatment plan to fulfill your unique needs, adjusting it as needed to ensure optimal results.

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If you're ready to minimize the look of fine lines around your brow and eyes, BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® are excellent choices. This non-surgical option can take years off your appearance after just a few minutes in our Chicago cosmetic surgery office. If you would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®, simply contact us today to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Irvin Wiesman. With two convenient locations in Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL, our practice welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Forest Park, Cicero, Summit, Berwyn, Oak Park, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Glencoe, and more.