BOTOX Cosmetic is FDA approved for the temporary improvement in the appearance of:
moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines), lateral canthal lines (crow's feet), and forehead lines associated with muscle activity in adults.  It is the first neurotoxin introduced in the U.S. and therefore the most name recognized.  It is common practice for injectors to inject "off-label" meaning to inject in areas other than those approved by the FDA.  In the hands of a skilled and experienced injector, it can be used in other areas of the face, for instance, around the mouth to smooth out smoker's lines or to "lip-flip" to create a more pouty upper lip.


Dysport is the second neuromodulator to enter the U.S. market just one year after Botox was introduced. It is FDA approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age. In addition to frown lines, it is used off-label for the treatment of wrinkles on the face that occur with muscle movement, for example, forehead wrinkles or "crow’s feet" as well as in the lower face to correct a dimpled chin or down-turned corners of the mouth. It "kicks in" a little faster than Botox, usually about three days which gives it one advantage.  One head-to-head study showed that it lasted about one week longer than Botox.  A recent study revealed 95% patient satisfaction with just two treatments per year.  The same study highlighted that 97% of patients reported that they looked natural.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the treatment hurt?

We use the finest needles to inject, so you can experience mild, brief sensation of prickling.  No topical anesthetic or ice is needed.  The treatment can be provided in a matter of minutes.

Will I bruise?

Bruising is always a possibility with any injectable treatment.  Whether a person bruises and for how long varies from person-to-person.  It also is dependent on medications and supplements you are taking up to two weeks prior to treatment.   Over the counter medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), aspirin (in Excedrin), prescribed medications such blood-thinners (warfarin), and supplements such as St. John's Wort and Vitamin E can increase your chances of bruising.

Do you charge for the area or by the unit?

We charge by the unit to provide the most fair pricing policy as the amount of toxin needed can greatly differ from person to person.

Do you charge for touch-ups?

Since we charge by the unit, if more neurotoxin is needed we may have to charge, however Christine has been doing this for quite a long time and most patients are satisfied and do not require touch-ups.

How do Botox and Dysport work?

Botox and Dysport are in a category of injectable medications called "neuromodulators" or "neurotoxins".   When neuromodulators are injected into a muscle associated with a wrinkle, they block the transmission of signals from the nerves to the muscles so that the muscle can no longer contract and thereby can no longer create the wrinkle.  This affect is temporary and usually lasts about 3-4 months.



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