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Botox Cosmetic & Dysport

Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®

The development of wrinkles on our face is due to many factors. Too much sun, muscle movements and normal aging all play a part in the development of wrinkles. Many of the most common areas of wrinkles like the furrow between your eyebrows and your crows feet can be easily smoothed and relaxed with a simple injection. 

Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are prescription medications that are useful to enhance your appearance and as a treatment option in many in many medical conditions.

Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® can be very effective in smoothing out frown lines, crow’s feet and other unwanted wrinkles, such as lip lines and nose and eyebrow furrows. These lines may make you look worried or angry and give you an older appearance. 

As the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States, Botox has been used by millions of people to improve their appearance in a way that is noticeable, yet subtle. Although the effect is temporary, lasting anywhere from three to six months, when used consistently it has the added benefit of reducing the development of future wrinkles by not allowing the repeating muscle movements that contribute to wrinkles over time.

The procedure

Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are administered through injection as a simple, nonsurgical way to minimize wrinkles by blocking the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract. Injections take just a few minutes, which is why you can easily schedule an appointment and return to work with no sign of treatment.  

Many people wonder if Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® injections are painful. For most people, there is very little pain associated with the injections. Some patients compare the feeling to an insect bite or pinching sensation that quickly subsides.

Following your treatment

Most people resume normal activity and can go back to work on the same day. Your wrinkles will begin to relax gradually for up to one week.

Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are medications that also are used to treat many medical conditions like excessive sweating, migraine or stress headaches and eye alignment. Find out more about how OHSU experts can help with these medical conditions.