Botox & Dysport Treatments
Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause glabellar lines (frown lines) that form between the brows. It’s available from nearly all laser clinics and med spas. Botox can last up to 6 months but results may vary and you many need treatments sooner.
An initial consultation from the medical spa physician or medical provider should be done prior to receiving treatment. This will also be the time the patient’s expectations will be set about the outcome of the treatment. Fortunately, Botox, Dysport, and Reloxin are among the most common laser clinic and med spa treatments and complications are very rare. This examination will include a review of allergies, medications and possible contraindications that could temporarily prevent or preclude this treatment.
Before an injection of Botox or Dysport, a cold pack or an anesthetic may be used to minimize discomfort to the client. The medical provider will determine the areas of injection by examining the patient’s ability to move certain muscles in the brow area. Tiny injections will be made into the muscles responsible for creating the lines.
Although there is no recovery time there may be some mild side effects at the injection site that are normal. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding or bruising may occur. Other reported side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Infection at the injection site
Contraindications for Botox and Dysport:
- Pregnancy or breast feeding or planning to become pregnant
- (Parkinson’s & MS) Diseases that affect the nerves or muscles
- (Gentamicin, Tobramycin, Clindamycin, Lincomycin) Antibiotics already in the system
- Medications for heart problems
- Medications for Myasthenia Gravis or Alzheimer’s disease
Dysport is a paralyzing agent approved by the FDA that’s similar to Botox in that it’s effects and treatment are the same. It’s a botulinum neurotoxin A complex(abobotulinumtoxinA) and is approved for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults younger than 65 years of age.
Reloxin was the previous name until the manufacturers decided on the name of “Dysport” upon FDA approval. Although Botox Cosmetic and Dysport function in the same manner and have the same contraindications and results, it should be known that the dosing units of the two agents differ. Botox and Dysport cannot be combined.
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