BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport

One of the most well-known and popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments today is BOTOX® Cosmetic. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Miller offers both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, which is lesser known but equally effective. These injectable wrinkle treatments are safe and produce visible results quickly with little to no downtime.

If you are interested in reducing your wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport, contact Orange County Cosmetic Surgery today at 714-379-9777 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Miller. He serves patients from Huntington Beach, Orange County, Newport Beach and nearby areas of California.

What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport Treat?

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport are mainly used to treat:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines (also known as glabellar lines or 11s)
  • Crow's feet (wrinkles at the corners of the eyes)

Botox for crow's feet and other facial wrinklesIn addition to treating these types of wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport can also be used for:

  • Reducing bunny lines
  • Helping to reduce chronic migraines
  • Reducing excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Lifting the corners of the mouth
  • Reducing the appearance of a "gummy" smile

These injectable treatments are wonderful for helping to create a more youthful appearance quickly with no recovery time needed. In addition, they can be combined with other non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers.

How Do BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport Work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport work the same way, by targeting specific wrinkle-causing muscles and relaxing them so that wrinkles can't form. There is a misconception that BOTOX® Cosmetic will "freeze" your facial muscles so that you can't make any natural expressions, but there is no danger of this at Orange County Cosmetic Surgery; Dr. Miller knows exactly how much and where to inject.

What Is a BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport Treatment Like?

A typical BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport treatment takes only 10 to 15 minutes to perform. Dr. Miller will mark the specific injection points on your face before quickly performing the injections. Treatment is virtually painless; you will feel a few pinpricks, but these are over quickly and very tolerable. If you are having treatment in a sensitive area, Dr. Miller will administer a topical anesthetic, but in general BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport do not require any anesthesia.

There is no recovery time needed, and you can resume your everyday activities immediately after leaving Dr. Miller’s office. Side effects are mild and may include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Slight pain or muscle weakness at injection sites

You may have some slight swelling at the injection sites which should disappear after twenty or thirty minutes. In rare cases, you may experience some bruising around the injection sites. This can be covered with makeup, and should disappear within a few days.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport do not produce immediate effects. You should begin to see results within three to five days, with full results developing within two weeks. Results last anywhere from three to six months, depending on your individual metabolism, how many units were injected, and where the units were placed.

Schedule Your BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport Consultation

If you are interested in safely and effectively reducing your wrinkles, contact Orange County Cosmetic Surgery today at 714-379-9777 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients from Huntington Beach, Orange County and Newport Beach, California.