Botox and Dysport are non-surgical facial injectables that softens fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle activity. They are derived from purified botulinum toxin, which safely alters the transmission of nerve impulses in the muscles causing wrinkles, allowing the wrinkles and lines of the skin to relax and soften.

The Benefits

Botox and Dysport are most effective on lines and wrinkles on the upper portion of the face, such as:

  • Frown lines of the glabella (the “11” between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet and lateral brow area
  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • “Bunny lines” on the nose
  • Treatment of lines and wrinkles around the eyes
Botox or Dysport are great treatments for the fine lines around the eye

Botox or Dysport are great treatments for the fine lines around the eye

The Procedure

Left untreated, the lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement can deepen and remain present even when the face is relaxed, often as a result of repeated facial expressions like smiling and squinting - an example of these are the permanent lines on the palms of our hand.

Both Botox and Dysport have been safely used for many years and are FDA-approved for cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet and the area between the eyes. Injection into other areas of the face and neck, depending on your particular needs, can also be done.

Dr. Mascaró also performs “Chemical Brow Lift.” With this technique, the brow is elevated about 5 mm of naturally. Often times a surgical Brow Lift or Forehead Lift may be needed if the desired results cannot be accomplished with Botox alone.

Dr. Mascaró may also suggest using the neuromodulators to treat muscular hyperactivity in the lower face and neck. It can, for example, be used to help soften lines around the mouth, turn the corners of the mouth up, and even diminish the appearance of neck bands.

Ask him about the "Nefertiti Neck Lift", and he will evaluate to see if you are a candidate.

Post Operative Care

You can proceed with most of your activities, including working out, the following day.

Dr. Mascaró prefers that you relax for the first couple of hours immediately after injection to help keep any developing swelling at a minimum. You do not need to do facial exercises, however, try and keep yourself from any strenuous activity for 12 hours.

Depending on the product used, you may start to see results as quickly as 3 days, however, it usually takes up to 14 days.  For a great majority of patients, the results of the procedure will last 3-4 months.