BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are both Botulinum toxin A, natural, purified proteins that have been tested and used in millions of patients. They have been used medically to treat a variety of conditions for more than 35 years, attesting to their safety.
These injections, also known as neurotoxins, have been the number one nonsurgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States since 2003, with over 6.7 million performed annually. They are used mostly for the treatment of wrinkles between the eyes, lateral eyelids, forehead, nose, lips, chin and neck. They produce dramatic results giving one a more youthful, rested, and less wrinkled appearance. Frown and forehead lines as well as “crow’s feet” become less noticeable and may even disappear over time with repeated treatments. They work by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, thereby blocking the action of the treated muscles. They minimize and can even erase wrinkles that are caused by repetitive facial expressions, sun, and smoking.