Botox and Dysport

Botox and Dysport

Smooth face because of Botox and Dysport fillers on the neck and face.

What are BOTOX and DYSPORT?

BOTOX and DYSPORT are injections that can relax the muscles on areas of the face and neck which cause wrinkles associated with facial expressions. Areas frequently treated are:

  • Glabellar area of frown lines (located between the eyes)

  • Crow’s feet (lateral areas of the eyes)

  • Forehead wrinkles

  • Radial lip lines (smoker's lines)

  • Head and neck muscles

These products can also address some sources of facial pain, making them a good option for many patients who suffer from TMJ or migraines.

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What Are the Benefits of BOTOX and DYSPORT?

  • Prevent the signs of aging

  • Reverse the signs of aging - reduce or eliminate my ability to “frown” and/or produce “crow’s feet” or forehead “worry lines” while the injection is effective.

  • Improved facial structure and contour

Who Is a Candidate for BOTOX and DYSPORT?

BOTOX and DYSPORT can be excellent treatments if you are a younger patient who wants to prevent future wrinkles, or if you have experienced signs of aging and want to soften or eliminate existing wrinkles. They can also be good non-surgical treatments to enhance the facial structure. BOTOX and DYSPORT are also known to provide relief to people who suffer from migraines or TMJ.

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Why Choose Truesdale Facial Plastic Surgery for Beverly Hills BOTOX and DYSPORT?

Dr. Truesdale has received specialized training in BOTOX for synkinesis and other conditions, and has an advanced understanding of facial anatomy as a facial plastic surgeon. He provides natural-looking results and brings his artist’s eye to bring balance and harmony to areas where you might have natural asymmetries. Dr. Truesdale provides BOTOX and DYSPORT for all its uses: facial slimming, microbotox, BOTOX lip flip, BOTOX to reduce a “gummy smile,” botox for patients with facial paralysis, and to reduce excess sweating.

Why go to a med spa when you could be treated by a certified facial plastic surgeon? Dr. Truesdale is currently offering BOTOX for $11/unit, for a limited time only. Call today to secure your appointment for expertly applied BOTOX or DYSPORT at a fantastic value.

What is the Process to Have BOTOX or DYSPORT in Beverly Hills at Truesdale Facial Plastic Surgery?

Number 1

Prepare for Your Appointment

  • Call the office (310-295-4277) to request an appointment, or fill out the form below for our office to call you.

  • Ideally do not take aspirin (ASA, Excedrin) or anti-inflammatory medications (Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Excedrin, Naproxen, Anacin, etc) for one week prior to reduce chances of bruising and bleeding. Tylenol is fine to take.

  • Ideally do not drink alcohol for one week prior, as it can increase the chance of bruising

Number 2

Get an Expert Treatment by Dr. Truesdale

  • During your appointment, you will share your goals with Dr. Truesdale, such as wrinkle reduction, wrinkle prevention, or facial definition. Dr. Truesdale will assess your face and provide his expert opinion on the best plan forward, including any combination treatments like a filler / BOTOX combination.

  • Before the treatment, your face will be cleaned and you may be given a topical numbing cream to help the treatment be as comfortable as possible

  • Dr. Truesdale will then strategically inject a precise amount of BOTOX or DYSPORT into the appropriate areas of your face to deliver your desired results. Dr. Truesdale injects into the muscles with a very thin needle, making the treatment as comfortable as possible.

  • The procedure takes about 15- 20 minutes.

Number 3

Recover, Heal, and Reveal Your Results

  • Patients may feel a slight burning sensation while the solution is being injected. The most common side-effects are discomfort, swelling, redness, and bruising, but these are temporary and typically mild.

  • There is no downtime after BOTOX or DYSPORT — you can have a normal day after your appointment. However, you may want to take the day off from strenuous exercise, and you should stay in an erect posture and not attempt to manipulate the area(s) of the injections for at least 2 hours after your appointment.

  • You should exercise the facial muscles by actively frowning periodically for 4 hours after treatment.

  • Results can be seen in 2-10 days, and can last up to 3 months. With repeated treatments, the results tend to last longer.

  • Dr. Truesdale has many patients who see him on a periodic basis to keep the results of their treatment looking fresh. He will discuss a maintenance plan with you during the appointment, and we’d be happy to help you schedule your appointments in advance to help you maintain your results long-term.

FAQs for BOTOX and DYSPORT in Beverly Hills

What exactly does BOTOX do?

BOTOX and DYSPORT both weaken the muscle to soften facial lines and wrinkles. They can also be used to lift areas of the face such as the lateral brow, or to decrease a “gummy smile,” so that your upper lip doesn’t disappear as much when you smile. Additionally, BOTOX and DYSPORT can help reduce excessive palm or underarm sweating, as well as treat patients with migraines and TMJ.

What are the side effects of BOTOX and DYSPORT?

Most of the common side effects are minor, such as temporary bruising or swelling. In some cases, the treatment mixture can be too strong or too much is used, resulting in less facial movement than desired or impacting facial muscles not directly treated.

What is the difference between BOTOX and DYSPORT?

BOTOX and DYSPORT are sister molecules. Both work to weaken the muscle, but have slight differences in onset of action and spread, as well as duration of effect. If you are allergic to cows’ milk, you should not be injected with DYSPORT. Dr. Truesdale will provide his expert opinion of the best option for you during your appointment.

Does DYSPORT last longer than BOTOX?

Each patient responds differently to BOTOX and DYSPORT, and one treatment may be a better fit for you than the other. In general, DYSPORT tends to spread more after injection, starts working faster, and lasts a little longer. However, BOTOX and DYSPORT can achieve similar effects, based on how much is placed.

Is 50 units of BOTOX or DYSPORT a lot?

No. The amount of units injected depends on each person’s face, their goals, and the areas treated. Depending on musculature, some patients will require more units, while others will require fewer units to achieve similar results. Dr. Truesdale will determine how many units are necessary to achieve your desired result.

Does BOTOX and DYSPORT ruin your face?

No, BOTOX and DYSPORT are considered safe treatments.

Are BOTOX and DYSPORT good for your face?

BOTOX is good for your face in that it helps soften or eliminate existing wrinkles and helps prevent future wrinkles from developing over time.

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