Patients who visit Ginsburg Dermatology Center of Birmingham, Alabama, seeking anti-aging solutions will find a myriad of treatment options available to them. This includes cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers, collagen stimulators, and neuromodulators. Botox and Dysport is a neuromodulator often used on patients who combat the sign of aging on the face, treating dynamic wrinkles and folds on the upper third of the facial area. Botox and Dysport are just one of many wrinkle injection options to address forehead folds, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines. Dr. Barry Ginsburg encourages patients to learn more about this injectable and find out how it can help reduce the noticeable appearance of lines and wrinkles throughout the face.
What is Botox?
Our team describes Botox and Dysportas prescription medication injected into specific muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles temporarily. It works by actually blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing the muscles to relax. In turn, the dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contractions are smoothed for several months.
Where are Botox and Dysport Injections Best Used?
Botox and Dysport are typically used on the forehead to address glabellar lines and forehead folds. Dr. Barry Ginsburg may administer Botox and Dysport around the eyes to manage crow’s feet, another common complaint. However, Botox and Dysport aren’t only used for anti-aging benefits to the face. It is also used in other areas of medicine, treating conditions such as muscle spasms, migraines, and excessive sweating.
What Can I Expect During My Upcoming Botox and Dysport Appointment?
When you visit Dr. Barry Ginsburg for a Botox and Dysport injection, the appointment will usually take less than 30 minutes. First, he will cleanse the injection site and may apply a numbing cream to ensure your comfort. Then, using a very fine needle, he will carefully inject the medication into the desired muscle group of the face to target the specific wrinkles and folds patients want to address. There is minimal downtime associated with this treatment, and you should be able to return to your regular activities immediately following your appointment. Within a week, you will see the noticeable changes caused by the relaxation of the facial muscles.
The effects of Botox and Dysport usually last for three to four months. The medication will gradually wear off over time, so repeat injections are typically necessary to maintain the results over several years if desired. Patients find that scheduling routine visits before the effects completely wear off is the best way to keep the changes and slow the process of aging overall.
Call Ginsburg Dermatology Center Today to Learn More About Botox and Dysport and Other Cosmetic Injectables
If you’re considering getting Botox, it’s essential to consult with a qualified medical professional to ensure that it’s right for you. Dr. Barry Ginsburg is a dermatologist in the Birmingham, Alabama, area who can assist patients in determining if they are a proper candidate for this or other anti-aging treatments available at his office. Call (205) 209-4780 to request a visit to our practice, conveniently located at 972 Montclair Road, Suite 100.