As we age, the chances of getting frown lines are inevitable. Whether it’s due to the natural aging process or from years of expressions such as squinting and frowning, these lines can give us a “tired appearance” as well as an involuntary angry, frowning or mean look. Botox and Dysport are two FDA-approved products Dr. Stephen Perkins uses that are injected into the muscles to temporarily alleviate frown lines to give a natural-looking, more youthful appearance.
These products are typically injected in the brow and forehead areas and reduce the muscle activity – which temporarily prevents you from frowning. They are also very effective for “crows’ feet”, forehead wrinkles, brow sagging, creases between the eyebrows and sometimes the corner-of-the-mouth and deep lip grooves. The muscles in the untreated areas will still function as they normally do, allowing you to show your everyday facial expressions.
Treatments are quick and easy with no downtime. Results are typically noticeable within a few days and last up to three to four months, depending on your personal situation.
Proper placement for a natural look is critically important, as well as the effectiveness, without complications. A “Botox look” should not occur nor should a sagging of the eyelid or eyebrow. A very natural, softened look to the upper face is what is expected from a skilled Botox or Dysport treatment. Price shopping for the lowest cost per unit is “buyer beware”. The placement of Botox and the type of areas treated is critical to a good aesthetic result. There is a definitive skill level and a surgically trained “art” to these injections. It is important to choose a healthcare professional who injects these products on a regular basis.
Call Dr. Stephen Perkins’s office for a personal consultation to determine if Botox or Dysport is the proper solution for you.