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Botox and Dysport Patient Education

This page contains educational resources for Botox and Dysport Treatments


Botox and Dysport Patient Resources

This page contains treatments details specific to the Botox and Dysport services available at Peach Skin Clinic. This page is not meant to diagnose or recommend. If you have any questions, please contact us at one our facilities. 

Botox and Dysport Indications and Contraindications

Dysport and Botox Indications

Dysport and Botox are prescription injections for temporary imrovement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and for wrinkles around the eyes (crow's feet). The treatment is indicated for adults less than 65 years of age.  

Botox and Dysport Treatment Contraindications

This treatment may not be right for you if you have surgical changes to your face, very weak muscles in the treatment area, your face looks very different from side to side, the injection site is inflamed, you have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick oily skin, or if your winkles can't be smoothed by spreading them apart. 

Botox and Dysport Treatment Risks

Spread of toxin effects

In some cases, the effects of the medication may spread to other areas of the body. This can cause a condition known as botulism. Symptoms of this condition can happen hours to weeks after the treatment. These symptoms include swallowing problems, breathing problems, loss of muscle strength, double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, loss of bladder control. 

Human Albumin

This medication contains albumin taken from human plasma. The manufacturer has taken the necessary steps to remove an risk of contamination. However, there is a extremely small risk of contracting Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. 

Botox currently has approval from the FDA for treating chronic migraine, severe underarm sweating, belpharospasm, strabismum associated with dystonias. In 2002, Botox was approved for cosmetic reason that included glabellar lines and lateral canthal lines.

Dysport is another medication that is similar to Botox cosmetic. Dysport have been approved by the FDA to treat cervical dystonia and glabellar lines.

The mechanism by which Botox and Dysport work is the following:

  • Botox and Dysport first binds to receptors of the presynaptic surface. This typically takes 30 minutes.
  • The second step is internalization where a toxin contained vesicle is created in the nerve.
  • The third step is translocation.
  • The final step is blocking, which paralysis the movement of the specific muscle.
  • The effect of Botox and Dysport medications typically lasts 2-6 months.

Botox Cosmetic and Dypsport have been developed to help patients with aging associated concerns. As a patient ages, there is a development of lines and wrinkles caused by actinic damage, gravitational effect, sleep lines, and overall muscular movement of the face. Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are able to help by preventing the movement of these muscles and may also help by contouring certain aspects of a patient's facial profile.

The most common injection sites include the upper face. Typically when injecting the upper face, the margin of error is less. Injections of the lower may require more expertise as the risk for asymmetry is much higher.

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