Botox® and Dysport with Dr. Sailon
Botox® is a non-surgical treatment that enhances youthfulness by softening or eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® works by temporarily relaxing muscles and treatment is quick, easy, and effective. Botox® not only softens those lines but, importantly, also prevents them from getting deeper and more obvious with time.
What other non-surgical techniques exist?
Botox® and modulators are just one tool among many non-surgical techniques. Botox® is often used in combination with fillers to add volume where needed. Resurfacing via medical grade skin care, lasers, or chemical peels complements Botox® and improves the texture and tone of the skin. In addition, resurfacing can improve age-related skin changes such as sunspots.
What alternatives are there to Botox®?
What is Dysport or Xeomin?
The term Botox® is often used to describe an entire group of modulators (just like people say Coke when asking for soda) that function to relax muscles and minimize lines. The leading brands of modulators in the US are Botox®, Dysport, and Xeomin. All are derived from botulinum and function similarly although there are subtle differences. Dr. Sailon will review which is appropriate for you during your consultation.
Is Botox® treatment painful?
Dr. Sailon goes to great lengths to provide the most comfortable experience possible. He uses the smallest needle (32 gauge) and provides adjuncts such as cooling, vibration, and topical numbing creams to make sure you have minimal discomfort.
WHERE IS BOTOX® USED?
Botox® is most commonly used effectively in the following locations and situations:
Forehead lines – the transverse forehead lines formed when lifting your eyebrows
Glabellar lines (“11 lines”) – the vertical lines between your eyebrows most noticeable when frowning. Botox® treatment cannot only smooth out the lines but also leave you with a gentler expression.
Crow’s feet – fine wrinkles around the corners of your eyes most obvious when squinting or with a broad smile.
Flat or low eyebrows (“chemical brow lift”) – in certain patients, the injection can be used to subtly lift the tail of the eyebrows and restore a beautiful brow arch.
Chin dimpling – a cobblestone or dimpled appearance to the chin can be softened and made smooth with Botox®.
Gummy smile – in select people, Botox® can be used to reduce a gummy smile while keeping a natural smile.
Lip lines – small, vertical lines that form the mouth. These often benefit from a combination treatment of Botox®, filler and resurfacing.
Bunny lines – fine wrinkles along the sidewall of your nose
Neck platysmal bands – vertically-oriented cords in the neck that are too prominent.
Drooping corners of the mouth – Botox® can be strategically placed to elevate the corner of the mouth resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Is it true that Botox® works for excess sweating (hyperhidrosis)?
Yes, Modulators such as Botox work very well to stop excessive sweating and have been used in the armpits, hands, and groin area.
Who performs the injections in the practice?
Dr. Sailon performs all injections of Botox® or fillers personally. He believes an understanding of facial anatomy combined with harmony and balance is necessary to provide you with the desired results.