Botox® and Dysport®
Conveniently located to serve Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and surrounding areas
Botox ® and Dysport® treat facial wrinkles caused by movement in the brow, forehead, lip, and eye areas. Choose DiVersions Medical Spa for your Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® treatments in Albuquerque. Our advanced experience with Botox® provides consistent, predictable, and highly valued patient benefits.
Dysport® is a neurotoxin in the United States that has been approved for use by the FDA and has been used globally since the early 1990s with consistent, predictable, and durable results. In some countries, Dysport® outranks Botox® in frequency of use, with very high patient satisfaction data.
How These Wrinkle Treatments Work
Botox® (an Allergan product) and Dysport® (a Medicis product) are branded formulations of botulinum toxin type A, or onabotulinumtoxinA. This is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botox® and Dysport® block nerve receptors temporarily to prevent muscle movement. Contracted muscles in the face are the root cause of shallow age lines, and when these injectables are used to block nerve signals, these muscles have a chance to relax back into their resting state. This leads to smooth wrinkle-free skin and a more youthful appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox® or Dysport®?
The best Botox®/Dysport® candidates have crows’ feet around the eyes, frown lines (glabellar lines) between the brows, horizontal forehead wrinkles, lipstick lines (smoker’s lines) around the lips, chin wrinkles, harsh platysmal neck bands, or sagging in the jaw and jawline.
These injectable neuromodulator treatments can also be injected to fight migraine headaches and correct excessive sweating in the armpits and other areas (hyperhidrosis).
If you have noticed moderate to severe wrinkles and folds on your face, dermal fillers are a more effective option than neuromodulators. Contact us to find out about the fillers we offer to correct under eye depressions and wrinkles on the cheeks and around the mouth.
What Is a Botox®/Dysport® Consultation Like?
Before you undergo a Botox®/Dysport® treatment, you’ll need to come in for a thorough consultation with one of our skincare professionals. Before the two of you start discussing the treatment, you will need to provide thorough information regarding your past and present medical health status.
This includes any past and current health issues that may potentially affect the Botox®/Dysport® treatment. If you have experienced allergies to Botox®/Dysport® before, you will be most likely deemed ineligible for the treatment.
If the skincare expert assesses your health and finds that you are eligible for a Botox®/Dysport® treatment, you may be asked to make certain temporary lifestyle and medication changes.
Most patients are advised to steer clear of NSAIDs for a few days before and after the treatment. NSAIDs and other blood-thinning medications may result in complications and may prolong certain side effects such as bruising and redness.
You will also be advised to stop smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol for a time before the treatment, since both cigarettes and alcohol are known to trigger inflammation. Inflammation can make your recovery from the treatment a lengthy one by prolonging minor side effects.
The skincare professional will perform an examination of your face, and you will go over your aesthetic goals for the treatment. They will then explain the injection process, including preparation and aftercare. Any concerns you may have will be addressed.
At this point, the skincare professional will also give you instructions regarding what you need to do on the day of your treatment. You will be required to thoroughly clean the targeted treatment area before coming in for your treatment.
You should not apply any makeup or other cosmetic products on the day of treatment, since the chemicals in these products may combine with Botox®/Dysport® to cause unwanted side effects.
The Treatment Session
A Dysport®/Botox® injection session is typically very quick and does not disrupt a person’s day. Sessions only take around 20 minutes or less.
The wrinkles to be treated will be marked. Topical or local anesthesia will be used to numb the areas. The injections will then be delivered directly into the muscles beneath the wrinkles.
After Your Injectable Treatment
Once your Dysport® or Botox® injections have been delivered, you will be able to return to work with no need for downtime or recovery time. It can be done during a person’s lunch break and because of this is often called a “lunch time procedure.”
Mild bruising and swelling may be present in the treated areas. These issues will fade shortly. Heavy and strenuous activities/exercise should be avoided for 24 hours following the treatment. Engaging in these activities may increase bruising and may lead to the product spreading to other areas of your face.
Generally, the full effects of a Botox® treatment are evident within seven to ten days. The full effects of a Dysport® treatment can be seen in around two to three days. The action of onset of these materials varies in individuals, as does the length of benefit time, which may last from 3 to 5 months.
How Much Do Botox® and Dysport® Cost?
Generally, these procedures cost less than surgical wrinkle solutions, making them a preferred choice for many patients. Botox® and Dysport® cost will be based on the number of units used for a treatment, which varies depending on the chosen area of treatment.
Contact Us to Learn More
Finding out more about Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® treatments in Albuquerque is simple – contact DiVersions Medical Spa and schedule your informative consultation today. During your consultation, you’ll be able to look at Dysport® and Botox® before and after photos and learn whether these injectables are right for you.
Your Botox treatment will be performed by the Diversions Wellness & Med Spa team located in Albuquerque, NM.
“It seems like everyone has a story about getting Botox or Filler. Some stories are really awful and some are really funny. I don’t have any stories like that about my treatments with Diane. She always works with great Doctors. She always does great work. I trust her. I will always go to her. I just hope she outlives me and never retires.”