Your Beautiful Skin
We’ve administered more than 1 million BOTOX injections since we opened, and, as a formal National Training Center, we share our expertise by training dermatologists from around the country on its use. Our founder, Dr. Suzanne Bruce, serves on the Allergan Medical Aesthetics Advisory Council. We also carry Dysport, a product with a slightly different formulation which yields similar results to BOTOX.
Our extensive experience performing BOTOX Cosmetic treatments enables us to give you a natural, more youthful look while preserving your freedom of expression. You won’t look frozen or “worked-on.” With BOTOX or Dysport, we commonly address the following areas:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows, also called glabellar lines or “11s”
- Crow’s feet around the outer corners of the eyes
Other areas we treat off label include:
- Forehead lines
- Brow lifting
- Gummy smile
- Bunny lines – lines on the nose
- Enlarged masseter muscles which cause a squared jawline
- Neck bands
- Lines above and below the lips
How Do BOTOX & Dysport Work?
BOTOX and Dysport are injectable products classified as neuromodulators. They are mainly used to correct dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive muscle contractions. These products work by temporarily suspending the facial muscle action that causes them to form. After the injections, treated areas gradually smooth out over the next few days.
While dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® are also injectable products used to soften signs of aging, they do so by filling in folds and wrinkles and restoring volume when injected under the surface of the skin. Results are immediate.
We perform BOTOX and Dysport treatments by making a series of injections into precise areas of the face. The injections are made with a short, fine needle, which causes minimal discomfort, and patients describe the feeling to be like a quick pinch or sting. Patients typically don’t need numbing cream because the injections are so fast.
When your treatment is complete, generally in just 15 minutes, you can go right back to your daily routine or return to work.
Most patients see an initial reduction in their wrinkles within 3 to 5 days, with continued improvement over the weeks that follow.
Getting the Most From BOTOX
Many of our patients make BOTOX treatments a regular part of their beauty routine by visiting us for treatments about every 3 to 4 months. We offer several options to help BOTOX or Dysport fit into your budget:
- Beauty Rewards Program: We offer savings for our frequent flyer patients when they complete their repeat visit by the 4th month after their previous visit. In addition, by becoming a subscriber to our newsletter and liking our Facebook page you will have first access to special promotions. Please call our office for more details.
- Brilliant Distinctions®: This rewards program from the maker of BOTOX Cosmetic is free to join and easy to use. Receive loyalty points at each visit and redeem them for savings once you earn enough points. You can also get more points by shopping at some of your favorite retailers using the Brilliant Distinctions Mall. Download their app for even more convenient savings! Find out more.
- Aspire® Rewards Program: This reward program is from the makers of Dysport. Like Brilliant Distinctions it is free to join and easy to use. Each visit helps you accumulate loyalty points toward your next treatment that includes any of the Galderma® branded products such as: Restylane® injectable fillers and Sculptra.
Please visit our specials and promotions page for the latest details on ways to save on your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment.
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Do BOTOX or Dysport treatments hurt?
Treatment is fairly comfortable, although most patients report a pinching or stinging sensation with each injection. The procedure does not typically create any lingering pain. In some cases, we may offer a topical numbing product before your injections to keep you as comfortable as possible.
After your appointment, you can get back to your usual activities immediately. Your injection sites may be a bit sore, red, or itchy. This is completely normal, and it usually goes away within a day or so.
What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are brand names for products that yield very similar results but have slightly different formulations. Some patients prefer one or the other after they have tried both. At our office you can request the one your prefer or consult with your provider about which would be better for you.
Are BOTOX and Dysport safe?
Yes, both products have a long-standing record of safety and effectiveness. BOTOX Cosmetic has been on the market for over 10 years! To ensure the best possible results and minimize the possibility of side effects, it’s important to choose a highly trained and experienced provider who follows the manufacturer’s best practices.
How long do BOTOX and Dysport results last?
BOTOX treatments are effective but temporary, with results typically lasting up to 4 months. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s best practices to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Some offices have been known to dilute their product in a higher than recommended dose which can lead to shorter durations. At our office we strictly adhere the manufacturer’s recommended ratio. In addition, repeated maintenance treatments may extend the effects longer.
Are there other cosmetic uses for BOTOX and Dysport?
BOTOX is useful for a variety of cosmetic concerns, including reducing the appearance of vertical neck bands, relaxing a gummy smile, and raising the outer eyebrow area for a subtle, nonsurgical brow lift. We also use BOTOX injections to control excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the underarms. It works by temporarily blocking the signal that stimulates the creation of underarm sweat.
How much do BOTOX and Dysport cost?
It’s difficult to offer a general cost estimate for BOTOX and Dysport on our website, simply because each treatment is so different. The cost of your treatment sessions is tailored to your individual needs and desires.
During your initial consultation, we’ll offer you a written quote to help you plan. When you visit Suzanne Bruce and Associates for your BOTOX or Dysport treatment, you’re choosing a practice with an extensive record of successful treatments. We have the experience and expertise to know exactly how to give you the improvement you want.
Can I combine BOTOX and Dysport with other procedures?
Absolutely. BOTOX is excellent on its own, but you can make your results even more dramatic by adding skin rejuvenation procedures such as laser resurfacing, Ultrapulse, Fraxel®, or dermal fillers. Your practitioner will be happy to guide you through decisions like this during your consultation.