Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines
BOTOX® Cosmetic Denver
Fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes are signs of aging that everyone eventually experiences as the skin loses its elasticity and volume. To help our patients reclaim a fresh, youthful appearance, Dr. Alexis Parker offers BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® at her Denver office. These injectable treatments can temporarily reduce worry lines, frown lines, and crows' feet without the need for invasive surgical procedures that can require many weeks of recovery. To learn more about these fast, simple treatments and how they can help you achieve the appearance you desire, please contact our office today.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Work
Both of these injectable treatments provide their rejuvenating effects by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles of your face that control functions such as squinting and furrowing the brow. When this muscle tension becomes diminished, the result is a smoother, more vibrant skin tone. The active ingredient in both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® is botulinum toxin, a protein that was first used in relieving various muscle spasms. In the early 1990s, a Canadian ophthalmologist noticed that patients with eyelid spasms who received botulinum toxin treatment were also beginning to lose their frown lines. By the late 1990s, the protein had become a hugely popular treatment for reducing the signs of aging, marketed as BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dysport® is another botulinum toxin-based injectable that gained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval within the last few years. Dr. Parker can help you to determine which of these injectables is the best choice for helping you to achieve your goals. Contact our Denver office today to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®.
What to Expect
The process of receiving injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® is fast and painless. Dr. Parker may use a light topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during treatment. Next, tiny amounts of the drug are injected into the areas you wish to treat. Within a few days of treatment, you will begin noticing that wrinkles and fine lines have softened, giving you a rested, refreshed appearance. You can expect the effects of botulinum toxin to last about four months. After that time, many patients decide to undergo additional treatments to continue enjoying the reduced signs of aging.
Injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® at our Denver office are very safe, though they do carry a small amount of risk. Infection is a risk associated with all injectable treatments. Side effects can include redness, headache, nausea, or flu-like symptoms. In very rare cases, botulinum toxin can migrate from the treated area, causing breathing problems, slurred speech, or difficulties swallowing.
Learn More about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport
If you have noticed permanent lines and wrinkles in your face that make you feel self-conscious, but you do not wish to undergo an invasive surgery, you may be an excellent candidate for either BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®. Contact our Denver office serving Greenwood Village and Highlands Ranch today to schedule a consultation.