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Botox & Dysport in Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Plastic Surgery

From red-carpet celebrities to the youthful-looking grandparents down the street, neuromodulators like Botox® and Dysport® help men and women slow the aging process and look as young as they feel. These powerful injectable treatments are some of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic interventions in the U.S. and here at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center.

If you’re looking to fade wrinkles and slow the hands of time, ask us about Botox and Dysport. With no downtime and few side effects, these injectables are popular on their own or paired with surgical treatments like facelift surgery. Contact us to learn more or to schedule Botox in Sarasota, FL.

Botox & Dysport at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center

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What Are Neuromodulators, and How Do They Work?

Botox and Dysport fall into a class of medications known as neuromodulators. These medications work by interrupting the signals between nerves and muscles. By halting this communication, Botox and Dysport stop facial muscles that cause wrinkles from contracting. As the muscles relax, wrinkles fade and a new, more youthful appearance will emerge.

Neuromodulators are ideal for a specific class of wrinkles called dynamic wrinkles or expression lines. Botox can relax smile lines, laugh lines, and frown lines, but won’t work on static wrinkles caused by facial volume loss or skin laxity. Some of the typical target areas for Botox and Dysport include creases on the forehead, lines between the brows, and crow’s feet.

The effects of Botox and Dysport fade with time. Most patients enjoy results for three to six months. We recommend that patients return to our office a few times each year for touch-up treatments to ensure a continually refreshed facial appearance. Depending on your goals, you may also choose to combine Botox with other non-surgical injectable treatments like dermal fillers.

What Happens During a Botox or Dysport Treatment at Sarasota Plastic Surgery?

We administer Botox and Dysport injections almost every day in our Sarasota plastic surgery office. No operating room or anesthesia is necessary. A typical injectable treatment requires less than 30 minutes, and can often take place during a lunch break or after work to minimize time off.

Before administering injections, we first meet with each potential patient to talk about the procedure and plan injection placement. The injector may ask you to make specific facial expressions like raising your brows or squinting. These expressions help pinpoint the ideal location for each injection and ensure a natural-looking treatment result.

Patients receive several small injections of the chosen product into the facial muscles. The total number of injections you’ll need and the amount of product used will depend on your unique facial characteristics and the extent of wrinkling. Patients should not feel any discomfort other than the quick prick of the needle. If you’re concerned about discomfort or sensitive to pain, we can use a topical numbing cream for a more comfortable treatment experience.

After a quick series of injections, patients can leave our office almost immediately. Downtime is not necessary after Botox or Dysport, so you can return to work and most daily activities with few restrictions. Side effects are typically minimal after treatment and may include mild bruising or swelling.

Botox vs. Dysport: Which Treatment Is Right for You?

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Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators made from botulinum toxin and create similar results. We carry both options because there are a few unique differences between these two treatments.

  • Dysport diffuses faster than Botox, so the results typically emerge a day or two sooner.
  • Botox has a smaller treatment zone and a more targeted result.
  • Dysport may be more effective than Botox in some areas of the face, like crow’s feet.

We’ll help you select the most effective neuromodulator for your facial characteristics and desired results.

A Nonsurgical Facelift With Botox or Dysport

Patients who desire facial rejuvenation without surgery may be interested in a nonsurgical facelift at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. This treatment combines injectable treatments like Botox and fillers to refresh facial appearance without incisions or downtime. Our nonsurgical facelift is a popular option for patients who want to delay or avoid more invasive procedures.

Other names for a nonsurgical facelift are a liquid facelift or a lunchtime lift.

Learn More About Botox and Dysport at Sarasota Plastic Surgery

If you’re considering treatment with Botox or Dysport, reach out to one of the most trusted plastic surgery practices in Sarasota, FL, Sarasota Plastic Surgery, to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you learn more about these nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation.

FAQs About Sarasota, FL, Dysport and Botox

Can Botox age you?

When used responsibly, Botox can establish a smoother more youthful appearance. Overuse can result in muscle atrophy where the muscles shrink and no longer fill out the specific area of the face. This can cause the appearance of age-related volume loss.

How long does Botox last?

On average, the effects of Botox last for around 3-4 months.

Should I move my face after Botox?

For the first few hours after receiving Botox, you will want to avoid any large or exaggerated facial expressions. These can disrupt the product and affect your desired outcome.

What age should I start Botox?

Everyone will start receiving Botox injections at a different age depending on their aesthetic goals and concerns. You must be at least 18 years old to start Botox treatments, but most people will start in their late twenties.

What should you not do after Botox?

Following Botox injections, it is recommended to refrain from touching or massaging your face. Additionally, it is advised to avoid lying down for a minimum of 4-6 hours to prevent unintended product movement. Engaging in strenuous activities should also be avoided while the product settles.

Are Botox Or Dysport Injections Painful?

Most patients tolerate Botox and Dysport injections with minimal discomfort. Patients feel a needle prick with each injection. We can apply a topical numbing cream if desired.

Am I A Good Candidate For Botox Or Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are effective and safe treatment options for many men and women. Good candidates for this procedure have mild to moderate wrinkling caused by facial expressions. Patients with significant wrinkling may benefit more from a surgical rejuvenation option, though they will still likely experience a dramatic difference from Botox or Dysport alone.

Is Botox Only For Wrinkles? Does It Have Any Other Medical Uses?

Botox has many FDA-approved medical applications apart from its well-known cosmetic benefits, including excessive sweating, migraine headaches, stress urinary incontinence, and eyelid spasms.

Are Neuromodulators Safe?

Botox and Dysport are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S., with millions of injections administered each year. These treatments have a long track record of safety, proven through extensive clinical and practical testing. To maximize your results, choose a skilled provider and receive the treatment in a medical setting. Sarasota Plastic Surgery prioritizes patient comfort and safety for our Botox and Dysport treatments.

How Often Will I Need To Receive Botox Treatments?

Botox and Dysport results last between three and six months. If you are diligent about scheduling timely follow-up injections, the longevity of results generally increases with each subsequent treatment, so we encourage patients to stick to their recommended treatment schedule.

Will I Need To Miss Work After Botox/Dysport?

No downtime is necessary after Botox or Dysport, and patients can return to their normal activities the same day.

When Will I See The Results?

It can take a few days to see results from treatment. Dysport results are usually visible within one to three days of treatment. Botox results can take a day or two longer and are usually visible within three to four days of administration.

How Much Does Botox Cost In Sarasota, FL?

The cost of your treatment will depend on the amount of Botox needed. We’ll provide a detailed estimate before your procedure. Treatment costs for Botox and Dysport are usually similar.

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