Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®:
Reduce fine lines & wrinkles
Look years younger without surgery!
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
The Problems with Aging, that can be solved with Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®:
* The lines that appear between your brows (frown lines)
* Worry lines of forehead
* Sagging eye brow
* Crow's feet (smile lines)
BOTOX Toxin Type A is purified neurotoxin-complex made of bacterium clostridium
botulinium which inhibits a muscle's ability to contract. When injected into the
face, BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles, furrows and lines
in the overlying skin. Now a new drug Dysport is also has same applications as Botox and we at Cosmedic laser clinic have also have experienced good outcomes with Dysport.
The facial muscles of expression can lead to wrinkling around and between
the eyes. The frontalis muscles of the forehead are very susceptible to
unsightly wrinkling. Many of our patients come to us because they do not
wish to have others think they are "tired" or "upset." Many
of these patients have a tendency to wrinkle their brows when they are
quietly thinking. BOTOX Cosmetic provides a "chemical brow lift" with a
non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation. BOTOX Cosmetic treatments are
usually repeated several times a year. Continued treatment appears to
prevent new frown lines.
A chemical non-surgical brow lift is done with BOTOX Cosmetic. Minute
amounts of the drug are injected into the wrinkled areas of the brow or
crows feet. The procedure is done with very small needles to insure minimal
discomfort. No anesthesia is required, and we use chiller and vibrator near
the injected areas so that bruising is avoided. The procedure takes only 10
to complete. BOTOX Cosmetic begins to inactivate the expressive muscle which lead to wrinkling within 3 days and continues to
work up until the 15th day to complete your "chemical brow lift." No down
time, no swelling, no bleeding, and no recovery time. We can also do this
treatment in combination with other fillers such as Juvederm, Radisse and laser
treatments to give you rested and youthful look.
Post Care Instructions:
After having your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment, you should remain upright for 4
hours. Do not exercise on the day of your treatment. Making funny faces 4-5
times per hour will move the BOTOX throughout your muscles enhancing the overall
effect of the treatment. The next day you may resume normal activities.
Side effects are not common, but can occur. Dr. Malhotra will review any
potential risks before treatment. Since the treatment slowly wears off over
time, any potential complication would not be permanent.
Migraines, Tension Headaches, and BOTOX Cosmetic
Dr. Malhotra is effectively decreasing the incidence of tension and migraine
headaches in patients receiving BOTOX Cosmetic treatments. After BOTOX Cosmetic
treatments, patients reported a decrease in headaches along with a reduction of
wrinkles and an improved appearance. Studies show the effectiveness of BOTOX®
Cosmetic for migraines or tension headaches. The theory is that facial muscle
contraction or tension may send a signal to the brain, which then results in
events that trigger the migraine headache. At CosMedic Laser Clinic, BOTOX
Cosmetic or Dysport is only administered by a physician, who may help you reduce or prevent
If you are seriously considering BOTOX® or Dysport® we would love to share more information
and answer your questions in person.
Call us at (408) 945-0400 today to schedule your FREE consultation.
Botox® Cosmetic, sometimes called "a facelift in a bottle" or “liquid facelift”,
is a purified protein. When small doses are injected directly into the muscles,
impulses from the nerves to the injected muscle causing the wrinkles are blocked
- allowing them to relax. This relaxing of the muscle allows the skin to smooth
out persistent lines that which developed over time.
Botox treatments usually last about 10-15 minutes and keep the muscles that
cause lines relaxed for up to 4 months. In some cases, with repeated treatments,
results are dramatic and apparent within days and unlike surgery it is fast,
simple and minimally invasive.
If you're considering a wrinkle treatment and are interested in understanding
how Botox® or Dysport® can help you look younger and healthier we invite you to call us at
408-945-0400 to Book a FREE consultation.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that that defines individuals who sweat more than
the body would normally need to maintain optimal temperature.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
There are two types of hyperhidrosis.
Focal Hyperhidrosis is localized to one or more of the following areas:
Also known as a secondary hyperhidrosis, this is actually caused by another
underlying condition (e.g. endocrine disorders, menopause, obesity, nerve
damage, and rarely, some types of drugs.
Botox or Dysport injections interrupt the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland to
reduce the sweating in the area that is affected. The injection is done with a
very fine needle and, for treatment of the underarms, face and head, anesthesia
is often not required as the procedure is virtually painless. For treatment of
the hands and feet, local anesthesia is used to avoid injection discomfort.
The percent reduction in sweating in clinical study was 83% in 95% of
participants. The effect of treatment can be immediate or take up to a week,
with the average duration of effect after a single treatment being 7 months.
Common Questions About Botox® or Dysport® Treatment
Where is Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® Used?
It is most effective for wrinkles that are visible when smiling, laughing, raising the eyebrows or for crow's feet around the eyes. These wrinkles are called "dynamic" and tend to be much less noticeable when your face is completely relaxed. It also works well for bands in the neck.
Am I a good candidate?
The best candidates for the procedure are adults over the age of 18. However, if you are between the ages of 12 to 18; please consult pediatrician and the aesthetic physician to see if you will be a good candidate. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are "static" and do not change when relaxing the face. Other procedures would work better for these patients, including
Lasers, Radiesse and other derma fillers injections. Each person is different however, and should undergo a consultation to determine the most effective treatment plan. Consultation is FREE at Cosmedic laser clinic.
How is Botox® Cosmetic Administered?
A very small amount of Botox® Cosmetic is injected into each of the target areas using a very small needle or using needleless mesotherapy. Because the needle is fine, only a small amount of the liquid is injected and the associated discomfort is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a light pinch. No sedation or local anesthetic is necessary and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
Are the injections painful?
Botox injections are very small and done with a tiny needle that usually does not cause discomfort. The pressure sensation associated with the injection goes away very quickly and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
When will I see the results?
Generally, most people start to recognize the benefits in 3-5 days following treatment. You will not necessarily feel anything different but you will notice a decrease in the wrinkles at the treated areas. If you do not see the desired results be patient as some people may take up to two weeks to see the improvement.
How long will the results last?
After 3 to 4 months of treatment most people start to see their wrinkles return. In some individuals the benefits may last up to six months and in a few the wrinkles may start to return as soon as two months. Mounting evidence suggests that the effectiveness of the Botox last longer with successive new treatments. We hope you enjoyed the benefits of your Botox treatment and it is our pleasure to help you reach your goals. As always if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to call us anytime.
When will I notice the difference and how long will it last?
Botox treatment takes three to eight days to take full effect which sometimes can be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. The results usually last from 3 to 5 months. Often, repeated treatments can lead to longer results. The effects of Botox® Cosmetic are confined to the treatment sites.
What happens as treatment begins to wear off?
As the Botox treatment wears off the wrinkles will begin to reappear but frequently they are not as deep or noticeable. It requires three to four Botox injections to maintain the smooth, youthful appearance year round. With repeat treatments, the effects tend to last longer thus requiring fewer injections.
Is there any downtime?
No. Most people return to work or normal activities immediately following treatment. It is recommended however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area for one day.
What about BOTOX® for Migraine Help?
BOTOX® has been found to give relief to Migraine sufferers. The treatment of severe headaches really belongs to neurologists, not plastic surgeons. But BOTOX® for migraine help is gaining acceptance.
What If 1 get a bruise?
Bruising is rare but it is a possibility. Those who are on aspirin, aspirin containing products, high doses of Vitamin E, natural alternatives such as Ginger, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng and Garlic may increase the likelihood of a bruise occurring. If you do develop a bruise it will resolve like any other bruise you have experienced in the past over the next week. Cover up makeup may be helpful to you. But do not be overly concerned the wrinkle reducing benefits of your Botox will far out last your bruise.
What If I experience a headache?
This is very common occurrence. As a matter of fact Botox® and Dysport® are now used to treat those with headaches. However, if you do experience a headache your usual method to treat a headache should suffice. We recommend you stay away from aspirin or aspirin containing products. Motrin, Tylenol, cool compresses and dimmed lights are all traditional methods of relieving headaches pain.
Can I apply make-up to the treated area?
We recommend you to wait 6-12 hours after your treatment before applying your make-up. If you must apply it before 6-12 weeks gently clean the area and gingerly apply the make-up. A gentle make-up that is designed for those with sensitive skin is better suited for the recently treated area.
Can Botox® get into my eyelids?
Botox migrating to an undesirable location is highly unlikely although its occurrence has been reported. If Botox® were to get into the eyelid you could experience a difference in position between the two eyelids. This occurrence is highly unlikely but if you feel as though your eyelids are asymmetric let us know. We can prescribe eye drops, which will improve the discrepancy between your eyelids. Also you need not to worry, the asymmetry usually rapidly resolves over 2-6 week period of time and it is not permanent.
Please call 408-945-0400 for FREE Botox® and or Dysport® consultation in Milpitas, San Jose and Bay area to see what is the right treatment for you.