Botox® injections are the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkle. These injections are made from botulinum toxic A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. When injected into the skin, it blocks the nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive actions that lead to fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for a younger and more refreshed appearance.

After treatment, the appearance of wrinkles begins to improve within 24 hours, with full results developing gradually over the next five days. The results of BOTOX® injections typically last up to four months, with some patients reporting results lasting up to a full year.

Dysport is an FDA-approved injection treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles in the forehead. Similar to Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting.

These injections are generally painless and do not require anesthesia, although a numbing agent may be used to help minimize any discomfort for patients who may be anxious about the procedure. Most patients achieve their desired results within three to five injections, and results typically last up to 13 months, possibly even longer with ongoing treatment.

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