Smooth Out Those Frown Lines With Botox or Dysport
At Vermont Med Spa, we offer Botox and Dysport treatments. These treatments relax the muscle and temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and glabellar lines. Results may vary and typically last 3-5 months. By relaxing the muscle, the overlying lines and wrinkles diminish and appear less severe.
You are never too young or old for Botox. A fine needle is used to inject the solution. Some people describe it as a slight pinch or sting. Dysport targets frown lines between the eyebrows, with results that appear as soon as 2 days after treatment and last as long as 5 months. Dysport is injected into five points along the browline to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
Why Do We Get Wrinkles?
As we get older, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile. We produce less natural oils and the fat in the deeper layers of skin diminishes, leading to drier skin that becomes loose and saggy with more pronounced lines and crevices. However, it goes beyond age. Other factors in our environment and lifestyle can have a significant impact on our skin.
UV exposure from sunlight is the primary cause of early wrinkles. UV light breaks down the connective tissue in skin, the collagen and elastin fibers, without which, skin loses strength and becomes less flexible, causing wrinkles to develop sooner. Smoking also accelerates the aging process of skin, possibly due to its effect on collagen.
We also develop wrinkles along the lines of the facial expressions we make frequently. As we age, our skin loses its flexibility and ability to spring back into place, so the creases of a smile or a frown eventually become permanent.
We can keep our skin more youthful and healthy by protecting it from the sun, moisturizing, avoiding harmful habits like smoking, and eating a healthy diet. Once the wrinkles have already appeared, however, we can benefit from Dysport or Botox treatments.
Who Could Benefit From Wrinkle Treatment?
If you have crow’s feet, frown lines, laughter lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines, bunny lines, drooping eyebrows, fine lines and wrinkles on your face and neck, Hyperhidrosis, or a widened jaw, you could be a candidate for wrinkle treatment at Vermont Med Spa.
- Glabellar (between the brows) – 20 units
- Frontalis (forehead) – 12-20 units
- Crow’s Feet (lateral eye) – 12-16 units
- Gummy Smile (lowers upper lip, prevents gums from showing) – 4 units
- Lip Rhytids (lip flip) – 8-16 units
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) – consultation needed
FDA-Approved Wrinkle Treatment
Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 as a temporary cosmetic treatment for wrinkles like moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. The safety and effectiveness of Botox has been featured in more than 16 years of published research and described in 4700 articles in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. This is a reliable, safe, and well-studied treatment option.
Side-effects and allergic reactions are possible. You should not get one of these treatments if you have had a reaction to a botulinum toxin treatment in the past. The most common side-effects of Dysport are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.
Ask Us About Botox or Dysport
If you’d like to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face, we can determine if you are a good candidate for Botox or Dysport treatment. Contact us to reserve an appointment. You can learn more about us by checking out our business page, and make sure to check the map for directions before you head our way.