Dysport® and BOTOX® - Inland Empire
Our wrinkles are a sign of a life well-lived. From laugh lines to frown lines, expressions lines are proof of everything we’ve been through over the years. Unfortunately, they can also make us look older than we’d like. If you’re looking for the right treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, look no further than BOTOX®, one of the safest and most popular cosmetic treatments in the world.
With just a few injections, this treatment can soften the appearance of the most frustrating and hard-to-treat signs of aging: expression lines. Patients seeking BOTOX® in the Inland Empire choose Dr. Machida because he has the artistic skill and experience to create the most natural-looking results possible. Using this powerful injectable, Dr. Machida can target laugh lines, forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet with incredible precision. In his hands, you can achieve a more vibrant, refreshed appearance with no downtime and the utmost safety.
Unlike our surgical rejuvenation options, BOTOX® is low commitment. Come in for treatment and get right back to life. This treatment is ideal for busy professionals, stay-at-home parents, and everyone wanting to look a little younger. If you smile, you have expression lines. BOTOX® is the solution for fading them away.
In addition to BOTOX®, we also offer Dysport®, a similar treatment from the botulinum toxin family. These products are used interchangeably. Dr. Machida will let you know which treatment he recommends for you.
How Do BOTOX® and Dysport® Work?
BOTOX® and Dysport® are botulinum toxin treatments. They contain a highly purified form of botulinum toxin type A. In large quantities, this toxin can cause harmful effects, but at the therapeutic doses used for cosmetic treatments, these products are very safe.
Botulinum toxin is a neuromodulator. It disrupts the communication between nerves and muscles. This relaxation effect allows the muscle to relax. Expression wrinkles are created as a muscle contracts and relaxes, pushing and pulling on the skin. As the muscle relaxes, the wrinkle fades.
The effects of these treatments are temporary. Most patients enjoy results for about 3-6 months.
The Ideal Candidate for Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Treatment
The ideal candidate for BOTOX® in the Inland Empire is someone who wants to treat expression lines like frown lines and crow’s feet. This treatment can also treat facial spasms, strabismus, excessive sweating, neck and shoulder spasms, migraines, and more.
Your safety matters to us. We’ll talk about your medical history before your treatment to ensure this treatment will be a safe and effective option for you. Most men and women are good candidates for this procedure.
How BOTOX® Is Administered
BOTOX® can be performed in Dr. Machida’s medical office, and injections are often administered in less than 30 minutes. BOTOX® is an injectable treatment. The product is injected into the skin through a series of small, meticulously placed injections.
As simple as it might seem, this treatment requires a great amount of skill to administer. There are dozens of muscles in the face, and Dr. Machida needs to target the specific muscles responsible for creating expression lines while ensuring the results look as natural as possible. Before each injection, Dr. Machida thoroughly analyzes the face, choosing the precise location for injection placement and quantity of product needed. Then, the face is cleaned up and a local anesthetic is applied. After that, Dr. Machida will deliver the injections.
The injection process is quick. You’ll feel a few tiny pinches and then you’re done. A typical botulinum toxin treatment takes about 30 minutes.
BOTOX® vs. Dysport®- How Do These Treatments Compare?
These treatments are both very similar. Both are made from botulinum toxin type A. Both treatments relax facial muscles to smooth wrinkles. Both treatments offer quick results with a short injectable treatment. Most of the time, these two products are used interchangeably.
There are times when a specific injectable will work best. Dysport® has a larger spread area, which can be advantageous when treating large areas like the forehead and less useful for small treatment areas, like around the eyes. Results from Dysport® may appear a day or two sooner than BOTOX®.
Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® & Dysport® in Inland Empire, CA
Cosmetic injectable treatments are not painful at all. The neuromodulators are delivered using an incredibly fine needle, and they contain lidocaine in the formula to help with any discomfort. Patients can also have the treatment area numbed if they’re especially sensitive to needles. At Second to Creation, our patients can rest assured that Dr. Machida, a skilled and experienced injector, will deliver their treatment with their utmost safety and comfort in mind.
The effects of BOTOX® tend to last for 3-6 months at a time. Many patients undergo multiple treatments a year to maintain their results.
To make retreatment easier, we offer this treatment at convenient times throughout the week. Many of our patients come in on their lunch break for injections.
Botulinum toxin treatments have a few temporary side effects that dissipate after a few days:
These side effects are usually mild and should not interfere with your daily activities. There is no downtime required after injection.
It will all depend on whether you received injections and how well your body responds to the treatment. On average, patients tend to see initial results in a few days with full results about a week after their treatment.
If you’re having your crow’s feet treated, you will receive 3 injections near the eye. If you’re having your frown lines treated, then you’ll receive at least 5 injections in the forehead. BOTOX® is known as one of the most reliable and effective cosmetic treatments in the industry, but its results still depend on how skilled your injector is. Don’t trust your botulinum toxin treatment to anyone less than a facial plastic surgery specialist like Dr. Machida. To learn more about what botulinum toxin treatments can do for you, contact Second to Creation for a consultation with Dr. Machida.
Schedule your botulinum toxin treatment for wrinkle removal at STC Plastic Surgery.
Call 800-303-9541 with your questions or reach out to us via our website. We look forward to your call or visit.
Brian K. Machida, MD, FACS
Located in the Heart of Inland Empire
Restored Faces…Transformed Lives. Excellence, experience, caring, professionalism, and amazing results are all part of the experience you’ll receive as part of your incredible experience at STC Plastic Surgery