One of the most well-known and popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments today is BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. Michael Omidi offers both BOTOX and Dysport®, which is lesser known but equally effective. These injectable wrinkle treatments are safe and produce visible results quickly with little to no downtime.
If you are interested in reducing your wrinkles with BOTOX or Dysport, contact Dr. Omidi at 310-281-0155 to schedule your consultation. He serves patients in Beverly Hills, Encino, Pomona, Apple Valley, and nearby areas of Southern California.
How Do BOTOX and Dysport Work?
BOTOX and Dysport work the same way, by targeting specific wrinkle-causing muscles and relaxing them so that wrinkles can't form. There is a misconception that BOTOX will "freeze" your facial muscles so that you can't make any natural expressions, but there is no danger of this as long as you visit a skilled injector who knows exactly how much and where to inject.
Unlike many plastic surgery practices and med spas, Dr. Michael Omidi performs all BOTOX and Dysport injections himself. This ensures that he can always personally achieve the best result possible for his patients, rather than relying on a physician's assistant or nurse practitioner. After your treatment, you will still be able to make expressions, but your wrinkles will be dramatically reduced.
What Can BOTOX and Dysport Treat?
BOTOX and Dysport are mainly used to treat:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines (also known as glabellar lines or 11s)
- Crow's feet (wrinkles at the corners of the eyes)
In addition to treating these types of wrinkles, BOTOX and Dysport can also be used for:
- Reducing bunny lines
- Helping to reduce chronic migraines
- Reducing excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Lifting the corners of the mouth
- Reducing the appearance of a "gummy" smile
These injectable treatments are wonderful for helping to create a more youthful appearance quickly with no recovery time needed. In addition, they can be combined with other non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers in what's known as a "liquid facelift."
What Is a BOTOX or Dysport Treatment Like?
A typical treatment takes only 10 to 15 minutes to perform. Dr. Omidi will mark the specific injection points on your face before quickly performing the injections. Treatment is virtually painless; you will feel a few pinpricks, but these are over quickly and very tolerable. If you are having treatment in a sensitive area, Dr. Omidi will administer a topical anesthetic, but in general BOTOX and Dysport do not require any anesthesia.
There is no recovery time needed, and you can resume your everyday activities immediately after leaving Dr. Omidi's office. Side effects are mild and may include:
- Slight pain or muscle weakness at injection sites
You may have some slight swelling at the injection sites which should disappear after twenty or thirty minutes. In rare cases, you may experience some bruising around the injection sites. This can be covered with makeup, and should disappear within a few days.
BOTOX and Dysport do not produce immediate effects. You should begin to see results within three to five days, with full results developing within two weeks. Results last anywhere from three to six months, depending on your individual metabolism, how many units were injected, and where the units were placed.
Schedule Your BOTOX or Dysport Consultation
If you are interested in safely and effectively reducing your wrinkles, contact Dr. Omidi today at 310-281-0155 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Encino, Pomona, Apple Valley, and nearby areas of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.