BOTOX® & Dysport®

Did you know that Botox® and Dysport® can remove wrinkles and lines that form over time with age? Over time, repeated muscle action and loss of skin tone can create lines and wrinkles between the brows, forehead and outer corners of the eye. Botox® and Dysport® are different versions of a natural occurring product that relaxes the underlying muscles and softens these lines. A small amount of product is injected into each overacting muscle to create this relaxation and smooth out lines. The number of injections may vary depending on the areas treated. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes and you may immediately return to your normal activities without any down time. The product will begin working after a few days and will reach its peak effect over the following 2 weeks. Although results can vary, most patients will have up to 4 months of improvement. By getting “boosters”, you may maintain their improved appearance. The effects are not diminished with repeated injections. If you stop receiving these neuromodulators, your dynamic lines will gradually return.

Botox was the first product approved for the use in 2002. Since that time, approximately 12 million Botox procedures have been performed. In 2008, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked these injections as the most popular cosmetic non-surgical procedure of all. Over 90% of patients were pleased with their cosmetic improvement. Although it is commonly thought that only women undergo these treatments, in fact 6% of Botox procedures are performed on men (over 300,000 procedures per year).

Dysport is marketed in the United States by the Medicis Corporation. It is slightly different serotype of botulinum and therefore the dosage is slightly different than Botox. Dysport may take effect sooner than Botox and might spread over a greater area. Our office uses both products to tailor the treatment for each patient. Because the effect and duration of the product is so dependent on precise placement, it is important that you receive these treatments from an office that has extensive experience. Our office has been using Botox for the past 20 years and Dr. Berris was one of the original investigators for its clinical approval. He was coauthor of an article describing its use for cosmetic patients in 1989.

Contact Dr. Craig Berris to Learn More about BOTOX® and Dysport®

To maximize the beautifying benefits, Dr. Berris’ patients may consider pairing other facial plastic surgery procedures with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®. To find out if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®, contact Sacramento cosmetic surgeon Craig E. Berris, M.D. today.

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I had interviewed several doctors and my decision to have Dr Berris MD provide my surgical procedures was by far my best possible choice. And thank you so very much to his staff.

From first appointment for evaluation, staff getting authorization for upper eyelid surgery and forehead lift, and then to surgery, all staff were so helpful, courteous, and caring. I would refer others to Dr. Craig Berris.

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