Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in St. Petersburg, FL

Botox Q&A

What is Botox®?

Botox is an injectable cosmetic that reduces signs of the natural aging process. Specifically, it blocks nerve signals from reaching certain muscles in your face. That process allows your muscles to relax, minimizing the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.

The providers at FLASH Dentspa use Botox to manage other issues as well, including pain caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and migraine headaches.

What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are very similar, but there are differences. For example, although both injectables feature the same substance –– a safe version of botulinum toxin ––  Dysport is more diluted than Botox. As a result, it’s better at treating certain types of wrinkles, like glabellar lines that form between the eyebrows.

After reviewing your medical records, discussing your goals, and an exam, your FLASH Dentspa can make treatment recommendations.

How do I prepare for Botox injections?

Botox doesn’t require any preparation. That said, let your provider know about any allergies you have or prescription medications you take during your consultation.

Your FLASH Dentspa provider might recommend taking a blood-thinning medicine, like Aspirin®, in the days before your appointment to prevent bruising or swelling.

How is Botox administered?

Professional clinicians perform Botox and Dysport injections at FLASH Dentspa. Before treatment, your provider cleans your skin and applies a local anesthetic. Then, they administer a series of injections into strategic areas on your face. 

The entire visit typically lasts between 10 and 20 minutes*. There’s no downtime, so you can return to work and other regular activities right away.

When will I experience results from Botox?

The time it takes to experience results from Botox depends on various factors, including your age and individual goals. Some people notice a significant improvement within a few days, but it typically takes several weeks. Be patient, follow your provider’s recovery instructions, and attend each of your checkups. 

Botox and Dysport keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free for several months. The clinicians at FLASH Dentspa recommend you visit the office quarterly to maintain your results.

To see if you can benefit from treatment with Botox or Dysport, make an appointment at FLASH Dentspa by calling the office or booking online today.

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