Most patients experience their Botox and Dysport results and procedure in comfort, but first-time patients might not know what to expect. They ask their friends and trusted doctor:
You may not be aware that, over time, slight furrowing and frowning are causing severe facial signs of aging. The brain impulsively sends messages to facial muscles to tighten and tense every day. Your instinct to wrinkle is hard-wired.
Botox (onabotulinum toxin A) is an inexpensive, yet powerful cosmetic treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help reduce:
The typical Botox and Dysport treatment time is less than 5 minutes. After 5 to 7 days, you see the effect of a few tiny injections. There is no downtime, but sometimes mild bruising. For such a brief procedure and with the possibility of bruising, new patients often ask Dr. Raval:
Botox and Dysport treatments are diverse and robust enhancement procedures. Even as these treatments for signs of aging expand popularity among patients, medical cosmetic practitioners continue to discover new applications. For example, did you know that underarm Botox or Dysport injections are effective for reducing unwanted sweating? Supported by research on effective injection techniques and emerging trends, Dr. Raval shares his techniques and latest programs to increase his patients' safety, satisfaction, and even security of investment.
Although some view plastic surgery as dramatic, unrealistic, and vain, others—like Dr. Raval supports cosmetic surgeries as moderate, natural, and healthy procedures for patients with the right expectations. In a recent column, Huffington Post writer, Kristen Houghton supported Dr. Raval’s professional view in a natural aesthetic, saying she doesn’t “want to make a drastic change; I just want to look fresh and healthy.” Ms. Houghton, like many of Dr. Raval’s patients, have learned that not only are natural, healthy-looking procedures available with the right surgeon, but also that each procedure is as unique as the patient. Knowing that your facelift, eyelid lift, or other surgical treatment is uniquely your own allows you to see the myth of the “dramatic, unrealistic, and vain surgery.” Through individual consultation and deep expertise, Dr. Raval supports surgery only as a positive option for his patients’ appearance, health, and self-image. Ms. Houghton is a good example of the patient with realistic expectations.
Do people say you look tired? Or think you’re scowling when you really are not? Maybe you scowl for real when you look in the mirror and see the wrinkles that are appearing on your forehead and between your eyebrows. Sounds like it’s time for a brow lift. But that doesn’t necessarily mean surgery. Botox could be all you need to smooth that brow.
Puffy, wrinkly or droopy lower eyelids can make you look older than your age, or chronically tired. Nobody wants that. Fortunately, we can correct these symptoms, often without surgery. There are treatments for upper eyelids, too, and these can be performed at the same time or separately from lower eyelid treatments. In this article we’ll focus on your under-eye options.
Wh ile the number of male patients seeking rhinoplasty and facelift procedures continue to rise, men often prefer the more subtle and natural results of non-surgical procedures. Injectables like Botox , Dysport , and fillers such as Restylane , Juvederm and Voluma , allow men to fight signs of aging with no downtime.
Why They Work (Non-Surgical Procedures for Men)
Botox, Dysport, and fillers treat signs of aging by targeting key areas and symptoms. As we age, the face loses volume and once invisible wrinkles worsen. Botox and Dysport target the forehead and around the eyes where creases develop and stops them from forming by relaxing the muscles below the skin. Filler injections restore youthful volume in key areas like the cheeks and around the mouth and nose.