BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport
Dermatologist West Los Angeles | Studio City | San Fernando Valley
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical treatment that is FDA-approved for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. It has been used over a decade and functions by relaxing the muscles that it is injected into. When the muscles relax, the overlying wrinkles are flattened.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is generally used to treat the frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, bunny lines on the nose, and smokers lines around the mouth. It can also be injected on the lateral side of eyebrows, giving the eyebrow a lift at the outer margin.
The effect of BOTOX® is seen within two weeks and results last up to 3 to 4 months.
Dysport, a similar FDA-approved neurotoxin can also be used to treat wrinkles and reverse signs of aging.
Dr. Kassabian often combines Botox with other injectables such as Juvederm and Restylane to achieve a youthful yet natural look.
BOTOX® can also be used for migraine headaches and works very well for excessive sweating of the armpits.