Botox & Dysport Specialist

Vitality Institute Of Agoura

Stefanie Feldman, MD

Aesthetic Dermatology servicing Agoura Hills, CA, Calabasas, CA & Malibu, CA

When you were a child, you may have thought only older adults could get wrinkles, but seeing them appear on yourself, in your 20s and 30s, comes as a surprise. The fact is, you can develop wrinkles at any age, and they often make you look older than you really are. Dr. Feldman and the expert team at Vitality Institute of Agoura in Agoura Hills, California, target and relieve wrinkles on patients 18 and older with Botox® and Dysport® injections. To find out if Botox or Dysport is the perfect option to eliminate your wrinkles, call Vitality Institute of Agoura or request an appointment online today. BODY CONTENT (350-400 words):

Botox & Dysport

What are Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved injectables that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is probably the most popular injectable cosmetic treatment available today. However, it has many uses in medicine beyond wrinkle relief, such as treatment for overactive bladder, migraines, and hyperhidrosis.

The active agent in each Botox injection is called botulinum toxin. It’s a neurotoxin that stops your nerve signals from reaching your muscles and telling them to flex and contract. Like Botox, Dysport is a neurotoxin that, when injected, helps relax facial wrinkles. Dysport is used specifically to improve the appearance of wrinkles between your eyebrows.

With focused treatments, Dr. Feldman can target areas with Botox and Dysport injections to treat symptoms without affecting surrounding muscle movements. 

How do Botox and Dysport treat wrinkles?

Botox and Dysport treat specific types of wrinkles known as dynamic wrinkles.

Dynamic wrinkles appear as a result of your muscle movements. Each time you move the muscles in your face, your skin crinkles in certain spots. 

Over time, repeated facial expressions and movements result in permanent skin folds. Common dynamic wrinkles include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Lip lines
  • Frown lines

When your dermatologist injects Botox or Dysport into the muscles causing these wrinkles, you’ll see a notable reduction in their appearance. 

With skilled hands, your Vitality Institute of Agoura provider can ensure that you’ll still be able to make facial expressions and move your facial muscles freely while Botox and Dysport remain active. 

Who can get Botox and Dysport?

Your Vitality Institute of Agoura provider may recommend Botox or Dysport if you:

  • Have moderate-to-severe dynamic wrinkles
  • Don’t like the appearance of your dynamic wrinkles
  • Are in good health
  • Don’t have a neuromuscular condition
  • Aren’t allergic to anything in the product
  • Don’t have a skin infection at the planned injection site
  • Aren’t currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Before receiving your Botox or Dysport injections from your Vitality provider, you’ll discuss the specific wrinkles and lines you’d like to treat. If you have wrinkles that Botox or Dysport can’t relieve, you may be referred for other treatments.

Can I get Botox and Dysport more than once?

Yes, you can get Botox and Dysport injections as many times as you’d like. The results last for about four months after each session, but your dermatologist can help you book maintenance injections to keep enjoying your wrinkle-free skin. 

If you’d like to try a look with fewer facial wrinkles, call Vitality Institute of Agoura or book an appointment online to see if Botox or Dysport is right for you today.