Archive for the ‘ Dysport ’ Category
Doctor; the Botox made my eyelids Droop!
This is a complaint that all providers of Botox, Dysport or Xeomin will hear from an occasional patient. It is both true and false but in reality false. There is a very rare complication of true eyelid ptosis and this results from the neurotoxin getting into the muscle that raises the eyelid (levator palpabrae superiorus). […]
Non Surgical Brow Lift with Botox and/or Fillers
Surgical brow lifting is one of my favorite procedures and is the only true way to treat moderate to severe upper facial aging in a natural and lasting manner. I perform this surgery endoscopically and in a “mini open” technique as well. Many patients do not require surgical brow lift and can benefit from injectable, […]
Turning the Frown Upside Down
One aging change that is particularly bothersome to women (and men) is the turned down appearance of the corners of the mouth with aging. This often creates a sad or angry look and no one likes that. Although numerous factors contribute to this, the main causes include sagging facial skin and jowl formation pushing down […]
The Changing Face of Botox: Patient Customization
Rarely do we see true paradigm shifts in cosmetic surgery. Neurotoxins are certainly a prime example of a new technology that replaced previous treatments with increased safety and less recovery. When Botox arrived in the early 1990’s the “pretty poison” caught on like wildfire and soon became the most commonly requested cosmetic treatment internationally. In […]
Dysport Units and Dilution Versus Botox Units and Dilution: 3 to 1 will get it done.
As neurotoxin science continues to advance and more drugs become available, patients will be offered more choices of treatments. Currently Botox (Allergan) and Dysport (Medicis) are the only FDA approved neurotoxins (also called neuromodulators) to treat facial lines and wrinkles. Numerous other similar drugs are currently in the pipeline for FDA approval, including […]
Botox without Needles?
For over 100 years, doctors have been administering medications with needles. I can’t think of any single factor that patients of all ages hate about seeing the doctor that is worse than the fear of needles. Besides scaring patients, many health care workers are injured or infected from accidental needle sticks. There is nothing fun […]
Dysport: the new “Botox”
If Allergan’s Botox is Goliath, then Medicis and their new neurotoxin is David. No one can argue that Botox has enjoyed a monopoly in the United States for past 15 years. After all, Botox was a true paradigm shift in cosmetic surgery. Never before, without surgery, could a patient have wrinkles disappear. The introduction of […]