Botox / Dysport Information
Dr. Eidelman is a physician trainer for the companies that make Botox and Dysport. He is considered one of the top injectors in New York for Botox and Dysport. He has shared his personally developed techniques with the current practitioners at Chelsea Skin & Laser assuring artistic, natural results that compliment a youthful, healthy appearance.
What are Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are prescription medicines that are injected into muscles to temporarily improve, smooth or relax the look of moderate to severe wrinkling of frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, neck bands, and upper lip wrinkles in adults. Each contains a purified protein that relaxes the small muscles that cause excessive contraction.
What is the Chelsea Skin & Laser treatment technique?
With a very delicate touch and careful precision, a few tiny injections with a fine sterile needle are placed in the area based on the best treatment plan developed specifically for you at Chelsea Skin & Laser. No anesthesia is needed, but for sensitive patients a cool pack may be used to gently numb the treatment area. The procedure itself takes no more than 15 minutes per area.
Onset of benefit:
Relaxation is gradual, usually starting after 24-48 hours and progresses to full correction in two weeks.
How long do benefits last?
For most patients, 3-4 months.
What to do after treatment:
Remain vertical for approximately 2 hours. Avoid sun exposure for 3 days. Make up may be used to cover any area of redness after the treatment. Light exercise is permitted. Avoid laying down or inverting.
When should I schedule my next treatment?
Once you start having the ability to contract the troublesome muscles again, it’s best to schedule your next customized Botox or Dysport treatment with us. The second treatment appears to last longer if administered before your wrinkles return to their full original state. It is normal for the treatment to start softening after about 2-3 months. We recommend scheduling your appointments about 3-4 months apart.
Who should avoid treatment?
If you are pregnant or nursing, have a neuromuscular disease, or you are taking the following medications: streptomycin, neomycin, gentamicin, or tobramycin. If you have a cow’s milk allergy it is not recommended to use Dysport. Or if you have a know allergy to albumin, it is not recommended to use these products.
What are the side effects?
Side effects most commonly reported by patients include mild puffiness or bruising at injection site, headache (13%), temporary eyelid droop (3%).
Bruising risks can be minimized by avoiding aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, concentrated garlic and alcohol for one week prior to treatment.
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