Botox® & Dysport® Injections in Menlo Park, Atherton & Palo Alto, CA
Come to Entre Nous Aesthetics Today for Your Botox® or Dysport® Injections! We Specialize in Administering These Injections. We Are Here for All of Your Aesthetic Needs. Call Us Today for More Information (650) 550-2693.
Are you looking to restore your youthful appearance in the Menlo Park, Atherton, and Palo Alto, CA area? Come in today to Entre Nous Aesthetics for a Botox® or Dysport® treatment. Our experienced aestheticians have years of experience with these FDA approved procedures. Visit our location today for a consultation to see if this treatment is right for you.
What exactly are Botox® and Dysport®?
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are injectable proteins that have been approved by the FDA to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They share a similar mechanism of action and are used for similar purposes. Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are the products of two different companies and are the Coke and Pepsi of the neuromodulator world – slightly different but in most ways the same. Both Dysport® and Botox® are made from two different forms of botulinum. In large amounts, the toxin produced from these two bacterias can be dangerous. However, in small quantities, the injections from either of these treatments can smooth out the wrinkles on your face. While it may not be possible to reverse deep wrinkles completely, it will lessen them. At Entre Nous Aesthetics in Menlo Park, we enjoy using both products using their subtle differences to customize the care of each patient.
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are purified proteins of the Clostridium botulinum toxin type A. They bind to receptors on the muscles that are treated and render the muscle unreceptive to the nerve signals that would otherwise cause the muscle to contract. They are very effective and very specific and work where they are injected. Because of this they allow us to relax specific muscles in the face, which cause dynamic (muscle-associated) facial wrinkling.
How does a treatment work?
When you receive a Dysport® or Botox® treatment, it will be injected into the muscles we’ve identified near your wrinkles. It is these muscles in your face that cause wrinkles to appear. These muscles, after years of smiling and laughing, do not fully release from contracting. Small amounts of Botox® or Dysport® are injected into these muscles causing them to relax due to the paralyzing properties of these toxins. These relaxed muscles will lessen or eliminate your wrinkles.
What can I expect during a Botox® or Dysport® procedure?
Most patients only experience mild discomfort during injections, although this can be avoided with some numbing cream. Speak with our doctor before the treatment if this is a concern. A treatment will relax the muscles in the treatment area, but you will not be numb as a result of it. Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are injected during an office visit that lasts approximately 15 minutes. You will begin to see the results of the injections in 3-7 days. First, you will notice that your muscle is not responding the way it used to and over time, you will notice the wrinkles associated with that/those muscle(s) will become smoother. The smoothing effect will fade after about 3-4 months at which time you will return to your baseline. To maintain your refreshed, wrinkle-free look, expect several treatments throughout the year.
What are the benefits of Botox® and Dysport®?
At Entre Nous Aesthetics, our expert injectors can recommend which areas of treatment are best for you. Common areas that benefit from Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® injections are:
- Scowl lines, or 11’s, and horizontal lines between the brows
- Crows’ feet beside the eyes
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Bunny lines on the sides of the nose
- Upper lip “smoker’s lines”
- Craggy, peau d’orange (orange peel look) of the chin
- Vertical neck bands
Other amazing uses:
- Improve skin texture by relaxing the microscopic muscles which cause “goose bumps”
- Lift the downturning corners of the mouth
- Weaken the masseter muscles to decrease teeth grinding
- Correct the “gummy smile”
- Improve the downturned nasal tip
- Treat excessive underarm, hand and foot sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
- Treat migraine headaches, muscle spasticity, overactive bladder (other medical specialists)
Why do people love Botox® and Dysport®?
Because it’s quick, it’s easy and it works! It’s efficacy in smoothing dynamic wrinkles is unmatched by any other product or procedure.
Why is it the most popular injectable procedure?
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are the foundation of aesthetic injectables. They treat the CAUSE of dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that create the wrinkles. It is popular in nearly all adult age groups, either for proactive prevention in 30 year olds or mitigation and smoothing in 40, 50, 60 and 70 year olds.
Is this treatment safe?
The safety and efficacy of these products have been extensively studied and published in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. Many new uses for these amazing products are on the horizon. For example, Allergan is currently in phase 2 trials of Botox® to treat depression! Stay tuned……
What is the difference between Botox® and Dysport®?
There isn’t exactly an agreement among physicians if there is a difference between Botox® and Dysport®. However, it does appear that Dysport® does not last as long as Botox® but does have a quicker onset time. Dysport® is known to have spread to a broader area from the injection site compared to Botox®, which in some cases is advantageous and in other cases not. The strength of Dysport® seems to be a little less than Botox®, although again this may or may not be preferable in your treatment. Entre Nous Aesthetics is located at 1047 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Our hours of operation are:
- Monday – 9 am to 5 pm
- Tuesday – 9 am to 5 pm
- Wednesday – 9 am to 6 pm
- Thursday – 9 am to 5 pm
- Friday – 9 am to 4 pm
Do you have any additional questions about Botox® or Dysport®? Would you like to make an appointment? Call our friendly staff today at (650) 550-2693. We look forward to meeting you!