BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™
- What is BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™?
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ Safety
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ Candidates
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ Treatment
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ Recovery
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ Side Effects
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ Cost
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ Alternatives
- Additional BOTOX® Cosmetic FAQs
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™?BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ are all neuromodulators. They are substances, when injected into specific muscles, that can temporarily paralyze them for approximately three months, preventing them from forming wrinkles. These facial injections can target the muscles that create wrinkles—most commonly the horizontal lines on your forehead, around the corners of your eyes (“crow’s feet”), and between your eyebrows. In addition to the most common areas listed above, these neuromodulators can be used to address vertical lip lines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), masseter muscles for “facial slimming,” “bunny lines” on the nose, and/or platysmal “neck” bands, just to name a few. Our Jacksonville plastic surgeons and physician assistants have significant experience with the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™. We will perform an individualized facial assessment and develop a personal treatment plan to optimize your desired aesthetic results.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ Safe?Every year, patients in the United States collectively receive over 7 million neuromodulator injections. Despite their popularity and track record of success, many would-be patients may still be hesitant to use BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ because of concerns about safety. Like every medical treatment, neuromodulator injections do come with their share of risks for potential complications, but the vast majority of these complications are minor. The risk of serious side effects is very small.
Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and/or Jeuveau™?
- Cardiovascular disease
- An allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product
- Facial trauma or recent facial surgery
- Muscle or nerve conditions such as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Motor neuropathy
- Pregnancy or current breastfeeding
What Does BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and/or Jeuveau™ Treatment Involve?If it is determined that you are a good candidate for neuromodulator injections, a customized treatment plan will be developed during the initial consultation. Our providers will identify the precise areas of the face to perform the injections in a way designed to create results that meet your goals without producing a “frozen” appearance. The injections are given with a very fine needle and topical numbing cream can be applied prior to injection to minimize any discomfort, if desired. Depending on the extent of treatment, the procedure takes an average of about 15-30 minutes to complete.
Is There a Recovery Period After BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and/or Jeuveau™?You can return to your normal activities the same day of the injection. While some minor swelling or bruising around the injection sites is common, these effects typically resolve quickly. We advise that you do not participate in strenuous physical activity on the day of the injection, or massage areas of injections.
What Are Some Possible Side Effects and Complications?In general, side effects and possible complications are limited to:
- Pain and/or redness at the injection site
- Bruising or swelling
- Paralysis of the nearby muscles
- Headache or neck pain
- Eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes