BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX

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Experience Facial Rejuvenation in Dallas-Fort Worth With BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are the brand names for Botulinum Toxin Type A, the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States. More than 7.4 million Americans underwent this nonsurgical procedure in 2018 to treat unsightly facial wrinkles, crow's feet, or frown lines.

Dr. Zachary Farris is one of Dallas' premier plastic surgeons. He is double board-certified and has dedicated himself to helping his patients look and feel younger. Dr. Farris serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the surrounding locations in Texas. Call 214-363-1073 today to set up a consultation.

What Are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®?

The two injectables are neuromodulators, meaning they affect the way your nerves send and receive signals to and from your brain. Every time you smile, laugh, or frown, it's because your brain sends a message through your nerves to your muscles. Your muscles contract, and your face moves the way your brain tells it to.

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Over time, though, those repeated facial motions can cause wrinkles to appear and persist. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® block the nerve signal that causes your muscles to contract. Your brain still sends it, but your muscles don't receive it. This causes them to relax and your wrinkles to dissipate.

What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Treat?

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can effectively treat numerous cosmetic facial conditions, including:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Brow lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Lines between the eyebrows

What Areas of the Face Are BOTOX® and Dysport® Effective On?

Dermal fillers are true to their name — they fill in a wrinkle or area of volume loss. The filler is injected beneath the wrinkle, and it fills the depression, pushing the skin back upward. Dermal fillers work on static wrinkles that show themselves at all times. These wrinkles and areas of volume loss are usually found in the lower two-thirds of the face.

These methods are known as "dynamic" wrinkle treatments. Dynamic wrinkles appear on the skin due to muscle contractions beneath the surface, like those caused by frowning or squinting. 

When you frown, you can feel the muscles in your forehead engage. As we age and our skin becomes less elastic, these repeated expressions begin to form wrinkles on the upper third of the face.

These treatments have no effect on static wrinkles. They work on dynamic wrinkles formed by muscle contractions. BOTOX® works on the upper third of the face.

Botox - Before & After

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woman’s forehead, no wrinkles after botox treatment

Differences Between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are made from the same substance and have almost the same effects, but subtle differences could affect the results you get from each option. Dysport® has smaller protein molecules than BOTOX® Cosmetic. That means Dysport® can diffuse over a wider area. The difference is significant in these ways:

  • Dysport® can be more effective at treating larger areas, such as your forehead, whereas BOTOX® Cosmetic can target specific points, such as crow's feet or lines between your eyebrows.
  • Dysport® may take effect slightly sooner. Most patients see results after one to two days. BOTOX® Cosmetic usually takes three to four days to manifest results. If time is of the essence, you may prefer Dysport®.

How Long Do Results Take to Show and How Long Do They Last?

Unlike dermal fillers, which immediately push the skin back up, BOTOX® and Dysport® don't provide immediate results. After you leave our Walnut Hill Lane offices, it takes from three to four days for the botulinum toxin in either product to paralyze the targeted muscle. From there, your results will last from four to six months before the BOTOX® or Dysport® is absorbed by your body and your wrinkles return.

There is some variability in the duration of your results based on the different rates of metabolism in different people. When you notice your crow's feet and the like beginning to return, you simply make another BOTOX®/Dysport® appointment at Farris Plastic Surgery to maintain your results.

Why Choose Farris Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Zachary Farris is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with a strong foundation in cosmetic surgery, shaped by extensive training and practice in New York City at the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been recognized by Castle Connolly as one of the Top Doctors in Dallas and holds accolades from Super Doctors and RealSelf for his contributions to the field.

Dr. Farris and his professional staff design each treatment plan to meet the specific needs and goals of his patients. At Farris Plastic Surgery, you will receive top-notch care in a comfortable and private setting. We're proud to offer a positive and safe experience that's focused on achieving the best possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Safe?

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They're both safe. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are purified forms of Botulinum Toxin Type A, and they're administered in tiny amounts. They're also diluted with a saline solution before they're injected. Both treatments have been FDA-approved for cosmetic use for years — BOTOX® Cosmetic since 2002 and Dysport® since 2009.

While any medical procedure could be unsafe in the hands of an amateur, Dr. Farris is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience helping his patients reclaim youthful, vibrant skin. He and his staff will ensure your injectable treatment is as safe and comfortable as possible.

Are BOTOX® and Dysport® Injections Painful?

Our nurse practitioner and certified BOTOX® injector, Caffery Gilly, injects the neuromodulators for facial wrinkles. Caffery makes your injections with a very tiny needle, which doesn't go very deep. Most patients equate the feeling to that of a pinprick, and they don't feel the need to have topical numbing cream or anything prior to their injections.

If you're looking for a true BOTOX® specialist in Dallas or Fort Worth, schedule your appointment with Caffery.

Is There Anything I Need to Do to Prepare for My BOTOX® or Dysport® Injections?

No. These are simple, quick sessions. There isn't anything you need to do to prepare. Your session only takes about 10-15 minutes, and then you can get right back to work or your other normal activities.

Are There Any Side Effects After Having BOTOX® or Dysport® Injections?

BOTOX® (and Dysport® to a much lesser degree) has been injected hundreds of millions of times around the world, and it has proven to be safe, effective, and very low risk. 

The typical side effects after a BOTOX® session are slight redness and possible minimal swelling at the injection sites. Some patients can develop a slight headache for a few hours. These issues typically resolve within a day or so. 

The one risk with BOTOX® is injecting it into an incorrect muscle, as this can cause issues such as a drooping eyelid. That's why you have a registered nurse such as Caffery Gilly perform your BOTOX® injections in Texas, not someone at a nail salon.

What Else Can BOTOX® and Dysport® Treat?

Neuromodulators are proving to be more and more useful than just treating wrinkles or involuntary eyelid spasms. BOTOX® has received FDA approval for treating the following non-cosmetic conditions:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Cervical dystonia (neck spasms)
  • Strabismus (lazy eye)
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Overactive bladder

What Are the BOTOX® Cosmetic Recovery Periods?

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These non-invasive wrinkle reduction treatments are nonsurgical, so they involve no downtime and no recovery. You can resume your normal activities immediately after your injection. You don't have to deal with anesthesia, sutures, or stitches.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® generally last about three to four months, after which you'll need another procedure to maintain your results. However, your treatments are cumulative. With each injection, your wrinkles and lines come back less pronounced than before.

Can I Combine BOTOX® or Dysport® Injections With Other Treatments?

Because neuromodulators are so specialized in where they work their magic — on the upper third of the face — they can be combined with other treatments easily. They can be combined with dermal filler injections, such as Juvéderm® or Restylane®, as they work on different areas of the face. So, you could treat your frown lines between your eyebrows with BOTOX® while also having Juvéderm® erase your smile lines.

Kybella injections to reduce your double chin or sclerotherapy to remove some spider veins on your calves would make a perfect complement.

We wouldn't recommend adding BOTOX® to a surgical procedure, although limited liposuction can work since it involves little recovery.

Microneedling treatments could be combined with either of these injections. But we'd make sure to avoid the areas where you're having your neuromodulator injections. For instance, you wouldn't want to have microneedling done on your forehead after having BOTOX® injected there.

If you're interested in saving time by combining BOTOX® and Dysport® with other treatments, let's talk about it during your consultation.

Patient Testimonial

"Dr. Farris and his team are the best! His team takes the time to answer all your questions and leaves you feeling confident about the decision you make. Dr. Farris’ bedside manner compares to no one! My pre and post op appointments were amazing. His office is beautiful and state of the art. No expense was left in making me feel beautiful inside and out."

- Anonymous

Schedule Your Dallas-Fort Worth BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® Consultation Today

A younger-looking you could be just a phone call away. Our team at Farris Plastic Surgery provides BOTOX® or Dysport® cosmetic procedures in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and surrounding locations of Texas. Call 214-363-1073 to schedule a consultation.

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