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Botox/Dysport - Related Questions

Q. I have heard about Botox into the neck, but I am confused about what this would do to make you look younger. Please explain it.

A. Botox relaxes muscles. Depending on which muscle is injected, it can have different effects. When injected into the neck, it is being placed in the platysma muscle. This is a thin sheet of muscle that goes from the collar bone all the way into the jaw and interlaces with muscles of the lower face. The action of the platysma is to pull the face downward. It forms bands as we get older that make us look gaunt. By injecting the platysma, the banding is improved and the jowls can be softened (especially when combining it with skin tightening of the lower face), resulting in a more defined and youthful jaw line.

Q. What is the usual Botox dosage for the frown lines?

A. There is no one answer for everyone. The amount of Botox needed to totally eliminate the 11's (as frown lines are called) varies depending on many factors. Skin thickness, age, sex, the amount of underlying sun damage all factor into the correct answer. In general, women in their 40's need 20-25 units. Men often need twice that amount. And remember, if there is severe sun damage, filler may be necessary to totally eliminate these lines.

Q. I had Dysport about 2-3 weeks ago for forehead lines/glabella area and I am curious if wearing a full face motorcycle helmet that is fairly tight across the head will affect my wonderful results?

A. After this long, the effect of the Dysport has been achieved and you have no concerns. After about 90 minutes, the purified protein that is Dysport is pretty much where it will go and it won't be moved around by pressure or massage, but to be on the safe side, just avoid pressure/massage/manipulation of the treated area for a day.


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