First things first — we use the term Botox® in the title of this blog, but we’re not only referring to this leading brand of neurotoxin but other popular options, including Dysport®. No matter the name, since their introduction two decades ago, it’s incredible what we can accomplish with these cosmetic injectables. That also explains why they retain the number one position in non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States for years.
With just a few quick-and-easy cosmetic injections, our team at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery & L Med Spa, under the guidance of Dr. Manuel Lopez, can tackle cosmetic concerns all around your face.
Let's look at four popular uses to give you an idea about just how versatile Botox and Dysport are.
1. Smoothing your forehead
Perhaps the most popular use for Botox and Dysport is to smooth those horizontal forehead lines that become more embedded in your skin as time marches on. When you were younger, you could make an expression, and then these forehead lines would disappear. These days, not so much.
With cosmetic injectables, we can quiet the muscles that contract to form these lines, giving you a more relaxed resting face in between expressions.
2. Eliminating the angry look
A close second to forehead lines is eliminating those vertical and horizontal lines found between your brows. That little upside-down T at the top of your nose is great when expressing frustration or anger, but it’s not a good look 24/7.
With Botox and Dysport, we can relax those bow and frown lines to give you a far less tense and angry appearance.
3. Smile and laugh lines
Botox and Dysport are excellent at eliminating negative expression lines, but that great laugh and smile of yours can also leave their marks on your face. Every time you smile or laugh, wrinkles at the corner of your eyes, called crow's feet, form. Over time, these wrinkles grow more numerous, deepen, and linger long after your smile has faded.
With Botox and Dysport, we can relax these laugh lines so they only appear when you laugh and smile.
4. Full lips with a flip lip
Many people assume dermal fillers are the go-to tool for fuller lips, but we can also use Botox and Dysport to achieve the same effect.
Called a lip flip, we inject the injectable strategically around your lips and in the corners of your mouth to relax the muscles. As a result, your top lip relaxes and flips up slightly, revealing more of your lip and making it appear fuller.
If you’d like to explore for yourself all that we can accomplish with just a few injections of Botox or Dysport, contact one of our six locations in the San Antonio, Texas, area to schedule an appointment.