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Over time, all that laughing, smiling, and frowning (not to mention repeated sun damage) shows up on your face in the form of wrinkles.
You can relax those wrinkles with a safe, simple simple injection that’s been performed safely on people for over 40 years—botulinum toxin A, commonly known by the brand names BOTOX®, Xeomin® and Dysport®. This medication is helping millions of patients effectively reduce wrinkles, scars, crow’s feet, and sun damage—without surgery or downtime. BOTOX® and Dysport® actually relax facial muscles to give patients a more youthful appearance.
Double-Platinum provider Courtney Sumpter, PA-C of Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center, and our other expert platinum providers at Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center have been offering BOTOX® for over 10 years, and Dysport since its release in 2010. We have more experience and treat more patients with BOTOX® and Dysport® than any aesthetic practice in Northern Michigan.
After the treatment, you will see a relaxing of the frown lines and wrinkles between your eyebrows (the “11” mark as some people refer to it) and on your forehead in anywhere from 3 to 4 days. Sometimes it can take up to a week for the full treatment to take effect (especially in men).
Talk with your provider prior to your procedure about your goals for using BOTOX/Dysport/Xeomin and feel free to ask any other questions regarding cosmetic procedures. Our providers and office coordinators are very willing to answer questions and want to hear from you if you have any.
We recommend that patients stop taking any aspirin or aspirin-like products about a week or so before the procedure (this includes Motrin and Aleve, but Tylenol is fine). This decreases chances of bruising. Some patients still have slight bruising at the injection site, which can be covered with a little makeup.
It takes skill and precise technique to get truly great results from BOTOX/Dysport/Xeomin, and any other wrinkle relaxers and fillers. Typically that means that you have to have an artistic eye, medical precision and LOTS of hands-on experience.
Our providers see poor results when patients go to "dabblers" in aesthetics for their BOTOX/Dysport/Xeomin. Product is commonly over-diluted to reduce costs in order to heavily discount the treatment; they aren’t as potent, they don't last long, and the technique is poor. The results in these cases often make patients look worse rather than better. There are many horror stories out there regarding botched injections. Always go to an expert that focuses on aesthetics. Spas and even some physicians don’t spend the time researching and practicing injections that our skilled providers do.