What are BOTOX ® and Dysport ® ?
BOTOX and Dysport ® are injections that improve the appearance of animation lines, the lines we get through expression. Results last an average of 3 months however different patients may have longer or shorter results based on their body’s metabolism.
How do they work?
BOTOX ® and Dysport ® target repeated muscle contractions from years of smiling, frowning and squinting. Just like going to the gym and working out, the more you exercise your facial muscles, the stronger they become. While we want this for our bodies, because the muscle in our bodies connects to bone, we do not want this for our faces because the muscle in our faces connects to skin. By injecting into these facial muscles, you essentially put them to rest or “sit them on the couch” for a bit, resulting in a more refreshed, youthful look.
When will I see results?
You may notice a visible smoothing of lines within 2 days. Full results may take up to two
Will I look like I’ve had work done?
You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to Dr. Hooker about the results you desire from your treatment. Dr. Hooker takes pride in creating a natural look. Most of her patients say that after a treatment their friends and family say they look rested and happy, but that they aren’t sure what is different.
What should I expect during my first treatment?
Prior to any treatment, you will receive a brief consultation with Dr. Hooker to assess your treatment goals and answer any questions you may have. After examining your skin, Dr. Hooker will assess your muscle movement by asking you make certain facial expressions. Based on your muscle movement, she will advise you on approximately how many units of BOTOX ® or Dysport ® will be needed to achieve your desired goal. Dr. Hooker can perform your consultation and treatment during the same appointment. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes. Total treatment time is about 30 minutes.
What areas can be treated?
- Vertical lines between the brows (frown lines)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Lines on the bridge of the nose
- Downturned corners of the mouth
- Lip pucker lines
- Chin puckering
When should I start using BOTOX ® and/or Dysport ® ?
You can begin using BOTOX ® and Dysport ® at age 21. These treatments are well-known for smoothing out wrinkles, and are excellent for the prevention of lines appearing. As one gets older, repeated muscle contractions from years of smiling, frowning and squinting creates lines and wrinkles. If BOTOX ® and/or Dysport ® is used to prevent excessive muscle contractions, then the lines may not appear in the first place.
How should I prepare for my Treatment?
Carefully review PRE and POST treatment guidelines.
What other treatments might I need?
Botox and Dysport can be combined with other treatments for an ever better, longer lasting result. During your consultation, Dr. Hooker will recommend the best treatment for your particular needs.
Treatment Follow Up Instructions
To ensure a guaranteed appointment, it is highly recommended that you pre-schedule follow up treatments every 3-4 months, especially during holidays.
Contact Dr. Hooker directly, by texting or calling 480-227- 0008 to schedule an appointment during her private office hours.