Dysport and Botox for Beginners: A Guide

Dysport and Botox for Beginners: A Guide

Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles

Dysport and Botox for Beginners: What You Should Know


We’re willing to bet that you know at least one person who regularly gets Botox and loves it. And now, you’re finally considering upping the ante on your solid skincare routine – in search of something that will give you a little more “oomph.”


We totally get it — you want to still look like yourself, but more refreshed — even after the 5 hours of sleep you got last night 🤣 Sprinkle in a dash of luminosity and you get one of our favorite treatments here at Self Skin Studio: Botox.


The beauty of Botox and Dysport (another tox or antiwrinkle product used for this treatment) is that your makeup will go on smoother, your skin will appear brighter, and you can finally say goodbye to the fine lines. You will leave your botox appointment with renewed, glistening skin and a restored natural look.


(Can you tell we’re big fans?)

Botox in Wilmington, NC: What it Is


Botox and Dysport are made from a natural, purified protein that has been used medically for over 30 years. When injected into your face, it temporarily relaxes facial muscles, preventing your skin from wrinkles and creating a smooth, more youthful appearance!

Wilmington, NC Botox: What it Treats


We love botox because it’s a safe, effective, and FDA-approved treatment that leaves you with natural-looking results, no matter your skin type. It works to prevent wrinkle formation and smooths out fine lines, leaving you with a refreshed and rested look.


Common treatment areas include:

  • Forehead
  • Between the brows
  • Downward turn on the upper lip
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nose
  • Brow lift
  • Jawline
  • Dimpled chin
  • Aging neck

At Self, we recommend beginning Botox treatments when you start to notice lines and want to soften them for a more rested look.

Botox in Wilmington: What to Expect

The treatment itself only takes about 15 minutes, but plan on spending 30 minutes total with us.


Your provider will begin with an assessment to identify the correct dosage and placement of Botox or Dysport needed. Everything we do at Self is personalized to your unique needs – that’s how we help all of our clients feel comfortable in their own skin.


Next, we will cleanse the treatment site and hand you a tool that vibrates and helps with any discomfort. Although Botox injections are quick and comfortable, we want to make it as easy and painless as possible!


We then inject small doses of Botox or Dysport into the precise areas identified during your assessment. Don't worry – the needles are extremely small! Expect temporary swelling and minimal redness to occur at the injection sites, but this will dissipate within a couple of hours.


After that, you are all done!


Great results come from this quick and easy treatment.

Botox in Wilmington, North Carolina: Post-Care Instructions


Following your treatment, you will see noticeable results about four days post-treatment, with the full effects visible at two weeks for Botox and 3 to 7 days for Dysport. You will still look like you, but replace skin dullness and lines, with a brighter, smoother, and more refreshed look!


After your treatment, follow these instructions for maximum results:


  • Do not massage the treatment sites. This includes avoiding rubbing the area, wearing tight-fitting hats, any facial treatments, back massages, and eyebrow waxing, such as laser or peels, for at least 2 weeks.
  • Do not lie down for 4 to 6 hours after your treatment.
  • Avoid saunas and exercise for 24 to 48 hours following your treatment.
  • Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen, as they may increase the risk of bruising.
  • You may apply makeup or creams lightly.
  • A cool compress can be applied to reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising.
  • It can take two weeks for the results to fully kick in.
  • Please call us with any questions or concerns!

Schedule Your Wilmington Botox Treatment


Botox and Dysport provide a quick way to give you a more youthful look and smooth out wrinkels. To schedule a consultation and learn more, reach out here.

Sources:


https://www.aad.org/public/cosmetic/wrinkles/botulinum-toxin-faqs

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6489637/

https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/procedure-learning-center/non-surgical/guide-botox-type-injectables/