BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
Scottsdale Botox Injections
As a person ages in life we progressively develop facial wrinkles. These wrinkles tend to occur in several very constant locations. These locations include: the lateral eyes, the upper nasal region, the forehead and the peri-oral region. Plastic surgeons have various weapons to help erase these wrinkles but one of the most common methods of combating these signs of aging is through the use of either Botox orDysport.
Both of these substances are proteins that are derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The proteins can be further subdivided into Type A and Type B. Type A protein includes both Botox and Dysport.
The use of Botox and Dysport is nothing new. In fact, botulinum toxin has been used therapeutically used on facial muscle since the 1960’s. It was initially used for treatment of eyelid spasm and strabismus. However, it wasn’t until the 1980’s that it began being used for aesthetic purposes. It’s important to remember that these proteins are not “fillers”, but rather they act by paralyzing or weaking facial muscles. This in turn will cause wrinkles to disappear for a period of time.
Today Botox and Dysport are both used for the treatment of: unwanted facial wrinkles, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and chronic migraines to name just a few.
Botox Patient Photos
Click the photos to view a larger, side-by-side view of the before and after of each procedure. Please note that all photos are actual patients of Dr. Parson.
The First Botox Office Visit
The first office visit is a time when both you and Dr. Parson can become acquainted with one another. Dr. Parson will listen to your specific concerns and goals in regards to your face. You will also have a chance to meet with other members of Dr. Parson’s team. During the visit a thorough medical history and physical examination will be obtained. Dr. Parson will also use the state-of-the art TouchMD system. TouchMD is designed to help you, as a patient, be better informed and aware of your medical experiences. You will be given access to the mytouchmd.com web portal, which will allow you to relive the experience you had in the doctor’s exam room.
Dr. Parson will then develop a surgical plan that is specific to each patient. He will explain, in easy to understand terms, why certain procedures are better “fits” for each patient’s various situations. Dr. Parson will also discuss whether any additional facial procedures would be of benefit in your particular situation. Such procedures might include: brow lift, blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery), or facial resurfacing to remove wrinkles around the mouth.
The BOTOX® and Dysport Cosmetic Procedure
Dr. Parson or his nurse injector will perform your Botox or Dysport injection in his office. This is a procedure that can be safely done in the office on the same day as your initial consultation. The injections are nearly painless, with the entire process taking less then 5 minutes. Following the injections Dr. Parson will instruct you in post-injection care. You may gently ice the area but you should not massage the injected areas. You should also refrain from any excessive physical activity until directed by Dr. Parson.
Risks of Botox and Dysport
- Bleeding (hematoma) – Unexpected bleeding is unusual but it can occur.
- Discomfort and pain at injection site.
- Weakening of associated muscles.
- Infection – The risk for post-injection infection is usually less than 1%.
- Swelling of your eyelids.
- Dry eyes.
Schedule a Botox Consultation Today
If signs of aging on the face have left you feeling dissatisfied with your appearance, schedule a consultation with the plastic surgeon Scottsdale patients trust, Dr. Shaun Parson. Call 480-282-8386 today.