Botox & Dysport
Tasteful Botox in Portland
Facial expression is one of the most essential non-verbal forms of communication and one we use often via repeated muscle contractions. Amazingly, these muscles lose little strength over time. However, as we age, our skin thins and its supportive tissue weakens, making it harder for the skin to rebound. We then begin to see wrinkles and fine lines.
Neuromodulators, composed of botulinum toxin A, smooth these lines by relaxing the muscles that form them. As your trusted provider of Dysport and Botox in Portland, we focus on achieving smooth and natural results for a refreshed, well-rested appearance.
Botox contains a higher concentration of botulinum toxin A than some of the other neuromodulators and produces consistent, long-lasting results. This equates to reliable natural results without excess units injected, saving our patients from unnecessary costs. Botox’s effects are visible within five to seven days of the initial treatment, with the full effect of treatment achieved by day fourteen.
Dysport’s potency and longevity are similar to Botox. However, there are a few key differences: Dysport has a touch more spread, which makes it a smart option for larger treatment areas like the forehead. Its effects become apparent sooner, within two to three days. The gratification isn’t instant, but it’s close.
FAQ: Botox & Dysport
What areas does Botox treat?
Common treatment areas include the lines between the brows, the crow’s feet, the forehead lines, the jaw muscle for TMJ or teeth clenching, the chin muscle to smooth chin dimpling, and the muscles that cause a gummy smile, neck lines, and platysmal bands. Other more advanced areas can also be treated by Dr. Brigham.
Are the injections painful?
Pain thresholds vary depending on the individual. Most Aluma patients report minimal discomfort with Botox treatments. We use small insulin needles, similar in diameter to the ones used in acupuncture treatments.
How much does treatment cost?
The average cost range is $325 to $650, depending on the number of areas treated and the units required per area.
How is Dysport different from Botox?
Botox and Dysport are quite similar. Both are composed of botulinum toxin A. However, they do have minor differences in their associated molecules. Dysport takes effect sooner than Botox and has a different unit conversion rate than Botox; typically, three units of Dysport equals one unit of Botox. Some clients have a clear preference, while others do not. Botox and Dysport are priced the same at Aluma, with Dysport units being converted into Botox Equivalent Units, and have comparable outcomes, duration, and efficacy.
Before & After Care
How should I prepare for my Botox or Dysport treatment?
There are important things to keep in mind before this treatment:
- We can clean the injection site the day of your treatment, or you can come in with a clean face, free of topical products.
- If getting Botox for an event, plan 3 weeks in advance to ensure results are achieved and fine-tuned if needed.
How will my face look afterward?
Most patients have small areas of swelling at the site of the Botox injections; this is from the reconstituted product and will be absorbed within 15 minutes.
What should I do in terms of aftercare?
We provide written aftercare instructions with your treatment. Avoid applying pressure or manipulating the area treated for 48 hours. Avoid strenuous exercise as this may wash the neuromodulator from its receptor sites. You may gently apply makeup and wash your face, wiping upward and away from the eyes and brows.
Final results typically last three to four months, depending on the amount used. Higher dosages of units tend to last longer.
Learn More About Our Practice & Treatments
We’re proud to provide exceptional treatments for Dysport and Botox in Portland, Oregon. Aluma is different from your average med spa. Learn about our practice and how we approach treatments and patient care.
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