Botox and Dysport injection for cosmetic use

We are proud to present our two special products: Botox Cosmetic and Dysport used by Dr. Parvin Shafa, dermatologist at OC MedDerm in Irvine, Orange County CA. Both products are purified proteins called BTX-A (botulinum toxin type A) that are injected in exactly the same way directly into the muscles beneath the skin on the forehead and around the eyes. This results in diminished movement of the those muscles that create facial wrinkles and folds. It also helps to lift the brow and and corner of the mouth. Botox and Dysport are a great way to stop lines and wrinkles from becoming a fixed feature of the face. Botox is now used for treating migraines as well.

What are the areas that can be injected?

The following photo shows areas that are frequently injected with Botox or Dysport.

Botox Before and After

How long does the effect last?

BTX-A temporarily relaxes the injected muscles for 3 months (the result may vary, rarely as short as 6 weeks to as long as 6 months in our personal experience).

How does it work?

Botox and Dysport work by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles, thereby reducing the muscle activity that is responsible for the formation of frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet around the eyes and horizontal lines on the forehead.

Type of facial lines and wrinkles

Dynamic lines are created when the muscles under the skin of the face, such as those in the
forehead or around the eyes, contract and cause your skin to fold and develop frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, or crow’s feet lines. These type of lines can be reduced and later even eliminated by Botox and Dysport injections.

Static lines are lines that exist even when your muscles are at rest. These lines are the result of aging and repetitive movement of the underlying facial muscles over the years, as well as the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. These types of lines can be improved with Botox and Dysport injections, however; they may need to be additionally treated with fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane for optimal correction.

Are there any Safety concerns with Botox or Dysport treatments?

Botox has been used therapeutically since 1980 for more than 23 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. Dysport has been in use for over 20 years. Botox and Dysport are now approved in more than 75 countries. Botox and Dysport both remain some of the most widely researched medicines in the world for their therapeutic use.

Important information on Botox and Dysport

You should not be treated if you have an infection at the site of injection or are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. Serious allergic reactions and cardiac events have been rarely reported with high dosage of Botox or Dysport injection. Dr. Shafa has been injecting Botox and later Dysport every single day since 1986. She admits that she has never experienced any significant unwanted side effects, however; after any treatment if you think you are having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing, call Dr. Shafa on her cell phone immediately.

What are the side effects of Botox or Dysport?

Side effects include possible discomfort, bleeding and later bruising at the site of injection. Non-underarm sweating, infection, sore throat, flu, headache, fever, neck or back pain, itching and anxiety has been reported. For more information please read the package insert.

Is Botox or Dysport treatment right for me?

It all depends on what kind of changes or corrections you desire. You are welcome to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Shafa who will listen to your concerns and educate you on how we are able to achieve your desired results. You might benefit from a combination treatment such as adding dermal fillers and/or a skin rejuvenation plan along with having Botox or Dysport injections. View the Similarities and Differences between Botox and Dysport. Visit OC MedDerm to learn more about risks and benefits as well as alternative treatments for each anti anti-aging procedure we perform.

Contact Us!

If you are suffering from acne, feel free to call us to make an appointment to see Dr. Shafa. During your appointment, Dr. Shafa will evaluate your skin as well as overall health. After the type and cause of acne is diagnosed, Dr. Shafa will explain the variety of treatment options best suited to your needs and help select the best regimen for you and your skin. If you have questions prior to your visit, please do not hesitate to ask here.