Botox and Dysport

Colorado Springs Dermatologist Dr. Reagan Anderson

Video Transcript

So here’s another daily do from your friendly local dermatologist!

All right, so let’s talk about Botox or Dysport or any other medication that’s in this category that kind of freezes the muscles so that you don’t develop as many wisdom lines in the future. Now all of these work by injecting them into your skin into the muscles that we’re trying to paralyze and it usually takes about a week for them to be fully paralyzed so that you do not move your forehead and then you don’t get all these wrinkle lines or wisdom lines. So one of the first tips I have for everybody is to please do not do this right before a major event, because you could get bruising and if you’re getting bruised right before a major event, that’s not what you want, but the other reason is is that we are guessing which muscles to put it in, what location of that muscle, and how much medication for each muscle depending on how strong each one is and we’re pretty good at guessing, but occasionally we need to adjust a little bit more here, a little bit more there and because it takes a week for it to  set in, then if you have your event in eight days well you might have a bruise and two, you might be a little bit asymmetric. So in other words, this could be completely frozen and this could move a little bit and that’s just an awkward look. So my rule of thumb for any sort of injectable, cosmetic procedure is give yourself a minimum of one month, preferably six weeks, before your major event, before you have any of these things done. Gives us a chance for the bruises to go away, gives us a chance to correct if something is not symmetric. Next tip is do all of your exercising and showering before you come into your visit because I really don’t want you exercising or sweating profusely or anything like that for a couple hours afterwards. Next, it’s a pretty easy procedure. So, please look at our videos. Look at other people’s videos. Look at the pictures that are out there before and after, and talk to your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Now guys, this is the safest cosmetic procedure done in America and a ton of them are done, but there still are risks. So, please talk to your local provider. Make sure you understand and make sure you plan ahead and then good luck.

Because Dermatologists treat more than just skin cancer!