BOTOX® in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and surrounding AZ cities
Although BOTOX and Dysport are injectables from competing brands, both products are derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A, which blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles and causes wrinkles to soften an relax. BOTOX treatment has been around for over 20 years and is known for its high safety and efficacy profile. Dysport treatment was only approved by the FDA about a decade ago, in 2009. Perhaps the main difference between these two products is that Dysport has less protein than BOTOX, which means the body breaks it down more slowly.
Dr. Jude LaBarbera offers specialist BOTOX and Dysport nonsurgical treatments to remove forehead creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals, your plastic surgeon will recommend the best treatment to achieve a brighter and more youthful facial profile.
WHO SHOULD HAVE BOTOX TREATMENT?
Good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport treatments are individuals who are at least 18 years old, physically healthy, have no history of neuromuscular diseases, and are not pregnant.
You may not be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you have:
- Existing weaknesses in the targeted muscle
- Deep facial scars
- Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
- Thick facial skin
- Skin disorders around the intended injection sites
- Marked facial asymmetry
Before & After Photos
Your Initial Consultation
with Dr. Labarbera
During BOTOX injection, the area to be treated is cleansed and prepped by the surgeon. You may be asked to tense the target area for better placement of the injections. You may experience brief discomfort after the BOTOX or Dysport injection has been administered. Recovery after injection of BOTOX is usually immediate, and patients are able to return to work and social activities right away. You may experience minor bruising in the aftermath of the treatment, but this goes away within a few days. Most patients are able to see improvements in their wrinkles and fine lines within 24 hours after treatment. These improvements can continue to be evident for up to 5 days. The surgeon may request that you repeat treatment every 3-6 months in order to maintain the benefits.
Plan your PROCEDURE
The average cost of BOTOX and Dysport treatment varies depending on the amount needed. The treatment is administered during an in-office appointment and typically lasts 30-60 minutes. Depending on the patient’s case, a treatment session may use 1-3 syringes, sometimes even more. During your initial visit, Dr. LaBarbera or his staff will be able to assess how many injections you need to meet your desired results. Insurance typically does not cover BOTOX and other elected procedures. Dr. LaBarbera’s office will provide a detailed breakdown of treatment costs so you can make prior arrangements.
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Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.