BOTOX & Dysport

Anti-Aging Treatment

“You look tired” are the words nobody wants to hear, especially when you are not actually tired.

Loss of bone, fat, collagen and elastin leads to volume loss and aged appearance with the formation of wrinkles, hollows, and folds. The delicate eye area is particularly vulnerable to showing signs of aging and tired appearance from dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles.

With combination therapy using BOTOX® and fillers of different characteristics the face can be rejuvenated in a natural looking and long-lasting way as an adjunct or an alternative to cosmetic surgery.

To find out if BOTOX®, Dysport and/or other dermal fillers are right for you, please contact us or call us today at 203-557-6464.

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Dermal Fillers for Wrinkles

Cosmetic injections can help improve or eliminate facial wrinkles that result in a tired or angry appearance. Today, BOTOX® and Dysport are the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Forehead wrinkles, wrinkles between the eyebrows and laugh lines (crow’s feet) can be smoothed and the eyebrows contoured for more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance. With repetitive use, the lines soften and diminish over time. The results are subtle and natural. The effects of a single treatment usually last three to four months.

The individual goals of your BOTOX® and Dysport injections are discussed prior to the treatment. No anesthesia is necessary. Ice may be used before, during, and after the procedure for comfort. A number of small injections are done with a very small needle into specific muscles. The entire treatment takes approximately 10 minutes. The effects may start to become evident in 2-3 days, taking full effect within 5-7 days. Some patients choose to repeat their BOTOX® or Dysport treatment as soon as they notice the effects wearing off, in 3-4 months, others return in 4-6 months.

For more information on BOTOX® and Dysport, please contact us or call us today at 203-557-6464.


What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is a neuromodulator or neurotoxin that is made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, called botulinum toxin. Three brands of Botulinum toxin are available: BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin. They vary in their formulation. When injected into muscles, BOTOX® causes those muscles to temporarily relax. The wrinkles in the skin overlying those muscles are softened and improved. BOTOX® can also be used to contour eyebrows (chemical brow lift), soften crow’s feet, smooth lines around the mouth (smoker’s lines) and soften the angle of the jaw. BOTOX® also has numerous non-cosmetic applications.

How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

The effects of BOTOX® generally last three to four months. As it wears off, muscle action gradually returns. Lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear and need to be treated again. However, lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time as the muscles become used to being inactive. Most people choose to have treatments 2-4 times per year, depending on their individual needs.

What is BOTOX® Made Of?

BOTOX® is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It’s the same toxin that causes botulism. BOTOX®, and other brands of a neurotoxin are highly purified and used in minute amounts. BOTOX® has been used in medicine safely for over 30 years.

How Does It Work?

BOTOX® blocks signal from the nerves to the muscles, inhibiting the ability of the muscle to contract.  This causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.

How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?

BOTOX® can be charged per area or per unit.  The average cost per unit of BOTOX® is about $15. The number of units needed depends on the size and muscle mass of the area being treated.  The average number of units used to treat the forehead and glabella (the “11’s”) to improve the wrinkles and contour the eyebrows, is 35-50 units. Call Dr. Flora Levin today for pricing information.


Please call us today at (203) 557-6464 or request a consultation.