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Botox Cosmetic and Dysport in Tucson at Skin Appeal

Christy Hall, PA-C will examine your face and discuss with you the best treatments to meet your expectations. Botox® and Dysport® are often combined with other treatments such as Restylane®, Restylane Lyft or Juvederm® for instant age defying results.  The skin in the treatment areas will be cleansed and a topical numbing agent will be applied, if desired.  Although, many patients do not feel the numbing agent is necessary.  The procedure itself takes less than 10 minutes. You will experience virtually no downtime, allowing you to return to work or normal activity immediately. After your treatment, you will instructed to avoid lying down, massaging the area, or exercising for 4 hours. The effects of Botox and Dysport set in gradually over the next 2-7 days providing you with a beautiful refreshed look. The effects will gradually fade after 3-6 months. Subsequent treatments will enhance the desired results and most people will choose to repeat treatments 2-4 times per year.

Botox for Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

Botox Cosmetic may also be used to treat those with excessive sweating of the underarms, palms of hands and soles of feet. Botox works by blocking the chemical that stimulates the sweat glands.  For most, treatment is only needed once to twice a year.  Cost per area $1,250.

Is my treatment safe?

In the 1970s, Botox was used as a treatment for strabismus (crossed eyes) in children and adults. Subsequently, Botox injections became useful for the treatment of various types of muscle spasms in many parts of the body. Botox® Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002 for cosmetic treatment of frown lines and wrinkles. Dysport received FDA approval in 2009. Many other botulinum type A toxins will be available for cosmetic use in the next few years. Also, the cosmetic doses of Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are only a fraction of what is used for medical treatments. After millions of injections, the predictable results of Botox Cosmetic and Dysport make these some of the safest cosmetic treatments.

On which areas can I get my treatment?

Repetitive movement of muscles of the face, such as frowning or squinting, creates creases and wrinkles on the skin’s surface. At the Tucson office of Christy Hall PA-C, Christy will use her years of experience and expertise to help you decide what areas may be treated for a more youthful and rested look. The most common cosmetic uses for Botox and Dysport include:

  • Decrease Glabella or frown lines between brows
  • Decrease Crows feet or lines around the eyes
  • Decrease Forehead lines
  • Lift the brows
  • Lift the corners of the mouth
  • Decrease lines around the mouth
  • Lift the jawline
  • Relax the muscle bands of the neck

What can I expect with my treatment?

Christy Hall, PA-C will examine your face and discuss with you the best treatments to meet your expectations. Botox and Dysport are often combined with other treatments such as Restylane®, Perlane® or Juvederm® for instant age defying results. The skin in the treatment areas will be cleansed and a topical numbing agent will be applied, if desired. Although, many patients do not feel the numbing agent is necessary. The procedure itself takes less than 10 minutes. You will experience virtually no downtime, allowing you to return to work or normal activity immediately. After your treatment, you will be instructed to avoid lying down, massaging the area, or exercising for 4 hours. The effects of Botox and Dysport set in gradually over the next 2-7 days providing you with a beautiful refreshed look. The effects will gradually fade after 3-6 months. Subsequent treatments will enhance the desired results and most people will choose to repeat treatments 2-4 times per year.

How much does my treatment cost?

The results are dose dependent, which is why certain areas of the face may cost more than others. Larger muscles require a higher dose of Botox or Dysport. One unit of Botox equals approximately three units of Dysport. Full strength Botox and Dysport will always be used at Skin Appeal. In our Tucson office, Christy Hall charges per area. Costs can range from $150 for an area to $700 for full face (upper and lower). Christy Hall PA-C will help you decide which treatments are best to meet your budget and expectations. Both Botox and Dysport have savings programs and join Skin Appeal’s mailing list for special offers.

Before and After

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