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Boston Cosmetic

Botox / Dysport


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Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses – signals from your brain that tell muscles what to do. This reduces the muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles to develop, improving your appearance and slowing the signs of aging. This is a safe, thoroughly tested technique that produces dramatic results for the money spent.


Clients choose Botox because:

  • Results are noticeable and dramatic.
  • The procedure involves no surgery and thus no recovery time.
  • Treatment by Botox is safe and thoroughly tested.
  • Administration is done by a board-certified doctor.

In addition to moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows, Botox can be used to help crow’s feet, frown lines, and medical conditions such as spasticity, cervical dystonia, hyperhidrosis, and blepharospasm. Is Botox right for you? Only you and a doctor can decide, so schedule a free consultation today and discover the path to a younger self.

What does a treatment session involve?

  • Simple, in-office, non-surgical procedure.  Allergan-104992-APP-SEAL-PlatPlus1-300x244
  • Usually takes about 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Results last for an average of 3 to 6 months.
  • Costs vary depending on how many areas are treated.
  • Usually no side effects, maybe mild soreness and occasional bruising.
  • Results are dramatic compared to other procedures, given the money spent.
  • Suitable for men and women ages 18 to 65.

Call Boston Cosmetic Specialists today at 888.380.3222 or submit our consultation form to schedule a free consultation.



Dysport™ is an injection which is used to temporarily reduce the impact of moderate to severe frown lines and facial wrinkles to improve your facial appearance. Dysport is indicated for adults less than 65 years of age and has been shown to deliver temporary improvements for patients with moderate to severe frown lines. The first use of Dysport may be comparable to the first use, so that is often a guide to the results achievable with this injection.

How does Dysport™ work?

Dysport stops the signal from the nerve to muscles, resulting in a reduction of muscle activity. This temporarily prevents wrinkles and frown lines by preventing the muscles that create those from contracting. With just one injection to a targeted area Dysport can be used to adjust the facial muscles to provide a smoother, younger, more natural look. Untreated facial muscles still contract as normal, so your facial expressions (such as smiling) will continue to show.

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Benefits of Dysport include:

No downtime. With a Dysport injection there is little to no downtime before results are seen and, because this is a non-surgical treatment, there is little to no recovery time. We will review any precautions you should take after your treatment.

Repeatable results. Clinical trials have shown the efficacy of Dysport™ with up to 4 repeated treatments. Clients are advised to wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport™ has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments.

Worldwide experience. Because Dysport™ is used for aesthetic procedures in 36 countries, the safety has been studied extensively by a number of organizations. Clinical trials in the United States studied the safety of Dysport in more than 2400 patients. A total of 376 patients were studied for the efficacy of Dysport.

If you would like to learn more about Dysport and how Dr. Ishoo and Boston Skin Essentials improve the look of wrinkles and frown lines, call us today. We’re eager to provide details, understand your goals, and start on your path to a younger look, and all it takes to begin is a Dysport™ consultation.


Frequently asked questions?

What is a Botox or Dysport Injections?
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox™ or Dysport, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, and crows feet near the eyes. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.

Botulinum toxin is a purified toxin, used since 1980, that paralyses all striated muscles exposed to it. By injecting very tiny amounts into a specific facial muscle, only the targeted impulse of that muscle will be blocked, causing a local relaxation and weakness. Minute quantities of Botulinum toxin were first used in human beings to weaken eye muscles in the treatment of strabismus. This treatment has been used regularly as an alternative to surgery. Beginning in 1988 and reported in 1991, Botulinum toxin was used for frown lines, and other hyperactive facial lines including brow lines, crows feet, and banding in the neck.

How is Botulinum Toxin used Cosmetically?
Botulinum toxin is used for treating glabella lines, these vertical frown lines are largely the result of over-activity of the corrugated muscles, with contribution from other muscles around the eye. The only function of the corrugators is to draw the eye brows together as an expression of emotion. Botulinum toxin also is used in the treatment for squint lines or crows feet at the corners of the eyes and brow lines. When the muscle has relaxed and weakened, it can’t contract. The lines gradually smooth out from disuse and new wrinkles are prevented from developing.

Is Botox or Dysport treatment safe?
Botox and Dysport injections have been used by thousands of patients over the last 10 years. Botox is produced in a controlled laboratory, and given in extremely small doses. Although it is a toxin, it is safe and there have been no serious side effects reported. The most common minor complication is a slight and very temporary drooping of the eyelid.

What are the Side Effects of Botulinum Toxin/Treatment?
The dose used is far below the toxic dose of Botulinum toxin. There have been no reports of allergic or urticarial reactions. Occasionally transient bruising occurs in the injection site, or the injection is followed by brief pain or headache. Transient eye lid ptosis (drooping of the eye lid) is the most significant complication of injection in the glabella area, and occurs in 1-2% of patients. When it occurs, the drooping tends to be minimal and short lived, 2-12 weeks.

What are the Contraindications of Botulinum Toxin/Treatment?
You should not have Botulinum toxin if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant in three months, breast feeding, or you have a pre-existing neuromuscular condition (myasthenia gravisor or Lambert-Eaton syndrome), or if you are allergic to Botulinum toxin or human albumin, or if you are on an antibiotic known as aminoglycosides. Use of anticholinergic drugs after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic may potentiate systemic anticholinergic effects.

What are the possible Risks of Botulinum Toxin/Treatment?
Botox™ contains albumin, a derivative of human blood. Based on effective donor screening and product manufacturing processes, it carries an extremely remote risk for transmission of viral diseases. A theoretical risk for transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) also is considered extremely remote. No cases of transmission of viral diseases or CJD have ever been identified for albumin. There have been reports following administration of BOTOX® of adverse events involving the cardiovascular system, including arrhythmia and myocardial infarction, some with fatal outcomes. Some of these patients had risk factors including pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Use caution when administering to patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

What can be expected Before & After Therapy?
Treatment involves injection of very small amounts of botulinum toxin into the underlying muscles to immobilize them. Botulinum takes effect about 3-7 days after treatment and lasts about 3-4 months. After therapy, patients are asked not to rub the treatment site, and to remain upright for 4 hours to avoid the spread to other near-by muscle groups. Since the toxin appears to have an affinity to bind to actively contracting muscles, patients are advised to exercise their frown line muscles immediately after injection, and for a subsequent few hours. Muscle weakening begins 24-48 hours after injection, peaking at one week. Repeated treatments are generally performed at 3-5 month intervals, as muscle function returns.

Details of Treatment

No preparation is required prior to treatment.

No anesthesia is required. However, some patients do prefer to use a topical ice to minimize any discomfort.

Botox is injected using fine needles into the muscles under the skin in the affected area.

Post Treatment:
Immediately after treatment some swelling may be noted in the area. This swelling can last approximately 2-3 hours. Occasionally bruising can occur. We request that you do not lie down after treatment for at least 4 hours.

The only major complication is a temporary short lived drooping of an eye lid. This complication is very rare.


Call Boston Cosmetic Specialists today at 888.380.3222 or submit our consultation form to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Edwin Ishoo to discuss your goals and obtain same day treatment.