Many practitioners in cosmetic medicine refer to Botox as a modern “wonder drug.” It has been in use medically for a quarter of a century, and the FDA approved it for cosmetic use in 2002. In that time, Botox has had an exceptional record of safety when administered by properly trained medical professionals, such as the practitioners at DSA Dermatology.

Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators, which block communication between the treated muscle and the nerve fiber. This prevents muscle contractions, for a naturally relaxed appearance. These products are highly effective, yet non-permanent. Neuromodulators are used cosmetically around the eye and forehead areas, to relax away crow’s feet, worry lines, and more.

The process is fast – it is usually completed in less than 15 minutes with zero downtime. The results develop over the next three to five days, and they can last from six months to one year. On occasion, we may recommend a touch-up session about two weeks after the initial treatment, to ensure optimal benefits.

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Whether you are looking for a quick, simple way to refresh your appearance, or you are tired of looking tired, Botox or Dysport may be the ideal solution. These formulas are popular for their ability to quickly and effectively relax age-associated wrinkles and lines. If you want to look younger and more relaxed, without anyone knowing you’ve had cosmetic treatment, Botox or Dysport may be right for you.

A quick, comfortable treatment with these formulas can help reduce the signs of aging, while smoothing the subtle contours of your face. With fast, safe, predictable results, the popularity of these treatments around the world has skyrocketed. However, it is advisable to use caution when choosing a provider.

The quality of the result is dependent upon the skill of the injector. You may have seen people who look unnaturally “frozen” after Botox or Dysport treatment. This is most likely the result of poor judgment on the part of the practitioner, using too much, injecting it in the wrong area, or both. When treated properly, by a skilled medical practitioner such as the providers at DSA Dermatology, you should look naturally calm, relaxed, and youthful. By visiting DSA Dermatology, you will be assured you are receiving the highest in quality and care.

The Art of BOTOX Cosmetic

The Art of BOTOX Cosmetic

Art can be awe-inspiring fascinating and thought-provoking art is all around us and in many different forms although the real beauty of art is that it can tell a story without saying a word, and like art those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, can also say a lot about a person My frown lines made me appear Stern or disapproving people were saying that I looked angry or too serious, everyone has their own reason for speaking to their doctor about Botox Cosmetic, what’s yours? Whatever the reason you’re here to learn about the art of Botox Cosmetic, and what your doctor can do to touch up those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, hi I’m Lisa Masters, and I’m here to talk to you about the one and only Botox Cosmetic a simple non-surgical physician and ministered treatment that can temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and people ages 18 to 65. Botox Cosmetic botulinum toxin type A is a true original, it’s by prescription only and it’s the only treatment of its kind approved by the Food and Drug Administration. We’ve created this video to help you understand more about Botox Cosmetic, what it is, how it works, and how it can visibly improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. After viewing this program in reviewing the important safety information, talk with your doctor about Botox Cosmetic to see if it’s right for you. Only a licensed trained healthcare professional can administer Botox Cosmetic. Now let’s cover the questions that are on everyone’s mind. Botox botulinum toxin type A has been used therapeutically for over 16 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It’s approved in more than 75 countries and remains the most studied botulinum toxin and one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. The same formulation but dosing specific to frown lines, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2002 as Botox Cosmetic. After Botox cosmetic injections, serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. Over time movement of brow muscles causes the skin crease. As skin becomes less elastic repeated frown and creates lines and wrinkles between the brows. Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, that relaxes the muscles by blocking nerve impulses. With a few tiny injections Botox Cosmetic blocks, the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that causes muscles to contract. With less movement, the facial muscles begin to relax and the lines begin to fade. You’ll still be able to frown, smile or look surprised but without the creases and wrinkles between your brows. I love the results. Results have been terrific. I think the frown lines look much less noticeable. This simple non-surgical procedure consists of a few tiny injections and can be performed right in your doctor’s office. No anesthetic is required. The first thing your doctor will determine are the places that need to be treated. Prior to being injected these areas may be numbed with a cold pack or anesthetic. These are the sites where you can expect to be injected with Botox Cosmetic. Using a very fine needle, a tiny injection will be made into each site. Localize pain infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling redness, and or bleeding, bruising may be associated with the injection. since there’s no recovery time or downtime, you can even receive Botox cosmetic treatment on your lunch break, and within days, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the vertical lines between your brows. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Now let’s hear from some patients who’ve experienced Botox cosmetic treatment. The procedure was very easy it was just a few pinpricks. Was something that I could do and just be in and out of the doctor’s office in no time at all. Took about 10, 15 minutes and then I was off to dinner. Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing call your doctor immediately. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and or bleeding bruising, may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or lambert-eaton syndrome, may be at increased risk of serious side effects. Full prescribing information has been provided to your doctor. You can expect to see noticeable improvements in a matter of days. And you may continue to improve during the first week after treatment. Optimal results should be visible within 30 days. I saw an improvement of my frown lines, within a few days and it just kept getting better and better over the next couple of weeks. When I look in the mirror I like what I see now. With proper dosing of 20 units in the brow region, the positive effects of treatment can last up to four months. Ordinarily you will only need to repeat the treatment three or four times a year and treatment with Botox Cosmetic can be repeated, as long as you continue to respond. I schedule treatments every three to four months. So, I’m pretty diligent about it because I feel like it makes a difference. I wouldn’t think twice about doing it again. it was it was that simple. My friends notice the difference, but they couldn’t figure out why, and that’s the kind of look that I wanted something was very subtle. According to a recent survey, most patients were satisfied with the results of their Botox cosmetic treatment, and for four years now, Botox Cosmetic has been the most popular physician administered cosmetic procedure in the United States, surgical and non-surgical combined according to the American Society for aesthetic plastic surgery. Think about your reason for talking to your doctor about Botox cosmetic treatment and together you can decide whether it’s right for you. I’m satisfied with the results. I’d do it again. They were really positive comments and made me feel good. it’s very simple it’s a very quick procedure, and it does make a difference. Botox Cosmetic is important to me and I’m gonna continue to have the treatments. I’m glad we could share a few moments together today. We hope we’ve helped you get a feel for the art of Botox cosmetic and treating those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Thank you for your time, and please speak with your doctor, if you have any additional questions. Why ask your doctor about Botox cosmetic? This is my time. Everyone has their own reason. Curious, go to to find a doctor nearby, cause only a doctor can answer all your questions. What will your reason be? Ask your doctor about the one. The only. Botox cosmetic, isn’t it about time.

Neuromodulators FAQ

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a neuromodulator, very similar to Botox. Either formula is a wonderful treatment for smoothing away wrinkles, by relaxing the muscles that cause them.

What areas can be treated?

Botox and Dysport are used most frequently around the eyes and on the forehead. They can correct crow’s feet, lines between the eyebrows, and wrinkles on the forehead.

How long will the results of Botox or Dysport last?

The exact results vary for each individual, with an average of three to several months.

Is it reversible?

No, but it’s not permanent. Within two to four months, your body can metabolize the product, though the results may last up to one year.

How long does the procedure take?

The actual treatment will take around 15 minutes.

When will I see results?

Typically, you will see results within a few days of your appointment, although in some cases it may take up to two weeks. The benefits typically last between six and twelve months.

Are there any side effects?

It is very rare for a patient to experience side effects from Dysport or Botox and they are usually very mild. In reality, you are more likely to experience side effects from drinking alcoholic beverages or taking aspirin than from having Dysport treatment.

Will I be able to move my face naturally after treatment?

Yes, you will. Dr. Achtman is well known as an expert injector, and he placed the product strategically to achieve optimal benefits while maintaining a natural appearance and movement.

Will there be any downtime?

No! You will be able to resume your normal daily activities immediately after your appointment. However, for the first 12 hours, we do not recommend exercising or holding your head downward for a prolonged period.

Will any touch-ups be needed?

Occasionally, a touch-up may be required and will usually take place two weeks after your initial appointment. This helps you enjoy the maximum benefits.

Botox FAQ

When do I need to have reinjections performed?

Botox is not a permanent treatment for dynamic wrinkles. It needs to be reinjected by a medical professional on a regular basis to maintain the changes over time and slow the overall process of aging. Most of our patients will enjoy their Botox injection results for several months before reinjection is required.

Who is a good candidate for Botox injections?

During a consultation appointment at DSA Dermatology, we will evaluate your skin and discuss your specific goals and desires. Then, we can recommend Botox or other cosmetic injections that can assist in getting the desired results.

Why should I consider Botox?

Botox is a less invasive way of addressing fine lines and wrinkles than plastic surgery, making it a reliable and desirable option for many of our patients who do not have severe wrinkles and imperfections that qualify for plastic surgery. Injections are fast, affordable, and involve little to no downtime, making it great for busy patients on a budget!

Will my results look unnatural?

Working with a skilled professional is the key to ensuring natural results with Botox and other cosmetic injectables available at DSA Dermatology. Over-injection is often the cause of improper and unnatural-looking results. It can be avoided with the care and attention of a dermatologist with experience providing this and other aesthetic services for patients.

How quickly will I see changes in my skin?

Botox takes a few days to a week to show the final results. We encourage individuals to be patient when waiting to see the changes following their injection appointment at DSA Dermatology.

Can Botox be reversed?

Once injected, Botox needs to wear off on its own and cannot be reversed otherwise. This is why our team will avoid over-injection to ensure a happy patient!

Do Botox injections hurt?

Some mild discomfort can occur with Botox injections, but this is often well-tolerated by our patients as we take great pride in ensuring injections are as comfortable as possible.

Are you ready to see a radiantly smooth, youthful face in your mirror every day? Call DSA Dermatology at (972) 362-9567 and schedule your consultation to find out if Botox or Dysport treatments are right for you.

Why Choose DSA Dermatology?

At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,

Dr. Daniel S. Achtman Dr. Carmine G. McConnell Dr. Jordan. Achtman

At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.

Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.

Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.

Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.