Botox and Dysport are technique- and dose-sensitive treatments. When you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy, you can achieve subtle results. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
Results vary from person to person, but typically we see results around 2 weeks and they last about 3-4 months. We recommend treatments every 90 days (3 months) to maintain results. Severely etched/deep lines may require multiple treatments and treatment modalities to achieve desired results.
Whenever your lines start bothering you is the right time to start a neuromodulator. More and more people are starting injections in their early 30’s to prevent severely etched or “static” lines, also known as preventative Botox. Many factors influence how we age and the appearance of lines, so there is no specific time or age to start. Cheeky does not inject anybody under the age of 18.
Botox and Dysport are prescription medications and just like any other prescription, your provider will assess and recommend your dosage based on your individual anatomy and muscle strength. While there are standard guidelines for treating specific areas, each person is different—what may be an appropriate dose for one person may not be the same for another. After a thorough assessment, your provider will determine what will be your best treatment plan.
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but we use a tiny needle and inject a very small amount of medication into the muscles. After your consult, actual treatment time is very quick and discomfort goes away immediately. There is always a small risk of bruising, but most people can return to work, social events, etc, right after their appointment. Still worried/anxious about discomfort? Check out our comfort options.
It is best practice to receive a full, recommended dose of neuromodulator every 90+ days to achieve full, long-lasting results and minimize the risk of developing antibodies to the toxin. We would rather have you save your money for a full treatment than skimp on dosage and not achieve desired results!
In clinical studies of Botox, three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Cheeky providers are highly trained and receive ongoing education to avoid serious side effects and risks. Other possible side effects include dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide and talk to your specialist.