Botox and Dysport are common cosmetic injectables used to reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Many patients are curious about receiving these injections because they provide excellent results without the need for surgery or extensive recovery time. Portland plastic surgeon Dr. David Magilke has many patients that routinely receive Botox or Dysport injections. In this post, Dr. Magilke gives advice to patients that want to know how much Botox or Dysport is right for them.

Assess Your Current Frown Lines

Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows can be treated with Botox or Dysport. These frown lines are also known as “11’s” due to their vertical appearance between the eyebrows. The amount of product injected will depend on how severe your frown lines are, which is influenced by your age and other factors. Some patients also decide to start regular Botox or Dysport injections as a preventative measure before their frown lines become very noticeable.

Decide What Outcome You Want

Every patient has their own perspective on what their ideal appearance should be. Botox and Dysport can be used to reduce frown lines between the eyebrows, but also to lift the eyebrows and to reduce the appearance of horizontal forehead lines. The amount of Botox or Dysport you receive will be based on the areas you want treated and your desired outcome. You may want to use pictures to illustrate to your doctor exactly what kind of look you want to achieve.

Your History with Injectables

Many patients choose to receive Botox or Dysport injections on a regular basis. Because the injections wear off over time, it’s important to keep to a consistent schedule for your injections. Always inform your current doctor of your injection history if you have received injections from a different doctor. It’s best if you build up a consistent relationship with one doctor you trust, so that you both know what works best for you when receiving Botox or Dysport injections.

Contact Dr. Magilke

To receive customized information about how Botox or Dysport can be used to achieve your desired appearance, contact Dr. Magilke today. Schedule a consultation by calling (506) 297-6511.