Botox® and Dysport® are injectable cosmetic treatments that can dramatically reduce signs of aging and give patients a smoother, more youthful facialappearance. When injected, these anti-aging treatments help relax the underlying facial muscles and diminish permanent creasing, wrinkles, and fine lines around the face. They are commonly used to treat patients with moderate to advanced signs of aging, or as a preventive measure for younger patients.

While popularly used for non-invasive facial rejuvenation, these treatments can also be used to treat excessive sweating, certain eye disorders, migraines, or as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders, which can also result in temporary jaw reduction.

Reasons To Undergo This Procedure

While Botox® is the more popular neurotoxic drug used for battling signs of aging and relieving certain medical conditions, Dysport® has gained recognition for working the same way. If you are unhappy with the way your face has aged over the years, or if you suffer from other conditions outside of facial rejuvenation, you can achieve highly successful results with these injectable treatments.

These neuromodulators address the following concerns:

  1. Deep facial wrinkles
  2. Frown lines, crow’s feet, and laugh lines
  3. Excessive sweating
  4. TMJ or overdeveloped jawline
  5. Migraines
  6. Neurologic facial disorders
  7. Other non-cosmetic applications

What Are The Benefits?

Botox® and Dysport® offer a multitude of benefits in a wide variety of applications. However, they require extreme precision to obtain the desired outcome and avoid unwanted effects, which is why having a doctor with a proven track record in performing delicate cosmetic procedures is ideal in achieving optimum results.

Dr. Sedgh is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in using both neuromodulators to deliver natural enhancements. He has had great success in treating countless patients with various concerns, and all have reported long-lasting, highly satisfactory results.

The benefits of these treatments include:

  1. Smoother, firmer,  and tighter skin
  2. Mild lifting effect
  3. Overall facial rejuvenation
  4. Other non-cosmetic benefits

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to meet with your doctor for proper assessment. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sedgh will take the time to get to know you so that he can understand your specific surgery goals. After a thorough evaluation, he will then provide you with the best method for achieving your desired results. He will also perform the following:

  1. Evaluate your face and skin
  2. Interview you about your medical history and lifestyle
  3. Perform optional allergy testing
  4. Explain all aspects of the procedure

Patients residing outside of the Los Angeles area or the US can have their initial consultations with Dr. Sedgh via video conferencing. Should you decide to have the procedure under his care, his office offers comprehensive medical tourism services to make your trip more convenient. They can assist you with travel and accommodation, as well as provide aftercare and concierge services, if needed.

Botox & Dysport Procedure

The process of administering Botox® or Dysport® is fairly simple and virtually painless. It does not require any anesthesia, but Dr. Sedgh may apply an ice pack or a cold compress to the area, and perhaps a topical anesthetic ointment, to help numb the skin and make the procedure more comfortable.

However, if you have a low pain tolerance for injections, you can discuss your specific anesthetic needs with the doctor before the procedure.

Once the affected areas are sufficiently numbed, Dr. Sedgh will then begin injecting the chosen neurotoxin into strategic locations, making sure to inject right into the muscle with precision and accuracy to limit the diffusion of the substance. This will ensure that the final result stays within the confines of the injected sites without affecting other areas of the face, which is key to producing pleasing, natural-looking results.

It will typically require several injections, depending on how many units are needed, to properly address each issue. Usually, larger areas or areas with thicker and stronger muscles, such as around the mouth or in the space between the eyebrows, will require more units to achieve the desired effect.

Dysport® tends to diffuse more underneath the skin, so fewer injections will be needed to treat larger areas like wide wrinkles on the forehead and laugh lines on the sides of the mouth.

The entire procedure usually lasts between 10 to 20 minutes.


Botox® (or Dysport®) is often referred to as a “lunchtime” cosmetic treatment. This is because there is virtually zero downtime, and patients are normally able to return to their normal day-to-day activities a few hours after leaving the doctor’s clinic. Nonetheless, you must still adhere to the aftercare instructions to avoid unwanted side effects, such as swelling, bruising, and further diffusion of the injected substance.

It usually takes at least three days for the initial results to be visible, and up to two weeks to see the full results.

In the interest of providing patient-centered care, Dr. Sedgh will personally check up on you and monitor your progress through regularly scheduled follow-up appointments in the next few days or months.

To continuously enjoy the benefits of Botox® or Dysport®, you will need to repeat the treatment at least 2 to 3 times a year, or as prescribed by your surgeon.

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