FAQs for Newport Beach on Botox and Dysport

Women and men in the Newport Beach area are curious about Botox and Dysport. Dr. Arta Farshidi and her aesthetic team at Arta Dermatology love helping patients rediscover fresh, relaxed faces when they look in the mirror. Here are answers to some of their most frequently asked questions.

What are Botox and Dysport?
Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are brand names for similar products. They are purified proteins of the Botulinum strain. Each is effective, and each is slightly better suited for certain uses.

How are they used cosmetically?
Botox has a long history of use in the medical field, primarily for the treatment of muscle spasms. Today these products are used to enhance facial appearance. Injected into precise points, they interrupt impulses from nerves that instruct muscles to contract – such as when you draw your eyebrows together in a frown. Those repeated motions cause lines and furrows. Preventing the contractions allows muscles to relax, and skin to smooth out, softening the appearance of wrinkles. Over time, Botox and Dysport retrain muscles to maintain that restful composure.

Are they safe?
Yes. Both products are approved by the FDA. They have been in use for decades outside and within the United States with an excellent safety record. Thousands of procedures are performed in this country every year.

Does treatment hurt?
The injections are well tolerated by most patients and treatment sessions are brief (about 30 minutes). Dr. Farshidi and her staff have extensive training in the process, using a very fine needle at just the right points to alleviate frown lines, forehead furrows, and crow’s feet with little discomfort. There is no downtime – you can have treatment on your lunch break and return to work if you like.

Are there side effects?
Patients with very sensitive skin may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising. Prior to treatment, the doctor will talk with you about medications and overall health to ensure that you are a good candidate. She will also discuss other side effects that are rare but potentially more serious.

When will I see results?
Lines begin to soften noticeably within a few days, and improvement continues for up to a month.

Will I look artificial?
No! Our skill and experience deliver a natural result with genuine facial expression. As the stern, worried look dissolves, you simply appear refreshed and more youthful.

How long will the improvement last?
Each patient is different, but Botox and Dysport results can last up to four months.

Then what?
There’s no drastic change if you choose to stop treatment. In fact, because the facial muscles have learned to relax, you’ll continue to see some benefit for a while. However, our patients are usually so thrilled with the results that they maintain periodic touch-up appointments to continue looking great.

Do you have more questions about this convenient, effective rejuvenation technique? Call Arta Dermatology at for straight answers on Botox and Dysport.
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