Dr. Shakov accomplishes this primarily through the use of Botox® or Dysport®. Dr. Shakov will inject the appropriate amounts of the medications under the skin to partially and temporarily relax the underlying muscle. That relaxation prevents you from the squinting or scrunching that are the cause of the wrinkles while still allowing you facial expressiveness!
Like all of our cosmetic treatments, Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau treatments begins with an in-depth assessment of your skin’s current state. Dr. Shakov will assess the degree and depth of the wrinkles in question and work out how many units will be needed to address the issue.
After the assessment is done, we apply a topical anesthetic to lessen the sting from the needle prior to Dr. Shakov injecting the appropriate areas.
Plan to be with us for an hour, depending on how many areas need to be treated. The actual time for injections is quite fast, but Dr. Shakov likes to ensure that each patient is given a thorough assessment before treatment begins
There is a slight risk of allergic reaction and temporary bruising at the injection site.
No. Botox and Dysport are not to be used by patients with a history of allergic reaction to botulinum toxin products or anyone who has an active skin infection at the proposed injection site
As the effects of Botox and Dysport are temporary, it is recommended that our patients repeat the injections every 3 months. The effects will wear off gradually and naturally, and repeated injections are completely voluntary.