Botox and Dysport Cosmetic SpecialistL
Dr. Barry L. Eppley
Indianapolis plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Barry Eppley, has helped numerous patients who are concerned about decreasing or preventing unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. The use of muscle relaxing agents, Botox and Dysport, have helped patients with their non-surgical cosmetic needs through simple in-office injections. In addition to creating the respective educational information, he has compiled a gallery of before and after pictures in his Botox and Dysport results page to help give potential patients a better understanding of this treatment.
The search for a simple and effective method for a reduction in the development and amount of facial wrinkling was finally realized with the introduction of an injectable paralyzing agent. Initially developed for the treatment of blepharospasm (continuous eye muscle twitching) by ophthalmologists, its use became widespread for facial deanimation over the past decade. With its official FDA approval for cosmetic facial applications in 2002, it has become the one of the most performed non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. With millions of patients being injected each year, the safety and effectiveness of Botox is unquestioned. Botox is now joined by the introduction of Dysport in 2009 as a competitive muscle relaxing drug whose effects seem to be very similar to Botox.
Botox and Dysport work by partially paralyzing the muscle into which it is injected. The vast majority of aesthetic facial use is for wrinkles and lines around the forehead and around the eye area. The muscular paralysis, while profound, is only temporary and must be repeated to be 'permanent'. There appears to be no known negative effects to Botox or Dysport. Rarely, a few patients may become resistant or develop decreased effectiveness to the drugs over time. In those cases, I have found it effective to switch to the other muscle relaxing agent, usually from Botox to Dysport.
Botox and Dysport have also been shown to be effective for other problems completely unrelated to facial lines and wrinkles. Both have been shown to help reduce excessive sweating of the armpits (hyperhidrosis) and to reduce the size of the jaw muscles (masseteric hypertrophy) around the jaw angle area. Hyperhidrosis treatments, like facial wrinkles, must be repeated to maintain effectiveness. Jaw (masseteric) muscle reduction results with these injections appear to be more permanent after an initial series of injections.
In addition to helping Botox and fat grafting Indianapolis patients reduce the number of wrinkles and other age-related conditions, Dr. Eppley also provides surgical treatments for Indianapolis facelift patients in addition to offering other non-surgical treatments such as injectable fillers.