Botox® injections result in the temporary relaxation of muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes. Dr. Bryan Ambro and Dr. James Chappell have specialized knowledge of facial anatomy and understand how the muscles function around the eyes. This experience enables them to deliver precise treatment for Botox and other cosmetic injectables.
Botox® Injection – What To Expect
Botox injections are performed in our outpatient treatment center at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during treatment. In some cases, the plastic surgeon may use an anesthetic cream to numb the treatment area.
The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin. Small amounts are injected into specific areas along the forehead and brows to selectively weaken the muscles and smooth away wrinkles. Botox does not cause numbness, just relaxation. Gradually, the muscles will regain function. Results of Botox injection typically last up to three or four months.*
After treatment, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling or soreness in the injection sites. These side effects typically last no more than one to two days.
We offer several types of botulinum injectables. In addition to Botox, we also carry Dysport®. These products are very similar, with a few key differences. Dr. Ambro can help you decide which is best for you.
Botox vs. Dysport
These two products are similar in many ways. First, they share the same active ingredient. They also work the same way. Both Botox and Dysport provide a temporary improvement in wrinkles and creases in the forehead area. The differences are subtle, and choosing the right one is a decision you should make with your cosmetic doctor.
- Botox was the first botulinum injectable to receive FDA approval (2006) and is still the most popular treatment today.
- Dysport received FDA approval in 2009.
- There is some evidence that Dysport may last slightly longer than Botox and be more effective in treating crow’s feet.
- A single vial of Dysport usually costs less than a single vial of Botox. However, more vials of Dysport are typically needed to achieve the same results as Botox.
*Disclaimer: results may vary
I have had the extraordinary opportunity to work alongside Dr. Ambro and Dr. Chappell for nearly two months as I finalized my studies as a physician assistant. From the moment I entered the premises, I was welcomed with warm smiles and open arms, this is not always the case as a student in a new environment. The office is immaculate and the staff is well trained and very capable. Dr. Ambro has an unparalleled bedside... Read more*Disclaimer: results may varyJamie R.