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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do Botox Treatments Work?

Botox works by reducing the signal between the nerves and the muscles, causing the muscle to relax. For fine lines and wrinkles, this prevents the facial muscles from creating and deepening the creases in the skin. For therapeutic injections, this reduces the muscle contractions that may be the cause of the pain, providing relief. The Botox is administered via a very fine needle. There is little to no pain and there is no downtime required after treatment.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

You may want to consider Botox if:

  • You have moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles
  • You are looking to prevent further progression of facial fine lines and wrinkles
  • The wrinkles are located in areas that Botox can treat such as the forehead, around and between the eyes, around the mouth and neck
  • You are in generally good health
  • You have realistic expectations of improvement

Who is NOT a good candidate for Botox?

You may not be a good candidate for Botox if: 

  • You are allergic to an ingredient in Botox or any of the other botulinum toxin formulations
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have a skin infection in the planned area of injection
  • You have a muscle or nerve condition such as ALS or myasthenia gravis

Is Dysport/Botox safe?

When used as an injection in small doses, the effect is localized, so in the hands of a trained professional, it is both safe and effective.

What is Dysport/Botox made of?

It is a purified protein of botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The protein is then freeze-dried, sterilized, and stored as a powder under refrigeration. The powder is reconstituted with saline prior to injection.

What is Dysport/Botox used for?

It is used for a wide range of aesthetic and therapeutic conditions. It can help smooth out facial fine lines and wrinkles, treat chronic headaches and migraines, jaw clenching, jaw grinding, excessive sweating, TMJ pain, blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking), cervical dystonias (a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions), overactive bladder, among other conditions. Here at Arlo Medical Injections, we treat fine lines and wrinkles, chronic headaches and migraines, jaw clenching, jaw grinding, and TMJ pain.

Are Dysport/Botox injections painful?

We use very fine needles for our injections so the pain is minimal. It may feel like a tiny mosquito bite, only without the swelling and itching.