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Say Goodbye to Wrinkles with BOTOX and Dysport

As we age and repeatedly use the muscles in our face, wrinkles form and become visible around our eyes and forehead. Injectables have been used for years as a proven way to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and facial creases. BOTOX is a popular neuromuscular modulator, FDA-approved as a treatment to reduce crow’s feet and visible, unattractive forehead creases.

Our friendly, talented staff at ZL MedAesthetics can help you understand key differences between BOTOX and Dysport and craft a comprehensive treatment plan to smooth your skin and take years off your appearance. We can help you on your journey to a younger, fresher appearance with the use of these two injectable products.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX has truly changed the way we view cosmetic procedures and pioneered the injectables industry. It was FDA approved in 2002 to treat wrinkles in between the eyebrows, and from there it quickly gained popularity. With a wide variety of cosmetic and medical applications, BOTOX is one of the most diverse and widely used injectables to this day.

How BOTOX Injections Can Help You Look Younger

Over time, crow’s feet and frown lines become etched on your facial skin. These annoying lines distract from the beauty of your natural features and can give you an older, tired appearance. These lines and wrinkles can appear early in life, even the twenties and thirties, depending on the skin’s level of elasticity. While our skin quality is based on genetics, these products can help you improve on what nature gave you.

BOTOX is an injectable product, which can serve as a non-surgical alternative to procedures like a facelift. Though fillers have long been considered a “women’s” product, the number of men who are treated with fillers has quadrupled since 2000. Both men and women can benefit from the youthful effects of products like BOTOX in Tucson.

BOTOX Injectioins: Anti-Aging at its Best

Perhaps one of the most well-known injectables, BOTOX is the go-to for many doctors and patients all over the world. It is approved by the FDA for treatment of crow’s feet on the outer corners of the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and most recently lines across the forehead. Dysport is also approved to reduce frown lines and works similarly to BOTOX, but with a different formula.

Both injectables work by reducing muscle contractions in the treatment area, but each is appropriate for certain areas of the face. They are both proven to be effective and are administered in the same manner – tiny, carefully placed injections. BOTOX and Dysport treatments require maintenance treatments to preserve the result, typically about every three months.

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Key Differences Between BOTOX & Dysport

Botox and Dysport are both FDA approved Botulinum Toxin A. There is a slight difference in the protein structure of the molecule surrounding the Active Ingredient. This protein structure does not change the results of the treatment. Dysport has a higher concentration of active Botulinum Toxin A than Botox. At ZL, you can use Botox and Dysport in all of the same areas of your face to smooth and soften lines and wrinkles.

Why should I use BOTOX over other injectables?

Much like any cosmetic procedure, injectables are highly personalized for your unique situation. During your consultation, our knowledgeable staff will discuss the areas of concern and your desired results in order to recommend the perfect injectable.

Your recommendations may include:

  • BOTOX for crow's feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and other medical applications like excessive sweating
  • Dysport for frown lines and glabellar lines, with a slightly different formula than BOTOX
  • Juvéderm for scars, facial lines, and volume loss
  • Restylane for volume loss, lip augmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles

We offer many options for injectables and facial fillers, and each one may address your concerns in a slightly different way. Your custom treatment plan may include one or more of our available options.

Benefits of our Tucson BOTOX Treatment

BOTOX can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines without surgery. If you want to avoid undergoing a surgical procedure, or would like to prolong the results of a past surgical procedure, facial enhancement with BOTOX can help you prolong the look of smooth, younger-looking skin. The injections are also relatively painless and do not require much aftercare. You can immediately return to work and other activities without any incisions or significant recovery time. ZL MedAesthetics is catering to the growing popularity of our Tucson BOTOX treatment.

How BOTOX Injections are Administered

BOTOX is administered in the comfort of our Tucson boutique-like med spa. The number of injections will depend on the areas that need treatment. The strength of the muscle determines the amount of medication needed, and may vary from one appointment to the next.

Each treatment of BOTOX in Tucson can be completed in 30 minutes or less, making it easy to fit into your day. Our medspa also has flexible hours to accommodate a busy schedule.

Expected Results of BOTOX Injections

The reduced muscle activity starts immediately after receiving your injections and early results may be noticed as soon as two days with full results evident at two weeks. Over the week or so following your procedure, you will see a significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, even when smiling or frowning.

Your smooth, younger-looking skin will remain for approximately three to four months before the muscles slowly being to move again. Maintenance injections every three to four months will preserve your smoother, more youthful look. Here are some of our results with real patients.

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Our Tucson med spa focuses on non-surgical treatments for common signs of aging and for skin rejuvenation. ZL MedAesthetics provides a comfortable, luxurious experience. Our approach is a natural looking result, never frozen. We will guide you through each of your treatment options and help you create a comprehensive skincare or anti-aging program plan to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Make an appointment with some of the best providers of BOTOX Tucson has to offer.

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Additional Uses For BOTOX

BOTOX in Tucson has proven to be a highly versatile medication, and is used to treat a range of cosmetic issues and many uncomfortable or unsightly physical conditions. Some additional uses for BOTOX include:

Chin Dimples and Creases

BOTOX can help you minimize the look of chin dimples as well as the unsightly lines and wrinkles in the chin area. Some people have excessive motion in the muscle at the center of the chin structure. Carefully and accurately injected BOTOX can smooth the entire chin area through limiting muscle motion. For a patient who wants to smooth the appearance of a deeper chin dimple, a more extensive correction can be accomplished by combining BOTOX injections with a dermal filler to plump the area and create a smoother look.

Excessive Sweating

Some people live with an uncomfortable condition in which they have excessive armpit sweat, called primary axillary hyperhidrosis. This unpleasant condition can be improved with BOTOX injections. The treatment has also been effective for treating excessive sweating of hands, feet, head and face, or beneath the breasts. The treatment reportedly produces a reduction in sweating between 82 and 87 percent – a dramatic improvement for patients suffering with this condition.

Facial Slimming with BOTOX

Have you noticed your face becoming more square-shaped and bigger as the years go by? No, these aren’t signs of facial bloating. The masseter muscles are a group of muscles found on the base of the cheeks and they help us chew and grind food. They are also the muscles that work when we clench our teeth.

Over time, due to excessive wear and tear, these muscles thicken and become lumpy, making our faces look bigger than they are. Surgical facial slimming procedures can cause a lot of problems for people who are ill-equipped to handle them. A great way to slim the face is by using minimally-invasive cosmetic injectables like BOTOX.

By injecting these cosmetic injectables, you can contour your face, returning it to the shape it was when you were younger. Laura Zimmerman at the ZL MedAesthetics is highly experienced in performing facial slimming procedures using BOTOX. Contact her for more information.

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A beautifully sculpted look for the new you

Neuromuscular modulators, like BOTOX and Dysport, prevent the neurotransmitters in the face from receiving and transmitting signals, thereby reducing the movement in the face. When injected with the BOTOX, the masseter muscles will start to relax, until they deflate and return to normal size. This will make your face look slimmer and more elegant, as time passes.

Not only will your face have a more even, rounded, and shapely appearance but your skin will also look tighter, younger, and smoother, making you look youthful and beautiful. The best advantage of this procedure is how the BOTOX will only reduce the swelling in the masseter muscles, without affecting the basic structure and shape of your face. Post-treatment, you get a wrinkle-free, contoured face that still remains chubby and shapely.

Neck and Jaw Sculpting with BOTOX

Skin tightening and facial augmentation are just two of the many benefits that neuromuscular modulators like BOTOX can provide. A key function of these injectable fillers is also facial sculpting.

As we age, the muscles in our neck and jaws become weak, resulting in loss of elasticity in the tissues and skin. The jaws may also become hollow, making our face appear brittle, thin, and weak. With the right treatment, you can regain the beauty and strength in your neck and jaws.

Sometimes, due to certain medical or personal reasons, you may not wish to go under the knife. Neuromuscular modulators like BOTOX prevent the necessity for surgical neck and jaw sculpting, by providing the same long-lasting benefits through minimally-invasive means.

Adding a defined look

When the muscles in the neck become loose, they result in our neck and jaw looking shapeless. BOTOX, when injected, will allow you to add volume and create a beautiful contour of your face.

This treatment is a cosmetic procedure which will help you enhance the appearance of your neck and jaws. It is important to speak to the doctor regarding the post-treatment results, to have a realistic expectation of the treatment.

The Procedure

A board certified provider who specializes in cosmetic injections will analyze the dimensions of your face, jaw or neck and mark the areas to be treated. The skin is numbed with ice packs and a very small needle is used for extra comfort. Next, using the injectable, the provider will inject a pre-determined amount of BOTOX into the area. A follow up at 2-4 weeks is ideal for new patients, and additional Botox may be needed for further correction and longevity of results. 

It is important to remember that the facial slimming or neck and jaw sculpting procedures are designed to contour your face and give it a beautiful, younger, natural looking shape. It is not designed to change the structure of your face or your appearance. It’s important that you discuss your expectations with the doctor before scheduling the procedure.


Post-treatment bruising, swelling, and tenderness are common and they’ll last a few days after the procedure. Given that this is a minimally-invasive procedure, recovery should take up to 7 days. You are advised not to exert your facial or neck muscles in any way and follow the post-treatment care charted to you from ZL.

The treatment will start showing results from the Day 3 mark, with your face appearing softer and more rounded as days pass. There will also be a significant reduction in the creases, dimples, and fine lines that were present on the face before the treatment. Make an appointment today at ZL, one of the best BOTOX Tucson providers.


What is Preventative BOTOX?

Preventative BOTOX can be used in your 20s to prevent the early stages of the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Catching those crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles or fine lines early with BOTOX injections can help keep your face looking younger for far longer.

Can BOTOX replace a facelift?

BOTOX or other injectables may be able to alleviate or delay the need for surgical procedures like a facelift. A facelift is ideal for those who desire a more dramatic change, or those who have a significant amount of sagging skin. That being said, BOTOX and other non-surgical procedures can be used as preventive treatments as early as your twenties to maintain a youthful look into your thirties and forties. Simple treatments early in life may be able to slow down the aging process and diminish the need for more invasive measures.

When Should You Start Getting BOTOX?

There is no set age to start getting BOTOX treatments. If you are in your mid-20s, you might begin to see superficial lines around your eyes. Or maybe a bit later in life, you notice wrinkling, deeper creases created by facial motions, called “dynamic wrinkles.” Men and women of all ages can benefit from BOTOX injections.

How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX was developed to target the cause of fine lines and wrinkling. Over time, facial expressions such as squinting, smiling or frowning cause the facial skin to contract, over and over. BOTOX is injected into the muscles in constant motion, causing them to relax. With reduced muscle activity you will see smoother skin and fewer facial lines.

Do the Injections Hurt?

BOTOX is injected using a tiny needle, and most patients do not find the injections painful. You may feel a small pinch from the needle at the injection site. If you are concerned about any pain, our expert injector can apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort.

How Many Injections Should I Expect?

Your BOTOX treatment will be customized for you. There is no hard and fast rule as to how many injections will be needed. We will meet with you to discuss your goals and customize your plan. As a guideline, each target muscle area may be injected three to five times.

How often can I get BOTOX injections?

BOTOX will freeze movement in the surrounding muscles for approximately three to four months before it starts to wear off. Maintenance injections can be performed every few months or on an as-needed basis to maintain smooth, glowing skin. Over time you may decide to reduce the number or frequency of injections to allow for natural, graceful aging.

How Long With a BOTOX Treatment Take?

BOTOX treatments can take about 10 to 15 minutes, allowing you to schedule it during your lunch hour.

Will my BOTOX be obvious?

We come across many patients who are hesitant to get BOTOX or other injectables because they are scared of having a "frozen" or overly worked-on appearance. At ZL MedAesthetics we believe that less is more, and we focus on precise, intentional injections that help you look and feel your best in a completely natural way. Our approach will still help you retain your unique individuality while still taking years off of your appearance. You will retain normal movement of your facial muscles to avoid any obvious signs of cosmetic procedures.

When Will I See Results?

You should begin to see results in a few days after your BOTOX injections. Optimal results are achieved at two weeks.

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

Depending on how well you care for your skin, BOTOX injections can last in the range of four to six months before requiring retreatment.

What is the Expected Recovery Time?

BOTOX injections are non-invasive and do not involve downtime. You should be able to return to your normal routine right after your treatment is concluded. Avoid any massaging or putting pressure on the treated areas for at least 24 hours after your BOTOX injections.

What are the Common Side Effects with BOTOX Treatments?

BOTOX injections are FDA-approved and considered safe for use in smoothing facial wrinkles, lines and creases. Possible side effects include pain or discomfort at the injection site. In very rare cases, patients have reported eyelid drooping, brow drooping or swelling.

Can I Get BOTOX Treatments While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to receive any BOTOX treatments while pregnant or breastfeeding. The effects of the treatment are local but pregnant women must be more careful than others due to the growing baby. During this time alternative treatments such as mild facials or scrubs can keep your skin fresh and glowing.

Why is ZL MedAesthetics the best choice for injectables?

Our experienced staff are focused on creating a unique treatment plan for each individual, combining your desires with our depth of knowledge to bring you safe and effective treatments that fit your budget. Tucson trusts us for BOTOX and other treatments that can reduce wrinkles to give you a smoother complexion, supple skin, and boosted self confidence for a natural glow from within.

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