Harvey L. Handler, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Adult, Pediatric, & Cosmetic Dermatology

Diseases & Surgery of the Skin, Hair and Nails, & Laser Surgery

Board Certified Dermatologist in Sylvania, Ohio

Services - Botox Cosmetic / Dysport

What is it and what does it do?

Botox Cosmetic / Dysport is a neuromuscular blocker to prevent certain muscles that produce wrinkles and lines. It is also used very effectively for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) in the axillae (underarms).

What areas can be treated?

The forehead, glabella (middle of the forehead over the nose between the eyebrows to minimize the "worried look"), around the eyes (for a more wide-awake and less tired appearance), and the underarms.

How long does it last?

When performed by Dr. Handler, the results may last from 5-7 months.

Is there discomfort involved?

There is minimal discomfort and the possibility of bruising is also minimal.

Is there any "downtime" involved?

There is no downtime with this procedure unless one has mild bruising which can be easily covered with make-up and only lasts a few days.

Tips To Remember

Always question the expertise and qualifications of the individual performing the procedure and past experience with other patients. This procedure is performed entirely by Dr. Handler. Be wary of "Botox Parties" that provide dliuted botox at a reduced fee and with a shorter time of benefit.