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The Waiting Game: The Truth about Botox and Dysport

The Waiting Game: The Truth about Botox and Dysport

Are you staring in the mirror, anxiously waiting for those wrinkles to smooth out after your recent Botox or Dysport treatment? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a common experience to expect instant results, only to find yourself feeling a bit impatient as the days pass by. Neurotoxin( Botox/Dysport) treatments can take some time to work their magic. In the world of cosmetic enhancements, patience can truly be a virtue. 

Botox and Dysport are popular injectable treatments designed to minimize the appearance of wrinkles by targeting the underlying cause: muscle contractions. They work by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that instruct specific facial muscles to contract, resulting in pesky lines and wrinkles. Despite their effectiveness, these treatments don’t produce instantaneous results. So, why the delay?

Understanding the mechanism of action is essential. Once injected, the neurotoxin needs time to travel to its intended target—the nerve endings responsible for muscle contraction. This process takes time, which is why you won’t notice an immediate change in your appearance.

Typically, patients can expect to start seeing the effects of Botox or Dysport within 48 hours post-treatment. Areas with thicker muscles, such as those in the jaw or neck, can be stubborn and need extra time to relax. The full results won’t be realized until around the two-week mark when the neurotoxin has reached its peak effectiveness.

While it may be tempting to scrutinize your reflection in the mirror every few minutes, trust that the process is underway, and those wrinkles will soon be a thing of the past.

While Botox and Dysport can produce remarkable results, they are not instantaneous miracles. Give your body the time it needs to respond to the treatment, and you’ll be rewarded with smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

To get the most out of your Botox or Dysport treatment, try: 

  • Scheduling your appointment with upcoming events in mind, so you have time to see results.
  • Be honest with your provider about what you want and how you’re feeling. 
  • Take good care of your skin with sunscreen and moisturizers to keep your results looking fresh.
  • Consider other treatments that might complement your Botox or Dysport.

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Alex grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Florida in 2016 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduating in 2020, she attended the University of Miami and received her Masters in Skin Biology. Alex has the long term goal of becoming a PA.

Jordan is another Naples, Florida homegrown! She comes to us with over 8 years of experience, previously specializing in vascular care. Jordan is also a busy mom of THREE boys, who finds her role of MOM as a source of inspiration and joy that fuels her commitment to making a positive impact professionally.

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Sharon is originally from the Boston area and has lived in Southwest Florida for over 20 years. Sharon came to us with 20 plus years of management and customer service experience. After staying at home to raise her twins for seven years she was excited to get back to work joining D-Lux Medspa in 2017. when she’s not working she enjoys cooking, gardening and has a passion for all things organization! Sharon and her husband Wayde also enjoy fishing trips, going diving with there children Carly and Chase or just going for a walk with their dog Ginger.

Alexis is a Naples Florida native who graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019. Alexis brings her organizational skills along with her experience in the field of aesthetic management. When she’s not busy getting things ship-shape at DLux, you’ll find her soaking up the sun at the beach, enjoying boat trips, traveling and spending quality time with her adorable son Landon and two furry companions, Beau and Riley.

Nichole moved to SouthWest Florida 10 years ago after residing in Albuquerque New Mexico for most of her life. She met Dana not long after her arrival and they have been fast friends ever since. With a background in sales and graphic design Nichole brings her passion for delivering impeccable customer/patient service to her role at Dlux Medspa. When she’s not at the office she enjoys cooking (ask her about her old food blog!), being “artsy” and helping curate the Dlux Instagram accounts. She tries to avoid exercise at any cost, but somehow manages to get a work out in every once in a while, even if it is against her will.