Botox and Dysport
Port St. Lucie
“Dr. Porcaro talks about new products that restore lost volume to the skin. He is shown doing an actual Botox treatment on a woman. Dr Porcaro says that Botox makes people look more relaxed and less stressed and makes people feel better about themselves. A patient says that Dr Porcaro is a good Botox and fille injector. Dr Porcaro says fillers make people look refreshed and more youthful. Another patient says how happy she is with the eyelid lift Dr Porcaro performed. Dr Porcaro says that patient return for Botox and fillers no matter what the economy is like. Another patient talks about how Dr Porcaro helped restore her self esteem. Another patient says how friendly Dr Porcaro’s staff is, says she “comes just to visit sometimes”.
Botox Port St Lucie: At Porcaro Cosmetic Surgery, where we stock both Botox & Dysport, you can take comfort in knowing that your injections will be personally administered by John L. Porcaro, MD, FACS, FAACS Port St Lucie, Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery*. Dr Porcaro will customize his recommendations for you, taking into consideration your unique features, your goals and your budget!
You can take comfort in knowing Dr Porcaro is a very experienced Platinum Level Injector with the makers of Botox and Dysport, indicating that Dr Porcaro’s usage of these products is among the highest in the area!
Both Botox Cosmetic and Dysport relax facial muscles that may contribute to facial & neck wrinkles at Botox and Dysport Port St Lucie.
Both Dysport & Botox® are biological toxins (botulinum toxin) that have been transformed into therapeutic agents.
Today, Botox® and Dysport are used for the treatment of frown lines, forehead furrows, “crow’s feet,” lines and wrinkles of the lower face, neck, chin, nasal muscles (to decrease nostril flaring). Dr Porcaro uses Botox to minimize a “gummy smile”.
Dr Porcaro also uses Botox to treat wrinkling of the chin and an “upside down smile”, where the corners of the mouth are turned down by muscle pull, making the patient look unhappy.
Dr Porcaro has has been successfully using Botox to treat excessive underarm sweating. Botox was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of severe migraine headaches.
Chronic Migraine is a distinct and severe neurological disorder impacting an estimated 3.2 million Americans4 and characterized by patients who have a history of migraine and suffer from headaches on 15 or more days per month with headaches lasting four hours a day or longer. BOTOX® is the first clinically studied prophylactic treatment to be approved by the FDA specifically for this debilitated patient population. It is not known whether BOTOX® is safe or effective to prevent headaches in patients with migraine who have 14 or fewer headaches each month (episodic migraine). The recommended retreatment schedule for BOTOX® is every 12 weeks.
Although Chronic Migraine occurs in both men and women, women are three times more likely than men to suffer from migraines. Sufferers often experience depression and anxiety as part of the condition. Chronic Migraine also can be influenced by life stress, sleep habits, diet and overuse of acute medications that relieve pain associated with symptoms of headache.
It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of those who meet the definition of Chronic Migraine have not received an accurate diagnosis and, as a result, may be unaware of their treatment options. This may be due to mischaracterization of Chronic Migraine as a less severe headache disorder.
Severe Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for severe sweating, where patients with hyperhidrosis may sweat up to four or five times more than normal, far exceeding what is needed to regulate body temperature. Severe underarm sweating may be exacerbated by stress, emotion or exercise, but often occurs spontaneously. BOTOX® injection is a minimally invasive treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin do not work well enough in people 18 years and older. The effects of treatment are temporary, lasting approximately 5-6 months, and treatment is often covered by insurance. BOTOX® is also injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough in people 18 years and older. It is not known whether BOTOX® is safe or effective for severe sweating anywhere other than your armpits
Both Botox® & Dysport are injected directly into the muscles being treated with a tiny needle. It takes a few days to realize the effect of Botox® & Dysport injections at Botox and Dysport Port St Lucie.
Key Benefits of Botox and Dysport
by Dr John L. Porcaro:
- Easily performed, noninvasive therapy for wrinkles
- Both products are FDA approved
- No downtime
- Long experience has proven Botox® to be safe; no systemic complications associated with Botox cosmetic injections when properly administered have been documented.
- Dysport is a newer agent & less data is available on the product but it appears to be as safe as Botox
- Treatment is reversible within several month
- Beneficial for treatment of migraine headaches and excess sweating of the armpits
- Fillers- Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse & Sculptra- can be performed at the same time
Other considerations of Botox and Dysport by Dr John L. Porcaro:
- Botox® & Dysport injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of wrinkles, last from 3-4 months and require repeat treatments
- Possible side effects include local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during injection. Some patients have reported temporary headache and nausea
- Temporary loss of function of a nearby muscle (i.e… drooping of the eyelid) is a rare but reversible side effect. Most complications are of short duration
A small percentage of patients are reported to experience no improvement at all