BOTOX® Cosmetic & Other Neuromodulators

If you are bothered by facial lines and wrinkles, consider treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport®, or DAXXIFY®. In Guilford and Mystic, CT, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins offers BOTOX and other neuromodulators to women and men from New Haven, Mystic, New London Westerly, Hopkinton, and other nearby cities who desire a simple, non-invasive solution to many bothersome signs of aging. Dr. Collins is an Allergan National Trainer and instructs other physicians nationwide on the proper use of these injectable treatments to address dynamic wrinkles on the face and neck.

Contact us at our Guilford location at (203) 689-5295 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6868 or book now.

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Before & After BOTOX® Cosmetic Case 50 View #1 View in Guilford, CT
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This young lady was getting ready for her wedding. She clearly started out beautiful, but she just wanted to look her absolute best for her big day. The thing that she noticed most in pictures is that she had some dark circles under her eyes. Dr. Collins attributed that to "Malar hypoplasia" or a flattened cheek as well as a "tear trough defo... Read More
Before & After BOTOX® Cosmetic Case 223 Front View in Guilford, CT
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This male patient felt the lines on his forehead and between his brows made him look older than he feels. Nurse Liz used BOTOX Cosmetic to treat his lines, giving him a smooth forehead.  Read More
Before & After Facial Balancing Case 209 Front View in Guilford, CT
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This young woman wanted to improve the symmetry of her face to look more balanced. Using a combination of dermal fillers and BOTOX Cosmetic, Lead was able to add subtle volume and helped make this patient's features more symmetrical.  Read More
Before & After BOTOX® Cosmetic Case 222 Front View in Guilford, CT
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This female patient wanted to address the lines on her forehead and between her brows. Nurse Liz used BOTOX Cosmetic injections to soften the appearance of her wrinkles, giving her a smooth appearance.  Read More
Before & After BOTOX® Cosmetic Case 48 View #1 View in Guilford, CT
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Dr. Collins' signature "liquid facelift" can give an instant rejuvenation of the face without surgery. Part of facial aging is loss of volume. In some people, that is the only thing that is contributing to their aged appearance. In these cases, by simply replacing the lost volume, you can restore their youthful beauty. In this case, various h... Read More
Before & After JUVÉDERM® Case 57 View #1 View in Guilford, CT
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This lady wanted a subtle rejuvenation that would have minimal down time to get ready for her daughter’s wedding. A combination of Volume and Juvederm were used to volumize her cheeks and treat her deepened nasolabial creases. Her lower face was also treated to soften the creases around her chin and to soften the appearance of her jowls and m... Read More
Before & After BOTOX® Cosmetic Case 133 Right Oblique View in Guilford, CT
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Part of the aging process is loss of volume in the face. After the age of forty, they say that you lose a tablespoon of volume from your face each year....although its hard to say how anyone knows this exact value, it is clear that when we add volume back to the face in tasteful ways, we have improvement in looks and overall rejuvenation. Dr.... Read More
Before & After BOTOX® Cosmetic Case 53 View #1 View in Guilford, CT
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This patient has malar flattening, deep nasolabial folds and a prominent pre-jowel sulcus. She has some crinkled skin under her eyes and some hollowing that is causing a shadow under her eyes. She wanted a non-surgical correction of these problems and she was a good candidate. She had volume put back in her cheeks using Radiesse filler. She a... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Does BOTOX Do?

BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and DAXXIFY (similar to BOTOX) contain botulinum toxin, which blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. By stopping the signals to the nerves, the muscles don’t contract and don’t create “dynamic” wrinkles. It only affects the muscles where it’s injected, which means you will still be able to make facial expressions even after treatment. BOTOX is one of the most popular injectables we offer and is safe for use on men and women of all ages without downtime.

BOTOX and Dysport have been approved by the FDA for use in treating dynamic wrinkles between the brows and have been proven to achieve long-lasting improvements in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

DAXXIFY is the newest neuromodulator designed to stop dynamic wrinkles in their tracks. DAXXIFY uses a peptide that has been specially formed to help it last twice as long as BOTOX and Dysport. Like BOTOX and Dysport, DAXXIFY has been approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe lines between teh

Who Should Get BOTOX?

BOTOX, Dysport, and DAXXIFY are safe for men and women over 18 in good overall health with unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. Those who experience wrinkles and lines caused by the movement of muscles in the following areas of the face should consider BOTOX and other neuromodulators:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Glabellar frown lines
  • Brow lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines along the bridge of the nose

BOTOX is also approved by the FDA for treating muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and chronic migraines. Many people also use it for gummy smiles and jawline slimming. In order to undergo BOTOX treatments, you should be a healthy nonsmoker between 18 and 65 years old.

Individuals who should not undergo BOTOX treatments are those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to botulinum toxin, as well as those with neuromuscular diseases.

What Is a BOTOX Treatment Like?

During your consultation, your provider will discuss your concerns and assess your skin to determine the best treatment for you. Each treatment is customized to suit the patient’s needs. Once a treatment plan is developed, your provider will prep you for your treatment.

When the appropriate injection site has been chosen, it will be cleansed with alcohol, marked, and prepared for treatment. Your provider will carefully inject the appropriate amount of neuromodulator into the treatment site. She will inject BOTOX, Dysport, or DAXXIFY into the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to address your specific concerns. Injections are relatively painless, with no need for anesthetic, and you can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

More than one injection may be necessary for an injection site to ensure the lines and wrinkles in the area adequately smooth out.

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What To Expect After a BOTOX Treatment

There is no downtime following a BOTOX Cosmetic or neuromodulator treatment. However, your provider will require that you remain upright for several hours after your treatment and also avoid alcohol during this time. We may also advise you to avoid vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours.

You may experience some side effects from your BOTOX, Dysport, or DAXXIFY treatment, including nausea, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and redness at the injection site. These, however, are temporary and will subside.


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How Soon Can You Expect Results of BOTOX To Appear?

The results of BOTOX are not immediate. You will start to see smoother lines and wrinkles in the treated areas after a few days, with full results appearing in about 1 week. The results will continue to improve as you continue to have consistent BOTOX treatments every 3 to 6 months.

Results from Dysport tend to appear a little sooner, with results appearing over 2-3 days following treatment. Like BOTOX, the results from Dysport will continue to improve with consistent treatments every 3-6 months.

Similarly, DAXXIFY’s results can start to appear within 1-2 days following treatment, and the results can last as long as 6-9 months.

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

The effects of BOTOX and Dysport last approximately 3 to 6 months, depending on the areas treated, the amount of product used, and the individual. DAXXIFY tends to last up to 6 months, with some patients seeing improvements for as long as 9 months. For many patients, BOTOX, Dysport, and DAXXIFY last longer as you continue injection treatments consistently. To achieve long-lasting results, your provider will recommend a series of follow-up appointments to ensure you get the best possible results. You can also discuss surgical options such as a brow lift to minimize wrinkles and lines around the eyes with longer-lasting results.


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What’s the Difference Between BOTOX and Fillers?

Even though both BOTOX, Dysport, DAXXIFY, and dermal fillers such as the JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® product lines are injectable treatments designed to reduce signs of aging, they accomplish their goals in very different ways.

As mentioned earlier, BOTOX, Dysport, and DAXXIFY minimize wrinkles and lines that develop when your face changes expressions by preventing muscles from contracting. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are smooth gels that restore volume to areas such as nasolabial folds, undereye hollows, and sunken cheeks. Fillers also last longer than BOTOX and other neuromodulators, with results lasting between 6 and 18 months in most cases.

Because fillers and BOTOX treat different types of wrinkles, we often combine them to produce comprehensive anti-aging results.

Let’s get started today. Book now online or call us at our Guilford location at (203) 689-5295 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6868 to set up your visit.

Our Medical Director

Dr. Beth Collins

Our Medical Director

Beth Collins, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Beth Collins brings a warm, personalized approach to her practice. This approach—along with her skill and commitment to the most effective techniques and technologies—enables her to make her patients' aesthetic goals a reality. Learn more about her background and expertise.

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Dr. Beth Collins credentials including American Soceity of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Sugery, Expert injector, Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2003, and Castle Connelly Exceptional Women in Medicine Award 2023 Dr. Beth Collins credentials including American Soceity of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Sugery, Expert injector, Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2003, and Castle Connelly Exceptional Women in Medicine Award 2023
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