Neurotoxin Injections (BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™)


If your brow and forehead have permanent lines and you look like you are frowning even when you are not, you may be giving the wrong impression to others around you. There are many options for improving forehead wrinkles, including a surgical brow lift. This invasive procedure, however, is not always necessary Dr. Doherty offers his Boston patients an alternative: BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ injections.

Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ are neurotoxins. The injection is a simple non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent facial wrinkles caused by hyperactive muscles beneath the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ have been aggressively tested and is approved by the FDA. Neurotoxin injections have no scarring and result in minimal downtime. Patients are able to receive treatment and return immediately to their everyday lives.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ are purified proteins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ work by blocking transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles in the area. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ effects are confined to the injection site and do not travel throughout the body.

Boston plastic surgeon Sean Doherty has found that BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ are popular among both male and female patients who have the following conditions:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar area)
  • Forehead creases (frontalis area)
  • Crow’s feet near the eyes (orbicularis oculi muscles)
  • Bands or cords in the neck (Platysmal bands)