Botox + Dysport
Expression lines in the upper face are inevitable and become more prominent as we age. However, you don’t have to live with deep forehead lines or crow’s feet. We offer Botox & Dysport injections to help smooth your wrinkles and leave you looking refreshed.
Dermal fillers and neurotoxins work in entirely different ways. Dermal fillers are injected and simply return volume, pushing upward depressed skin or filling areas where volume has decreased (the cheeks). The most popular dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which works by binding with water molecules and plumping and filling the wrinkle or crease. Dermal fillers work on what are called static wrinkles; these are the wrinkles that show themselves at all times.
Botox and Dysport are Neuromodulators:
They use the botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze a muscle that is forming a wrinkle above it. Neurotoxin works on dynamic wrinkles – wrinkles that are formed by muscle contractions when we perform common behaviors such as frowning or squinting.
Both are a type of botulinum A used to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and lines. However, Dysport is less expensive, and the results are much quicker (2-5 days vs 4-7 days in Botox). Dysport is more diluted than Botox, so we use more of the product. However, it also causes the formula to diffuse a bit more and spread out over larger areas, meaning fewer injections are necessary. In just one short treatment, Dysport may help improve the look of your frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months.
It’s important to remember that all medical procedures carry risks as well as benefits. You need to discuss these with your doctor. This treatment should only be administered by trained medical practitioners in order to avoid improper administration that result in severe reactions.
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Both Dysport and Botox are FDA approved for treating the area between your eyebrows or glabella, the lines that extend upward or vertically toward the forehead. These wrinkles are known as dynamic wrinkles and both Botox and Dysport block signals from nerves to the muscles that cause frown lines, relaxing them and preventing the muscles from creating more wrinkles. Both treatments are not effective on static wrinkles, which are fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging skin, and include lines in the cheeks, jowl, and neck areas.
Dysport is meant for people who have moderate to severe glabella lines.
Botox is approved for treating forehead lines, glabella lines, and crow’s feet.
There is a nominal difference in price. It’s reported that Dysport delivers faster results than Botox. Dysport, on average, is less expensive than Botox, but many doctors use more units of Dysport so there’s not much difference in price. Typically, Dysport results are visible within 1 to 2 days, while Botox can take up to 5 days.
Each works in the same way, by preventing your muscles from contracting too far and causing wrinkles. Your repetitive expressions are what cause these lines, so by injecting a neurotoxin your skin will smooth out.
The benefits include:
Reduce or eliminate expression lines
Quick, painless procedure
No downtime – you can resume all normal activities immediately following treatment
You can still make normal expressions after having one of these injectable treatments, you just won’t be able to create highly exaggerated ones. Some people think that having a treatment like this will cause your face to be frozen, but this is not the case.
Common areas to treat are:
Lines between your brows (11's or Frown lines)
Wrinkles around your eyes
While these are the most common uses:
Slimming the jaw
Reducing the appearance of a "gummy" smile
Relaxing vertical neck bands
Slightly raising the eyebrows for a lift
Lip Flip (allows the top lip to gently roll out creating the illusion of more volume)