Say Goodbye to Wrinkles with Botox® and Dysport®
Botox® and Dysport® are popular injectables for smoothing the skin, relaxing the muscles and helping with treatment and prevention of wrinkles. Botox® and Dysport® can help provide a smooth fresh natural looking appearance. These products work by altering the nerve impulses in certain muscles so that the muscles no longer contract. Relaxing the muscles in this way eliminates the appearance of wrinkles which is why these injectables are so popular for treating the forehead, crow’s feet, and lines around the neck. Skilled cosmetic dermatologists can also use these products to add mini brow lifts and upturn drooping lips to create a smiling appearance.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular injectable for treating frown lines but also has numerous off-label uses. Your Botox® treatments will be completely customized to ensure optimal results based on your goals and face shape. You must work with an experienced injector to avoid side effects such as drooping eyelids or a frozen look.
Botox® can be used to treat:
- Fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Deep Smile Lines
- Mini Brow Lift
- Squint lines
The effects of Botox® can last anywhere from 3-6 months depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the compound. Most people see some changes within 72 hours but it can take up to 10 days to see the full effect.
Dysport® is similar to Botox® and has the nickname ‘Botox twin’. Dysport® is the newest approved injectable for smoothing appearances, relaxing frown lines and treating wrinkles. Dysport® is also good for prevention of wrinkles. Over 23 countries have approved Dysport® for cosmetic use.
Faster results are seen with the use of Dysport® compared to Botox®. Most patients see the results — usually within 2-5 days versus 3-10 days with Botox. Dysport® and Botox® last about the same length of time, dependent on the treatment and the area treated. The cost of a Dysport® treatment is very similar to the cost of Botox®.
Dysport® is an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A, like Botox®. Research has shown that it tends to diffuse (spread) to a wider area so it may be better suited for treating larger areas, such as the forehead. Ask Dr. DeLuke whether Dysport® or Botox® is right for you.
If you want to freshen up your look for a special event or just look and feel more confident about your appearance, talk to us about Botox® and Dysport®. Schedule your consultation at DeLuke Dermatology today.