BOTOX® AND DYSPORT®
As we age, fine lines and wrinkles on the face, around the eyes, and on the forehead become more noticeable. At first, they only appear when we express ourselves by frowning or laughing. However, as we get older, those lines become more present, even when our faces are at rest. Dynamic wrinkles are a result of repeated facial movements that form creases or lines in the skin. Wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and Dysport can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles by giving both men and women a smoother, younger-looking complexion.
TREAT FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
PREVENT FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
STOP EXCESSIVE SWEATING
TREAT A DROOPING BROW
Botox temporarily improves the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. Botox works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults to help them look visibly smoother.
Treatments are quick (less than 30 minutes) and begin to show results within 48-72 hours, however it take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect of Botox. Our providers strive for personalized service with natural looking results.
While Botox and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different. Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than Botox.
This difference allows the treating provider to choose a product that might be more suited to your needs or desired outcomes.
Dysport can spread through your cells more easily
Dysport may begin working slightly faster than Botox
BOTOX may last slightly longer than Dysport
Getting Dysport injections is a fast and effective way of smoothing out wrinkles. Similar to Botox, we can perform most procedures in less than 30 minutes, allowing you to move on with your daily life.
How do Botox and Dysport work for treating wrinkles?
These substances, collectively called neuromodulators, are injected into the target muscles of the face using tiny needles to block certain nerve signals that make these muscles contract. When the muscles are relaxed, they are less likely to create those harsh appearing wrinkles on the overlying skin. Just furrow your brow in the mirror and see what happens to the skin between your brows. This is one example of a wrinkled area caused by years of facial movement that can be softened using Botox or Dysport.
Neuromodulators work differently than dermal fillers (injectables such as Juvéderm) for facial wrinkles in that they relax the muscles that lead to wrinkles, whereas fillers are injected to fill the groove of a wrinkle by restoring the volume in the soft tissue lost during the aging process.
When can you expect to see results and how long does Botox last?
Every patient experience is unique, but most patients can expect to notice early results of Botox between three to five days following treatment. The degree of muscle relation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the Botox treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
Am I a candidate for this treatment?
Botox and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for the treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment, including those who are prone to keloidal scarring, those diagnosed with disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment.
A note about static vs dynamic wrinkles: Early on in wrinkle development, they can be seen only when the face is moving – these are called dynamic and typically affect younger patients. With continued facial expression over the years, these dynamic wrinkles can become static, or are always present, even when the face is not moving. Static wrinkles can be treated with Botox or Dysport but can take longer to be effectively treated, which is why earlier intervention during this process produces more effective results and prevention or prolongation of wrinkle development in the first place. For some patients with static wrinkles, optimal results can be achieved by adding a dermal filler to enhance the results of neuromodulators.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
What do neuromodulators do?
Neuromodulators (including Botox and Dysport) relax the muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments combat forehead lines, glabella lines (between the brows), crows feet (around the eyes), smile lines, neck lines, and other wrinkles associated with aging.
What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
While BOTOX and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different.
- Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than BOTOX.
- Dysport can spread through your cells more easily
- Dysport may begin working slightly faster than BOTOX
- BOTOX may last slightly longer than Dysport
How many units of Botox will I need? How many units of Dysport will I need?
The amount of units needed can differ from person to person depending upon your desired outcome, the area of concern to be treated, the strength of the muscles in the area, and whether the treatment is for prevention or to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles and their severity.
When will I see results from Botox and Dysport?
Most patients can expect to notice early results of BOTOX between three to five days following treatment. The degree of muscle relaxation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the BOTOX treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
How long does Botox last? How long does Dysport last?
Results may vary on muscle strength of the area and metabolism, as our bodies metabolize (or break down) the neuromodulators over time. Treatment to maintain your results are recommend every three months. Using medical grade skin care products at home as part of a daily skin care regime can help to maintain your results and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
Do Botox and Dysport hurt?
Many of us are not big fans of shots, especially needles in general. However, neuromodulators are generally quickly injected with a minimal amount of discomfort.
Who are good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport?
BOTOX and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment and include those who are prone to keloidal scarring, those diagnosed with disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment.
With the use of dermal fillers, we can immediately smooth out unwanted lines; add definition to lips, cheeks, or jaw lines; and even fill in certain acne scars with little-to-no down time.
PDO THREAD LIFT
A PDO Thread Lift is designed to subtly lift the facial features to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while encouraging collagen production.