About BOTOX® & Dysport®
BOTOX® and Dysport® work best on “dynamic wrinkles” by blocking the signal from crossing the neuromuscular junction, allowing the muscle to relax and helps to soften the wrinkles that lie above. BOTOX® and Dysport® injections have been FDA approved for use in the cosmetic treatment for glabellar frown lines only the wrinkles between the eyebrows. The weakening effect gradually begins anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days, and is sometimes not complete for two weeks. These injections are commonly used along the forehead lines and crow’s feet, but have also been to help to prevent excessive sweating as well as migraine headaches
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are both FDA-approved drugs that are commonly used for cosmetic purposes. These drugs are classified as neuromodulators, meaning that they inhibit muscle contractions. They do so by introducing tiny amounts of purified botulinum toxin into muscles that are responsible for certain types of lines and creases, such as frown lines.
While Botox and Dysport share the use of A botulinum toxins, they differ in their non toxin protein content. Additionally, the manufacturing of Dysport results in smaller molecules than are present in Botox. Overall, the two are far more similar than they are different. Multiple studies have been conducted to better understand how Botox and Dysport perform. Some suggest that the effects of Dysport seem to appear 1 to 2 days sooner than Botox. Dysport also diffuses more widely, perhaps because of the smaller toxin molecules.
Ideal Candidates for Botox/Dysport
Botox/Dysport is the treatment of choice among adults who would like to smooth dynamic facial wrinkles in the upper area of the face. It is on the forehead and around the eyes that lines are often related to muscle movements. Botox also can be used for dimpled chin, gummy smile, down-turned smile, as well as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of underarms, palms or soles) and chronic Migraine.
Your health care professional will determine that a patient is a good candidate for Botox/Dysport if they:
- Are in good general health
- Older than 18 years
- Have lines and creases that can be reduced with a neuromodulator
- Have a realistic expectation for improvement
Botox is not suitable for:
- Patients who have had an allergic reaction to any botulinum toxin product
- Patients who have an active skin infection in the treatment area
- Women who are pregnant or nursing
- Patients with a nerve or muscle condition
- People who have a severe infection or illness
How often should I get Botox/Dysport?
Every person reacts differently to Botox/Dysport. The faster the body metabolism is, the sooner the effect will start fading. Individuals how exercise every day, or using sauna/Jacuzzi often, will need more frequent treatments. Regularly patients may schedule to re-do the treatment as often as 2-3 months or up to 6 months.
Cost of Botox and Dysport
minimum purchase 12 units
minimum purchase 30 units
Before & After Botox/Dysport
What should I know prior to getting Botox/Dysport Injections?
The most important step to take before getting Botox or Dysport is to find a qualified provider. All injections at New Look Skin Center are performed by licensed nurse practitioners and registered nurses who have received extensive training in the use of injectables. Once a trusted provider has been located, the next step is to schedule an appointment.
Recovery after Botox/Dysport
One of the major advantages of Botox/Dysport treatment is that side effects are very mild. There is no or little down time after the treatment. They must avoid laying down or bending over for four hours after the treatment, as well as avoid any massaging of the area, exercise and use of sauna/jacuzzi or any kind of tanning for 24 hours.
What are the risks/complications of a Botox/Dysport procedure?
Botox has been one of the most performed nonsurgical treatments in decades. The most common side effects of Botox treatment are transient redness at injection sites, minor swelling and bruising. Additional side effects that are less common are mild headache, drooping eyelid, dry eye, and asymmetry.
Are Botox/Dysport Injections painful?
Botox/Dysport injections are administered with a gentle hand. A tiny needle is being used for inserting the product just beneath the skin, where it absorbs into the muscle over the course of a few days. Patients tolerate this treatment very well without the use of anesthetic. However, if you are concerned about discomfort, talk to your provider. You can use a numbing cream which your health care provider will prescribe it for you, or a small ice pack may be applied right before or right after injections to maintain full comfort.