Botox and Dysport Cosmetic Treatments
Do your facial wrinkles make you feel older than you are? Botox injections can help make those lines and wrinkles less obvious and improve your self-confidence. Dysport, formerly known as Reloxin, is also a cosmetic wrinkle treatment designed to smooth out lines and folds that form naturally on the face.
What is Botox?
Botox comes from the toxin that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although injecting a toxin into your face might sound a little risky, the toxin is purified before it's injected and is extremely safe. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in your face. When you receive an injection, the impulses that instruct your muscles to contract are blocked, which helps smooth out wrinkles in the skin above the muscles.
How do dermatologists use Botox?
Botox is useful in treating a variety of cosmetic issues, including:
- Wrinkles around your mouth
- Vertical lines that look like the number "11" between your eyes
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Crow's feet
The toxin is also used to treat a number of medical conditions, such as severe underarm sweating, chronic migraines, overactive bladder and eyelid spasms.
What happens during my Botox appointment?
Your Manama skin doctor will evaluate the condition of your skin, discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about Botox treatment. Once treatment areas have been identified, he or she will inject Botox into the facial muscles. In just a few minutes, you'll be free to carry on with the rest of your day. It usually takes a little time to notice the full effect of treatment, but in a week to 10 days, the treated areas will begin to look less wrinkled.
Is Botox a long-lasting treatment?
You can generally expect your skin to remain smoother for approximately three to six months after you receive Botox treatment. If you don't continue to receive injections, the effect of the toxin will eventually wear off, and your wrinkles will reappear. Scheduling regular appointments will help you enjoy the full benefits of this innovative cosmetic treatment.
What is Dysport Cosmetic?
Dysport, formerly known as Reloxin, is a cosmetic wrinkle treatment designed to smooth out lines and folds that form naturally on the face. It is made using the same safe and highly-effective ingredient as Botox; botulinum toxin. This triggers the targeted muscles to stop moving, which in turn keeps the wrinkles from forming.
The main difference between Dysport and Botox is that Dysport's effects extend further beyond the injection site than Botox will. This process means that Dysport typically requires less injections to see sufficient response, but it also has the potential to spread further than intended if not applied properly. For this reason, Dysport requires a skilled physician, like those at Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho, with a keen knowledge of the muscular structure to deliver the injections accurately and safely.
During an in-office procedure, an extremely fine needle is used to inject the Dysport solution into the muscles that cause wrinkles around the eyes and forehead while squinting, frowning or raising the eyebrows. Most patients only need 3 to 5 injections and report that the procedure is virtually painless. The entire process takes about 15 minutes. Within a week, the lack of muscle movement smooths out the targeted wrinkles. Because Dysport contains less protein than Botox, the body breaks it down more slowly. This means that Dysport's results can last longer than Botox, which typically lasts around four months.
Side effects are minor and are usually limited to headaches following the treatment. The FDA has determined that when treatments like Botox are administered by professionals at approved doses, they are very safe and effective. So try this effective and long-lasting solution for your wrinkles, and see the difference for yourself!
Interested in more information about Botox or Dysport Cosmetic from Hecker Dermatology Group, PA? Call our Pompano Beach, FL office or Tamarac, FL office at (954) 783-2323 to schedule an appointment!