Botox/Dysport Botulinum toxins are a group of neurotoxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. They work by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is responsible for transmitting signals between nerve cells and muscles.
When injected into a muscle, botulinum toxin binds to the nerve endings that control muscle movement and prevents the release of acetylcholine. This causes temporary paralysis of the muscle, which can be used therapeutically to treat a variety of conditions such as muscle spasms, migraines, and excessive sweating.
Botulinum toxin can also be used cosmetically to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles. By paralyzing the muscles responsible for facial expressions, it can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that is used to temporarily paralyze muscles. It is commonly used in cosmetic procedures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
How do Botulinum Toxin Injectables Work?
Botulinum toxin injectables work by blocking the signals that are sent from the nerves to the muscles. This causes the muscles to relax, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What are the benefits of Botulinum Toxin Injectables?
Botulinum toxin injectables offer many benefits, including:
- Minimally invasive: Botulinum toxin injectables are a non-surgical alternative to more invasive procedures, such as facelifts.
- Quick procedure time: The treatment typically takes only a few minutes to complete, and there is no downtime.
- Long-lasting results: The results of botulinum toxin injectables can last for several months, depending on the area being treated.
- Natural-looking results: Botulinum toxin injectables can provide natural-looking results that enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.
What areas can be treated with botulinum toxin injectables?
Botulinum toxin injectables can be used to treat a wide range of areas, including the forehead, frown lines, crow's feet, and other areas of the face.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is usually not painful, but you may experience some discomfort or mild pain during the injection process. Most injectables also include a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes only a few minutes to complete, although the actual time may vary depending on the areas being treated.
How long do the results last?
The results of botulinum toxin injectables can last anywhere from several months to a year, depending on the area being treated.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects of botulinum toxin injectables include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve on their own within a few days.
Who is a good candidate for botulinum toxin injectables?
Botulinum toxin injectables are suitable for most people who wish to improve their appearance by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, it is important to discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider to determine if botulinum toxin injectables are right for you.
Botox vs Dysport
We’re all about having choices. For those of you who want to smooth expression lines and refresh a tired, angry appearance, we’re happy to offer two popular, FDA approved neuromodulator options: BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport.
Both get fantastic results, and both are safe when administered by a qualified provider. The two products have far more similarities than differences, and we recommend them both to our clients
A brief bio of BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX is made by Allergan, inc. and uses a formula of botulinum toxin called onabotulinaumtoxin A. Its particles are coated with protein buffers to help slow the release of the neurotoxin. Since its FDA approval in 2002, BOTOX has become a household name; more than 10.9 million treatments have been performed to date.
A brief bio of Dysport
Dysport received FDA approval in 2009. Like BOTOX, it uses botulinum toxin to affect nerve impulses. However, its formula (abobotulinumtoxin A ) is slightly different, containing smaller particles and fewer protein buffers. Dysport is made by a company called Galderma, inc.
As far as safety, efficacy, and quality are concerned, the two products are equal. What matters most is what will achieve the best results for your anatomy and goals.
Which is better for me: BOTOX or Dysport?
This is a tricky question to answer without seeing you in person, so to really find out, contact us for a consultation. What we can tell you now is that there are slight differences in the two products that make Dysport a better option for some people, and BOTOX a better option for others. For instance:
- Dysport has smaller botulinum particles with fewer protein buffers surrounding them. Translation? Many patients see results more quickly with Dysport. We’re talking about 4 days with Dysport vs. 7-10 days with BOTOX—not a huge difference, but maybe enough to matter if you need to look great by the weekend.
- Dysport is injected more deeply and spreads more easily than BOTOX. As a result, we can sometimes treat a broader area with fewer Dysport injections. This is only an advantage if we want to treat a broader area, so it doesn’t necessarily make Dysport better, just better at certain times.
Some patients just like their results better with BOTOX than Dysport, and vice-versa. Just like some people prefer crunchy peanut butter and others prefer creamy, some people are happier with the results of one product over another
Is Dysport really cheaper than BOTOX?
BOTOX more than Dysport . Many people see the per-unit price difference and think, “Wow! Dysport is so much cheaper…it’s a no-brainer which one I want.” Here’s the rub: it takes more Dysport units than BOTOX units to achieve the same goal. The two products are measured on totally different scales. While Dysport treatments may end up costing a little less for some patients, for others the overall price difference is negligible.
Rather than focus on price, focus on who is performing your injections. Provider skill and experience are directly related to how safe your treatment is and how natural your results look. Choose a skilled injector with several years of experience performing both Botox and Dysport injections for a variety of male and female patients.
Which will last longer, Dysport or BOTOX?
Both products are temporary, and last 3 to 4 months on average, depending on the client. Dysport tends to get to work a little more quickly than BOTOX, with final results in place within about 5 days. BOTOX results can take up to 2 weeks to finalize.
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