BOTOX / DYSPORT INJECTABLES
Botox and Dysport injectables are the gold standard treatment for preventative and anti-aging skincare. Over time, our expression lines around the forehead and eyes cause wrinkles to form and deepen. Botox and Dysport injectables are able to prevent this aging process from occurring, while maintaining a natural, youthful appearance.
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that works by relaxing muscle movements to eliminate wrinkles. Botox is a simple, non surgical treatment that prevents and softens moderate to severe wrinkles between the brows, around the eyes (crowsfeet) and on the forehead.
DYSPORT INJECTABLESDysport is also a purified form of botulinum toxin. The main differences between Dysport and Botox, is it is manufactured by a different company, and is the newest form available to the industry. Some injectors will prefer Dysport because of its unique dispersing ability, but overall, both of these neurotoxins are equally effective at treating and preventing wrinkles.
WHEN TO CONSIDER TREATMENT
Prevention is key, so the best time to start treatments is BEFORE any fine lines and wrinkles are present at rest.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT
Treatment plans are developed after careful assessment of the individual’s facial anatomy and movement with a certified provider. Affected areas are cleaned and prepped with alcohol and hibiclens and the target areas are injected with tiny aliquots of botulinum toxin. Number of injections vary depending on areas of concern and severity of involvement. Topical arnica and ice are applied immediately after treatment to prevent bruising and swelling.
Results can be seen within 7-10 days, and typically last between 3-4 months depending on product used and the individual’s metabolism.
RISKS AND SAFETY
As with any injection, there is a risk of redness, swelling, and bruising; however, these risks are temporary and typically resolve within 24-48 hours. Botulinum toxin is generally well tolerated, but rare side effects can occur including, but not limited to allergic reaction, headache, eyelid drooping, and altered vision.