What are some entirely typical indications of aging? Wrinkles. That's correct. We're all going to get them. It's a universal truth.
Our skin loses suppleness as we age due to decreased collagen, decreased elastin, and increased UV exposure. As a result, facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, and smiling can accentuate wrinkles. If these wrinkles start to worry you, there are various cosmetic procedures available to help you improve your appearance swiftly and effectively.
Injectable therapies are becoming increasingly popular for reducing and preventing these indications of aging (no shame in that game!). So, if you've observed additional fine lines and wrinkles that won't go away with lotions or serums, it's conceivable that your research has brought you here: to neurotoxins, most commonly Botox or Dysport treatments.
Both neurotoxins are non-invasive botulinum toxin injections that are safe and effective for treating and preventing wrinkles. We'll look at the similarities and differences between the two varieties of "Botox" to help you decide which therapy is best for you.
We put Botox in quotation marks for a reason. Many of our patients believe that all injectables are "Botox," but this is not the case. Each injectable product has a specific role in the aesthetics realm - it's a science and an art - the ideal balance of the two allows us to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Botox is a neurotoxin that is also referred to as botulinum toxin injections or Botulinum type A. Botox inhibits muscular contractions in the areas of your face where it is injected, allowing your skin to smooth out and drastically minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botulinum Type A neuromodulator Botox was the first FDA-approved Botulinum Type A neuromodulator when it was introduced in 1989 and was licensed for cosmetic use in 2002. It has now become the most popular brand in the injectables industry, and it can be utilized for a variety of medical and aesthetic purposes.
Botox produces such natural-looking results that it has become a standard therapy. It is, in fact, one of the most popular med spa treatments in the United States.
Since Botox has become a widely accepted and popular treatment, other companies have introduced wrinkle-reducing injectables to the market.
Dysport was released shortly after Botox and was thought to be Botox's European counterpart, with over 60 countries worldwide using it. The FDA approved Dysport for use in the United States in 2009. It has been shown to be an effective, non-invasive wrinkle and fine line therapy.
Dysport's active ingredient, like Botox, is Botulinum Type A; the difference is in its formulation. Once injected, it inhibits the nerves around the injection site, limiting muscle mobility and smoothing down your skin. Botox can be used to treat a variety of conditions, however, Dysport is mostly used to cure moderate to the severe forehead and glabellar wrinkles (also known as frown lines or 11 lines).
Both procedures are extremely effective at reducing facial wrinkles. Dysport has a three to four-month duration and you will need to return for treatment to maintain your outcomes.
Botox also lasts 3-4 months, however, it may last longer for certain people depending on where it is injected. Botox lasts significantly longer in smaller places, such as your eyes. Botox is broken down into basic proteins and absorbed by your body over time. This means that mobility in your facial muscles will begin to return, and wrinkles may appear. To keep the Botox results, you will need to return for treatment on a regular basis.
This is a common question we hear from patients. The answer isn't always simple, but it's important to remember that both procedures are considered safe and effective. Ultimately, the decision of which injectable to use will come down to your specific goals and desired outcome.
At River District Aesthetics, we customize every treatment to ensure that you're getting exactly what you need to help address your individual concerns. Call us today to schedule a consultation and find out which injectable is right for you!