Designed to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, anti-wrinkle injections are a quick and effective solution for crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles, lifting the eyebrows, smoothing the under eye muscle, bunny lines of the nose, improving a gummy smile, softening smoker’s lines around the mouth, lifting a drooping smile, relaxing a dimply chin, refining a jawline, and smoothing the bands of the neck.
Dysport and Botox
Dysport and Botox are the brand names of neuromodulator injections that work by weakening facial muscles that cause wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines around the mouth, bunny lines on the nose and crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes. These injections are commonly used as a non-surgical, non-permanent treatment to refresh the face for patients of many ages.
Dysport and Botox are commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and forehead. While they both have medical uses, they’re most popular as injectable cosmetic treatments.
Both are types of neurotoxins that block muscle contractions. Derived from botulinum toxin, they are safe to use in small amounts.
Dysport and Botox are both considered nonsurgical forms of wrinkle treatment that have quick recovery rates. While they have many similarities, there are some differences between the two treatments.
Dysport reduces the appearance of lines that affect the glabella, the area between your eyebrows. These lines extend upward between the eyebrows toward the forehead. Glabella lines are especially noticeable when you frown or squint. Over time, glabella lines can become more prominent during times of relaxation, too.
Dysport is meant for use in people with moderate to severe glabella lines, not mild lines. Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon can help you tell the difference between mild and moderate wrinkles of this type.
If you’re a candidate for Dysport, the entire procedure is done at your doctor’s office.
Before the injections, your doctor will apply a mild anesthetic to help alleviate any pain felt during the procedure.
For the treatment of frown lines, doctors typically inject 0.05 milliliters (mL) at a time in up to five portions around your eyebrows and forehead.
Botox is FDA approved for treating forehead lines and fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), in addition to glabellar lines. This differs from Dysport, which is only approved for glabellar lines.
The procedure involving Botox is like that of Dysport. The procedure is done at your doctor’s office with minimal recovery time.
The number of units your doctor will use depends on the area being treated and your desired results. The recommended average Botox dosages by treatment area are as follows:
There aren’t many differences between Botox and Dysport.
You may find that Dysport is less expensive than Botox, but that varies from doctor to doctor.
Some people may feel that Dysport lasts longer, but Dr. Khetarpal says each type of treatment lasts for about four months.
The formulas for Botox and Dysport are slightly different based on the protein used in each. Dysport’s formula is known to spread a little bit more once injected into the skin. Dysport is only approved by the FDA to treat glabellar lines, too. Botox is approved by the FDA and Health Canada to treat glabella lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet.
Unlike traditional surgical procedures, you’ll see the results from these cosmetic injections within a few days of treatment. Neither Dysport nor Botox require recovery time. You can go home right after the procedure is finished.
Dysport can start taking effect after a couple of days. Results can last up to 5 months. You’ll need to go back for more injections to maintain treatment effects.
You may start seeing results from Botox within a week, but full results can take up to 1 month. Botox injections also last a few months at a time, with some lasting upward of 6 months.
Are injectable neuromodulators a good option for you?
Injections for wrinkle reduction are not only reserved for those with deep lines. Younger patients showing the first signs of fine lines can benefit from neuromodulator injections (BOTOX or Dysport) as preventative measures, slowing the signs of aging. All candidates will benefit from softened, relaxed lines on the face.
Your plastic surgeon or nurse injector will give you an honest assessment and let you know if you are a good candidate for Dysport or Botox , but in general you should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations and it is recommended that you do not smoke.
As a rule of thumb, you may not be a candidate for either procedure if you:
Recovery is minimal, and you can return to normal activities immediately but we recommend avoiding strenuous activities for 24 hours and to not lay down for 2 hours after your injections. You will ice the area to help decrease swelling or bruising that may occur. Any swelling that does occur should subside over 48 hours. It may take 4-5 days for full results to be visible, and they will last 3-6 months.
Part of our process at Station L is making sure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions and feel guided through the entire process. Our concept is for you to have a five star experience, and our goal is for you to have the best possible outcomes and least possible complications.
Our office is always available for questions via email or text message should more questions arise.
Risks associated with injectable reduction include, including bruising, swelling, asymmetry of the eyebrows, droopy lid(s), crooked smile or drooling, eye dryness or tearing.
While extremely rare, both Dysport and Botox can cause botulinum toxicity, a serious complication. Botulinum toxicity occurs when the injection spreads to another part of the body. Seek emergency medical treatment if you suspect botulinum toxicity from your treatments.
Signs of botulinum toxicity include:
What to expect with Dr Izadpanah
During the consultation, Dr Izadpanah will discuss with you to find out what you are looking to achieve. You will go over the risks and possible complications together, as well as what your desired result is. It is extremely important to Dr Izadpanah that you make informed choices, and that you are on the same page regarding outcome expectations.
Dr Izadpanah will help you achieve the best version of yourself by collaborating with you and listening to what you would like to see. Injectable dermal fillers can also be combined with Botox-type injections, depending on what outcome you are looking for.
Receiving Botox injections with Dr Arash Izadpanah
During the appointment Dr Izadpanah will inject either Botox® or Dysport® into the
*Caution: Do not rub or massage the areas where you received injections, as this may cause the neurotoxin to migrate and cause drooping in unwanted places.
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