Facial skin aging is at the forefront, so beating the signs of aging in the face is our primary concern. Facial skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles can develop due to chronological or premature aging (which occurs as the result of environmental factors and unhealthy lifestyles).
Nowadays, you can alter your aging face with minimally-invasive anti-aging treatments, which help slow down the facial aging process.
Cosmetic Injectables help you refresh your skin and get a youthful appearance as a quick and effective treatment for wrinkles. They can rejuvenate skin by removing the existing lines and wrinkles and preventing their formation.
The unique injectable used in this regard is botulinum toxin type A (Botox® and Dysport®), dermal fillers, PRP, and PRF.
Injectables may be safely combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve better outcomes and prolong the results.
Botox® is a popular injectable wrinkle relaxer noted primarily for its beneficial outcome of restoring a smoother appearance to the face by eliminating facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox was the first injectable botulinum toxin, and that’s why the term is heard more often. There are other effective injectables using botulinum toxin, such as Dysport®.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons report, Botox was the 2016 top female cosmetic minimally-invasive anti-aging procedure.
As a cosmetic procedure, Botox injections can reduce signs of aging. Its primary use is reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, over seven million people benefited from Botox treatments in 2016.
Botox can address various facial lines to treat such as:
Botox will restore a more youthful appearance by smoothing out wrinkles and preventing the new wrinkle formation process. It also stops returning the lines by relaxing the muscles.
It is dramatically effective for dynamic wrinkles associated with facial movements. Wrinkles caused by other factors such as smoking, sun damage, or loss of collagen can also be treated with the help of Botox. However, to treat these static wrinkles applying dermal fillers may be more beneficial.
Botox may be recommended in a combination of therapies with other cosmetic treatments, including facial injectables, for better results.
It generally takes one week to notice the full effect since the injection starts functioning several days after the treatment session.
Depending on the treated condition, the outcomes will last three to six months, and you will need additional regular injections to maintain the effect.
Getting this facial injectable will not take long. Small amounts of botulinum toxin will be injected into specific muscles in the planned treatment area with thin needles and prevent the target muscles from further movements.
Your facial features and conditions will be the basis for the number of these quick injections. To know what the process of injecting Botulinum toxin looks like, you can watch this.
Botox is FDA approved and ranks among the safest cosmetic injectable to reduce lines and wrinkles. Doctors have used Botox injections for years to treat facial lines and wrinkles. The procedure is considered simple and minimally invasive.
Botox injection requires minimal preparation as it’s a non-surgical treatment for wrinkles. You don’t need anesthesia and will experience only minor discomfort through the treatment.
The important thing you are supposed to do is share your medical history and conditions in the first consultation appointment. You may need to stop taking certain medications and avoid alcohol before the procedure.
Little to no downtime is expected after the treatment, and you will resume normal activities immediately. It would help if you:
-Avoid rubbing, massaging, or applying pressure to the treatment area for 24 hours.
-Stay upright for 4 hours after the treatment session and take a day off from exercising.
-Do not lie down or bend over for three to four hours.
Botox injections are relatively safe when applied correctly. Side effects are rarely based on the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.
The possible complications would be:
You should not get Botox if you:
Since the needles used for these injections are minimal, slight pain will be experienced, if any at all. To offer you a unique experience, we will perform the procedure benefiting from distractors.
The effects of Botox injection will last up to six months. The outcome will slowly fade, so the lines and wrinkles reappear, and you will need follow-up shots to maintain your youthful appearance.
Botox has a safe history, and not many serious complaints have been made in this regard. However, Rest assured that you let our team know all about your medical history, and there shall be no worries if the treatment is not suited for you; we will offer you a personalized treatment package.
You will look like just yourself if getting Botox correctly.
Botox will limit muscle activity responsible for wrinkle forming while fillers fill the target area and help replace the volume loss.
Botulinum toxin, also called “miracle poison,” with many applications, is cosmetically performed to smooth out the unwanted skin lines and wrinkles, preserving your natural facial expressions. Botox® and Dysport® are two commonly known types of this cosmetic injectables.
Botulinum toxins are neurotoxins made by bacteria that weaken muscle contractions by blocking the nerve signals. Since these contractions caused by facial movement can cause wrinkles, muscle paralysis leads to wrinkle treatment. The target muscle differs, considering your concerns.
–Dystonia (excessive muscle contractions)
–Eye problems: crossed eyes and eyelid twitching
-Improving signs of aging
-Preventing wrinkle formation
This substance can help reduce facial lines, diminish neckbands, contour and slim the face, lift the corners of the mouth, and restore the smooth appearance of skin.
Botulinum Toxin is an FDA-approved drug with a safe history while injected in small doses, as done in cosmetic treatments. You can find more details here.
Both Botox and Dysport are type-A botulinum toxin products. They both work by blocking the nerves in the treatment area from sending signals to the muscles to contract, and this will lead to rejuvenated skin by diminishing wrinkles treatment. Looking at how long the results last, both Dysport and Botox last around 3-6 months.
There are some differences though these two substances have a lot in common.
-Botox takes up to two weeks to settle, while you will experience improvements as early as two to three days after getting Dysport.
-Another difference between Dysport and Botox is the treatment areas. Botox targets crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines. On the other hand, Dysport is used mainly for correcting glabellar lines, the frown lines between your eyebrows.
-Botox may be a better option if you have mild to moderate wrinkles, while Dysport is an excellent option for those who have moderate to severe frown lines.
-A single unit of Botox has about three times the potency of a unit of Dysport. It means more Dysport is needed to achieve the same results.
The number of injections and the units of Botox differs from person to person depending on the skin condition and the planned treatment area.
Getting Botox is considered a quick procedure that will take a few minutes.
Dysport is also a non-invasive cosmetic injectable playing the role of a relaxant for facial muscles. Like Botox, Dysport is adapted from Botulinum toxin, a safe drug if used in small amounts.
It diminishes moderate to severe lines, stops creating new dynamic wrinkles, and ultimately helps the face regain its natural-looking smooth appearance.
It has been most noted for its promising effects in correcting frown lines, though it can treat the forehead as a whole.
Dysport outcomes will last from 3 to 6 months, varying from person to person. You will see motion in the treated zones afterward, so regular touch-ups are required to maintain the treatment effects.
Everyone heals differently; however, you will notice the results as soon as the redness and swelling from the injections subside.
Dysport injection procedure is almost painless, and to control your possible worries, we will use numbing creams.
Several injections between and above the eyebrows will take around twenty minutes from start to finish, and we can call this injectable procedure a quick one.
Before the procedure, we will take advantage of your first appointment as an opportunity to gather information about your medical history and offer the best treatment package based on your concerns and expectations. We will also inform you of the things you are supposed to perform before the procedure, which is mostly the following:
You need to follow the post-care Do’s and Dont’s in the first 24 hours following the treatment.
Dysport typically has minimal side effects; however, If you don’t adequately prepare for your Dysport treatment by following the advised items, hours or days after the treatment, symptoms may happen of which the most common are:
Do not get this injectable if you:
Dysport injectable procedure is not reported to be very painful.
We cannot compare a dose of Dysport to any other botulinum toxin products, whereas it’s much like Botox.
If you have a normal skin condition, it will respond well to Dysport injectables. Our specialist will recommend other wrinkle treatments tailored to you if you have had an allergic reaction to other botulinum toxin products.
To decide between Dysport and Botox, you can contact our expert team. They can discuss your concerns weigh in the best treatment package for you.
However, if you’ve already tried Botox and want to try something new, Dysport is a good alternative with quick results.
Your facial condition and medical history will determine the dose, the number of injections, the site of injections, and how often you should receive the injectables.
The actual time varies case by case, but it is generally done within a half-hour to an hour.
Eyelid drooping and drooling would be considered the worst. You’d better seek a professional to perform the procedure to avoid it.