The skin on your face gradually loses elasticity due to muscle movements like laughing, smiling, and frowning. Dynamic wrinkles also develop due to repeated muscle contractions and aging. While static lines have little effect on your appearance, dynamic wrinkles are prominent when making facial movements.
Botulinum toxin injections (Botox) and Dysport contain the same form of neurotoxin that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. While both treatments have medical applications, each has specific benefits. Book a private consultation with Dr. Layton today to learn more about these treatments’ benefits.
About Botox and Dysport
Dysport and Botox have the same active ingredient, a neurotoxin that inhibits the signals that cause muscle contractions. The treatment’s primary purpose is to temporarily alleviate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox injections are more potent and concentrated than Dysport, making them appropriate for wrinkles on smaller areas of the face. For example, Botox may prevent and reduce less severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. However, Dysport is FDA-approved for managing dynamic wrinkles, including the glabellar and forehead lines.
Unlike traditional surgical operations, Dysport results will begin to show within a couple of days. In contrast, Botox results may take up to one month but can last several months after your procedure. There is no recovery time for either Dysport or Botox. The number of units injected into your muscles varies depending on your desired results, and the area treated.
Our team often recommends Dysport for moderate-to-severe fine lines. Dr. Layton will administer Botox and Dysport injections within several minutes. The lengthy part of each procedure is the waiting period after applying the anesthetic.
You’ll need to visit our clinic after approximately five months to maintain your treatment effects.
Motivations for Medical and Cosmetic Dysport and Botox
You may wish to move forward with Dysport and Botox treatments to minimize dynamic wrinkles, which become more noticeable with age. However, you may also want to explore these treatment options to prevent wrinkle development. In addition, Botox and Dysport injections decrease the need for cosmetic surgery to reduce the impact of facial expressions on skin elasticity if you are in your twenties and thirties.
One of the main reasons why many patients desire Dysport or Botox treatments is the minimal recovery time and side effects compared to invasive surgical procedures. The injections last three to five months, providing substantial cosmetic improvements and no visible scarring.
Dr. Layton uses Botox and Dysport injections to reduce excessive sweating by temporarily numbing the nerves. Our team may also recommend these treatments to manage or correct abnormal muscle contractions, migraines, an overactive bladder, or signs of a lazy eye.
Contact Us to Learn More About Botox and Dysport
Botox and Dysport injections are recommended for healthy adults with moderate-to-severe facial lines. During your initial consultation, Dr. Layton will ask you questions regarding your medical history to establish whether you are a viable candidate. You may not be eligible if you are over age 65, have a skin disorder, have a high sensitivity to Botulinum toxin, or are pregnant.
Botox and Dysport injections are generally safe, but it is crucial to contact our team if you experience minor side effects like headaches, irritation, swelling, or bruising around the injection site. Call our Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery office in Texas to discuss the benefits of Botox and Dysport so we can formulate an appropriate treatment plan for you.