Common Reasons for Pursuing Botox and Dysport

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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.

Tips for Preserving Botox Results

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If you are looking for a minimally invasive and effective way to combat wrinkles and achieve smoother skin, Botox may be the perfect solution for you. Botox is one of the most popular treatments performed by Dr. Layton at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. These injections are great for removing fine lines and wrinkles and treating medical conditions like chronic migraines and excessive sweating.

As a cosmetic therapy, Botox can treat a variety of aging-related concerns, including eye lines, sunken brows, lines, wrinkles and impressions in the neck area, forehead wrinkles, and glabellar wrinkles between the eyebrows. While Botox is a worthwhile treatment, taking proper care of your skin after your Botox procedure is essential to make the results last longer.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

The most important thing you can do for your skin is to protect it from the sun’s damaging rays. Not only does using proper sunscreen with high SPF protect you from getting wrinkles and signs of aging in the future, but it could also help ensure the longevity of your Botox results. If you plan to be in the sun, apply a generous amount of sunscreen before you head out, and follow the instructions for reapplication. If you do not feel comfortable using lotion on your face throughout the day, use sprays or powders with SPF.

Use a Hydrating Moisturizer

Another tip for preserving your Botox results is to keep your skin hydrated by applying moisturizer morning and night. While it is essential to keep your skin hydrated, when you use the right moisturizer, you are actively working to keep your skin supple and wrinkle-free. Make sure that the moisturizer you use is suitable for your skin type. You may also want to consider testing a skin oil to boost hydration during the summer months.

Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle

Staying healthy is vital for overall longevity, and when it comes to preserving Botox results, it could also have short-term benefits. For example, experts agree that remaining hydrated could help your skin appear smoother and healthier. Likewise, embracing a diet with lots of fruit and green vegetables can benefit your skin’s health.

Living a healthy lifestyle also includes exercise. Although you should avoid intense exercise for a day or two following your Botox treatment to give the injections time to settle, moderate exercise benefits your skin and overall wellness. Many Botox patients embrace the benefits of yoga or Pilates, which provide numerous benefits for the cardiovascular system. While taking vitamins and supplements should be discussed with your doctor before use, they can also be a great addition to your healthy lifestyle.

Contact Us for Your Next Botox Treatment

Botox could give you the smooth, youthful skin of your dreams without the invasiveness of other procedures. If you have questions about Botox injections or want further tips for preserving Botox results, give our experts at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery a call.

Dr. Layton and our team have the expertise you need to treat any cosmetic and medical condition with leading-edge treatments guaranteed to please you. Contact us today for your consultation.