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What are Botox and Dysport?

Both Botox and Dysport are injectable treatments made of botulinum toxin type A. Also known as, neurotoxin treatments, Botox and Dysport are both used to smooth dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles that form as a result of repeated facial movements over time. They work by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, causing them to relax for smoother skin. The main difference between Botox and Dysport is the formulation, which influences the dosage used, how much the product will spread under the skin, and how quickly results are seen.

Botox and Dysport are most commonly used to treat the following areas:

  • Forehead creases.
  • Glabellar lines (11s).
  • Crow’s feet.
  • Corners of the mouth.
  • The chin.
  • Neck bands.

Botox FAQs

Can Botox age you?

No, although regular Botox injections may create an inhibited muscle response in the areas treated consistently, it does not accelerate the natural cause of aging, which is decreased collagen production and degradation of structural proteins in the skin.

Can Botox cause weight gain?

Botox has no correlation with increased weight gain considering all the factors involved with FDA-approved treatments.

Can Botox lift eyebrows?

A Botox brow lift isnt exactly the same as a surgical or minimally invasive brow lift, but precise injections at the outside of the brow can result in a more lifted appearance to the brow with decreased muscle movement pulling it up.

What age should I start Botox?

People can begin Botox at nearly any age 18+. Some preliminary long-term studies show that the neuromodulator has increasingly effective results at reducing wrinkles from appearing or even forming when receiving regular injections for many years at an early age - that is, before age 40.

What are the bad side effects of Botox?

The most common side effects after Botox injections are redness, swelling, and slight bruising in the treated area, as well as bleeding at the injection sites. Changes such as increased heart rate, trouble swallowing or breathing, or numbness in other areas of the body should be handled immediately.

What do I need to know before getting botox?

Before you get Botox injections, you will want to avoid blood thinner medication, alcohol, and smoking. You should also know that results may not show up immediately. They can take up to two weeks. Additionally, numbing the treated is an option if you’re worried about discomfort.

Is Botox good for under eye wrinkles?

Yes! Botox injections can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and crows feet.

How long does Botox last?

Botox injections typically last around 3-4 months.

How many Botox injections do I need?

The amount of units varies per patient and on the area you are treating. Your provider will determine how many injections you need.

The Botox and Dysport Treatment

During Botox or Dysport treatment, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the targeted areas to ensure that you are comfortable during treatment. However, many people do not even need the numbing cream as the treatment is not too uncomfortable. Then, a small syringe will be used to inject the neurotoxin of your choice into the skin. Many patients describe a small pinch during injection, though it should not be painful. The number of injections will depend on the amount of change desired and Dr. Erwin’s recommendation. Treatment usually takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

There is no downtime required following Botox or Dysport injections. However, you will be asked to avoid exercise or strenuous activities for 24 hours afterward. You should also avoid massaging or touching the treatment area afterward, as this can cause the product to spread to other areas.  Mild swelling, redness, or bruising may occur, which will dissipate with time. Final results can be seen in 3 – 7 days following injections and should last for 3 – 4 months. To maintain results, you will need to repeat the treatment once your lines begin to show again.

Who is a Good Candidate for Botox and Dysport?

Adults who are unhappy with the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles can often benefit from Botox or Dysport injections. Those in good health with a positive attitude are often happiest with their results. Botox and Dysport can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, and more to further improve results. The best way to determine if this treatment is a good fit for you is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Erwin. During this meeting, you can discuss your aesthetic goals with her, as well as ask any questions that you may have.

Dysport FAQs

Can dysport be used for crows feet?

Yes, one of the FDA-approved areas for Dysport is the crows feet at the corners of the eyes.

Can dysport be used on forehead?

Yes, forehead creases are often satisfyingly resolved with Dysports formula, which may spread through this larger area even better than Botox in some patients.

How long does it take for Dysport to kick in?

Dysports neuromodulating active ingredient, botulinum toxin, takes effect within 1-2 weeks after your injection.

Can I get a facial after Dysport?

Its recommended that you not press too hard on the areas recently treated with Dysport, as doing so can affect the distribution of the formula in your skin. For that reason you should not get a facial immediately after Dysport injections.

Can Dysport be used under the eyes?

Yes! Dysport can be used to reduce the appearance of under-eye wrinkles or bags.

Can dysport lift your eyebrows?

Dysport can be used to relax the muscle along the side of the upper eyelid that causes the brow to be pulled down. By relaxing this muscle, the brow can be slightly lifted.

How quickly does Dysport work?

Dysports’ full results show up in 10-14 days.

How long does Dysport last?

Dysport typically lasts between 3-4 months. At that point, you can schedule another appointment and get another treatment.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in smoothing dynamic lines and wrinkles with Botox, Contact our office today by calling 979-543-9933. We will be happy to schedule your consultation appointment, which is your first step toward treatment. Please do not hesitate to ask us any questions, as we want you to be confident with your cosmetic procedure choice.