Wrinkles are a normal part of getting older. Our skin loses its elasticity over time because we make less collagen and elastin, smoke, and spend more time in the sun. You can make your wrinkles look more noticeable when you frown, squint, or even smile.
Sometimes, these lines show up sooner than we expect. So, as the saying goes, as we get older, our minds wrinkle more than our faces. We want our looks to match how young we feel! We can now do all this and much more with Botox and Dysport.
Here, we’ll discuss injectables and explain the difference between Botox and Dysport. Also, if you want to find a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, our team at Aspira Body can help. We have a lot of experience with Botox, Dysport, and many other injectables.
Everything About Injectables
Taking care of our skin, drinking water, and using cosmetics are only sometimes enough to give us smooth, wrinkle-free skin that looks and feels good. Injectables are a great way to get rid of wrinkles without having surgery.
Some can even make a part of our face look fuller. These injectable treatments can make wrinkles less noticeable and even help shape the body.
Neuromodulators and soft-tissue fillers are the two types of injectables. Neuromodulators try to get rid of lines that form when your face moves. Soft-tissue fillers add volume to places like the cheeks, lips, chin, and forehead that lose it as we age.
Botox and Dysport are both types of drugs called neuromodulators. They can both help keep wrinkles away for months at a time. Both of these treatments are available here at Aspira Body. But we’ll talk more about that some other time.
Let’s see below how Botox and Dysport are used differently.
How Botox Works
Botox is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is a neuromodulator. Botox, also called Botulinum Type A, can reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles when used in small amounts.
Botox is safe and works well with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. When Botox stops nerve signals in the face, the muscles can’t move as quickly as they used to.
This lack of movement makes the skin smoother and makes wrinkles look much less noticeable. Botox was the first Botulinum Type A neuromodulator approved by the FDA.
How Botox Helps & Treats
Botox mainly helps if you have the following concerns:
- You look tired, angry, sad, or upset if you have deep lines between your eyes.
- You get lines around your eyes and forehead because you move your face.
- Your eyebrows or face aren’t the same shapes. You can fix this by relaxing a muscle.
- The lines on the sides of the nose are getting stronger.
Why Choose Botox?
These neuromodulators aren’t too painful, low-risk, and don’t require much time off. It also helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles in the short term and keeps them from returning.
Botox can make small changes that make you look refreshed or like you’ve had a good night’s sleep!
Since Botox came out, other companies have come out with injectable wrinkle treatments. Soon after Botox came out, Dysport was seen as its European equivalent. It is used in over 60 countries around the world. I
n 2009, the FDA said that Dysport could be used in the U.S. Since then, it has been an effective way to treat wrinkles and fine lines without surgery. Botox and Dysport were used in medicine before they were approved for cosmetics.
Like Botox, Botulinum Type A is Dysport’s active ingredient. Once injected, Dysport disables the nerves around the injection site. This stops the muscles from moving, which relaxes the area and makes the skin smoother.
But Dysport is mainly advertised as a way to treat moderate to severe forehead and glabellar lines, also known as frown lines or 11 lines.
Your dermatologist, who is certified by a board, should be able to get both products and can use them on different parts of your face.
Good Things About Dysport
Some of the good things about Dysport® are:
- Getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles
- It helps get rid of the “11” lines between your eyes.
- Muscles are temporarily frozen to stop new wrinkles.
- Natural-looking results
- Fast results
- Treats sweating too much
- It could go on for up to five months
Dysport vs. Botox
Botox and Dysport are both botulinum neuromodulators of type A. Neuromodulators like these work by stopping nerves in the treatment area from making muscles contract.
The only main difference between Dysport and Botox is that Dysport works in about two to three days, while Botox takes about two weeks.
Dysport and Botox are safe ways to treat wrinkles that don’t involve surgery and have quick recovery times. During your consultation, we’ll discuss the best option for your needs.
Difference Between Neuromodulators & Dermal Fillers
Neuromodulators like Dysport and dermal fillers like Juvederm are different in a few ways. Neuromodulators are made of abobotulinumtoxinA, a neurotoxic protein that stops your brain from sending electrical impulses that tell nerve endings what to do.
They keep wrinkles from being caused by muscles that move too much. Hyaluronic acid is a chemical compound that your skin makes on its own and is used in dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers make your body more collagen around the injection sites, adding volume and slowing down aging. We will help you determine which anti-aging product will work best for you.
Can Botox and Dysport be used together with other treatments?
Patients often ask if there are any other treatments they can get besides Botox or Dysport. For example, you can get an injectable filler that can make your skin fuller and give it the volume it needs.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the skin and fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. When used with Botox or Dysport, you can use a “liquid facelift.” Since you can avoid major surgery, liquid facelifts are becoming more and more popular.
Some patients may ask about lasers, chemical peels, and other treatments. It makes sense that these people would want the best care as soon as possible.
Each procedure, though, is done on a case-by-case basis. Your dermatologist will play it safe and ensure your Botox or Dysport treatments are finished first. If everything goes well, you can return for more treatment to fix another problem.
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Ultimately, the choice between Botox and Dysport may come from the injector’s and the patient’s personal preferences. Sometimes, skilled injectors use both products simultaneously during a single treatment session to get the best patient results.