Botox has long been a popular choice for people who would like to minimize the appearance of wrinkles on their face. It is not the only option, however, and the field of available treatments can be confusing. Among the most popular competitors is Dysport, which also works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Both are widely available at medical spas, but which one is right for you? Here is everything you need to know when considering Botox or Dysport treatments to help smooth out the wrinkles on your face.
How Dysport Works
Dysport is a prescription injection used to treat moderate to severe frown lines, or glabellar lines, found in between the eyebrows. It is considered a botulinum neurotoxin, acetylcholine release inhibitor, and a neuromuscular blocking agent. This means that it is able to temporarily prevent muscle movements that cause frown lines.
During your Dysport treatment, a professional may apply a mild anesthetic to the target area. Different amounts of Dysport will be injected, depending on your needs and other factors. Because only the target areas are affected by the injection, other muscles are able to move naturally, helping prevent overly unusual expressions.
Benefits of Dysport
People who are seeking a natural looking solution for their wrinkles often choose Dysport , as it is a great option for people who are anxious about undergoing a procedure that would significantly alter their look. The procedure is simple, painless and effective at producing the amazing results you are looking for.
Dysport works quickly, making it an ideal choice for busy people. The treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes, and patients often see results within two to three days. These results are long lasting, and many people do not need a touch up before four months after their initial appointment. Minimal downtime after the appointment means that you can get back to your schedule right away.
How Botox Works
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, essentially freezing the injected muscle and preventing it from contracting. This causes wrinkles to relax and soften. Like Dysport, Botox is a botulinum neurotoxin that can safely be injected into the face.
The areas to be injected may be numbed with a mild anesthetic. The amount of Botox used varies based on the areas being treated and the depth of your wrinkles. A professional practitioner will be able to help you determine the right amount to meet your goals.
Uses of Botox
Botox can be used for a wider range of problem areas than Dysport. It is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet lines around the eyes, and frown lines between the eyebrows. In addition to its aesthetic properties, Botox has been helpful at treating hyperhidrosis to reduce excessive sweating.
Benefits of Botox
Botox treatments are also quick processes, with each appointment lasting only between 10 and 30 minutes. Because it is a minimally invasive treatment, it allows you to return to your busy schedule almost immediately after the procedure. While rest is recommended, you can be sure that your daily plans will not be interrupted.
Botox is also long lasting. Results are visible in as little as three days, with full results appearing after two weeks. It lasts for up to 3-4 months, requiring fewer appointments and giving you a longer amount of time to enjoy the results. If you are seeking to address multiple types of wrinkles, consider Botox. Rather than scheduling several appointments to receive different types of treatments, Botox can be used to resolve them all in one easy appointment.
Contact Elume Medspa
Schedule a free Botox consultation with Elume Medspa for more information. Licensed medical estheticians and nurse practitioners will help you choose the best procedures for your needs.