Botox and Dysport are the two most popular options for fighting signs of aging caused by natural causes. They both have been proven to reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other cosmetic concerns in addition to their effectiveness at combatting sagging skin that occurs with age due to lack of collagen production or increased volume loss over time on top of sun damage wreaking havoc upon our DNA.
Many people have vouched for the effectiveness of these two cosmetic treatments. Since both are also approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, they are recommended by cosmetic experts to provide long-term relief against skin aging caused by growing old.
However, we understand why a few people can be apprehensive when trying them for themselves. They might have seen how the media has portrayed people who underwent botox as people who do not have a lot of facial expressions because apparently, their facial muscles are as hard as ice and cannot be moved anymore.
It can be frightening to not provide facial expressions when needed, but that is not because your muscles are frozen indefinitely. This article aims to educate those interested in undergoing Botox or Dysport to address skin aging concerns, especially sagging skin and wrinkles.
How Botox and Dysport Work
Botox works best when treating people who suffer from frozen facial expressions such as smiling wide open mouths during pictures, rather than clamped down mouth shapes because it paralyzes muscles temporarily, which allows them more accessible access to correct the wrinkles. While also a neurotoxin, Dysport spreads out over a wider area when injected and is best for those who want to achieve more of a natural look.
Both treatments can be used on other areas such as the neck, chest, or hands. Botox is often used to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating by injecting it into the armpits.
Both treatments are also nonsurgical and minimally invasive. Apart from the pricks from the needles when injecting the formula onto your skin, you will not feel any other type of pain, and there are no wounds to heal, either. Since it has no surgery or injuries involved, there is also no downtime. Thus, those who got Botox or Dysport over the weekend can return to work the next day without noticeable pain or discomfort.
How Long do the Effects Last?
Typically, the results from Botox and Dysport can last up to 4 months. However, some people have reported that the effects lasted longer for them. It all depends on how your skin reacts to the formula, as well as how often you get it done. It is still longer-lasting compared to surgical facelifts. You can also experience the same effects sans the pain and wounds from the surgery.
The effects of Botox and Dysport will also wear down over time, so it is essential to go in for follow-ups every few months to maintain the anti-aging products. Dysport and Botox offer quick results that last anywhere from 3-4 months on average, so it’s essential to remember that yearly touch-ups are often necessary to maintain optimal anti-aging effects.
Some people choose to undergo treatments every 6 months instead of years to spread the cost a bit. You can always ask your doctor about the treatment plans you can avail of to accommodate your demands and financial capacities.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Yes, some side effects could occur after getting Botox or Dysport injections. Side effects are typically mild and include headaches, nausea, and flu-like symptoms. Bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site are common side effects that usually subside within a day or two.
Rarely, more severe side effects such as difficulty swallowing or speaking, chest pain, and drooping eyelids can occur. If any of these side effects persist or worsen after a few days, be sure to consult with your doctor right away.
How to Prepare for Botox or Dysport Injections
If you consider getting Botox or Dysport injections, there are a few things you can do to prepare for them. First, make sure that you avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen for at least a week before your treatment. Aspirin and ibuprofen thin the blood and increase your chances of bruising after the injections.
You might also want to avoid drinking alcohol in the days preceding your appointment, as it can dehydrate you and make you more susceptible to bruising. Finally, be sure to schedule your appointment at least two weeks before any important events so that if there are any side effects, they can subside in time.
Is This the Procedure for You?
Everyone can have Botox or Dysport as long as they are healthy and do not have significant health issues. However, doctors are advising breastfeeding women to postpone their treatments as no studies are backing up pregnant and breastfeeding women receiving Botox or Dysport treatments that allow them to do so.
Before undergoing Botox or Dysport treatments, you must get a good night’s sleep and drink plenty of water before your appointment. The results from both treatments will appear after a few days, so do not get discouraged if you don’t notice immediate changes from the injections.
To avoid potential side effects such as swelling or redness, make sure to tell your doctor about any allergies you may have with certain substances such as latex.
Also, be sure to mention all other medications (both prescription and over-the-counter), so he can determine whether they might interact with Botox or Dysport. Finally, inform your doctor about any medical conditions you may have to be addressed accordingly before the procedure.
Botox and Dysport are both considered effective antiaging treatments for wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and sagging skin because they block neurotransmitters that cause your muscles to contract.
They can also be used on other body areas to reduce excessive underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis. While they temporarily paralyze your facial muscles so they can do away with wrinkles, it does not mean that you will be unable to express yourself without Botox.
With extensive years of experience in cosmetic science and aesthetics, Dr. Hilary knows how to address skin aging without compromising her patients’ health and safety. Her clinic offers both Botox and Dysport, along with many other cosmetic treatments you can try for yourself.
Her team comprises highly-skilled and certified professionals whose aim is to make you look drop-dead gorgeous in a snap. You can be assured that Dr. Hilary understands the assignment.