If your facial wrinkles, frown lines, forehead creases, or other facial-expression lines are denting your confidence and making you look uncomfortable, cosmetic injections with Botox and Dysport could be your best option. Botulinum toxin removes creases and lines in the upper region of the face by disabling the movement of specific muscles that cause the skin issue. These injections work to remove the dynamic wrinkles of the face that are caused due to many years of facial expressions like smiling, laughing, frowning, etc.
What are Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport work by hindering the signals from the nerve to the muscles letting them relax and thus reducing the wrinkles. The injection starts its work within 2-5 days of the procedure and results generally last for around 3 months. The whole treatment can be finished during lunchtime as it usually takes only 150-30 minutes. You can return to your routine task within no time with minimal care. They are used to treat the area between the eyebrows commonly termed horizontal forehead lines, 11 lines, and crow’s feet. Both Botox & Dysport are manufactured from the same bacteria and hence possess similar properties. But Botox is known to be a little “stiff” and can create a more frozen appearance. Dysport works a bit sooner and has a little natural or soft look. Not to take away from the efficiency of both injectables, a doctor will choose the specific one depending on the goals and type of issue.
Differences Between Botox and Dysport:
The units given in any botulinum toxin for injecting in a particular site is dependent on its preparation and type of usage. A specific dosage of Botox is not equal to the same dosage of Dysport. The indicated dosage for a product and supervising recommendations must always be followed. However, the lowest recommended dosage is given first while using a botulinum toxin injectable.
The Concentration of Both Injectables:
Dysport is much diluted than Botox. This alteration in concentration is mainly since Dysport makes use of small protein molecules to relax the muscles. These minor protein molecules are not broken down by antibodies, making Dysport a bit smoother in the outcome. This ability of Dysport helps use them to treat large regions in the body. Dysport also works faster than Botox and relives the wrinkles providing more smoother effect. But the precise usage is always suggested by your doctor depending on the condition.
Different Molecular Weights:
Botox has a lower variability in molecular weight when compared to Dysport. Botox has a steady molecular weight of 900 Kilodaltons whereas Dysport has more inconsistency in the protein sizes in delivering the active ingredient.
This variability provides a key difference in the outcome between the two injectables. Dysport will work smoothly across a large area after the procedure. Hence, depending on the skin condition, it may require a smaller number of injections to get the desired outcome.
But more consistency in the Botox molecular weight implies that it can be employed in treating areas like “11” between your eyebrows. Botox is also helpful in treating precise regions around the mouth and under the eyes.
Facts about Botox and Dysport:
Time and Age:
Some people tend to believe that young people must not get Botox. But, in reality, there is no right or wrong age to start this treatment. If you want to look confident and want to begin this treatment, it will provide you with the desired result. Also, individuals in the age of twenties and thirties will require a fewer amount of injectables than older individuals. Results will vary among different people and persons with more lines usually need more units to restrict the muscle movement.
The First Consultation is Crucial:
The first consultation is very important to begin the treatment on the right note. Hence, it is key to find a good aesthetic injector who can treat your precise aesthetic goal by matching the requirement. Look for a certified and experienced aesthetic injector who has a unique sense of their work and designs a treatment that is exclusive for you.
It will be a simple procedure that will take very little time without the use of anesthesia. But, if the skin is very sensitive, then a topical numbing cream may be used. The number of injections needed to treat the region depends on the precise requirements as suggested by the specialist. For the forehead, one may need about 8-12 injections; for lines around the eyes may need 2-3 injections and for the frown lines between the eyebrows 5-7 injections may be needed.
No Significant Downtime:
A person can return to his normal routine activity immediately after the completion of the procedure. But it is advised to avoid bending or straining for 3 to 5 hours after the injection. Care must be taken to refrain from massaging the area as it may spread the medication to surrounding regions. After 3 to 5 hours, you may return to a normal routine without any issues.
The results may appear within some days after the procedure while the duration of these results may differ in every person. But usually, the results will last for around three to five months. To maintain a softer and more natural look, you may have to perform repeated sessions at regular intervals. As the muscles slowly get weakened from the lack of use, the repetitive treatments will not be as frequent as earlier. But you must be sure about discontinuing the treatments completely. As this medicine leaves the body, it will have no prolonged effect on the muscles and the appearance will come back to its original state.
If you are looking to find the best aesthetic injector to treat your issues with Botox & Dysport Burlingame region, Dr. Hillary Taggart is the best choice. With extensive years of service, she will employ personalized, natural injections to meet the aesthetic requirements while considering individual facial features.