Wrinkles are formed from the repetitive contraction of your facial muscles of expression. As you get older, these lines can become more prominent and become a reminder of advancing age.

Botox and Dysport are a simple, anti-aging solution that will improve your appearance in just a few days! Whether you are bothered by deep frown lines or wish to prevent the formation of new wrinkles, this treatment can provide great results!

To learn more about the wrinkle-preventing capabilities of Botox and Dysport, schedule your consultation today.

About Neuromodulators

Both Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators, they temporarily pause the communication between nerves and muscles.

Both of these injectables are composed of botulinum toxin which is highly effective for the correction of moderate to severe facial lines.

Both Botox and Dysport provide natural-looking wrinkle-prevention and require little to no preparation or downtime!

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromuscular blocker that temporarily inhibits muscle contraction for up to three months, preventing these dynamic wrinkle lines from forming. Botox can help correct the deep furrows between your eyebrows, the lines across your forehead, and the lines next to your eyes. By selectively targeting specific facial muscles, Botox can help raise your eyebrows giving a more youthful arch, improve your smile, and correct the banding of your neck muscles. This lifting effect of Botox is often referred to as a “chemical facelift.”

Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating in your armpits, hands, and feet. It is also effective at providing some relief to patients that suffer from chronic migraine headaches.

What is Dysport?

Dysport’s active ingredients pauses muscle contractions that cause wrinkles.

Dysport is very similar to Botox. The formula consists of botulinum toxin and reduces the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the face. This treatment is easily administered and requires no downtime. In the months following a treatment session, the no new wrinkles will form and the skin’s smooth, youthful appearance is preserved. Patients who undergo Dysport injections often choose this treatment to eliminate the wrinkles between their eyebrows. These particular wrinkles may cause the face to appear constantly angry, tired, or surprised. Alleviating these lines will relax your face and help you appear younger and well-rested.

Dysport Vs Botox

Both Dysport and Botox can be administered at our office and require no downtime.

Both of these injectables are neurotoxins composed of botulinum toxin. The botulinum toxin in Botox is safely synthesized and FDA-approved to correct facial lines and wrinkles, which helps your face look years younger! Both formulas are administered with precision to target the underlying facial muscles that create wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, the skin above them remains smooth. Both treatments offer a better, near-instantaneous solution compared to over-the-counter facial creams and serums.

Dysport is approved to treat the lines between the eyebrows while Botox can treat forehead lines, crow’s feet and the lines between the eyebrows.

Each treatment lasts about the same amount of time, however, Dysport is faster-acting than Botox. With Dysport, you will see your results sooner. Botox results are often seen after about a week.

Your Consultation – Our Goal

Dr. Michaels’ goal is to give you a natural, relaxed, and youthful appearing face, not one that is frozen and emotionless. During your consultation, Dr. Michaels will carefully listen to your concerns, evaluate your face both at rest and in motion, and then tailor a treatment plan that will allow you to achieve your goals. Botox will help correct the dynamic lines of your face that are caused by muscle contraction.

On average, Botox takes 3-5 days to work and the results last an average of three months.

If you have lines on your face that persist when your face is at rest, Botox alone may not provide a complete correction to this area. It is not uncommon to require both Botox and a facial filler (Juvéderm or Restylane) to achieve a full correction in these cases. Botox will prevent further deepening of the wrinkle by inhibiting the muscle and the facial filler will add volume to the wrinkle to improve its appearance at rest. Also, for patients who require a more complete rejuvenation, Dr. Michaels performs facelift surgery and neck lift.

Quick Facts

Length

15-30 minutes (depending onarea being treated)

Anesthesia

Topical if needed

In/outpatient

Outpatient, in-office

Side effects

Possible bruising, headache, nausea

Risks

Droopy eyelids, incomplete improvement, asymmetry

Recovery

Immediately back at work. Typically 24-72 hrs to see results, may take up to 7 days.

Duration of results

2-4 months

Benefits

Dysport and Botox injections are simple to apply and require no downtime!

Both Botox and Dysport injections are simple to administer and last, on average, about three months. These treatments will alleviate years of stress from your face and help you look rejuvenated. The primary advantage that we love about Botox and Dysport is that they prevent the development of old and new wrinkles! When you get these injections you are preserving your looks for the long-run. These treatments are great for the busy individual and for people who are just not interested in cosmetic surgery.

Candidates

These injections will work to reverse aging signs. We recognize that everyone’s skin is different and work to help everyone retain their youth. We treat men and women anywhere from their 20s to 60s or beyond. Dysport and Botox are a simple solution for whatever wrinkles you may have.

Our goal is to help you look and feel your best! If you are looking for an easy-breezy solution to your wrinkles, schedule a consultation with us to learn how these simple injections can rejuvenate your appearance!

Preparation

Botox and Dysport are a minimally-invasive treatment that requires barely any preparation. Be sure to follow any instructions our staff provides in your private meeting.

Procedure

A topical anesthetic will be applied to your cleaned treatment area. Once this has taken effect, Dr. Michaels will pinpoint the muscle locations that will maximize your results.

Botox or Dysport will be injected beneath the skin in carefully selected muscle groups to great a naturally rejuvenated appearance.

The whole treatment session will take about thirty minutes and require multiple injections along the required area.

Recovery

After your treatment, you may experience swelling, redness, and itching at the injection sites. You will need to be cautious and not bump, touch or itch these sites. You can use cold compresses to reduce symptoms. A light covering of mineral makeup can be applied after a few days if any redness remains.

You will be able to return to your regular schedule immediately but strenuous activities should be avoided for a couple of days.

Results

Results for Dysport are normally seen within two to three days and Botox outcomes are present within a week.

The effects last between 3-6 months on average but everyone will have a unique experience.

When you see your lines and wrinkles returning, you may schedule a follow-up maintenance treatment to preserve your results.

Complementary Procedures

Botox and Dysport are simple treatments that can easily be combined with other procedures.

The most common complementary procedure are dermal fillers. Our office provides Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and Sculptra to correct wrinkles, add volume to the face, and restore the hands.

These fillers are administered similarly to Botox and Dysport. With no downtime or preparation, you can enjoy your results and be showing them off in no time!

Dysport and Botox Cost

The cost of your treatment will vary based on the amount of Botox or Dysport needed and whether you combine these simple treatments with another procedure. A private meeting at our office will help determine your best solution and start you on a path towards a younger, refreshed you!

To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (301) 468-5991.

FAQs

What is Botox used for?

Botox is used to prevent and lessen the appearance of moderate to severe lines. If you are unsure whether the lines on your face are right for a Botox treatment, schedule a consultation with us today! We strive to help our patients obtain a young, healthy appearance.

What does Botox do to your body?

Botox lessens aging signs on the face. This toxin will relieve tension in the muscles within a week. The results can last up to six months but will eventually decrease. You will know to schedule a maintenance appointment when your wrinkles gradually start coming back.

Is Botox safe for your face?

Yes! Botox is FDA-approved to treat wrinkles on your face. Botox should only be administered by certified medical professionals like Dr. Michaels. He understands the complexity of the facial tissues and will target the underlying muscles that cause your facial lines.

How long does Botox last the first time?

Botox can last from three to six months. The longevity of the treatment will vary from person to person. Everyone is different.

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

The primary difference between Botox and Dysport are the treatment areas and costs. Botox tends to last longer than Dysport.

How long does Dysport take to wear off?

Dysport typically wears off around three months but may last a little longer. Everyone has a unique body and will experience different result lengths.

What lasts longer: Botox or Dysport?

Botox tends to last longer but Dysport brings about results quicker. It is important to factor in your own unique body. Some people experience better results with one injectable over the other.

Is Dysport stronger than Botox?

Dysport works better on some areas of the face than Botox. However, the efficacy of the treatment often depends on the person. Some patients will alternate between injectables to see which one works the best.

How long for Dysport to work?

Dysport often begins reducing wrinkles within two to three days.

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