BOTOX Cosmetic™ and Dysport are effective and popular methods for noticeably reducing the fine lines, wrinkles and creases that form on the face and neck due to aging, genetics and other factors. In the U.S. it is by far the most popular cosmetic treatment performed has been proven effective at visibly reducing facial lines and wrinkles in both men and women.
Dr. Neaman, and the skin care team at Neaman MediSpa, understand the proper administration of BOTOX Cosmetic™ and Dysport and how they will enhance your individual facial features. Although BOTOX Cosmetic™ and Dysport are safe injections for most adult patients, it is not for everyone; your consultation will determine if BOTOX Cosmetic™ or Dysport is the best option for you. Please contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation – 844-338-5445.
Dr. Keith Neaman is a board certified plastic surgeon and understands there are a variety of non-invasive, non-surgical options are beneficial to patients. That’s why Neaman MediSpa offers the most innovative technologies on the market including micro peels, chemical peels, botox, fillers, laser treatments, and others that are designed to achieve the best possible results for the patient.
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Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the cosmetic treatment of forehead lines, BOTOX Cosmetic™ has since demonstrated success in rejuvenating skin tone in other areas. Dysport was approved by the (FDA) in 2009. Both BOTOX Cosmetic™ and Dysport can be used to treat conditions including:
Besides being made by two different companies there are two main differences between these two products. Because Dysport is made with a smaller protein it usually begins to work up to a few days faster than BOTOX Cosmetic™. In addition, Dysport covers a wider area surrounding the injection site. Because of this, many people feel as if they get more of a natural looking result covering more of a broader area with less actual injections.
The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic™ and Dysport generally last between three and six months. Follow-up treatments are necessary to maintain your results. For more information about dermal fillers and other skin treatments at Neaman Plastic Surgery, please visit our Medical Day Spa and Skin Care pages.
Both BOTOX Cosmetic™ and Dysport are proteins derived from botulinum toxin type A, which inhibits the muscle contractions that contribute to the development of wrinkles, lines and creases. In a brief outpatient procedure, BOTOX Cosmetic™ or Dysport is injected into the muscles below the affected areas via a tiny needle. BOTOX Cosmetic™ requires no down time for recovery, and most patients see the desired results within three to 10 days following treatment. Dysport, like BOTOX Cosmetic™ also requires no down time, but patients tend to see results as much as one to two days earlier than BOTOX Cosmetic™, making it the more appropriate injection for a quicker fix.
Wrinkles on the skin are a direct result of the repetitive action of the facial muscles. When Botox is used, the muscles are prevented from contracting, and therefore the wrinkles are softened or eliminated. Most often, with regularly scheduled Botox injections, the time between the injections gets longer. It appears that the muscles develop atrophy over time.
Some of the more pronounced wrinkles on the face are caused by repeated facial movements over a long period, causing them to become deeper and more profound. Botox is a medication that relaxes the facial muscles. It can be injected into the muscles that are causing the wrinkles, temporarily paralyzing them and fading the wrinkles that have long been there. Dermal fillers are used not to relax the muscle that shows lines, rather fill in areas that have lost volume. Botox and dermal fillers are used completely differently and work together well.
Botox is used for a variety of cosmetic and non-cosmetic purposes and has been safely used since the early 1990’s. The FDA approved it for the use of frown lines in 2002.
The importance of seeking out an injector with skill and experience cannot be overstressed. Your provider should be a board certified Plastic Surgeon. Be wary of anyone who gives injections ‘on the side.’ You want an injector who has studied facial anatomy and will customize your injections to your face. A new injector may inject too much, or they may inject into the wrong muscles. Just a millimeter off can make a world of a difference.
Of course, we have all seen “that person” who has overdone the Botox injections. Your face will most definitely have a lack of movement in the areas treated. The goal is to relax the muscles, not to paralyze them.
Botox is often injected info glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, between the eyebrows. Botox is also commonly used to relax wrinkles around the eyes or crow’s feet, as well as the horizontal lines across the forehead.
Several companies make products comparable to Botox, such as Dysport and Xeomin. While each has a slightly different formulation, they all work the same way to block the nerve impulses of the injected muscle to paralyze the muscle movement causing the wrinkle temporarily.
To learn if you’re a candidate to enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic™ and Dysport, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to schedule your complimentary personal consultation. We welcome skin treatment clients patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas.