Neuromodulators like Botox, and Dysport are injected into specific facial muscles to improve the look of facial lines and wrinkles. They work by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles which will allow the facial muscles that have been injected to relax; therein, smoothing out any lines you may have. Botox, and Dysport are all incredibly safe products that have excellent results. As with any medical treatment, side effects are possible. Most common are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site, which usually disappears in minutes. Other potential side effects include bruising and/or headache.
What To Expect
A single, nonsurgical, 15 minute treatment consisting of a few tiny injections, that will smooth moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet, forehead lines. Redness and mild swelling are common and generally disappear in 30 minutes to an hour after your treatment. Within 7-10 days, results become noticeable and typically last 3 to 4 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
"I am very confused about how Botox is priced. Some places offer it by the unit and some places charge by the area. What is the difference?"
Don't be scammed by spas or offices offering Botox by the area or syringe. If you get this service priced these ways, you would have no idea how much Botox was being administered. Unlike dermal fillers that are packaged from the manufacturer in prefilled syringe, Allergen supplies Botox in a dry form and is reconstituted prior to injecting. Therefore, depending on the injector's desired dilution, one syringe could contain as much as 50 units of Botox or as little as no Botox! No matter what method of charge is used, you should insist on being told the total number of units being used to treat you with, so that you have a basis for future comparison.
Which one is better, Botox or Dysport?
Both products are derived from the same source: Clostridium botulinum toxin. However, the manufacturing process is slightly different, resulting in slight differences. For instance, Dysport may provide a little faster onset of action and tends to 'spread' when compared to Botox. Some feel this spread gives a more natural result. Botox on the other hand, tends to remain more localized, allowing for greater precision in the treatment area, but possibly requiring more injections. There are also claims that Dysport is different and accordingly different numbers of units are used to achieve comparable results. Discussing the differences and your specific treatment concerns during your consultation will help you decide which product to choose for your needs.