When you are considering treatment to smooth out your wrinkles and frown lines, it is always a wise idea to learn more about the available options. Educating yourself about the difference between Botox vs. Dysport is a good way to make the best choice for your skin.
Dysport is only available by prescription and must be performed by a professional. It is injected into muscles of your face. Dysport is useful in improving the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in the glabellar area, which is the space between the eyebrows. It is a temporary option for people younger than 65 who aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients.* These frown lines occur in areas of the face where these muscles are used frequently. Once the medicine is injected into the muscles that create these frown lines, Dysport prevents the tightening of these particular muscles. It keeps on working for about four months.*
Dysport isn’t an option for you if you are allergic to the proteins in cow’s milk or have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxic products in the past. You also shouldn’t use it if you have a skin infection in the frown area.
Preparing for the Dysport procedure is a simple process. You should abstain from having any alcohol to drink within 24 hours of the treatment. You should also stop any anti-inflammatory medicine for about 48 hours before the treatment. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, and other similar over-the-counter medications.
After the Dysport procedure, you shouldn’t lie down for about four hours and should avoid any exercise the day of the treatment. Don’t have any type of skin treatments, such as massages, facials, or waxing done for at least 72 hours after the treatment is over. It takes a couple of days to see results from the Dysport treatment and can take up to 10 days.*
Botox is also a prescription medicine and is more widely known than Dysport. It is also injected into the facial muscles by a professional. Once the medication is injected, it blocks the nerve impulses of the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes. It is also effective in smoothing out laugh lines in the mouth area, wrinkles in the forehead, and lines in the nasal region. The wrinkle smoothing effects of the Botox treatments last for about three to four months.* It is appropriate for people ages 18 to 64.*
The preparation and after care for a Botox treatment is the same as for the Dysport treatments. It also takes approximately two to 10 days for the results to appear.*
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you shouldn’t receive a Botox treatment. It also isn’t an option for you if you have a neurological disease.
Both treatments take just a few minutes and neither require anesthesia.* If you are considering getting Botox in San Diego, or Dysport, call us for a consultation today. Our professional nurse practitioner or doctor will be happy to discuss your concerns and help you make the right choice of Botox versus Dysport. They both are safe and effective treatments to help you achieve a smoother, younger-looking appearance.* Another benefit is that your self-confidence will soar!*