BOTOX® Injections vs Dysport™: Comparing Cosmetic Injectables
By Dr. Fredric Newman on January 16, 2018
While facial plastic surgery procedures can achieve excellent results, more and more people are turning to non-surgical alternatives to improve their appearance. That helps explain the popularity of cosmetic injectable treatments at our Darien, CT practice.
Two popular options for injectable wrinkle-reduction are Dysport™ and BOTOX® injections. Let’s take a moment to compare the two and how they may benefit you.
About BOTOX® Injections
BOTOX® injections reduce the appearance and prominence of facial wrinkles and lines by preventing muscle contractions from occurring in the injection site. By stopping muscle movement in the treatment area, this prevents dynamic wrinkles from appearing when a person makes certain kinds of facial expressions.
Thanks to BOTOX® injections, patients can experience months of being wrinkle free. After the results of BOTOX® injections have worn off, a repeat procedure can be performed as needed.
Ideal Candidates for BOTOX® Injections
Good candidates for BOTOX® injections are people who suffer from dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are only visible when people make certain kinds of facial expressions. Some common dynamic wrinkles include:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
Dysport™ injections function much like BOTOX® injections in that they halt muscle contractions in order to prevent wrinkles and lines from being prominent. However, unlike BOTOX® injections, Dysport™is specifically designed in order to address the frown lines that form on the forehead between the eyes.
By eliminating the appearance of these frown lines, a person can look many years younger and much more refreshed.
Ideal Candidates for Dysport™ Injections
Good candidates for Dysport™ injections are people who are younger than 65 who would like to eliminate the prominence of frown lines. They should be in good overall health, not have any allergies to cow’s milk proteins, and have realistic expectations about how Dysport™can enhance their appearance.
When Is One Injectable Better Than the Other?
While both Dysport™ and BOTOX® injections can target frown lines between the eyes, there are times when a plastic surgeon or skin care expert may recommend Dysport™ over BOTOX® injections and vice versa. In fact, at the moment there are only minor differences between BOTOX® injections and Dysport™ that must be carefully considered.
Overall, the call will be made at the practice during a consultation. In some cases, plastic surgeons may actually recommend a facial plastic surgery procedure rather than injectable cosmertics depending on the nature of the facial wrinkles you are dealing with. Dermal fillers, another kind of cosmetic injectable, may also be recommended for static wrinkles.
Developing a Treatment Plan Just for You
During your visit to the practice, we will be sure to carefully consider your options for treatment. We will go over the pros and cons of all treatment options and help you make the most ideal choice given your aesthetic goals.
We want to make sure you can make a confident choice about your treatment options and what they entail.
Learn More About Anti-Aging Options
For more information about treating lines and facial wrinkles, be sure to contact an experienced plastic surgeon and cosmetic skin care specialist. Dr. Fredric Newman and his team are here to help you look your very best.
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