In today’s world of anti-aging solutions, there are many choices. Wrinkle relaxers like Dysport and Botox are among the most sought after, which is due to their superior results and the fact that they don’t require surgery. Most people are knowledgeable about Botox because it was the first neuromodulator to gain widespread use. If you would like to know more about Dysport, read on! At H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK, we can give you a detailed comparison of the two.
What Are the Key Differences Between Dysport and Botox?
For a second, let’s first focus on how they are similar. Both are injectables that relax away wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals that tell the line-causing muscles in your face to tense up. They both use a form of a protein called botulinum toxin, and both are known for their fast-showing, long-lasting results.
Really, the biggest difference is in the brand. They are two very similar products that are used for the same purpose. Which one is right for you will be a matter of personal preference, because some people find they get better results from one, while others favor the other. That said, there are a few things that make Dysport unique:
How It Is Made
This treatment works by administering abobotulinumtoxinA (ABO), while Botox uses onabotulinumtoxinA (ONA). As you can probably tell from the names, these are both forms of botulinum toxin, with slight variations in their properties. The effect of using them is the same. They work under the skin to isolate wrinkle-causing muscles and keep them from creasing your skin.
The reason our skin might need a little help staying smooth as we get older is that our natural anti-aging substances start to decrease. For example, over time, our skin produces less collagen, which plays a central role in helping skin renew itself. Fortunately, if your skin does not crease as a result of muscle contractions, the lines don’t get a chance to form.
While these two injectables are very similar they cannot be interchanged at a one to one ratio. In fact, one unit of Dysport is less potent than one unit of Botox. It is also less expensive. What that means for you is that the costs even out, and you can choose the one that you find works best without weighing in price.
When It Starts to Work
One thing that you can look forward to when you choose this treatment is the speed at which you will start to see results. Most people notice them develop sooner than they would with Botox. Most commonly, people start noticing the desired affects start to appear within 48 hours.
All the Essential Info
So, what else do you need to know about this treatment? Wondering how long the results last? Curious to know what it’s like to actually get the injections? We’ve got the answers to all your questions!
What Kinds of Lines It Treats
Different injectables are approved to treat different kinds of wrinkles. This one is great for the lines between your eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines. You might notice these lines most when you are feeling stressed or upset. For that reason, they are also known as “frown lines”.
When we administer this treatment, we target the muscles that cause your brows to knit together. Once those muscles are relaxed, the lines will stop forming and they will get smoother. The best part is that the exact injection sites are fine-tuned to target only that particular movement. You will not have a frozen look, and you will still be able to smile, cry, laugh, and make all of the expressions that make you yourself.
What the Longevity of This Treatment Is
The effects of these injections last 3-4 months, and they can be repeated as soon as you want to come in again! That’s pretty incredible considering that moisturizers, serums, and even some professional services only last for a few days or less. The reason is that most anti-aging solutions work above the surface of your skin, while this one works below it. It goes straight to the source of your lines, giving you a foundation for a smooth appearance.
What the Appointment Is Like
When you choose to incorporate a new element into your skincare routine, there is a lot to think about. How much time will it take out of your schedule? Will it be a comfortable experience or something you’d rather put off? The good news is that one of the reasons people choose this treatment is that the actual appointment is very easy-going.
From the time you arrive to the time you leave our med spa, you will probably spend about 30 minutes, only 10 of which are needed for the injections. The rest of the time is just spent checking you in, getting you settled, and administering a numbing agent. You’ll be done and back into your routine before you even know it!
What To Do Before and After the Appointment
Before the Appointment
There is not too much you need to do at home either before or after your appointment. There are some medications that you should stop taking prior to coming in. These include anti-inflammatory drugs. We will give you a complete list of instructions when you book with us.
Other things to note are that alcoholic drinks should not be consumed one week prior to coming in, and you should not apply makeup before your injections. You can put it on right after if you want.
After the Appointment
Many people ask us if they need to take time off work, have someone drive them home, or plan downtime. The answer to all of the above is no. Right after your injections, the only thing you need to watch out for is rigorous exercise. Other than that, all of your normal activities are safe to continue.
Who Is a Good Candidate
If you feel that this treatment might be just the thing for your cosmetic goals, chances are you are wondering how to determine whether or not you are a good candidate. First, we can tell you that these injections work on all skin types and are approved for anyone over the age of 18. Next, you should consider what kinds of lines you want to treat. If you are ready to make serious moves against frown lines, this treatment is an excellent option.
What We Love About Dysport
The number one thing that makes us recommend this treatment to our patients is the fact that it offers a total package of effectiveness, natural-looking results, longevity, safety and ease of administration. Here are some of the best reasons to give it a try:
It Will Make Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles Much Less Apparent
Maybe you’ve tried different tactics to improve your fine lines and wrinkles. Make-up, creams, moisturizers, vitamins…we’ve all been there. Injectable wrinkle relaxers do more than these other solutions because they go right down deep to the cause of the problem: muscle contractions.
It Adds to Your Skincare Routine
That said, we all have products and aspects of our skincare routines that we really love. This treatment will work to enhance all of them. You can even combine it with facials, dermal fillers, and other professional services.
It Is Safe and Non-Surgical
Gone are the days when you had to resort to a facelift to achieve noticeable improvements in your fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is done in half an hour with just a few easy injections. It is gentle on your body and gives the results you are looking for.
Visit Us To Learn More
Are you ready to come in and learn more about wrinkle relaxers in person? We would love for you to schedule a free consultation with us! At our med spa, you will see our facilities, meet the physicians, and get a chance to ask us anything you like.
The Time for Unwanted Lines Is Up!
While changes in our skin occur as we age, we have a say in how much they affect our appearance. If you have decided to say goodbye to your unwanted lines and put a halt on wrinkles, we highly recommend Dysport. It was designed to make the kind of difference you used to need surgery to achieve, without requiring downtime or any recovery period. Contact us at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK, and we will set you up with our neuromodulator experts!