Wake Forest BOTOX & Dysport Injections
BOTOX® has become a household name, well known for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the brow and around the eyes—and this popular injectable is loved by many for its quick treatment time, tolerable injections, and lasting improvement. But did you know that the same powerful ingredient that makes BOTOX a great option for helping you look younger (botulinum type A) is also used in other products, such as Dysport®?
Heritage Med Spa is your premier location for BOTOX & Dysport injectable treatments—and we are thrilled to offer you multiple options for smoothing signs of aging. These neuromodulators are used to relax dynamic muscle movement with results in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
How BOTOX & Dysport work
Unlike injectable dermal fillers, which add a substance under the skin to “fill” lines and improve contours, BOTOX and Dysport work by targeting underlying musculature and affecting the way it behaves. When injected, BOTOX & Dysport interrupt signals between nerves and the muscles that cause expression-based wrinkles, essentially forcing them to slow movement and thus allowing lines and wrinkles to relax.
After treatment, these muscles are temporarily immobilized—and expertly administered injections should not result in a “frozen” appearance. Conservative and expertly administered neuromodulators can result in a more youthful and rested appearance, without looking over-injected. BOTOX & Dysport are most commonly used to treat:
- Moderate to severe forehead lines
- Moderate to severe crow’s feet (lines around the outer corners of the eyes)
- Between the eyebrows, also known as “Scowl Brow” or “11 lines”
- A droopy brow that causes hooded eyelids
- Fine lines along the nose (“bunny lines”)
- Vertical lines on the upper lip
- Chin dimples, commonly referred to as “cobblestone chin”
BOTOX vs Dysport: Which one is right for you?
Both BOTOX and Dysport are formulated using botulinum type A protein, making them very similar products that produce comparable results. While BOTOX has experienced popularity in the US for much longer than Dysport (which gained FDA approval here in 2009), Dysport has been used safely and successfully for many years in other countries.
However, there are a few differences between BOTOX and Dysport—and working with a professional is the best way to determine which option is the better fit for you. Here are a few ways these products differ:
- Dosing. Because of the smaller molecule size of Dysport, more units are required to achieve desired results. Typically, two to three times the number of Dysport units are needed per one unit of BOTOX.
- Cost. Call our office for pricing!
- Result time. Both BOTOX and Dysport begin showing beautiful results within just a few days, though Dysport has been shown to begin working just a bit sooner.
Generally speaking, our clients are equally happy with their BOTOX and Dysport results—and both products can help you feel great and look younger. If you’d like to learn more or schedule your appointment today, we encourage you to contact us!