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Botox® and Dysport® - Neurotoxins
What are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins such as Botox® and Dysport® are neuromodulators (also known as neurotoxins). Neuromodulators can be used to lift brows, improve facial wrinkles, improve jawline definition, prevent future wrinkles from forming, improve necklines and neck crepiness, enhance lip border/fullness. As we age, the combination of repeated muscle movement and reduction in collagen and elastin means these lines stop smoothing away after our faces relax. Whenever we frown, smile, squint or make other faces, the overlying skin moves with the muscles. Botulinum toxin injections safely and effectively limit these movements to minimize the appearance of & smooth fine lines and facial wrinkles. The highly skilled and knowledgeable Tite Lines Medical Spa nurse injector team can offer a customized treatment for each patient that can combine multiple treatments, techniques, and products to help each patient meet their individual goals.
How does Botox® or Dysport® work?
Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers or Neurotoxins such as Botox® or Dysport® treatments are used with controlled doses of botulinum toxin type A to prevent muscle movements that wrinkle the skin over time. These neurotoxin injection treatments are used to address wrinkles that develop due to repeated facial movements (sometimes called dynamic wrinkles). Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers such as Botox® or Dysport® act by blocking the release of a substance called acetylcholine to help reduce the muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles to form.
What is the difference between Botox® and Dysport®?
Botox® and Dysport® Cosmetic Injectables relaxers are both neurotoxins with the same active ingredient, Botulinum Toxin Type A. Each is made by different companies (Dysport® is a product from Galderma, Botox® is a product from Allergan), and both are highly sought-after treatments. Botox® has really become a common word to refer to all cosmetic neurotoxins on the market since it was the first and only for quite some time that was FDA approved for cosmetic use. Many patients note differences between Botox® or Dysport® treatment, such as onset, fell, and overall look when comparing the two. Some patients report a "frozen" look with Botox® and a quicker onset of action with Dysport®. Overall, all Cosmetic Injectables relaxers or neuromodulators are very similar in how they work and how long they last. The knowledgeable nurse injectors at Tite Lines Medical Spa can advise you on which Cosmetic Injectables relaxer product, Botox® or Dysport® treatment would be best for you.