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Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers (Botox® and Dysport®)
What are Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers or Neurotoxins?
Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers 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 do Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers such as 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 the Cosmetic Injectables relaxers 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.
What to Expect with Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers such as Botox® or Dysport®?
As the Cosmetic Injectable Relaxer treatment of Botox® or Dysport® product is injected directly into the muscles by a Tite Lines Medical Spa experienced nurse injector it works by blocking nerve impulses. The muscles relax and do not contract, causing a smoother and more youthful appearance. Small blebs (swelling under the skin) may appear at the injection site for up to a few hours following treatment. As with any cosmetic injectable treatment, some bruising is to be expected. Patients are given post-care instructions and restrictions to follow for the 24 hours following treatment. Most patients see improvement within days, with full results occurring in approximately 2 weeks.
How long does the treatment take and how long will it last?
One Cosmetic Injectable Relaxer treatment of Botox® or Dysport® is typically less than 30 minutes. Most patients have a noticeable improvement within days of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
What is the expected downtime?
With a Cosmetic Injectable Relaxer treatment of Botox® or Dysport®, there is no expected downtime.
When to start Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers such as Botox® or Dysport®?
Typically, it is patients in their 40s or older that seek Cosmetic Injectable Relaxers treatments, although it has become increasingly more common to see patients in their 20s and 30s. Those patients that use neuromodulators at a younger age, before lines become prominent can help the chance of deep lines from forming later in life.