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What Are the Differences Between Botox and Dysport?

Aging is inevitable, but it is still possible to look as young as you feel. As the sagging skin and wrinkles appear, it is probably your top priority to find a solution to reverse the aging process. Botox and Dysport can both help, but we understand many individuals may not know the difference between the two and which is the right choice for what they are trying to achieve. The dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute are skilled at providing Botox and Dysport treatments and share the difference between each to help you make an educated decision.

The Difference in Botox and Dysport

Aging and Wrinkles

Knowing about the aging process can help ensure you keep it looking its best. Youthful-looking skin comes from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is produced by our bodies. It helps to prevent wrinkles and lines from forming. As we age, the naturally produced hyaluronic acid is produced less, resulting in sagging skin and more wrinkles. There are steps you can take to delay the aging process, such as avoiding UV exposure, staying hydrated, and avoiding processed foods and sugars. By avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunscreen every day, you protect your skin from sunspots and premature aging. Staying hydrated keeps your skin moisturized, which naturally helps to make you longer to develop wrinkles. Lastly, processed foods and sugars can dehydrate your skin, making you look older than you are.

Wrinkles and lines are not only related to the sun, lack of water, and the food you eat, but occur because of repeated movement and muscle contractions. Many individuals use creams and lotions to combat these moderate to severe frown lines, but Botox or Dysport may be a better solution for wrinkle reduction.

What Is Botox

Botox is used best for those who want to treat severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment that helps men and women’s skin of all ages look visibly smoother. When Botox is injected, it temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity. The results are subtle but make a big difference. The treatment is quick, feels like a pinch, and won’t require downtime. Results from Botox may be noticed within 48 hours of treatment, and complete results are noticed in 30 days and last up to four months. Treatments need to be continued, or the lines and wrinkles will gradually return.

What Is Dysport

Dysport is best for those who are primarily concerned with the frown lines that appear between their eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines. Dysport injections work by temporarily reducing muscle activity. During treatment, Dysport is injected into each of the five points between and above the eyebrows. The injection softens and smooths frown lines between the brows in a natural way. Treatment takes 10-20 minutes, and patients typically see improvements in their frown lines within three days. Minimal downtime after treatment is needed. Dysport injections last up to five months and are for those 65 years of age and under.

Now that you are aware of the differences between Botox and Dysport, you can choose the option best for you. If you are in Bloomington, Illinois, or the surrounding areas, complete this form, and a dermatologist at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute will be in touch to get you started on your Botox or Dysport journey.

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