Few treatments can rejuvenate your appearance as quickly as Botox® and Dysport®, which quickly smooth away some of your most deeply entrenched wrinkles without the need for surgery or downtime. The team at Peak Medical in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, is dedicated to treating the whole person, which means helping each patient achieve healthy, youthful-looking skin. To learn more about how cosmetic injectables can turn back the effects of time, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Botox and Dysport are both made from highly purified botulinum toxin, but each has a slightly different formulation. When they’re injected into a muscle, they block the nerve signals that make the muscle contract. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the wrinkle it caused is smoothed away. In some cases, the targeted wrinkle completely disappears until the injection wears off.
Over the years, you develop two types of wrinkles. Static wrinkles are caused by the normal changes that occur as you get older, such as thinning skin, dehydration, loss of collagen, and sun damage.
Dynamic wrinkles are different because they’re primarily caused by repetitive muscle movements that occur when you make certain facial expressions. Since Botox and Dysport target muscles, they effectively treat moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles.
Dysport is specially designed to eliminate frown lines between your eyebrows (called glabellar lines). However, at your doctor’s discretion, it may also be used to treat the same wrinkles as Botox.
Botox diminishes wrinkles such as:
Botox can also relax wrinkles and vertical bands that develop on your neck.
Absolutely not. Your doctor at Peak Medical precisely targets a few small areas in the specific muscles that are responsible for causing your wrinkles. This leaves most of your facial muscles free to move, so your face continues to be expressive and you maintain a natural appearance.
After applying a topical anesthetic, your doctor needs only about 15 minutes to inject Botox or Dysport. Afterward, the injection sites may be slightly red or swollen, but that won’t last long and you can cover them with makeup. You’ll need to wait a few hours before engaging in strenuous activities; otherwise, you don’t need any downtime.
For both products, you’ll see the full result in 24-48 hours, as the medication takes effect.* Your results last up to four months and after the effect starts to fade, you can get another round of injections. In fact, the results often last longer in future injections.
If you’re ready to restore a more youthful appearance, call Peak Medical today or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.