What is BOTOX?
The actual name of BOTOX is Botulinum toxin or botulinum neurotoxin, a natural, purified protein administered in very low doses. This non-surgical procedure is a minimally invasive wrinkle relaxer that uses neurotoxins, also referred to as neuromuscular toxins, which are primarily also used to smooth skin and alleviate wrinkles and smile lines.
BOTOX prevents nerve signals to stop targeted facial muscles from moving. This may sound a little scary, but when used in very small quantities, neurotoxins can successfully relax the muscles that are the cause of facial lines.
Dysport is rapidly growing in popularity and is a very in-demand treatment at Aesthetica MedSpa. This FDA-approved treatment takes just a few minutes, requires very little recovery time, and does not require an anesthetic.
Dysport is a neurotoxin that works similarly to Botox – it contains botulinum toxin A, which works to temporarily reduce muscle movement in a localized area to smooth out wrinkles and lines. It is known to take effect a little faster than Botox, which is ideal for those who want rapid results. When having your procedure performed at our clinic you can expect to experience beautifully smooth skin within just one to three days, whereas, with Botox, the effects are not usually seen until three to five days after treatment. It may take up to two full weeks to see the full effect of either product.
Dysport treatments take around five minutes to perform and are relatively pain-free, although a numbing cream is available for those who would like it. The Dysport injection is administered via an extremely fine needle into the muscles in the treatment area. This may be around the eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, or around the mouth or forehead to minimize lines in these areas. Once injected, the substance blocks the signals which usually run from nerves to muscles. This reduces muscle activity to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
The effects of Dysport injections last around three months, so you can expect to enjoy continuously smooth, youthful skin when having the procedure from three to four times each year.