Have you ever seen yourself in the mirror on a day when you were happy but appeared grouchy or angry? Do you have visible wrinkles on your forehead, mouth or fine lines around your eyes and lips? Have you heard of procedures like Botox®, Dysport, and fillers that can correct these issues, but you’re not sure which one to use or where to use it?
Many of us begin to see fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows on our faces in our 30s, but they only get worse with time. Several things, including regular muscle contractions (such as lip puckering, squinting, and frowning), environmental factors, smoking, aging, and sun damage, to mention a few, contribute to the development of these annoying lines. Changing our bad habits and adopting a healthy lifestyle is crucial, but often the harm has already been done. Furthermore, there are certain things that we simply cannot change. That’s when many people turn to us for help.
At Hazelwood Family Medicine, we understand the importance of keeping up with your appearance, even when you do everything you can on your own. That’s why we offer Botox®, Dysport®, and fillers to help in your efforts.
The number of products and therapies available to assist both men and women with aging-related issues has exploded in recent years. While cosmetic dermatology is experiencing a period of great growth, it can be challenging to determine the appropriate products or procedures.
Working with a kind, educated skin care practitioner is the most crucial first step in your skin rejuvenation procedure. We can assist you with understanding the differences between Botox®, Dysport®, and the various fillers. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out at 828-456-2828 to learn more.
What makes Botox® and fillers different from one another? Dermal fillers are used to fill out areas under the skin, unlike Botox® or Dysport®, which are refined proteins that are utilized to affect muscle movement. Wrinkles, lines, and volume loss are filled in with derma fillers.
Dermal fillers often have a gel-like consistency, have a 12 to 18 months lifespan, and leave the skin smooth and rejuvenated without leaving any trace of the substance beneath. After topical numbing cream or ice has been administered to the skin, dermal fillers are injected with tiny needles. The procedure is easy, fast, and essentially painless. Most people discover that they may start enjoying their rejuvenation right away, with very minor temporary side effects like swelling or bruising.
What distinguishes Botox® and Dysport® from one another? Both Dysport® and Botox® work by relaxing the facial muscles that contract excessively to produce lines and wrinkles. They are a pure protein derived from the botulinum toxin is the basis for both.
Wrinkles can be caused by overactive muscles, such as those in the forehead, in the space between the brows, or around the eyes. These areas can be precisely injected, leaving the skin with a relaxed, younger-looking finish. A skilled injector will also leave the area with enough natural movement to avoid you looking somewhat unnatural, which is a common worry with these kinds of procedures.
Overall, there aren’t many differences between Dysport® and Botox®. These are both muscle relaxants produced by separate companies, used in the same places, and priced similarly. However, the two products are frequently compared side by side. Even though there can be some minor distinctions between the two apples—one may be a Macintosh and the other a Cortland—they are both apples.
Even though there is still disagreements in the medical community, the following minor differences may come up in conversation.
While Dysport® and Botox® are excellent at smoothing wrinkles for three to six months, some people may find that one product works faster or better for them. What’s better, Dysport® or Botox? This will be the question that our qualified physician will assist you regarding your individual treatment strategy.
The primary distinction is that Botox® and Dysport®, a refined protein, relax underlying facial muscles to reduce wrinkles. A dermal filler increases volume and smooths out wrinkles in various parts of the face.
Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in fillers that gives the skin volume and hydration. Both are administered with a needle. However, fillers can be given with a blunt-tip cannula when used as a filler.
Within two weeks of the procedure, the majority of patients will see the results of a Botox® injection. You’ll probably notice the effects of dermal fillers much sooner. Both Botox® and dermal fillers need to be injected, so following either procedure, you might experience some minor swelling.
When deciding between face fillers and Botox® and Dysport®, consider how long each procedure takes. A qualified practitioner can administer a Botox® or Dysport® injection in only a few minutes. Yet, a dermal filler treatment can take five to thirty minutes for each face area. Dermal fillers require more time and care to get the desired results. Thus, the process is slower.
The main distinction between Botox®, Dysport®, and fillers is how long you may notice the results. As we already mentioned, dermal fillers can last more than a year. In general, the effects of Botox® or Dysport® last three to four months.
Dermal fillers and Botox® or Dysport® can all treat some of the same regions, but their use differs. For instance, the overused muscles that result in increases in the forehead and close to the eyes are primarily treated with Botox® or Dysport®. Dermal fillers can be used around the mouth, in the cheeks, and in and around the lips, although they are typically not used on the forehead.
Compared to Botox® or Dysport®, dermal fillers are typically more expensive.
Even if there are certain distinctions, you should be aware that both Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers must be repeated to keep up the same appearance and outcomes over time.
Hazelwood Family Medicine is committed to providing accessible and convenient medical care for all our patients. Our office is open from Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm, and Friday, 8 am to 3 pm, allowing our patients to schedule appointments that best fit their schedules.
Our office is conveniently located in Waynesville, NC, making it easy for patients to access our medical services. To make an appointment or for general inquiries, you may reach us at 828-456-2828.
We also offer an online patient portal that allows patients to access their medical records, make payments, and schedule appointments conveniently.