Botox Washington DC
For many individuals, fine lines on the forehead and eyes are the first signs of ageing. Wrinkles in these areas can make patients look tired or even angry.
Fortunately, Botox is a non-invasive treatment that can relax and smooth wrinkles for a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
What Is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin A and is considered a neuromodulator or relaxant. It is FDA-approved to treat wrinkles on the forehead, in between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet.
How Does Botox Work?
When injected into facial muscles, Botox blocks nerve signals that are responsible for muscle contraction.
Relaxed muscles then limit the facial movements, including squinting and frowning, that cause wrinkles.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox?
Patients of all ages can benefit from Botox treatments. For older patients, it may be used to smooth deeper wrinkles.
Preventative Botox can help reduce the formation of wrinkles in younger patients.
However, individuals that are pregnant, nursing, or have neurological disorders should not have Botox.
The Process for Botox Treatment
Prior to receiving Botox injections, a patient should have a consult with his/her injector. It’s important to properly research providers and ensure their experience and skill level.
Once patient goals have been discussed, the treatment area will be numbed with a topical anesthetic or ice. Botox is administered as series of several injections, and patients may feel a brief pricking or stinging sensation.
Botox Post-Care instructions
After Botox, patients can ice the area and should not lay down for at least 2 hours post-treatment.
Patients may begin to note smoothing of wrinkles and fine lines within four-to-seven days. Results can last four-to-six months and follow-up injections are needed for maintenance.
Some information suggests that after a number of treatments, muscle memory develops to enhance treatment effects.
Botox is FDA-approved for cosmetic use and a variety of medical conditions. It’s considered to be a very safe and effective treatment.
More Botox Information
Botox® prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and diminishes the appearance of lines you already have.
Botox treatment takes only 10 to 15 minutes.
Botox is a nonsurgical treatment that helps to temporarily improve moderate to severe frown lines between brows, forehead lines and crow’s feet.
Botox blocks nerve impulses to the muscles, decreasing muscle activity and lessening the appearance of moderate to severe lines. *Results may vary by individual.
Dysport Washington DC
Just as some people use Coke to categorize all soft drinks, many people believe that Botox describes all wrinkle-fighting treatments. While Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, it’s not the only injectable that is able to smooth the skin and minimize lines.
Dysport is an equally effective product that many plastic surgeons and dermatologists use to reduce wrinkles and prevent deeper folds from forming in the skin. In fact, many aesthetic experts often use Dysport instead of Botox or use them in combination.
What Is Dysport?
Fine lines, wrinkles, and creases in the skin are all formed by facial expressions.
Dysport is a neuromodulator that is injected into the muscles responsible for these movements and limits their ability to contract.
As a result, wrinkles are softened and deeper folds are prevented from forming.
What Areas Can Dysport Treat?
Dysport has both cosmetic and medical uses. It can treat wrinkles on the forehead, creases between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, bands on the neck, downturned lines around the mouth, drooping eyebrows, and excessive underarm perspiration.
How Does Dysport Compare to Botox?
Dysport and Botox have the same mechanism of action and produce very similar results.
However, many providers and patients find that Dysport has a quicker onset of results, distributes more evenly to provides better coverage, and may have longer-lasting effects.
Additionally, Dysport is an excellent alternative to patients that have developed a resistance to Botox.
Patients that have been treated with Botox may be aware of the number of units they receive. So, it’s important to understand that the conversion rate is 2-2.5 units of Dysport to 1 unit of Botox.
Because they have stronger muscles and thicker skin, men may require more units of either product for the full effect compared to women.
Patients typically note reduced facial mobility and smoothing of wrinkles and fine lines within 24-48 hours of receiving Dysport. Results last approximately 3-6 months and vary based on area injected, muscle strength, and how quickly the patient’s body metabolizes the product.
More Dysport Information
Most commonly treated areas are the forehead, crow’s feet, and the glabella (area between the brows). The treatment only takes a few minutes.
Dysport minimizes wrinkles by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter that is responsible for muscle contractions. Muscle contractions are responsible for “wrinkling” of the skin.
Dysport is also a very popular treatment among men, with 97 percent of male Dysport users saying they’d do it again.
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To learn whether Botox or Fillers are right for you based on areas of improvement, Dr’s. Dale Isaacson and Marilyn Berzin are the trusted source for Botox treatment in Washington, D.C.