BOTOX® and Dysport® are the most popular injectables to smooth fine lines and wrinkles but are also for preventing the increased intensity of those lines as we age for both men and women. These neurotoxins both relax and erase wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contraction. The three most common areas to inject, approved by the FDA, include forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
The injections are quick with the entire procedure taking approximately 15-20 minutes. Results are seen 7-10 days post treatment and can last up to three to four months (individual results may vary).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
People use the term "Botox" interchangeably for products like Dysport. All two are effective treatments that originate from the same source bacterium, clostridium botulinum. They are synthesized as botulinum toxin type A, the paralyzing agent or neurotoxin that is administered. Each has been consistently proven in clinical trials and then worldwide application. The result is almost always the same: each injectable temporarily paralyzes the targeted muscle areas on the face to relax and ease out the appearance of wrinkles.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX AND DYSPORT?
BOTOX® and Dysport® are all neuromodulators and only take minutes to inject (with little to no downtime), but there are key differences too:
Botox is the brand name of an injectable product produced by Allergan Inc. It is the first and most popular neuromodulator. Botox takes seven to ten days to see the results. Botox may be the best option to concentrate on deeper wrinkling.
Dysport contains Lactose and cow's milk protein and muscular blocking agents to improve its effectiveness. Noted benefits of Dysport include that it spreads more than Botox and patients who have stopped responding to Botox commonly use it. Dysport has a quicker onset time, typically taking two or three days to see results, but a shorter lifespan. We at Pure Brilliant Aesthetics do not think one neurotoxin is better than the other, we offer options for all of our patients with different needs. The best way to determine the right one for your needs is to consult with a qualified and experienced injector.
The depth, length, quantity and location of wrinkles varies for each patient. Therefore, the injection treatment, including the dosage and injection location, is tailored during the procedure. There is no downtime after a Botox/Dysport injection.
Some mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection sites, but the skin will return to the normal appearance a few hours after treatment. Patients are able to resume their normal activities during the same day as their treatment. Toxins take about 2 days to start seeing results, patients will notice an inability to fully move portions of their forehead. With limited movement, wrinkles will cease to appear, resulting in skin that appears smooth and soft.
Initially, the Nurse Practitioner may want to see the patient 2 weeks after for a brief "touch up" and checkup of the procedure. Neurotoxins are not a permanent fix. Results will last for several months-sometimes longer-but they will not last forever.
The longevity depends on everything from the way a patient's body metabolizes the product to the area being treated. Patients are usually ready for a follow-up visit within 3-4 months after treatment. This varies by patient.
KYBELLA® is the only FDA approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells and contours and improves the appearance of this submental fullness. Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as a double chin. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain.
The procedure can take around 30 minutes to an hour and the recovery time is 4 weeks. The results from Kybella® are permanent and ill help the appearance of the dreaded double chin.
® is® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Treatment can only be administered by a Kybella trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 minutes to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile. After Kybella treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin.
Your healthcare specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 Kybella treatments.