If aging has affected your appearance and the way you feel about it, then our team at Mariposa Aesthetica & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK can help. Our Dysport and Botox injections will provide you with an effective way to maintain a more youthful appearance.
How Are Botox and Dysport Different?
If you’re unhappy with the way the natural process of aging has affected your appearance, then you’re not lacking in options. While it’s normal to experience changes to your skin’s texture and the way it looks, these changes aren’t necessarily something you want to deal with permanently.
Some of the best ways you can treat unwanted wrinkles on your face are by getting Botox or Dysport injections. Both of these products are made with the same main ingredient, but their formulae do differ, offering different concentrations of the ingredient. Which injectable you receive depends largely on what results you’d like from your treatment.
What Are They Made With?
Both of these injectables are made with an ingredient called botulinum toxin type A. This ingredient is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can be found in a variety of places including lakes, forests, and the soil.
When you receive either injectable, the product works as a neuromodulator. While words like “toxin” and “neuromodulator” can sound dangerous and scary, both of these products have been carefully formulated to be safe ways to treat a variety of wrinkles on the face.
How Does Botulinum Toxin Type A Work?
When it’s injected into your skin, the main ingredient in both injectables works to block certain signals from your brain. Your skin wrinkles in large part due to repeated muscle contractions, which makes the skin above the muscles crease. Over time, these creases become permanent.
Your muscles contract because of certain signals that your brain sends to them, called neurotransmitters. However, the botulinum toxin type A in both of these products blocks these neurotransmitters from reaching your muscles. This means that your muscles stay relaxed, allowing the skin on top of them to stay smooth and wrinkleless in turn.
What Is Botox?
This injectable is used to treat a variety of concerns on the face. It’s FDA-approved and has been available on the market for over 20 years. It provides candidates with a safe and effective way to smooth out a variety of wrinkles on the face.
But Botox can also be used to treat a variety of medical concerns. A few of the things that this injectable can target include the following.
One of the primary places Botox is used is around the nose and mouth area. That’s because this area moves a lot throughout the day, meaning the muscles contract frequently. Over time, this will result in the appearance of vertical lines between your nose and mouth.
These wrinkles are called nasolabial folds, smile lines, or laugh lines. They can age your appearance considerably. Getting injections like this one will help to relax the muscles in the area, diminishing the appearance of these wrinkles.
Another common area of the face where there is a lot of movement is the forehead area. Specifically, the area between your eyebrows tends to get fairly deep wrinkles relatively quickly. When you frown or furrow your brow, you may notice parallel 11-shaped lines appear between your eyebrows.
These are called frown lines, and not only can they make you look older, but they can also make you look unhappy or even angry. You can get Botox injections to help smooth out this area and look younger, happier, and more relaxed.
Not only does your brow furrow, but it also lifts frequently. When your muscles move in this way, it creates horizontal creases over your eyebrows on your forehead. And, as you know, over time these creases will become permanent fixtures on your face.
Botox will provide you with a highly effective way of getting rid of these unwanted lines, smoothing out your forehead, and helping you look more relaxed and happier.
This is a medical condition in which the muscles in your neck contract uncontrollably. This causes your head to twist or turn, and it can be extremely uncomfortable or painful.
While there is no cure for this condition, there are ways to manage it. One of the best ways is by receiving Botox injections. The Botox will help force the muscles in your neck to relax, preventing the painful contractions that come with this condition.
If you’ve ever suffered from migraines, then you know how painful and debilitating they can be. A migraine is a severe headache that causes a pulsing or throbbing sensation. You may also experience side effects like sensitivity to light and sound.
If you experience chronic migraines, then getting Botox injections and combining them with overall lifestyle changes can help you manage your painful symptoms.
If you find yourself unable to control your blinking, that can be a frustrating and concerning problem. This condition is caused by the muscles in your eyelids contracting uncontrollably.
There’s no way to cure this issue completely, but you can use Botox to help relax the muscles and manage your symptoms.
What Is Dysport?
This injectable is made with the same ingredient as Botox, though the formula is different. This injectable has a more diluted formula. So you may need less Botox to get the results you want from your treatment, but a little more of this injectable if this is the filler that you go with.
Don’t worry, although this injectable’s formula may be more diluted than Botox’s, it’s still a very effective way to get a more youthful appearance. This injectable works best on frown lines.
How Does It Help Frown Lines?
As you know already, frown lines are the lines that form in between your eyebrows. They’ll age your appearance and can make you look perpetually unhappy or concerned. If you’re looking for an effective way to get rid of these lines, this injectable is a fantastic method.
This injectable is actually FDA-approved for frown lines alone. It’s especially effective for moderate to severe frown lines, so if you have very deep creases you might want to get this injectable over Botox.
No matter which of these two injectables you decide to go with, rest assured that we will provide you your treatment in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. Before we schedule your treatment appointment, we’ll begin with a consultation. This will allow us to identify your concerns and decide which injectable is right for your goals.
We’ll also take a look at your medical history to make sure that both of these options are safe for you.
Before coming in for your injections, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare. It’s important to follow our instructions to make sure your experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.
We will ask that you avoid taking certain medications like ibuprofen and aspirin. This will help to prevent potential bruising from either treatment. We’ll also ask that you not drink alcohol or smoke tobacco during the days leading up to treatment.
When you arrive at our clinic, we will begin your treatment by preparing your skin. First, we will thoroughly clean the areas where you’ll be receiving the injections. We might also apply a small amount of numbing cream.
Once the skin is ready, we can begin injecting the product. We’ll use multiple injections of small amounts of the product to help you get the natural-looking results you want.
Both products will take different amounts of time to show full results. With Botox, you can expect to see your results within a week or two of your injections. Your Dysport results may show up a little sooner, usually within a few days.
After your treatment, make sure you follow our instructions to ensure that your injections work properly. Avoid prodding or pressing down on the areas where you’ve gotten the injections. Don’t do anything that could make you sweat excessively, and keep avoiding alcohol and smoking for the next few days.
Learn More About How These Injectables Can Help You
Whether you get Dysport or Botox will depend largely on what your goals as an individual are. When you book a consultation with us, we’ll help you determine the right injectable for you. To get your consultation, get in touch with us at Mariposa Aesthetica & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK.