The presence of fine lines and wrinkles on the face can be disheartening, as it is usually a sure sign of the aging process taking hold. There is not much we can do to keep ourselves from getting older, but there are methods available that help keep aging at bay. Two cosmetic treatments – BOTOX® and Dysport® – have proven effective at softening the facial muscles and promoting a more youthful appearance. At Destination Aesthetics, we offer BOTOX® and Dysport® treatment to help your skin look more refreshed and vibrant by softening the muscles responsible for the fine lines and wrinkles that are making you look older.

What Is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is an injectable that temporarily relaxes the muscles. When used for cosmetic purposes, BOTOX® can target the muscles in the face and alleviate wrinkles. Smiling, laughing, frowning and other expression all contribute to muscles contracting, which develop wrinkles over time and contribute to the facial features looking older and the skin seeming less elastic.

The drug works by blocking specific nerves in the face that are in control of muscle movement, and when BOTOX® is injected, the muscles become slightly weakened. The result is less distinct wrinkles as well as the prevention of wrinkles from deepening further. There are many misconceptions about BOTOX®, including the idea that the drug is toxic or that the muscles in the face are severely effected. However, when administered by a licensed professional, BOTOX® can create beautiful results, and the doses are so minuscule that the drug cannot be traced in the bloodstream. Overall, receiving BOTOX® treatment can improve facial contours and help you look and feel younger.

What Is Dysport®?

As a similar drug to BOTOX®, Dysport® is an injectable used to treat wrinkles and facial folds in the skin. Both drugs are derived from a form of botulinum toxin type A and are injected directly into the muscles to temporarily relax and soften lines in the face. Common injection sites include forehead lines that are produced when you frown or along the eyes and nose. BOTOX® and Dysport® can also be used to treat protruding neck bands as well as a gummy smile. However, it is vital that both BOTOX® and Dysport® be administered by a healthcare professional who can properly inject and manipulate the correct amount of the drug to produce the most aesthetically pleasing results.

Benefits of BOTOX® and Dysport®

  • Natural-looking results
  • Adjustable dosages
  • Minimally invasive
  • Smooth complexion
  • More alert features
  • Reduced lines and wrinkles

BOTOX® and Dysport® Treatment at Destination Aesthetics

If you are curious about whether Dysport® or BOTOX® are right for you, then we welcome you to schedule a complimentary consultation with us. During this time, we will discuss the concerns you have about your face and determine your treatment goals. We will also assess your medical history and ensure that you have no underlying muscle or nerve conditions. Afterward, we will examine the muscles in your face and design a treatment plan that uses injectables to create a natural-looking and younger appearance.

During treatment, the injection will be administered directly into the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles. The needle used during treatment is very thin, almost similar in size to an insulin needle, and clients usually experience minimal discomfort. Typically, between three and five injections are used in the treatment area and procedures take no longer than twenty minutes. Most clients notice softening in a few days, and you can expect your BOTOX® or Dysport® injections to last 3-4 months or longer, at which time you can schedule another treatment session. Although lines in the face may decrease and seemingly disappear, you will have to receive injections regularly in order to maintain the effects.

Side Effects of BOTOX® and Dysport® Treatment

Both BOTOX® and Dysport® are safe treatments to use, and side effects are usually minor. You may experience pain at the injection site or minor swelling and bruising. However, the side effects are temporary and will subside as healing progresses. More severe complications include double vision, drooping eyelids, blurred vision and swollen eyes. If you experience any of these serious side effects, you should consult a member of the Destination Aesthetics staff immediately. Overall, both BOTOX® and Dysport® have produced beautiful results in many of its clients and is one of the most popular procedures to receive when combating the effects of aging.

If you have additional questions about BOTOX® and Dysport® treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please give us a call. We would be happy to work with you to achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance with the use of injectables.