Wrinkles such as forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines are a common concern. Many people are interested in reversing these signs of aging, but not as many are willing to undergo a surgical procedure. That’s why we offer both BOTOX® and Dysport® at OC SkinLab. Contact our office in San Juan Capistrano today to find out which of these injectables is right for you.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an injectable treatment specifically designed to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are the wrinkles that form when we make facial expressions. Over time, these lines and wrinkles become etched into our skin. When injected into key areas of the face, BOTOX® relaxes the muscles responsible for forming dynamic wrinkles and relieves the tension holding them in place.
What Is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a neuromodulator like BOTOX®, but it diffuses more easily once injected. This may make it a better choice when treating larger areas like the forehead, while BOTOX® is often preferable when treating smaller lines like crow’s feet.
The Benefits of BOTOX® and Dysport®
Both injectables come with many benefits, including:
- Quick treatment time
- Little, if any, downtime
- Results that can last up to six months
- Minimally invasive
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Treatment begins with a consultation with our specialist, during which you will be able to talk about your aesthetic goals, concerns, and medical history. We will also give you more detailed information about the advantages of BOTOX® and Dysport® and help you decide which one is right for you.
Treatment sessions are quick and usually take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. After receiving their injections, most people can go right back to their daily routine.
When Will I See Results?
Patients typically start to see results about two days after receiving BOTOX® injections, and they will continue to improve over the course of the next one or two weeks. Initial results may set in more quickly for Dysport®, but they will also improve over one to two weeks. Results can last anywhere from three to six months, after which patients can come back for touch-up treatments as needed.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Potential side effects include swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness at the treatment site. However, these aftereffects are minor and typically go away within a few days after injections were administered.
If you are frustrated with lackluster results from topical creams and ointments, BOTOX® or Dysport® could be the answer. We will be happy to help you learn more at OC SkinLab, located in San Juan Capistrano. Contact our office today to schedule your first appointment!