If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles, you’re in luck. In the past, changing these wrinkles was time-consuming, difficult, and expensive. Today, you can rejuvenate your skin and change your look in a quick, minimally invasive manner with injectable treatments like Dysport and Botox. At Glowtox in New York City, New York, we can reduce the appearance of your facial wrinkles with these fantastic wrinkle reduction methods.
What Is the Difference Between Dysport and Botox?
Dysport and Botox are very similar. These injectable products are both neuromodulators that use an ingredient called botulinum toxin to temporarily improve the appearance of your lines and wrinkles.
These products are both FDA-approved. Each treatment has an excellent safety profile, and scientific studies have shown that both of these treatments produce beneficial results. For instance, many people who received Botox in clinical studies had noticeable improvements in their forehead lines after thirty days. Similarily, ninety-eight percent of people who received Dysport in a clinical study said that their results looked natural.
Although these products use the same general technique to improve your appearance, each of these products is made using a unique manufacturing process. For instance, Botox is more concentrated than Dysport, and this product is more likely to remain near the area where it was injected.
Since these treatments have distinct formulas, your body will react differently to each treatment. For instance, your wrinkles might significantly improve after you receive Botox but fail to respond to a different neuromodulator.
Further, each of these treatments is better at addressing different types of wrinkles and lines on your face. For instance, you can use a product like Botox to treat small wrinkles. You may prefer to use a different injectable treatment when you are addressing wrinkles that cover a larger area on your face.
You can also benefit from trying out a variety of different injectable products. When you begin using a new injectable treatment, you will probably see significant changes in your wrinkles. However, as you receive repeated follow-up treatments, your body sometimes becomes accustomed to your chosen product. When this happens, your skin may stop responding favorably to your injectable treatments. Fortunately, you may be able to fix this issue by alternating between different wrinkle reduction techniques.
Making a Choice
You will begin your treatment by having an initial consultation with us. During this meeting, we will talk about your medical history and analyze your skin. At this point, you should tell us about any allergies that you have and any invasive procedures that you’ve received. You should also tell us how your skin has responded to injectable treatments that you’ve received in the past.
We will use this information to determine which of our injectable products is best for you. Depending on your unique needs, we may advise you to use several different products to achieve your desired result.
Why Do I Have Wrinkles and Lines on My Face?
When you are young, you have smooth, attractive skin. At this point, your body contains ample amounts of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are naturally-occurring substances that help your skin stay strong and tight. When you smile, frown, or make other facial expressions, your skin will crease and wrinkle. When you stop making these expressions, your youthful skin will quickly return to its previous appearance.
As you age, however, your levels of collagen and elastin decline. Your skin will become weaker and less elastic. As a result, your repeated facial movements will begin to leave their mark on your skin. In particular, you will develop lines and wrinkles that reflect your most commonly used expressions. For instance, if you often narrow your eyes, you will create lines between your eyebrows. Similarly, if you smile or squint a lot, you will develop crow’s feet around your eyes.
How Do These Treatments Improve My Wrinkles?
Both of these treatments will temporarily improve your wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in your target area. Your nerves use chemicals to communicate with your muscles. Once we inject your chosen product into your target area, the active ingredient in the product will stop your nerves from sending chemical signals to the receptors in your muscles.
This process will relax your muscles, preventing them from making the movements that cause you to develop wrinkles and lines on your face. In the days after you receive your injections, your existing wrinkles will become less noticeable. Relaxing your muscles will also decrease your chances of developing deeper wrinkles in the future.
What Issues Can These Products Improve?
Since these products have unique formulas, they can address different facial issues and imperfections.
This product can improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe wrinkles near your mouth, nose, and forehead. We can also use this injectable treatment to give you a non-invasive brow lift. In addition to improving your appearance, this treatment can help you with a variety of medical issues, including excessive sweating, chronic migraines, and uncontrollable muscle spasms.
This injectable treatment can minimize moderate-to-severe frown lines that appear between your eyebrows.
What Will My Appointment Be Like?
Receiving an injectable treatment is a straightforward, easy process. We will begin by cleaning your target area with alcohol. We use a very thin needle to perform your injections, and you are likely to feel relaxed during the injection process. That said, if you are nervous about this part of your treatment, we can apply a topical anesthetic to your target area. This anesthetic will numb your skin and help you relax during your appointment.
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, we will make temporary marks on your skin. These marks will allow us to administer your injections in a precise manner. After we have marked your skin, we will administer your injections. The amount of product that we use and the number of injections that you receive will depend on the condition of your skin and your aesthetic goals and preferences.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Last?
These injectable treatments have an extremely short recovery time. You will be able to go home or return to your office right away.
Although you can quickly return to your normal activities, you will achieve better results if you follow some simple rules during your recovery period. For instance, you should not engage in strenuous exercise for twenty-four hours. Further, you should avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol during this time.
How Long Will My Results Last?
These products provide long-lasting, noticeable results. Since your body is unique, you may metabolize this product more or less quickly than other people do. The severity of your wrinkles and the number of dosage units that you receive will also influence the duration of your results. That said, if you receive Botox, your results may last for four to twelve months. If you use Dysport, your results may last for up to five months.
Will I Be Able to Move My Face After I Receive My Injectable Treatment?
You probably heard rumors that these injectable products will make your face look stiff or frozen. These rumors are not accurate, and you don’t need to worry about this issue when you receive an injectable treatment from us.
Both of these products are designed to relax the muscles in your target area without changing the overall appearance of your face. After your treatment is complete, your targeted muscles will temporarily stop making the contractions that cause you to develop wrinkles. The other muscles in your face will continue to move naturally, and you will be able to smile, frown, laugh, and make other facial expressions.
Can I Use These Products to Improve My Appearance Before a Big Event?
Smoothing your wrinkles will give you confidence as you attend a wedding, graduation ceremony, or another significant event. These wrinkle reduction methods provide quick results, and you will be able to improve your appearance before your desired date.
If you receive Botox, you will usually notice changes in your wrinkles after about twenty-four to seventy-two hours. You should see the full effect of your injections within ten to fourteen days. Similarly, you will see the benefits of Dysport after about two to three days.
What Other Wrinkle Reduction Treatments Can I Use?
We carry a wide range of neuromodulators at Glowtox. In addition to well-known products like Botox, we can improve your wrinkles and fine lines with newer injectable products like Jeuveau and Xeomin.
Jeuveau is an injectable product that can improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines between your eyebrows. If you’ve been using other neuromodulators for a long time, you might benefit from switching to this treatment. Jeuveau is made using a special formula that may provide more optimal results than other injectable treatments.
Although your individual results will vary, you are likely to notice the positive changes in your appearance after about three to five days. This product’s effects may last for several months.
Xeomin can treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and many other types of wrinkles. This product is made using a special process that removes non-essential proteins from the injectable solution. As a result, this product is very purified and effective. If you have severe wrinkles that haven’t responded to cosmetic treatments that you’ve received in the past, you might achieve better results with Xeomin.
Am I a Good Candidate for These Treatments?
If you are a healthy adult who has frown lines, forehead lines, and other wrinkles, you may be an ideal candidate for these injectable treatments. You are more likely to achieve optimal results if you can clearly describe the changes that you would like to achieve. You should also have a realistic idea of how these techniques can change your appearance.
Further, you should be aware that certain medical conditions will make you ineligible for these treatments. In particular, you cannot use either of these products if you have an active skin infection in your target area or an allergy to botulinum toxin.
You should also tell us about any health issues that you have, including any invasive procedures that you’ve received and any conditions that affect your muscles or nerves. We will consider this information when we determine whether you are a good candidate for one of our injectable treatments.
Try It for Yourself
Smoothing your wrinkles and rejuvenating your skin is easy. You can use our extensive range of injectable treatments to reduce your frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and other imperfections in a quick, minimally invasive manner. Since the injection process usually only takes ten to twenty minutes, you can easily fit these treatments into your busy schedule. To learn more about our injectable products, contact us at Glowtox in New York City, New York for an initial consultation today.