Facial aging is inevitable for all of us. The good news though is that you can reverse and delay the effects without the need for surgery. BOTOX and Dysport are the most popular nonsurgical treatments provided by our Arizona cosmetic surgery practice. These treatments are a highly effective way to get rid of crow’s feet, frown lines, and fine wrinkles on the face. Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery, injects tiny amounts of BOTOX or Dysport into the muscle, giving patients a rejuvenated and fresh appearance.
Although BOTOX and Dysport are injectables from competing brands, both products are derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A, which blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles and causes wrinkles to soften an relax. BOTOX treatment has been around for over 20 years and is known for its high safety and efficacy profile. Dysport treatment was only approved by the FDA about a decade ago, in 2009. Perhaps the main difference between these two products is that Dysport has less protein than BOTOX, which means the body breaks it down more slowly.
Dr. Jude LaBarbera offers specialist BOTOX and Dysport nonsurgical treatments to remove forehead creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals, your plastic surgeon will recommend the best treatment to achieve a brighter and more youthful facial profile.
WHO SHOULD HAVE BOTOX TREATMENT?
Good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport treatments are individuals who are at least 18 years old, physically healthy, have no history of neuromuscular diseases, and are not pregnant.
You may not be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you have:
- Existing weaknesses in the targeted muscle
- Deep facial scars
- Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
- Thick facial skin
- Skin disorders around the intended injection sites
- Marked facial asymmetry
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera
PLAN YOUR PROCEDURE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Since BOTOX and Dysport injections use the same substance (Botolium toxin type A), they are more or less the same product. Perhaps the only difference lies in the potency of trace proteins included in each product, which may make one product more effective than the other. Outside of that, both have been used to treat muscle spasms for years. BOTOX has also been around for over 20 years, while Dysport was also approved by the FDA in 2019. During your in-person consultation, Dr. LaBarbera will discuss preferred injection type so you get the most benefits.
BOTOX rarely causes complications if it’s administered properly. BOTOX injections are one of our most popular nonsurgical treatments for cosmetic skin problems. It is also approved by the FDA and has been used for years to treat excessive sweating, squints, migraines, uncontrollable blinking, and other medical conditions. Keep in mind though that too much BOTOX or Dysport injection can lead to undesirable effects. Patients are advised to find a skilled cosmetic surgeon or skincare professional who has years of experience handling this medication.
There’s been a recent trend where groups of people gather and administer BOTOX injections to themselves in ‘BOTOX cocktail parties’. This can be very dangerous. When administered in the wrong amounts, BOTOX may paralyze unintended muscles, resulting in an abnormal facial appearance. BOTOX injections should only be provided by a skilled professional in a medical setting.
Most patients are able to resume their normal routines immediate (or a few hours) after treatment with a facial injectable filler. Your surgeon may request that you avoid putting pressure or any form of strain on the treated area. Dermal filers usually settle within a week and patients are able to see the full results of the treatment.