Botox® and Dysport™ are two products that use a synthetically derived botulinum toxin A to relax the muscles responsible for causing forehead lines, vertical worry lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles on the face. Within 2 weeks or sooner of injection, you will see a softening of the wrinkles in the treated areas giving you a smoother and younger appearance.
Untreated facial muscles still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas. The effect of Dysport™ usually lasts 3 to 5 months; the effect of Botox ® slightly longer.
It is one of the safest, easiest, most affordable, and most effective anti-aging products on the market. Treatment by a Changes Plastic Surgery expert injector can dramatically minimize the appearance of wrinkles and take years off.
Scientists first thought about using the neurotoxin that causes botulism cosmetically because botulism can paralyze muscles. This made researchers think about developing the toxin in tiny, precise doses to force relaxation in the facial muscles. This is the beauty of Botox and Dysport; the proteins in them bind with your neurons and prevent your nerves from triggering contractions in your facial muscles. In other words, they are really just making your facial muscles relax out of the contractions that cause fine lines, wrinkles, worry lines, and crows feet. The result is softened features with lines that relax away.
The critical element for ensuring that these treatments achieve exactly the look you want is the skill and experience that ensures absolute precision. Botox and Dysport work like they’re intended to only when they are injected in just the right places on your face—and each face is unique. This kind of careful attention to detail ensures that you block only the nerve signals that are causing lines and wrinkles while allowing all of the rest through so your face is still your own, naturally expressive face.
It may not seem like it, but your face is a very complex area of the body from a muscular perspective; it is the locus of 43 muscles, and the perfect dose for each spot will differ. Your doctor will work with you, asking you to move different muscles in your face, to ensure that your treatment is right on target.
Botox and Dysport treatments are quick, minimally invasive, and easy. The injections themselves are tiny, and the needles will probably remind you of acupuncture needles more than anything else. Discomfort is minimal and you won’t have to endure any downtime.
What will the goals of your Botox or Dysport treatment be? This will vary based on your problem areas and your aesthetics. In most cases, the glabella area, those frown lines between your eyebrows, are treated with a more robust approach, with complete elimination as the goal. In contrast, the fine frown lines that run horizontally across the forehead demand a more conservative approach in most cases to avoid bad results. Lines around the lips require finesse and some middle ground; your doctor will carefully assess you and treat you, balancing the desire to reduce the appearance of lines with the ongoing need to eat, drink, laugh, and smile.
Changes are your source for Botox and Dysport in San Diego. Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information. We are eager to show you just how much our command of technology and aesthetics can do for you.