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Botox And Dysport Specialist

Dermatology Arts

Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology serving the areas of South Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, La Canada - Flintridge, and Los Angeles, CA

Botox® and Dysport® are similar injectables that diminish some of the most prominent facial lines. At Dermatology Arts in South Pasadena and Arcadia, California, board-certified dermatologists use Botox and Dysport to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and other creases. Find out if Botox or Dysport is the best choice for you by calling either office or booking a visit online today.

Botox and Dysport Q & A

What are Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are two very similar cosmetic injectables that treat fine lines. They both contain the neuromodulator botulinum toxin, which influences your nerves and temporarily stops them from communicating with targeted muscles. This causes the muscles in the area to relax while the drug is active in your skin. 

The two injectables work in the same way, but have a few different proteins within them. Some people get better results from one, while others experience better results from the other. You can work with your providers at Dermatology Arts to decide which of the two is best for you. 

The results of both Botox and Dysport last for around 3-6 months as long as you care for your skin. You may get the treatment regularly if you want to continue enjoying the cosmetic effects of botulinum toxin. 

What are the results of Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport both treat dynamic wrinkles, which are a specific type of fine line. These creases develop and deepen on your face because of the flexing muscles beneath them. 

You flex the muscles to make facial expressions consciously, but sometimes they flex when you’re not even thinking about it.

A few examples of dynamic wrinkles treatable with Botox and Dysport are:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Neck bands

If you have other concerns, like large wrinkles, fillers may be a better option. Wrinkles that aren’t dynamic won’t see a difference from Botox or Dysport injections. 

What should I expect after Botox and Dysport?

Following your Botox or Dysport treatment at Dermatology Arts, you can expect to wait 3-5 days before seeing the full effect. In some cases, it takes up to two weeks. Fortunately, neither treatment requires a long or complex recovery process, and you can go home right after the procedure is finished.

To care for your skin after Botox or Dysport, your provider might tell you to:

  • Gently exercise your face
  • Avoid rubbing the areas near the injection sites
  • Relax for the rest of the day
  • Wait 24 hours to exercise
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours

Just like with any dermatological treatment, it’s also a good idea to continue with a regular skin care routine, including daily applications of sunscreen. 

To learn more about Botox and Dysport, call Dermatology Arts or schedule a consultation online today.