When it comes to visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, neurotoxin injectables such as Dysport® and BOTOX® are two of the most common skin rejuvenation treatments worldwide.
At Metro Dermatology, our medical team has extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and specializes in creating refreshed, natural results. Metro Dermatology is located in Bronx, Elmhurst, Englewood and Flushing in New York City. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What are Neurotoxins?
Derived from the botulinum toxin, neurotoxin injectables safely and effectively smooth out wrinkles and other signs of aging in the skin. While dermal fillers are injected underneath the skin, neurotoxins are administered directly into the muscle of treated areas.
Once injected, the neurotoxins block nerve signals and temporarily disable the underlying muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles. The treated areas of the face relax, creating a younger, more alert look.
What is BOTOX®?
The most popular neurotoxin injectable for skin rejuvenation, BOTOX® is approved for use in moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows as well as for crow’s feet around the eyes. It has been studied extensively and is currently used for cosmetic purposes in 78 countries.
At Metro Dermatology in Flushing, NY, we also use BOTOX® to treat excessive underarm, palm and foot sweating in patients who experience hyperhidrosis.
As the botulinum toxin in BOTOX® is highly purified and can be dangerous if not administered properly or in the correct dosage, it is important to receive this treatment in a professional medical setting.
What is Dysport®?
Specially formulated to target moderate to severe lines in between and above the eyebrows, Dysport® is injected into multiple points around the brows to create a relaxed, more alert appearance.
Unlike other skin rejuvenation treatments that can exaggerate your features, Dysport® adds subtle, natural enhancement to your face. You will still be able to freely move your face and make natural expressions after treatment.
How Long Do Neurotoxins Last?
The rejuvenating effects of BOTOX® and Dysport® are fully visible from four to six months, depending on the individual. Although visible signs of aging will recur after the neurotoxin has worn off, lines and wrinkles can be effectively managed with regular treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Slight redness, swelling, bruising and itching commonly occur at injection sites but are temporary. It is advised to avoid rubbing or massaging treated areas as the botulinum toxin can move to other areas of the face and cause weakness or drooping.
An allergy test will be conducted prior to treatment in order to avoid adverse reactions, and several factors will be considered during your consultation in order to determine if neurotoxin treatments are right for you.
Contact Metro Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out if BOTOX® and Dysport® are right for you.
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