For patients who are ready to enjoy smooth and toned skin without invasive surgeries, now is the perfect time to take a look at popular injectable treatments such as Dysport® and BOTOX®.
Both of these options utilize a powerful substance that can eradicate facial wrinkles for six months or longer. However, there are some differences between BOTOX® and Dysport®.
The Story Behind the Powerful Substance
The concentrated solution in BOTOX® and Dysport® is incredibly safe and has been used for a number of decades to treat countless medical and cosmetic issues.
After some time, the doctors began to realize that the skin around the injections was actually becoming much smoother. By 1989, BOTOX® was first approved for cosmetic use and it quickly became one of the most popular injectables in the world.
The Rise of BOTOX®
Even though BOTOX® and Dysport® are similar, BOTOX® has been around for a much longer period of time. Currently, over one million BOTOX® injections take place every single year with hundreds of thousands of satisfied patients.
This treatment is not only effective, but it can also be carried out in as little as 20 or 30 minutes. Unlike invasive surgeries, absolutely no prep is required, and there is no recovery period.
Instead, patients need to have a quick screening carried out so we can make sure they do not have any medical conditions that will affect the injections.
Dysport® Enters the Scene
Dysport® has been a popular treatment in European countries for quite a few years, but it was not approved by the FDA for cosmetic use until 2015. Before this time, Dysport® was used to treat a number of muscle and nerve disorders.
Much like BOTOX®, Dysport® injections can be carried out in as little as 20 minutes with no downtime after the session. The primary difference between these two treatments is the patient’s reaction time to the injections.
Limited studies have shown that Dysport® might produce results in as little as three days while BOTOX® can take up to seven days.
Choosing Your Injectable Treatment
The best way to determine which injectable is right for you is to discuss your options with an expert at Metro Dermatology, with locations in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood and the Bronx.
When carried out by an experienced specialist, both treatments can produce amazing results. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.