While for years the facelift was among the only treatments for ailing, sagging and wrinkled skin, today’s client seeks a more elegant solution to aging. BOTOX and Dysport are among the world’s most popular and time-tested injectables for reversing age-related fine lines, wrinkles, creases, furrows and folds that mar the appearance and sabotage one’s self-esteem. These safe, non-invasive compounds work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that are responsible for our most frequent facial contractions, such as smiling, squinting, frowning or yawning. The result is beautiful, smooth skin that glows with youthful radiance. You can come to our med spa in Beverly Hills for a unique Beverly Hills BOTOX treatment!
Benefits of BOTOX and Dysport
- Safe, FDA-approved
- Used in over 75 countries worldwide
- Non-surgical and non-invasive
- Treatment takes just minutes to perform
- Return to work right away
- Results visible within the first week
- Long-lasting effects, up to 4-6 months
- Lessens wrinkles and fine lines
- Can be used to reduce jaw roundness in Asian clients
- Can be used to reduce the appearance of scars
- Ideal for targeting crow’s feet, forehead creases and laugh lines
- Excellent treatment for brow wrinkles and glabella folds
BOTOX and Dysport
While you may think that BOTOX and Dysport are virtually identical, they each have their own recommended applications and benefits. They are indeed both used to smooth out expression lines and wrinkles on the face, but their composition and behavior warrant use on different areas. BOTOX has been FDA-approved for many years, while Dysport has been widely in use in Europe but was not FDA-approved for use in the United States until 2009. Both treatments are offered by Biomed Spa in Beverly Hills, and Dr. Fisher can help you determine which injectable will produce the most beautiful results for you.
What are the differences between BOTOX and Dysport?
Although BOTOX and Dysport are both forms of botulinum toxin type A, the molecular structure and a slightly different formula are the key differences. Dysport contains smaller molecules than BOTOX, providing visible results faster than BOTOX. Because of the smaller molecules, Dysport also spreads over a larger area, which is beneficial in for some facial skin conditions – and not others. Spreading allows Dysport to be used for larger treatment areas, but also means that it cannot be applied precisely to small areas or to facial areas with a thicker muscle. BOTOX is more beneficial in smaller areas or thick muscles as its structure keeps it confined to a smaller area, providing a more precise treatment.
BOTOX is more concentrated than Dysport, meaning that the two compounds are measured differently. For example, fifty units of Dysport will be a different dosage than fifty units of BOTOX. If you have had BOTOX in the past, you will need to increase the number of units with Dysport. However, dilution does not impact the effectiveness of either injectable. You will simply need more Dysport to achieve similar results. Dysport costs less per unit than BOTOX, but as you need more of the product to get results, the total cost is very similar in the two treatments.
How is BOTOX like Dysport?
Even though the structure and diffusion of the two compounds are different, they are quite similar in application. Both are FDA-approved for use on the face, reducing the appearance of expression lines like crow’s feet and forehead creases. Each of the treatments works by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses controlling the muscles, relaxing the treated area to minimize wrinkles.
Both BOTOX and Dysport have a temporary effect on the treatment area and you will need regular treatments to maintain the results. Usually you will need to return every three to six months for subsequent injections.
BOTOX and Dysport in Beverly Hills
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead can be frustrating, and can leave you looking older, even when your facial muscles are relaxed. BOTOX and Dysport are two very similar compounds with subtle differences, with each used to smooth out wrinkles, lines, and creases. BOTOX is more concentrated with less “spread” into surrounding tissue than Dysport, making it ideal for precise applications. Dysport spreads once injected into the skin, making it an ideal injectable for larger treatment areas. Seeking the advice of an experienced cosmetic surgeon will help you determine which product will be most effective for your desired results.
How does the treatment work?
Both BOTOX and Dysport rely on carefully formulated strains of botulinum toxin, which works as a nerve block, reducing activity in the tiny muscles that allow us to laugh, frown or make other faces. Once injected, these miniscule muscles remain at rest, reducing wrinkles and softening the entire complexion. Friends and family members may comment that you look well rested after BOTOX or Dysport treatment, and that you look your best in years.
What to expect on the day of the procedure
Once you arrive at our office, the practitioner will numb your injection sites with a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort. BOTOX or Dysport is then injected into your skin using an ultra fine needle that is virtually free from sensation. Each injection session takes about 10-15 minutes on average. Results are fully realized in approximately 3-5 days.
Recovering from BOTOX and Dysport
While the treatment tends to be minimally painful, some patients will appreciate using an ice pack after their injection to sooth the skin and reduce any swelling or redness. It’s important that you don’t touch or pick at your skin in the days and hours following your procedure to give the skin adequate time to heal. You should also rest and avoid vigorous weight lifting or aerobics for the first few days after receiving BOTOX or Dysport.
The ideal candidate for BOTOX and Dysport
- Is in good health, mentally and physically
- Has reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection
- Suffers from dynamic wrinkles around the forehead, mouth and eyes
- Desires change but does not wish to undergo a surgical facelift
It’s important to note that BOTOX and Dysport, while remarkably effective, do not provide permanent relief from the signs of aging. Injections should be repeated every 3-4 months to ensure worry-free skin is continuous. Our aestheticians will carefully review your results and monitor your progress at each follow up session. Remember that our practitioners are known for providing among the best BOTOX Beverly Hills has to offer.
Why choose The Biomed Spa to perform BOTOX and Dysport treatment?
While these compounds have become increasingly well-known in the past ten years, it’s important to remember that only a team of highly trained and vetted aestheticians will have the skill, education and artistry to accurately inject your skin and ensure a pain-free, seamless outcome that appears natural and spontaneous.
Practitioners without the proper experience and credentials can wreak havoc on your skin, in some cases causing permanent damage. Our nurses and aestheticians are distinguished healthcare providers who have performed thousands of successful Beverly Hills BOTOX and Dysport injections. We are frequently sought out by our Los Angeles clientele and by those from all around the country and abroad for our commitment to excellence.
BOTOX and Dysport Beverly Hills clients will find that treatment is tailored to their individual anatomy. There is simply no such thing as one-injection-fits-all at The Biomed Spa. Our work is subtle, nuanced and geared to exploit the patient’s attributes at every turn.
How do I move forward with the procedure?
If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX and Dysport, the first step is to schedule a private consultation with one of our top aestheticians in the comfort of our Beverly Hills office suites. During this session, your provider will examine your skin, review your medical history, answer your questions and work to fashion a customized treatment plan that will address your unique needs and desires.
Sometimes the aesthetician will suggest other dermal fillers that work in tandem with BOTOX and Dysport to give you more comprehensive, age-defying results. We work with Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Restylane and Kybella to maximize your outcome. In some cases, the combination of fillers may actually be even more effective than a surgical facelift.
The consultation is also a great opportunity to review our vast library of before and after photographs, so that you can anticipate the changes that are possible with your treatment. You can also ask to read patient testimonials.
BOTOX/Dysport may not be appropriate for the following patients
- Those who are pregnant or nursing
- Those who suffer from an infection at the injection sites
- Those who are under 18
- Those who suffer from weak facial muscles or deep facial scars
- Those who have had prior facial surgery
Be sure to check with your aesthetician to see if BOTOX and Dysport are right for you.
Where does treatment take place?
All of our BOTOX Beverly Hills procedures are performed at the luxurious Biomed Spa. A fully accredited outpatient facility that offers the same safety protocols and world-class technology as your local hospital, but with more privacy, shorter wait times, and more convenience.
From our stunning reception areas to our soothing, climate-controlled recovery rooms, you will find the Biomed Spa to be a place of tranquility and renewal. Our caring, experienced staff is standing by to ensure your complete satisfaction with your procedure from start to finish. If there is anything special you require, never hesitate to ask!
“Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.” William Blake