Botox and Dysport
BOTOX (botulinum toxin A) is one of the safest, most popular and trusted cosmetic medical procedures in the world. It has been FDA approved for more than 30 years. After millions of injections, the predictable results and safety in treating facial wrinkles have won it legions of devotees.
BOTOX eliminates facial wrinkles by freezing the action of muscles that create wrinkles. In the small doses used in cosmetic treatment, wrinkles are safely minimzed for an average of 3 months. The most popular and beneficial areas of injection are in the upper face.
At AMI, we offer Botox for wrinkle treatment or prevention for the following areas:
- Eyebrow frown lines
- Crow's feet around the eyes
- Upper nose wrinkles
- Wrinkles about the chin or at the edge of the jaw
- Forehead wrinkles
BOTOX starts to take effect after 3 or so days and results last an average of 3 months. That means that some individuals will have experience longer effects and some will have shorter. Not all wrinkles can be completely smoothed away with BOTOX. Facial lines that are deeply set in take a long time to smooth away or may never go away completely in aged or sagging skin. Additional procedures, such as laser or injectable fillers may be necessary for optimal results. At Atlanta Medical Institute, we will help you decide on the best combination of treatments suited to your specific needs. Click here to learn more about our BOTOX treatments.
Dysport is a botulinum toxin which is very similar to Botox. It has been used by Europeans for years and recently received FDA approval for the treatment of facial wrinkles in the US. It has a similar mechanism of action to Botox however a slightly faster onset and a somewhat wider field of effect from the site of injection. Both Dysport and Botox are priced by the unit, Dysport is less expensive at one third of the relative price.
Why use Dysport?
These two botulinum toxins are very similar yet not exactly the same, there are potential differences in terms of effect amongstl patients. The patient, as an individual, may have a preference for one brand over the other.
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