When it comes to getting rid of lines and wrinkles, many people choose cosmetic injections like Botox® and Dysport®. But Botox and Dysport also benefit medical conditions. At Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates in Hinsdale and Saint Charles, Illinois, the board-certified dermatologists are Botox and Dysport experts. They use the injections for anti-aging and medical treatments. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Botox and Dysport are injectable medications the Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates team uses for botulinum toxin therapy. The injections temporarily block nerve signals to specific muscles.
Though best known for reducing facial lines and wrinkles, Botox and Dysport are used to treat various medical conditions.
Botox and Dysport differ in the potency of the active protein in each medication, which affects dosing. Also, Botox and Dysport have different uses.
Botox contains a protein known as onabotulinum toxin A (ONA). Botox is FDA-approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.
Dysport contains a protein known as abobotulinum toxin A (ABO). Dysport is FDA-approved to treat frown lines.
Both injections have also been approved by the FDA to treat muscle spasms and stiffness in the arms and legs and cervical dystonia, a neurological condition that causes an abnormal head position and neck pain.
The board-certified dermatologists at Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates do all injections. The specifics of your Botox or Dysport injections will depend on your specific needs.
For anti-aging treatments, your dermatologist injects small amounts of the medication into specific areas of your face to get the desired results. The amount of medication and number of injections depends on whether your dermatologist uses Botox or Dysport.
The process is the same for the treatment of medical conditions.
You might feel a slight pinch during the injection, but most patients find Botox and Dysport treatments tolerable.
After your injections, you can resume your usual activities unless your dermatologist says otherwise.
The length of your results from your Botox or Dysport injections will depend on the treatment. For lines and wrinkles, the results from your Botox or Dysport injections can last 4-6 months.
For medical conditions, the injections can provide relief for up to four months.
To maintain the results from your Botox or Dysport injections, the Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates team recommends that you repeat your injections as soon as you notice the effects wearing off.
For lines and wrinkles, repeating your Botox or Dysport injections not only keeps you looking youthful but can prevent new wrinkles from forming.
To schedule a consultation at Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates, call the office today or request an appointment online.