Botulinum toxin type A is simply a muscle relaxer. Every time we move a facial muscle, skin moves. By definition, BOTOX® Cosmetic in Florida is used to paralyze an injected muscle temporarily in order to provide wrinkle reduction and/or sculpt the face by preventing muscular contraction. Used since the 70’s and now the number-one noninvasive aesthetic treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the key for prevention of facial lines.
Medically and Cosmetically Proven
BOTOX® is by far the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States. This purified protein, which comes from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, has been used for decades both medically and cosmetically and has been proven to be highly effective and safe. Two of the most popular products derived from botulinum toxin are BOTOX® and Dysport®, which are used to eliminate wrinkles and prevent future ones from forming.
The Difference in BOTOX and Dysport
Both BOTOX® and Dysport® are injectable wrinkle-smoothing treatments that function similarly on the neurological level. They work by acting as neuromuscular inhibitors, blocking signals from the brain to targeted muscles in the face responsible for wrinkle formation. Once the treatment is injected under the skin, it limits the chemical messenger known as acetylcholine from the nerve cells, which reduces the movement capability of an overactive muscle.
Dysport is primarily used for correcting glabellar lines, the frown lines between your eyebrows. Dysport is a great option for those who have moderate to severe frown lines. Botox, on the other hand, can be used to treat many different types of wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines.
Although both BOTOX® and Dysport® derive from botulinum toxin, Dysport® has a reduced protein load, which means the body is less likely to attack the solution with antibodies. It also means BOTOX® is less likely to migrate from the injection site.
In addition, Dysport® has been known to activate a bit faster, taking about one to two days, whereas BOTOX® generally requires two to three days to start showing results.