Are you looking for a simple and effective way to stave off and sometimes even eliminate common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles? Facial Aesthetic Concepts may have the answer for you — BOTOX® and Dysport®.

Nearly everyone has heard of BOTOX®; it is probably the most well-known injection treatment of this kind. BOTOX® is an intramuscular injection — a treatment that is injected directly into the muscles of the face in order to treat specific problems in specific areas, such as on the forehead or between the brows.

Like Botox, Dysport® is indicated for correction of dynamic lines and wrinkles of the forehead, crow’s feet and frown lines. However, when a quick onset of action is needed, Dysport® outperforms Botox. Dysport® will set in 2-3 days sooner than Botox which can take 3-7 days for complete effect. It is a great product when results are needed fast as one has a big event to attend or for touch up treatments. It can also be used as an alternative to Botox in the rare circumstance of Botox resistance. The duration of effect is similar to Botox with treatment intervals recommended every 3-4 months for best results.

Let’s talk about how BOTOX® and Dysport® works. When you receive your injection, the active ingredient goes into your facial muscles and relaxes them. Relaxed muscles are muscles that cannot contract; no contraction means no wrinkles or lines. For the most part, BOTOX® and Dysport® is recommended for the treatment of “active wrinkles” — lines and creases that have formed recently or aren’t extremely advanced or deep. But recent evidence and studies have suggested another use for BOTOX® and Dysport® — use as a preventative measure to help keep those lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place.

BOTOX® and Dysport® is most commonly used to treat frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet around the eyes and creases in the neck. Results are very good and typically last three to six months on average. Your actual results and how long they last can vary, though, depending on factors including the problem you are trying to treat and your individual skin.

How long for BOTOX® and Dysport® to work?

Generally with BOTOX®, you will begin to see a difference in three days, but the full benefit may take as long as seven days. Dysport® takes effect a bit quicker than BOTOX®. If you have an event that you need a quick onset, Dysport® would be the pick for you.

If you live in Orange County and are interested in a more youthful look, you owe it to yourself it call us and learn more about how a BOTOX® or Dysport® injection treatment or other treatment options that can help reduce the look of lines and wrinkles, call our office today and get a consultation setup with one of our doctors to see which might best work for your needs.