Botox® and Dysport™
BOTOX® and Dysport™ are popular, non-invasive treatments that diminish frown lines between the eyebrows and reduce wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet).
Botox® and Dysport™ are both natural, FDA-approved, purified proteins that are administered via tiny injections directly into the over-active muscles. The muscles relax, resulting in a less stressed, smoother skin surface. The procedure is typically completed in 10 minutes or less, and patients require little to no downtime. Patients usually see improvement in 12 to 72 hours.
Botox® is distributed by Allergan and Dysport™ is distributed by Medicis Aesthetics (distributors of Restylane).
The 3 most common treatment areas for BOTOX® and Dysport™ are:
• Glabella (vertical frown lines between the eyebrows)
• Crow’s Feet (lines around the eyes)
• Forehead (horizontal lines across the forehead)
Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvéderm® Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers add volume to the skin, treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. They are FDA approved to treat nasolabial, otherwise known as laugh lines. Fillers are also ideal for correcting skin imperfections such as acne scars, wrinkles, furrows, contour depressions, and fine lines.
Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvéderm® contain hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the body and provides volume and fullness to the skin. After treatment, the hydrophilic (“water loving”) nature of the hyaluronic acid molecules allows them to bind many times their own weight in water as they slowly break down. This process helps maintain skin volume for about six months.
Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvéderm® are administered by injecting tiny amounts at a time. These procedures normally take less than 30 minutes and there is very little downtime.
Restylane® and Juvéderm® are formulated to treat fine lines efficiently and effectively. Perlane® and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus have large gel particles and are intended for deeper injection to volumize skin for structural support and lift.
Restylane® and Perlane® are distributed by Medicis Aesthetics (distributor of Dysport™). Juvéderm® products are distributed by Allergan (distributor of Botox®).