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Botox® and Dysport® Cosmetic Treatments in Tampa
There are numerous reasons for an individual to seek Botox® or Dysport® treatments. Understanding the nature of these non-surgical therapies, and the conditions they can remedy is an essential step in determining how they can benefit you. Our Tampa Botox® and Dysport® team have put together the following details to create a comprehensive illustration of these rejuvenating remedies to help you in your decision-making process.
What Are Botox® and Dysport®?
Botox® and Dyspor®t are both FDA approved procedures used to diminish visible lines and wrinkles in areas of facial and neck tension and muscle movement. These injectables operate similarly to one another, and both result in a more youthful and rejuvenated presentation. Whether a consequence of age, health or other issues, conditions such as crow’s feet, neck bands, lines between the eyes and wrinkles and furrows along the jawline, mouth, and forehead can be reduced.
Dysport® differs only a little from Botox®. Possessing a smaller molecular structure, Dysport® requires more units in the solution for the injection than with Botox®. Additionally, the reaction time is faster with Dysport®, delivering noticeable results in 2-3 days. Botox® injections generally take effect in 7-10 days. However, it is always recommended that you wait for a full 2-weeks to assess the effects completely. Though Dysport® is priced differently due to the diminutive nature of the active particles and an increased dosage, both injectables come out to be about the same cost.
Both Botox® and Dysport® are relatively safe non-surgical treatments with few contraindications. Both men and women benefit from the cosmetic results of wrinkle and line reduction, though results can vary depending on different factors. Facial structure and musculature both determine where injections should be administered and how quickly you can see results. The primary factor in being the ideal candidate for treatment is a full awareness and acceptance of the results that can be achieved.
People of all ages can enjoy results based on a reasonable and balanced view of the outcome. Both therapies are discouraged in breastfeeding and pregnant women.
During your consultation, our Tampa Dysport® and Botox® Physician or Nurse Practitioner will discuss your unique situation, determining the best target areas for the therapy. To administer the injections, a very small needle is inserted into specific muscles that create the wrinkles and lines you want to diminish. Within the muscle, nerves are targeted and blocked by the purified proteins in the solution. The nerves are no longer able to communicate to the muscles, causing them to be inactive and unable to contract. This state leaves the skin more relaxed and smooth.
The final results can be seen within 7-14 days and generally last up to 3-4 months. Immediately after treatment, you may experience some swelling and redness at the injection site. This side-effect usually disappears after 10-minutes and should not impact the rest of your day. Regular procedures are recommended in order to increase the longevity of your results.
How Does It Work
Dysport® and Botox® are both neuromodulators that block signals from nerves that tell a muscle to move and contract. These solutions are made up of purified protein that stop the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from being released, which results in immobilizing the muscle. This immobilizing process allows the muscles to relax, diminishing the appearance of the lines and wrinkles that had been formed by the muscle contraction. Regular treatment can also lead to fewer wrinkles developing over time.
It can take up to 2-weeks to see the complete range of results, which can last from 6-weeks to 4-months or more. Based on your circumstances, further treatments may be required. Dense muscles may take longer to relax, requiring additional visits and more units used of the injectable. Additionally, females usually see results more quickly than males. Your particular treatment plan will be discussed at the initial consultation along with your expected longevity of results.
Though most people seek Dysport® and Botox® treatments for cosmetic purposes, there are many other reasons to receive these injectables. Frequent migraines, extreme sweating, blepharospasms, and other muscular twitches can all be relieved from these treatments. Certain bowel and bladder conditions can also be reduced. Of course, smoother, relaxed and younger looking skin is a major benefit, and these therapies do not disappoint. You will notice a clear difference after your initial visit.
Though the benefits are plentiful and these procedures are routine and safe, as with any treatment there is the possibility of side-effects. Some potential reactions include the following:
- Bruising or swelling at the site of the injection
- Dropped brow or eyelid weakness
- Redness or irritation of the skin like a rash or hives
- Moderate discomfort
At Arviv Medical We offer Botox® for the following conditions:
- TMJ pain
- Muscle spasms
- Hyperhydrosis/ Excessive sweating
To learn more about these therapies and more, contact Arviv Medical Aesthetics in Tampa today for a consultation. Our team is ready to answer your questions and help you start a new day feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
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Prices are subject to change and personalized prices will be provided upon consultation.