Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but we don’t want them. There are many ways to get rid of wrinkles, and there are even more ways to prevent them. The good news is plenty of cosmetic treatments can remove wrinkles without resorting to surgical procedures, such as Botox and Dysport.
Practicing a healthy lifestyle can slow down the appearance of wrinkles. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, which will slow down signs of aging from appearing. However, once the wrinkles are there, there is no way you can remove them.
Certain skincare products claim that they can remove wrinkles, but they actually don’t work that much. If you want to solve your wrinkle problem, consider Dysport or Botox. But what are these products exactly, and which of them lasts longer?
Which Lasts Longer, Botox Or Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments to combat wrinkles. They are both injected into the skin and cause temporary smoothing and tightening. Both can treat wrinkles and other signs of aging around the eyes, forehead, and neck.
The effects of Dysport may show up sooner, but Botox will last much longer than Dysport. However, this doesn’t mean that Botox is always better than Dysport because there are some cases where you may need to remove wrinkles quickly for an upcoming event.
What Are Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport is one of the tried and tested methods that can effectively solve your wrinkle problems. They have been around for decades, and many people can attest to their effectiveness. While Botox and Dysport are very similar and have similar ingredients, they cannot be used interchangeably.
At the outset, you, the customer, cannot see the difference between the two brands. They are administered the same way, and their formula is similar. You can only differentiate them by the formula’s label and their duration.
Both of these brands are what we call neuromodulators.
Neuromodulators are substances that can alter how neurons or hormones communicate to the brain, muscles, and other body parts. They can also treat various conditions, including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.
The human brain is the most complex piece of machinery in the world. It comprises 100 billion neurons that work together to make up different networks in the brain that are responsible for other functions like memory, emotions, decision-making, making muscle movements, etc. Neuromodulators act on these networks by either blocking or stimulating them with chemicals.
Although Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators, they only affect the area they’ve been injected. They do not spread into the system or affect your brain connections, and there have been no cases of that. What it does is affect muscle-to-brain communication in the targeted area—that’s it.
So what ingredient do Botox and Dysport use to modulate these connections? They use botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin is a type of protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When you accidentally intaken the toxin, it can cause botulism.
Botulism is caused by exposure to anaerobic bacteria that produce botulinum toxin in food or wounds contaminated with the spores of Clostridium botulinum.
Botulinum toxin is one of the most potent toxins around. It is a protein that can cause paralysis by blocking nerve signals to muscles. The toxin also affects the nervous system and causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking, swallowing, and eye problems.
All of that sounds dangerous, so why are we using botulinum toxin in both Botox and Dysport treatments? Botulinum toxin is used precisely because of its paralytic properties and potency.
Botulinum Toxin In Medical Field
Botulinum toxin is used to treat several conditions, including chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and involuntary body movements.
Botox has been in use for decades and is the most commonly used neurotoxin globally. It has been estimated that over 100 million people have received Botox treatments.
A new study from the University of Southern California suggests that Botox can also effectively treat social anxiety and shyness. Researchers found that Botox injections reduced symptoms of social anxiety and shyness in participants on average by 50%, but more research is needed.
How Do They Stop Wrinkles?
One of the causes of wrinkles appearing is constant facial expressions.
It’s natural for all of us to make expressions—happy or sad—we move our facial muscles. These muscles move even in our sleep, and we can’t help it. However, these muscles eventually wear out and entangle themselves in due time, forming wrinkles.
Limit Facial Muscle Movement
To give our muscles a complete rest and unravel themselves, we need to find a way to stop them from moving. However, you can’t really do that without concentrating for hours on not making an expression—that’s just not possible.
To halt muscle movement, you need neuromodulators to stop muscle-to-brain communication lines. This is when the botulinum toxin comes into effect.
Botulinum Toxin Taking To Effect
Once the botulinum toxin is applied, the muscle movement on your face will stop to a halt, but that will happen slowly. When it takes to full effect, whether you are making a conscious or unconscious decision to move a specific facial muscle, it’s not going to budge at all.
Thanks to the neuromodulator, the muscle won’t receive signals from the brain, making them relax and untangle themselves. Soon enough, you will slowly see wrinkles disappearing.
Is It Safe?
Botox and Dysport only affect the specific area where it’s been injected, and it won’t spread all over the place. This means that if you want to use Botox or Dysport on the forehead, it will only affect the forehead. It won’t affect other areas of the face or body.
Botox and Dysport are safe when used by a qualified healthcare professional. Injecting Botox or Dysport is not recommended for people with certain medical conditions such as hemophilia, diabetes, epilepsy, or a history of stroke.
Botox and Dysport is one of the most effective ways to tackle wrinkles. Through simple injections, you can say goodbye to the problems of wrinkles. If you are interested in the treatment, contact our clinic, Premier MedSpa. We offer services that we can tailor depending on your needs.