Facial Rejuvenation with BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® in Dallas-Fort Worth
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are the brand names for Botulinum Toxin Type A, the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States. More than 7.4 million Americans underwent the procedure in 2018 to treat unsightly facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, or frown lines.
Dr. Zachary Farris is one of Dallas’ premier plastic surgeons. He is double-board-certified and has dedicated himself to helping his patients look and feel younger. Dr. Farris serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area and surrounding locations of Texas. Call (214) 932-1705 today to set up a consultation.
What areBOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®?
The two injectables are neuromodulators, meaning they affect the way your nerves send and receive signals to and from your brain. Every time you smile, laugh, or frown, it’s because your brain sends a message through your nerves to your muscles. Your muscles contract, and your face moves the way your brain told it to.
Over time, though, those repeated facial motions can cause wrinkles to appear and persist. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® block the nerve signal that causes your muscles to contract. Your brain still sends it, but your muscles don’t receive it. This causes them to relax, and your wrinkles to dissipate.
What can BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Treat?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can effectively treat numerous cosmetic facial conditions, including:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Brow lines
- Laugh lines
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead wrinkles
What are the Differences Between BOTOX®Cosmetic and Dysport®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are made from the same substance and have almost the same effects, but subtle differences could affect the results you get from each option. Dysport® has smaller protein molecules than BOTOX® Cosmetic. That means Dysport® can diffuse over a wider area. The difference is significant in these ways:
- Dysport® can be more effective at treating larger areas, such as your forehead, whereas BOTOX® Cosmetic can target specific points, such as crow’s feet or lines between your eyebrows.
- Dysport® may take effect slightly sooner. Most patients see results after one to two days. BOTOX® Cosmetic usually takes three to four days to manifest results. If time is of the essence, you may prefer Dysport®.
Are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Safe?
They’re both safe. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are purified forms of Botulinum Toxin Type A, and they’re administered in tiny amounts. They’re also diluted with a saline solution before they’re injected. Both treatments have been FDA-approved for cosmetic use for years — BOTOX® Cosmetic since 2002, and Dysport® since 2009.
While any medical procedure could be unsafe in the hands of an amateur, Dr. Farris is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience helping his patients reclaim youthful, vibrant skin. He and his staff will ensure your injectable treatment is as safe and comfortable as possible.
Do BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Have a Recovery Period?
These non-invasive, non-surgical treatments involve no downtime and no recovery. You can resume your normal activities immediately after your injection. You don’t have to deal with anesthesia, sutures, or stitches.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® generally last about three to four months, after which you’ll need another procedure to maintain your results. However, your treatments are cumulative. With each injection, your wrinkles and lines come back less pronounced than before.
Schedule Your Dallas BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® Consultation Today
A younger-looking you could be just a phone call away. Dr. Farris serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area and surrounding locations of Texas. Call (214) 932-1705 to schedule a consultation.