Lines & Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are some of the earliest signs of facial aging. We offer injectable options like BOTOX® and Dysport® which eliminate the appearance of most lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are used to reduce deep wrinkles and creases.
BOTOX Cosmetic is the most sought-after cosmetic procedure in the United States. At Esprit Cosmetic Surgeons, BOTOX is injected by one of our surgeons and our experienced nurse injector. BOTOX is used to treat the crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal lines across the forehead. Tiny injections are made, causing little discomfort.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is made from a highly purified protein that is very safe when administered by a trained provider. A tiny amount is injected into the muscles that are responsible for creating your wrinkles. BOTOX inactivates the muscles, causing lines to disappear significantly. The areas treated are the crow’s feet, frown lines, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles. A BOTOX treatment is quick and the results usually last about three to four months. After that, you return for follow-up injections to maintain the youthful and relaxed look.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is the second most popular neuromodulator in the world. Like BOTOX, Dysport works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. The active ingredient in Dysport and BOTOX is essentially the same molecule, both derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. In the formulation process slight differences in the neurotoxin and the carrier proteins in BOTOX and Dysport are produced.
BOTOX versus Dysport
BOTOX and Dysport are both excellent and effective neuromodulators. The choice becomes one of personal preference based one’s experience. In some, the onset of Dysport is faster, taking about 3-4 days compared to the 7-10 days needed for BOTOX. One toxin may last longer that the other. In cases where one toxin has decreased in effectiveness over time, switching to another agent may help. Be assured, we will guide you through this process.
Is BOTOX or Dysport Right for Me?
A suitable candidate for BOTOX or Dysport treatments may be anyone looking to improve their appearance by reducing unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with BOTOX or Dysport are in good physical health and are not pregnant or nursing. A ten-minute series of tiny injections will give you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal lines across the forehead for up to four months.
As always, we don’t expect you to make this decision alone. When you see us for a consultation our staff will review this information with you and help you become informed and confident in your choice.
Learn about the different benefits BOTOX and Dysport can offer. Contact our office in Portland to schedule consultation at (503) 783-0544.