At Rejuvene Plastic Surgery in Hebron, KY, we know that fine lines can make you feel anything but rejuvenated, which is why we offer two of the most popular anti-aging injectables, Botox and Dysport. Both qualify as a neuromodulator and contain a neurotoxin that gives them their ability to quickly and safely remove wrinkles. If you want to improve your appearance and confidence, these treatments can help you achieve subtle and natural-looking results.
Botox and Dysport: The Anti-Aging Injectables
Botox and Dysport are anti-aging injectables that smooth expression lines on the upper half of the face. Botox is FDA-approved to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes, and forehead lines.
Dysport is FDA-approved to smooth frown lines between the eyebrows. Both of these injectables provide patients with an effective way to temporarily erase fine lines and wrinkles so that they can feel more confident about their appearance.
What Is a Neuromodulator?
A neuromodulator is a technical term for a wrinkle-relaxing injectable. Unlike dermal fillers, which restore volume to the face, a neuromodulator works by addressing wrinkles at the muscular level. It contains an ingredient called a neurotoxin which forces your muscles to relax and smoothes out your wrinkles. Both Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators that are FDA-approved to smooth lines and wrinkles that have formed due to repetitive movements and thinning skin.
What Is a Neurotoxin?
A neurotoxin is a primary ingredient in a wrinkle-relaxing injectable. It is the ingredient that inhibits the communication between the muscles and nerve signals so that they cannot contract. When Botox or Dysport is injected into a muscle, the neurotoxin will work by relaxing that muscle and blocking the communication between the muscles and the nerve signals. This specifically targets extremely small muscles in your face that are significant causes of wrinkles. As a result, fine lines begin to fade, and you will see your complexion take on a more youthful-looking appearance.
What Are the Benefits of Wrinkle Removal Treatments?
If you’re interested in wrinkle removal treatments, these injectables can help improve your appearance and help you reach your goals. Treatments are quick, virtually painless, and deliver long-lasting results.
If your lines and wrinkles are making you feel older than you are, both Botox and Dysport can temporarily eliminate those wrinkles so that you can enjoy a smoother and more youthful complexion. Results look natural and subtle yet will make a significant difference in your overall appearance.
Removing Fine Lines From the Face: The Treatment Process
This treatment process begins with an initial consultation. You’ll sit down with one of our injectable experts, who will evaluate your problem areas and learn more about your aesthetic goals. Then, you’ll be asked some questions about your health history to confirm that you are a good treatment candidate and that one or both of these injectables are safe options for you.
Once we confirm that you are a good candidate, we will create your treatment plan. You can choose to treat one or multiple areas of your face during your appointment so that you can achieve your cosmetic goals as quickly and safely as possible.
The Injection Process
When you arrive for your treatment, one of our expert injectors will first sanitize your skin and then make a series of injections into the muscles responsible for the wrinkles in your problem areas. Depending on your treatment plan, you may receive injections in one area or multiple areas of your face. If needed, we can apply a topical numbing solution before beginning the treatment process so that you can maintain your comfort.
Even without a topical numbing solution, most patients describe the treatment process as virtually painless. Injections are quick and only take a few minutes to complete. Once your treatment is over, you can resume most of your normal daily activities immediately.
Is There Any Downtime?
Botox and Dysport are considered “lunchtime injectables” since the treatment process is so quick. You won’t have to worry about downtime, but you will be asked to avoid specific activities and environments to ensure the best results. It’s important that you keep your head elevated for at least four hours after your treatment, avoid hot environments that increase your body temperature, avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours, and avoid touching the treatment sites.
Your expert injector will give you a complete list of aftercare instructions to review what to avoid and how to care for the treatment sites to ensure that you achieve the best results.
Will I See Immediate Results?
Immediately after your wrinkle removal treatment, you won’t notice any changes in your appearance. It will take several days for the ingredients in the anti-wrinkle injectables to begin relaxing your muscles. Most patients begin to see improvements in their appearance within the first few days, but it can take up to a week. The best results appear within 30 days of beginning the treatment process.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Botox and Dysport are such popular anti-wrinkle treatments because they deliver long-lasting results. Post-treatment, you can expect your results to last anywhere from three to six months. Once you begin to notice changes in your treatment area, simply call our office to schedule a follow-up treatment so that you can maintain your smooth complexion long-term.
Regain Your Youthful Glow
If you are looking for a subtle and natural way to improve your appearance and smooth fine lines to improve your confidence, we can help. Our expert aesthetic providers will design a treatment plan that’s right for you and helps you feel like a more youthful version of yourself. Contact us today at Rejuvene Plastic Surgery in Hebron, KY to schedule your consultation.