Neurotoxins at a Glance
The effects of BOTOX® or Dysport® are not immediate. Effects begin around 2-3 days after the injection and peak around 2 weeks after the treatment. The duration is dependent on many individual factors, but most people see results that last for at least 3 months.
Length of procedure: 15 minutes
Length of recovery: No downtime
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Frequently Asked Questions
The main difference lies in their active ingredients. BOTOX® is formulated with onabotulinumtoxinA, while Dysport® contains abobotulinumtoxinA. Both are derived from botulinum toxin type A, but they have slight variations in their molecular structures. Other differences include dosage conversion, spread, diffusion and how quickly results can be seen. Some patients see faster onset of results with Dysport®, though exact results will always vary from person to person.
The “worry lines” or “elevens” on the forehead are the most popular areas of BOTOX® treatment. Multiple areas around the eyes, smile lines, and bunny lines are also common targets of neurotoxin injections.
You’ll be given specific instructions following your procedure, but these general guidelines can help you prepare.
Refrain from massaging or poking the area of injection. That can cause the active ingredient in BOTOX®, botulinum toxin, to migrate to different areas of the face.
Don’t lie down for at least three hours after your injections. Avoid heat sources such as hot tubs, saunas, and tanning booths as these may raise your blood pressure and increase your chances of bruising at the injection site.
Your face wrinkle correction can be customized to suit your needs. If appropriate, BOTOX® is sometimes applied at the same time as filler. If you’re interested in getting BOTOX® in Minneapolis, schedule a free Visia® Skin Analysis in our office to get a full treatment plan.
Your injection specialist will provide you with specific instructions but generally, avoid blood-thinning medicine, caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours before your procedure to reduce the probability of bruising. Refrain from doing anything that may break or irritate your skin such as applying some topical products, tweezing, bleaching and waxing hair.