The area between your eyes is one of the first places where folds and wrinkles develop. Devan Griner, MD, of Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Park City, Utah, provides BotoxⓇ and DysportⓇ, offering a path toward smoother, more youthful skin in this area of your face. If you’ve been thinking about trying one of these products, book a consultation to learn more and to discuss your specific treatment needs and goals. You can schedule a visit using the simple online tool, or by phone.
Frown lines are the wrinkles that develop between your eyebrows. They, like all wrinkles, are the result of muscle movement. Throughout each and every day, the muscles in your face contract and relax as you eat, move your eyes and express emotion.
Each of those movements pulls your skin and, over time, cause wrinkles and folds to develop. As you age, your skin begins to show the signs of sun exposure, environmental damage, and the loss of collagen, which acts as a natural padding to smooth skin.
Both Botox and Dysport are medications created from Clostridium botulinum, which is a natural organism found in lakes, forests, and soil. Botulinum toxin is incredibly dangerous in certain concentrations, but the small amounts used to formulate Botox and Dysport are absolutely safe.
Both medications are injectables, meaning they’re administered through needles into the tissues just below your skin, where they work to paralyze the small muscles in the treatment area. Once those muscles are incapacitated, they no longer pull your skin and the wrinkles and folds between your eyes are smoothed.
While both medications are created from the same botulinum toxin, there are differences in the trace proteins of each drug. This can make one option more effective for your needs and goals than the other.
You’ll find the effects of Dysport are evident more quickly than Botox, but Botox offers a longer-lasting result. In general, Dysport is less expensive than Botox.
A key difference between the two is the treatment area they cover. Dysport is only approved to smooth wrinkles and folds between your eyes. Botox, on the other hand, can be used to smooth frown lines as well as horizontal lines on your forehead and crow’s-feet at the corners of your eyes.
When you sit down with Dr. Griner for your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your personal health history as well as your treatment needs and goals. That gives him the information needed to guide you toward the option that’s best for you.
If you’re ready to explore the power of Botox or Dysport in temporarily smoothing frown lines, book an appointment at Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today. Call the office or use the online booking feature.