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Rejuvenating Wrinkle Treatment with Botox and Dysport in Salt Lake City

Neurotoxins (products such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) are injectable medications prescribed to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines caused by a lifetime of facial expression. Reducing wrinkles and fine lines helps to reduce the appearance of aging skin.  When used in the face this results in the reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines setting back the clock. Botox or Dysport injections are FDA approved to be used on forehead lines, glabella lines (or the space in between the eyebrows) and the wrinkles around the eyes also known as crows feet. 

This page offers a thorough background on Botox and Dysport injectables in Riverton and Salt Lake City. If you have any specific queries or concerns regarding the procedures, please contact us on 801-506-6344 or visit our contact form to arrange a consultation.   

What are Botox and Dyport and how do they Work?

Botox and Dysport are neurotoxins derived from the botulinum type A bacteria. When introduced to precise locations underneath the skin, they prevent muscle contractions. As such, they have been used as treatments for spasms and neurological disorders, and are effective at reducing or eliminating facial wrinkles by relaxing their underlying muscles.

Facial muscles that are responsible for making us smile, frown, laugh, and cry move in repetitive patterns. Because of this, as we age and the skin quality deteriorates and we see the appearance of ‘dynamic wrinkles.’ 

Botox and Dysport interfere with the communication between these muscles and the nervous system. By doing so, they induce localized paralysis of small muscle groups and stop them from contracting. This is how Botox and Dysport can eliminate dynamic wrinkles on the face.  

Dr. Gale injecting Botox into patient

What Can Botox and Dysport Do for Me? What are Their Limitations?

When introduced to certain areas of the face, mainly the forehead, glabella (between the eyes) and outer eyes, Botox and Dysport paralyze the musculature at the injection site. 

By doing so, they relax the muscles and smooth the skin covering these areas and thus reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. Botox and Dysport are particularly useful in treating;

  • Furrowed brows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Glabella lines        

Botox and Dysport are non-surgical forms of wrinkle treatment. While they do offer many patients an effective solution to the signs of aging, some patients may benefit more from other procedures. In such cases, extensive wrinkling or advanced signs of aging may require surgical intervention, such as a facelift or blepharoplasty

What is the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

Fundamentally, Botox and Dysport are very similar. They are both muscle relaxants derived from the same botulinum bacteria, but the production and manufacturing process results in some differences between the two products. 

Dysport has a smaller molecule size than Botox, and as such, can have a quicker onset. The primary differences between Botox and Dysport are:

The paralyzing effects of Botox last around four to six months, whereas the effects of Dysport generally wear off after four months. 

 The onset of Dysport become apparent within two to five days, whereas Botox generally takes four to seven days to take effect. The maximum effect for both can take up to two weeks.

 

This is potentially advantageous in some areas and detrimental in others. 

The different properties between Botox and Dysport make their applications slightly different. 

Because Dysport spreads more than Botox, it is particularly useful for treating moderate to severe glabellar lines (lines just above the nose and between the eyes). On the other hand, Botox’s larger molecular size means it doesn’t spread like Dysport, making it useful to treat more delicate wrinkles over the forehead and eyes. 

Meet Dr. Derrick Gale, MD

Customized Consultations, Individualized Results

With a focus on improving both form and function, Dr. Gale applies experienced aesthetic judgment and surgical expertise to achieve each patient’s individual cosmetic and functional goals. While delivering the highest level of care and expertise, Dr. Gale and his team maintain a down-to-earth and comfortable atmosphere to put you at ease. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox and Dysport?

If you are an adult with unwanted wrinkles, then you may want to consider Dysport or Botox treatment. If you are in good health and have realistic expectations for the procedure, then you are likely a good candidate. 

Botox and Dysport may potentially interfere with certain muscle-influencing medications such as anticholinergics (which are used to treat Parkinson’s disease), so it is essential to discuss your medical history and current medications with your doctor.

Patients with the following conditions may not be suitable candidates for neuromodulators:

  • milk allergy
  • older than 65 years of age
  • sensitive to botulinum
  • pregnant
  • Parkinson’s disease

Botox and Dysport FAQs with Dr. Gale

Yes. Botox and Dysport influence the nerves and muscles of the face to cause paralysis. Dermal fillers are compounds that eliminate wrinkles by adding volume to the area. Both types of injectables have unique benefits and can be used in conjunction with one another. 

Many patients get the best, most natural results using a combination of dermal fillers and neurotoxin injectables. 

If a trained and experienced surgeon administers the treatment, Botox and Dysport are very safe. You should discuss any history of allergies, difficulty swallowing, muscle weakness, or ALS (motor neuron disease) with your doctor prior to treatment during your consultation. 

Patients describe the injections as a mild insect bite. Many patients tolerate the treatment very well without any anesthetic. However, we can use a topical cream to enhance your comfort. 

Immediately after the treatment, you can resume your regular schedule. We suggest that you refrain from exercise for twenty-four hours after the procedure and that you don’t lie down or rub the area treated for several hours after your appointment.

If you received injections in your upper forehead, you should also refrain from wearing tight hats for a few days, to allow the product to settle naturally.  

Botox and Dysport Treatment in Riverton UT and Salt Lake City, UT

As you search for Botox and Dysport treatment in Riverton Utah, look no further than Dr. Derrick Gale at the Ear Nose and Throat Center of Utah. His expertise as a reconstructive and facial plastic surgeon gives him a unique and thorough understanding of the aesthetics of the face, which translates into some of the best, most natural-looking results you can hope to find from Botox and Dysport treatment.

For answers to any unanswered questions or to book a consultation, please call 801-506-6344 or visit us online