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Botox & Dysport

Botox NYCWhat are Botox and Dysport? Botox and Dysport are FDA approved medications that work by relaxing the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles.  Small amounts of Botox or Dysport are injected into the facial muscles, which block the neuromuscular signal, resulting in decreased muscle activity in the treated area and prevention of the movements that cause deep wrinkles.  Over the next few days, the facial muscles gradually relax and the deep lines will soften.  You will still have a very natural look after your Botox or Dysport treatment. What is the difference between Botox and Dysport? Botox and Dysport are both forms of botulinum toxin type A. Botox is onabotulinum toxin A and Dysport is abobotulinum toxin A.  Both Botoxand Dysport have been used in Europe for many years for the treatment of certain medical conditions such as eye spasms, central nervous system disorders and excessive muscle contractions.  Botox received FDA approval in the United States for the treatment of wrinkles in 2002.  Dysport was approved by the FDA more recently, in 2009, for cosmetic use.  Botox and Dysport work by very similar mechanisms and are both safe and effective treatments. Dysport NYCWhat does Botox or Dysport treatment entail? Both Botox and Dysport treatments take only approximately 15 minutes to perform in the office.  NYC dermatologist Dr. Schweiger performs the treatments in his midtown Manhattan office.  There is only minimal discomfort associated with the treatment and there is no “downtime” after the injections.  Patients may apply makeup prior to leaving the office, if they wish. How long do the effects of Botox and Dysport last? The onset of Botox and Dysport is not immediate.  It generally takes around 1 week to start seeing the cosmetic improvement.  The effects of both treatments typically last 3-4 months, though Dysport was approved by the FDA for cosmetic improvement of wrinkles lasting at least 4 months. Who should not have Botox or Dysport? Patients that are pregnant or nursing, and patients with neuromuscular disorders, should not have Botox or Dysport treatment.  What is the difference between Botox, Dysport and dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse? Though both treatments are commonly used to soften the look of wrinkles, Botox and Dysport treat the cause of the wrinkle (the contracting muscle) while dermal fillers are used to correct the wrinkle itself (the indent in the skin). Combining the treatments to both relax the muscle, and "plump up" the skin, achieves a more substantial and longer lasting correction than either treatment alone. Is there a cost difference between Botox and Dysport? The price for Botox and Dysport treatment is the same.  The cost of a Botox or Dysport treatment starts at $550 and is determined by the areas treated. To schedule an appointment for a Botox or Dysport consultation, click here.

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New York, NY 10022

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