Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing wrinkles and fine lines? Are you considering a dermal filler, but not sure which one is right for you? There are many types of fillers available, each with its own unique benefits and uses. At Health Fit M.D. in Gulfport, Mississippi, we offer a variety of fillers to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Let’s dive a little deeper into what each injection is and what it offers.
Botox and Dysport are both injectable medications that contain botulinum toxin type A and are used for similar purposes However, there are some differences between the two:
Brand Name and Manufacturer:
Botox: Botox is the brand name for the botulinum toxin type A product manufactured by Allergan.
Dysport: Dysport is the brand name for the botulinum toxin type A product manufactured by Ipsen.
Formulation and Potency:
Dysport is often considered to have a slightly different formulation and is reported to have a slightly faster onset of action compared to Botox. This means that Dysport may take effect more quickly, but its effects may also wear off slightly sooner than Botox. The exact duration of the effect can vary from person to person.
Spread and Diffusion:
Some healthcare providers believe that Dysport may have a broader spread or diffusion after injection compared to Botox, which could be an advantage in certain treatment areas.
The cost of Dysport and Botox injections varies at Health Fit M.D. Dysport is $12 a unit while Botox is $14.
Some individuals may have a personal preference for one product over the other based on their own experiences and how their body responds to the treatment. What works best for one person may not be the same for another.
Common Cosmetic uses of Botox and Dysport include:
- Frown Lines: Botox can be injected into the muscles between the eyebrows to reduce the appearance of frown lines.
- Crow’s Feet: It is also used to treat the fine lines that develop around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).
- Forehead Wrinkles: Botox can be injected into the forehead to reduce horizontal wrinkles.
- The effects of Botox are temporary and typically last for a few months, after which the treated muscles gradually regain their function, and the wrinkles may reappear. As a result, individuals often require repeat injections to maintain the desired cosmetic effects.
For those seeking a natural-looking result, we recommend Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers also known as HA Fillers can be used to:
- Add volume to lips for lip augmentation.
- Smooth wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, eyes, and forehead.
- Enhance cheek volume and contour.
- Fill in nasolabial folds (smile lines).
- Correct under-eye hollows.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin, joints, and other parts of the body. It can retain water and provide volume and hydration to the skin.
How Do HA Fillers Work?
HA fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin to add volume, smooth wrinkles, and fine lines, and enhance facial contours. They work by attracting and retaining water, which plumps up the treated area and gives it a more youthful appearance.
HA fillers provide temporary results. The duration of the effects can vary depending on factors like the type of filler used, the treated area, and an individual’s metabolism. On average, results may last from 6 to 18 months. Touch-up treatments are usually needed to maintain the desired appearance.
Safety and Side Effects:
HA fillers are generally considered safe when administered by trained and experienced healthcare providers. However, like any medical procedure, there can be potential side effects and risks, including bruising, swelling, redness, and the possibility of lumps or irregularities. Serious complications are rare but can occur.
Preparation and Aftercare:
Your provider will give you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect afterward. This may include avoiding certain medications or activities before and after treatment.
The cost of HA filler treatments can vary widely based on factors such as the type and amount of filler used, and the treatment area. Be sure to discuss the cost with your provider during the consultation.
If you decide to undergo HA filler treatments, it’s important to understand that this is not a permanent solution to aging. Regular maintenance treatments are typically required to sustain the desired results.
Remember, the type and amount of filler needed vary from person to person. Consult with our qualified practitioners who can evaluate your unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals to determine the most suitable filler or combination of fillers for you. Additionally, make sure to discuss any potential risks, side effects, and downtime associated with the chosen treatment. If you decide to go elsewhere, which we hope you don’t, always choose a licensed and experienced professional to perform any cosmetic procedures.