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Why Wrinkles happen
Natural Aging Process
Wrinkles are a part of aging. Repeated muscle contractions, ultraviolet rays, air pollution, smoking, and genetics contribute. Youthful skin is robust with healthy connective tissue that resists the force of muscle contractions. With age, the skin thins and supporting connective tissue weakens while the facial muscles remain hearty. The result is an imbalance between the facial muscles and the skin creating folds and wrinkles.
How Botox Works
Botox and Dysport are medications classified as neuromodulators because they temporarily impede nerve signal transmission to the muscle fibers. When Botox is injected into the muscles used for squinting, concentrating, or looking surprised, the muscle contraction becomes weaker, resulting in an improved equilibrium between the skin and musculature. The result — less wrinkles.
Botox Before and After
How much does Botox cost?
The average cost range is $325 to $650, depending on the number of areas treated and the units required per area. Treatment areas include Botox for between the brows, Botox for the Crow’s Feet, Botox to treat TMJ, Botox for teeth grinding or clenching, Botox to lift eyebrows, Botox to smooth forehead lines, and Botox for chin dimpling.
Which Botox lasts the longest?
In the United States, five neuromodulators are FDA-approved: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Daxxify. These cosmetic injectables are not permanent. The results typically last three to four months and gradually wear off, with higher treatment doses typically lasting longer. Daxxify was recently FDA-approved to treat the lines between the eyebrows, lasting an average of six months.
Are Botox injections safe?
Initially used for individuals with muscular hyperactivity disorders, Botox is now one of the most requested treatments for facial rejuvenation. Over 100 million vials have been sold in the United States alone since 2002. Scientific research, proprietary formulations, and distribution standards have made Botox safe for medical applications.
Botox versus Dysport, what is the difference?
Botox and Dysport are quite similar. Both are derived from botulinum toxin; however, they are molecularly different. Dysport takes effect sooner than Botox and has a different unit conversion rate than Botox; typically, three units of Dysport equals one unit of Botox. Some clients have a clear preference, while others do not. Botox and Dysport are priced similarly and have comparable outcomes, duration, and efficacy.
Which Botox is the best?
All five neuromodulators work well to smooth wrinkles. Due to their compositions and treatment indications, a particular brand may be preferred. For example, those allergic to cow’s milk protein should not use Dysport. Those prone to a heavy forehead feeling with Botox may prefer Dysport for forehead lines. Those wanting to treat horizontal necklines for a longer period of time before retreating may want to use Daxxify. Those wanting a preservative-free Botox may want to use Xeomin.
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