Botox and Dysport revolutionized the way physicians treat signs of aging when it was approved for cosmetic use by the FDA more than a decade ago. They have since become household names. They’re technically the same safe, effective nonsurgical treatment composed of the same ingredient, Clostridium botulinum (botulism toxin). They are just the different registered trademarks used by the manufacturer Allergan and their competitor Medicis. If you are considering Botox or Dysport treatments you should know they are the smart choice for patients looking to temporarily reverse or suspend fine lines and wrinkles, deep creases, and more.
Fully Non-surgical, Fully Safe and Effective
Though the use of Botox or Dysport does not preclude surgery — in fact it is often used after surgery to smooth the skin in ways surgery can’t — by far one of the biggest selling points for the two brands is that they are nonsurgical.
Instead of anesthesia and incisions, Botox patients are faced with numbing agents and injections with minimal to no downtime.
While the word toxin can be off-putting, Botox and Dysport are not toxic, and there have never been any systemic reactions or allergies to the treatment. It is specifically targeted to selected muscles in the face, freezing them temporarily. Since the muscles are unable to move, the lines and wrinkles cannot deepen and will diminish in appearance. Botox and Dysport are especially effective in areas where the muscles are frequently moving.
Away With Lines and Wrinkles
Facial lines and wrinkles will begin to smooth when the muscles are not constantly moving and creasing the skin. It not only lessens the appearance of existing signs of aging, but it also stops new lines from forming. This combination of preventative skin health measures with the reversal of aging signs is one of the unique benefits of Botox and Dysport.
A Quick, Nonsurgical Browlift
One of the most common and prominent areas of the face that shows signs of aging is on the forehead (brow) where deep lines can form. Browlift surgery is one treatment option to correct this, but Botox can provide a temporary, nonsurgical alternative.
Injections are strategically placed in the muscles of the brow causing a lifted and a more natural looking position that alleviates pressure and sagging. Some patients are content to maintain their appearance with regular Botox or Dysport treatments, while others use it as a preview of what surgery could offer.
A Low-Risk Treatment Option
Botox and Dysport may cause some mild side effects, such as headaches, light bruising, tingling, and discomfort at the injection site. But this is uncommon, and if the symptoms do occur, they will gradually subside on their own, without any long-term damage or other complications.
Customizable Treatments for Individual Needs
Botox or Dysport is not administered as a one-size-fits-all procedure. Dr. Bustillo will work with you to find out what areas are of most concern and what results you would like to see.
The injections can be used in tiny amounts gradually building up the results. Areas with deeper, more dramatic wrinkles may need more injections or larger injection amounts. By customizing your treatment to suit your individual features and needs, Dr. Bustillo can create a natural and pleasing end result. No need to worry about an overly-filled, frozen, or un-natural looking face.
Contact Us for to Find Out What Benefits Botox or Dysport Can Offer You
Discuss this and other options and procedures with Dr. Andres Bustillo, M.D., F.A.C.S. He is one of a select few double board certified facial plastic surgeons. He is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery.
Because he is a facial specialist, he does not perform surgery on any area of the body other than the face. This specialization and experience has allowed him to get results for patients ranging in facial shapes, features, and skin types. By continuing to build his experience and keep up on the latest advancements, Dr. Bustillo has built his reputation as someone who produces natural, long-lasting results.
- Over 50 percent of his practice is dedicated to rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. The rest is devoted to other types of facial rejuvenation surgery.
- He performs over 300 nasal surgeries a year.
- Twenty-five percent of his patients come from outside the United States.
- Twenty percent of his patients are other doctors and their families.
He and his team can be contacted by phone at 305-663-3380, or by email through the contact form. The office of Dr. Bustillo is here to answer your questions and help you plan your initial consultation. You can also directly contact our patient care coordinator, Jessica, by email. Dr. Bustillo is committed to total patient care and support through his practice based just south of Miami, in beautiful and historic Coral Gables, Florida.