Men and women in Newmarket and Richmond Hill may feel curious about the powerful effects of Botox or Dysport injectables. Botox can help reduce frown lines, crow’s feet and even help reduce excessive sweating. Ready for beautiful, ageless results from dermal fillers? Look no further than a medical spa that will have a plastic surgeon on-site for safety and trustworthiness.
Still unsure whether Botox or fillers are right for you? This article will outline the differences between Botox and dermal filler treatments to combat wrinkles. Plus, some common questions patients tend to have before they come to visit.
The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers
Plastic and cosmetic surgeons have used Botox to reduce facial wrinkles, such as around the eyes, forehead and mouth. By relaxing the muscles near the prominent facial wrinkles, Botox helps reduce the appearance of ageing. Botox or Dysport are also the compounds used to provide migraine relief or prevent nighttime teeth grinding or clenching. For migraine relief, the plastic surgeon injects the Botox solution directly into the jaw’s masseter muscle.
However, unlike Botox, dermal fillers can add volume and vitality to your face while smoothing out your wrinkles. Injectable dermal fillers can lift, smooth and revitalize your face and skin. Dermal fillers can also plump lips, contour or help with facial symmetry and facial scarring.
No matter which option you choose to look more youthful and beautiful, the right plastic surgery clinic or medical spa will source only FDA-approved injectables like Dysport and Restylane. Unfortunately, counterfeit injectables are an unfortunate reality.
To be safe, rather than sorry, always ask to see a doctor’s credentials, such as finding a board-certified surgeon in facial plastic surgery and dermatology, to ensure you will get the results you deserve, and not results you’ll regret.
Does Dysport Last as Long as Botox?
Botox has been approved for cosmetic use in Canada since 2001, while Dysport is a relative newcomer to North America, but it has been used extensively in Europe for more than 20 years.
However, when it comes to which works longer, the right question is, what works better? While the effects do not last as long as Dysport, Dysport brings back lost volume to the face and skin, while Botox smoothes out lines and wrinkles.
Knowing which treatment is right for you and your skin needs means an informed decision on which cosmetic procedure to choose.
How Long for Botox to Kick In?
While Botox can be a miracle in reducing ageing signs, it isn’t an immediate cosmetic solution. Expect to see the results of Botox after two weeks from your medical spa visit. You will start to notice tightness in the skin. This tightness may begin to happen in a few days after your treatment, but you’ll see the maximum impact after 1-2 weeks.
How Long Does Botox Work? How Does Botox Leave Your Body?
The impact of Botox can vary between each patient, but typically, Botox can last 3-4 months, with some patients even noticing its effects last longer!
But when you start to see the results of the Botox leaving, where does it go? The good news is your body metabolizes and secretes the Botox through the liver and kidney, safely allowing it to leave your body.
How Long for Dysport to Wear Off?
For those looking for a plumper, more voluminous face, the good news is you won’t have to visit your plastic surgeon too often. When it comes to Dysport, this injectable usually dissolves naturally within 6-12 months, meaning some patients can see the beautiful effects last as much as a year after their first visit!
Can You Have Wine After Botox?
If you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner (or even a more robust drink) to unwind after a tough day, you’re not alone! However, when it comes to injectables like Botox, avoid consuming alcohol for up to six hours after the procedure.
Sometimes, a doctor may even recommend avoiding alcohol as much as two days after.
Why? If you have any allergies or sensitivities to both the numbing cream and filler itself, alcohol could make it worse.
Waiting to see that you are healing positively and don’t feel any adverse side effects of Botox is always impactful in cosmetic treatment and mixing drugs or alcohol. You also should not drink any alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
You will also want to avoid painkillers for two weeks before treatment as they can thin the blood and result in increased bleeding and swelling.
After Dysport Injections: Aftercare for Beautiful Results
It’s important to understand that minor post-injection swelling at the injection site is entirely normal. A few hours immediately after the procedure, you may even apply an ice pack or cold compress to the treatment area to help. You should also avoid any strenuous exercise or activity for 24 hours afterwards.
Swelling is at its worst during the first three days and, in general, can last anywhere from a few days to two weeks.
Read our comprehensive aftercare guide for reducing swelling after dermal fillers or Botox injections.
Your Cosmetic Surgery Clinic for Botox in Newmarket
Plastic Surgery Skin Clinic is Newmarket’s source for feeling beautiful in the new year or 365 days of the year. Our certified medical spa’s trusted team and range of services include dermal fillers, Dysport treatments and facial muscle relaxers, to name a few.
Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons work with you to ensure your 2021 skin care resolutions don’t go unnoticed. Book your consultation today!