The official use of botulinum toxin in cosmetology began in 2002. In connection with the treatment of neurological pathologies, a so-called side effect was found – the smoothing of facial wrinkles.
How is botulinum toxin used in cosmetology?
Botulinum toxin has a different efficacy and duration. There are also different types of this substance (A, B, C, etc.). The most potent, persistent and effective is type A. Botulinum toxin type A is approximately 10 times stronger than C and 20 times greater than B. Although it has been proven that type B has a longer duration. Due to the high toxicity of the toxin to the human body, its concentration is negligible in cosmetic injections. Therefore, you should always choose a good specialist who will perform a quality procedure.
How does botulinum toxin affect wrinkles?
Botulinum toxin blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle, leading to its temporary paralysis. The effect is to minimize muscle contraction. This action is accompanied by the fact that the skin is smoothed out due to the lack of mobility of the area. Because the action of the toxin lasts up to 6 months, the person’s face becomes accustomed to this condition.
Exposure to cosmetics containing botulinum toxin is carried out precisely on wrinkles, folds, and furrows, which are also formed through the aging of the skin. Therefore, another feature of this substance is the recovery of the dermis.
What is Better Dysport or Botox?
Currently, the following products are known based on botulinum toxin:
- type A:
- Botox (USA, Allergen);
- Dysport (France, Ibsen);
- Bocouture (MERZ Pharma);
- Xeomin (Germany, Merz).
- Type B – Neuroblock (Eisai, Japan)
The experience of using Botox is more well-known and longer-lasting compared to Dysport. But despite the lesser-known brand, Dysport proved to be no worse. Both products are safe and non-allergenic. Contain only purified substances and have a long-lasting result. Indications for the use of toxin are individual.
Different clinics often ask: What to choose Dysport or Botox? In order to answer this question, you should first consult your doctor. After the consultation, your doctor will advise you on the drug and the dosage you need.
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Regarding product differences:
- Botox is more economical when consuming a product and needs less. Its 1 unit corresponds to 3 Dysport units;
- The side effects of the drugs are related to their diffusion. The degree of penetration of the substance into adjacent areas from the injection site is much lower at Botox and is a difference of 10%. Adverse reactions with Dysport may be more severe;
- After injection with Dysport, the patient will be able to see the action in 3-4 days. In Botox it takes 4-7 days;
- The duration of Botox exposure is 12 weeks on average, Dysport – 8 weeks;
These results shared common observations and studies, so it is worth considering that the impact is individual for each patient. You can read more about these products on the blog of the FillerSupplies website.
Why am I forbidden to inject botulinum toxin?
Because Botox and Dysport are different forms of botulotoxin A, contraindications are also different.
One contraindication to botulinum therapy is impaired transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle and increased sensitivity to the components of the drug. The doctor should check the patient’s health before the procedure. It is necessary to transfer the session if there is an exacerbation of chronic diseases, inflammation of the skin, purulent formations. It is contraindicated to inject during pregnancy, lactation, antibiotics, and anticoagulation.
The occurrence of side effects may depend on 3 factors:
- Unqualified doctor;
- Individual factors of the patient;
- Ignoring skincare after the procedure.
The recovery period after the session is quite fast and includes slight redness, bruising, swelling. But you should consult your doctor as soon as possible if the patient is experiencing the following symptoms:
- Swelling around the eyes;
- Lowering of the lips and excessive salivation;
- Appearance of facial asymmetry;
- Dry eyes or severe tears;
- Problems with breathing and swallowing;
- Numbness or severe headaches.
Unless botulinum toxin is stopped immediately, the side effects will end after the breakdown of the substance in the body. This period is from 3 to 5 months.
After the procedure, the patient should consult a cosmetologist who performed the procedure to obtain his / her skincare recommendations after injection.
Despite this list, Botox and Dysport injections can dramatically change a patient’s lifestyle for the better. If there are no contraindications for the procedure, then you can undoubtedly use this miraculous method. It should be remembered that cosmetologists are advised to go to the toxin after 35 years. But there are no specific prohibitions. When it comes to choosing a product, this question should be entrusted to a professional. After beauty injections, patients’ self-esteem increases significantly and their skin health improves as well.