When it comes to achieving a more youthful and refreshed appearance, many people turn to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and DAXXIFY™. These treatments provide several aesthetic benefits that can help you look your best without the need for invasive procedures. They are also considered safe and effective when administered by an experienced Provider. In this article, we will discuss some of the key advantages of these popular injectables so you can make an informed decision about whether they may be right for you.
What are the differences between BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and DAXXIFY?
BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and DAXXIFY are all neurotoxins that are used to reduce unwanted wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic is the most commonly known of the three and works by blocking nerve signals to temporally paralyze or relax muscles to smooth out wrinkles. Dysport works similarly but has a slightly different method of action that results in more spread-out coverage. DAXXIFY is a new type of neurotoxin that works faster and lasts longer than both BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport.
How long do the effects of neurotoxin injections last?
The effects of neurotoxin injections typically last three to four months, but individual results may vary. DAXXIFY, the newest player in the market, can last as long as six to nine months.
Are there any side effects associated with neurotoxin injections?
Yes, there are potential risks and side effects associated with neurotoxin injections. These include but are not limited to headache, nausea, redness or swelling at the injection site, drooping eyelids, difficulty speaking or swallowing, and temporary blurred vision. Ensure you discuss thoroughly all current medications with your Provider
How quickly will I see results from neurotoxin treatments?
The effects of neurotoxin treatments typically become visible within three to five days after treatment. However, individual results may vary, and it may take several treatments to achieve optimal results.
Can I combine BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, or DAXXIFY with other cosmetic procedures?
To supercharge your aesthetic regimen, you can combine BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and DAXXIFY in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers or laser skin resurfacing.
Are there any special instructions for caring for the treated area after a neurotoxin treatment?
It is always important to follow all post-treatment instructions given to you by your Dermatology Provider carefully to ensure optimal results. These may include avoiding strenuous activity and direct sunlight for a specified period following the procedure. It is also important to keep the area clean and dry, and you should avoid makeup or skin care products on the treated area until it has healed completely. You should also avoid working out until the day following treatment. Additionally, avoid laying down or resting your face on your hands for a minimum of four hours after treatment.
Are there any medications that I should avoid when receiving neurotoxin treatments?
Before scheduling a neurotoxin treatment, it is important to discuss all medications and supplements that you are currently taking with your Dermatology Provider. Certain medications such as blood thinners or antibiotics may interfere with the neurotoxin’s effectiveness. Additionally, certain vitamins and herbal supplements can also increase the risk of side effects associated with neurotoxin treatments. Your Dermatology Provider will be able to determine if a particular medication or supplement is safe for you to take before receiving treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about how neurotoxin injections can help improve your appearance, schedule a consultation with one of our Dermatology Providers at MetroDerm or The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in administering BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, DAXXIFY, as well as other injectable treatments to reduce wrinkles and enhance facial features. Contact us today to get started on your journey toward a smoother complexion.