What nonsurgical treatments are available to diminish wrinkles and fine lines?
There are numerous nonsurgical treatments for wrinkles, including Botox or Dysport neurotoxin, fillers, microneedling, lasers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and radiofrequency. Based on your anatomy and needs, your consultation in our office will help you understand the best options for you.
What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Both are Botulinum Toxin A made by different companies and used for the treatment of wrinkles. The units for each are not equivalent, as 2.5-3 units of Dysport have a similar effect to 1 unit of Botox. Dysport tends to kick in around 24-48 hours and last about 4 months. Botox kicks in about 4-7 days and lasts about 3 months. Some injectors believe that Dyport’s effects spread out a little further. Dysport is slightly less expensive.
What determines the greatest benefit to a patient when choosing between injections, microneedling, or a surgical procedure?
All treatment options may be used strategically to address the different issues associated with facial aging. This largely depends on each individual’s situation and the area on the face that is to be treated. For example, a surgical procedure like a facelift can address the excess saggy skin of the neck and lower face, sharpen the jawline and improve the marionette lines. The fine lines around the lips however may benefit the most by microneedling or fillers. Also, the deep grooves of the nasolabial folds can be improved with fillers like Restylane. Poor skin texture or large pores can be improved with microneedling. Finally, wrinkle lines at the forehead, between the eyes or at crow’s feet can be treated with Botox or Dysport.