As we get older, loss of bone, fat, collagen, and elastin in our face can lead to an aged appearance. You can combat this with neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport! Dr. Amy Kulak, MD, can help the people of Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida, but what are the differences between these three neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are tiny proteins that block communications between nerve and muscle cells. By blocking communication, these neuromodulators prevent the targeted muscles in the face from moving. These muscles are used for both smiling and frowning, which contribute to smile lines and wrinkles.
Botox and Dysport each contain Botulinum toxin type A, which is typically dangerous to humans. However, before injection, the active ingredient is purified from the source. Since it’s no longer toxic to humans, these products work to reduce wrinkles and stave off the unwanted negative side-effects of aging!
This procedure typically takes only 10 minutes to complete and requires no anesthesia. You will begin to notice the effects of these fillers within 2-3 days, and the results last anywhere between three and four months. Feel free to consult Dr. Kulak for any follow-up appointments!
Both of these neuromodulators provide similar benefits but do have their differences. Here are some of the differences between the two.
Botox – The FDA approved Botox in 2002 for the treatment of forehead wrinkles, Crow’s feet, and other fine lines to the face
Dysport – Dysport and Botox work in a similar fashion. Where they differ is the dose size. Dysport’s larger dose size makes it a better option for larger surface areas like the forehead
If you are in need of an oculofacial plastic surgeon in the Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville or Orange Park, Florida area, contact Dr. Amy Kulak, MD, and our team at (904) 775-5275 or firstname.lastname@example.org We offer a wide range of plastic surgery services. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you.