Some of the earliest signs of aging develop around our eyes, creating a haggard or angry appearance that doesn’t communicate how we actually feel. These wrinkles include crow’s feet and worry lines, along with horizontal forehead wrinkles. A BOTOX® or Dysport® treatment at our Denver facial plastic surgery practice softens these lines to produce a refreshed, more youthful look.
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What’s the Difference Between BOTOX and Dysport?
BOTOX and Dysport are very similar. Both are types of neurotoxins that block muscle contractions to minimize fine lines, and all are considered very safe and effective anti-wrinkle treatments. The primary differences involve how long it takes for the initial results to appear and how long the results last. The cost of the different treatments varies as well.
Dr. Ladner discusses the options with his patients and together they decide which treatment works best for them.
What’s the Difference Between BOTOX and Filler Injections?
Our Denver patients often ask if they need BOTOX or dermal filler injections to reduce their wrinkles. Both are often the answer because injectable procedures treat different types of wrinkles. People often assume BOTOX and dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are the same, but the way they work differs significantly.
BOTOX and Dysport reduce the appearance of expression lines—wrinkles that develop when we squint, frown, look surprised, or change our expressions in other ways. These are called dynamic wrinkles. Treatments such as BOTOX work by relaxing the tiny facial muscles used to make these expressions, resulting in smoother skin.
Fillers, on the other hand, are gels of varying consistencies that replenish volume lost as part of the aging process. They are especially useful in the cheeks, around the mouth, and for lip augmentation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
Virtually all men and women concerned about wrinkles making them look older than they feel can benefit from BOTOX or Dysport injections. The injectables are approved by the FDA for use on adults ages 18 to 65. Even though BOTOX is most often used to minimize wrinkles that have already developed, many younger patients choose to get treatments to delay the development of lines and wrinkles. Often called “preventative BOTOX,” getting injections in your 20s limits the muscle movements that lead to wrinkles. Dysport can also be used as a preventative injectable.
“Dr. Ladner and his staff are so amazing! I received a “brow lift” using Botox from Dr. Ladner’s nurse injector. She educated me on Botox and how it works with the face muscles. I had an amazing result and will definitely be back.”
Can BOTOX Treat Other Conditions?
Yes, BOTOX is approved by the FDA to treat multiple cosmetic and medical conditions. Some of the most common uses for BOTOX besides minimizing wrinkles are for:
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweat)
- Migraine headaches
- Slimming the jawline
- Gummy smiles
You can discuss with Dr. Ladner getting BOTOX treatments for any of these conditions at our practice.
Meet With Dr. Ladner
Dr. Ladner’s expertise as an injector includes training providers in other practices throughout the Rocky Mountain region on the safe and effective injection methods for filler and neuromodulators as a trainer for Galderma, the company that makes Dysport. You can request a consultation to meet with him personally or call our office at (303) 253-7686 to schedule an appointment.
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