That’s right, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Painful injections in the name of beauty are now a thing of the past, thanks to Dr. Marc J. Salzman, plastic surgeon and inventor of a revolutionary device called the Ouchless Needle that has taken the cosmetic injectables industry by storm. More on Ouchless Needle
According to ASAP (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), over 2.4 million people received Botox and/or Dysport injections on their faces in an effort to decrease wrinkles and achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. More on Dysport vs Botox
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAP) says that incorporating hydroquinone and tretinoin into your skin care ritual is a perfect complement to Botox injections. More on Skin Care for Botox Users
Restoring your own natural beauty was all that you had in mind when you first started using dermal injections. You wanted to turn back the clock by adding a little volume in your cheeks and maybe smoothing out the wrinkles around your mouth and eyes.
So you went for your first procedure and received dermal filler injections around your eyes and in your lips. You liked the results so you made another appointment to Botox the furrow between your eyes… and your forehead, too. Read More about Too Much Botox
Both Botox (made by Allergan) and Dysport (made by Medicis) are two FDA approved injectable options to treat wrinkles and facial lines. Botox has been around for many years and has worldwide sales of around two billion dollars. Dysport only entered the USA market in April of 2009, even though it was known in Europe long before that. It is estimated that Dysport could end up gaining up to 25% market share in the USA. More on Dysport vs Botox
Botox is the single most popular cosmetic procedure in the world, and it’s no wonder. Botox injections are quick, relatively painless, comparatively inexpensive, and most importantly, Botox works. Except when it doesn’t.
Although it’s extremely rare, some people have had Botox treatments that didn’t work or didn’t last for the expected duration of 3-4 months. Why?
It’s Been 2 Days! Why Isn’t My Botox Working?
Botox takes 5-10 days to take effect. Sure, the temptation is to stare at your face the next day looking for signs of improvement, but as they say, a watched pot never boils. ..More on Why Botox Did Not Work
Dysport is a prescription drug that has become a popular alternative to Botox. Approved in the US since 2009, Dysport eliminates wrinkles and frown lines on the forehead. Results are long-lasting, but require touch-up treatments every 6 months or so.
Like Botox, Dysport acts as a mild paralytic for facial muscles. When we smile, frown, or laugh, “expression” wrinkles form on our foreheads. Over time, these wrinkles can grow deep and ..More on Dysport and Botox