DESIGNED TO FIGHT THE SIGNS OF AGING
BOTOX/DYSPORT/NUCEIVA & DERMAL FILLERS
Neuromodulators temporarily block or weaken the ability of muscles to contract, thereby, softening the skin lying above the muscle. Commonly treated areas include between eyebrows (Glabella), forehead (Frontalis), or crow’s feet (lateral canthal region). The effect can last up to 3 months.
DermNurse Medical Aesthetics is generally conservative with neuromodulator dosing to achieve natural-looking results. Touch-ups may be required after two weeks from the initial treatment.
BOTOX (Onabotulinum Toxin A) and DYSPORT (Abobotulinum Toxin A)
The number one medical aesthetic treatment performed worldwide!
Botox, Dysport, and Nuceiva are neuromodulators derived from Botulinum toxin type A and work in similar ways. The main differences lie in their formulation, unit measure, and potentially, their duration of effect. While all three are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles of the face, Botox is also indicated to treat sweaty armpits (aka hyperhydrosis) and Chronic Migraine prevention.
Nuceiva is touted to be a more ‘pure’ form of Botulinum toxin, as it undergoes a proprietary purification and drying process. This process is believed to remove certain unnecessary proteins, potentially reducing the likelihood of developing resistance. However, more research may be needed to definitively establish this benefit.
Botox has been used for cosmetic purposes for more than 30 years. Dysport is Botox’s biggest cosmetic neuromodulator competitor and has been in use in the UK since 1991 but not available in North America until 2009. Both Botox and Dysport have high safety profiles.
Dysport is clinically proven to have a faster rate of onset of action (activating within three days on average) and lasts 2.5 weeks longer on average to the glabella (muscle between the eyebrows). Dysport is reported to feel lighter and more natural.
Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are used to relax specific facial muscles that cause the skin to contract on itself leading to wrinkles over time. Eventually these wrinkles become permanent with or without expression.
Dermal Fillers are used to create contour, replace lost volume, or fill wrinkles.
The answer depends on the area to be treated, age, desired outcome (frozen versus more natural look) and if previous treatments were performed. For example, the number of units required between the eyebrows (Glabella) is on average between 20-26 units while the forehead requires 6-10 units on average. Generally, the younger you are the less units you will require because you will have less problem areas. If you want a frozen fixed look you will require more units than if you want a fluid more natural look. If you get your injections done every 3 months you will require less units than someone who waits 6 months to a year between injections.
- Furrow (Glabella)
- Forehead (Frontalis)
- Crowsfeet (Lateral Canthus)
- Bunny lines (Nasalis)
- Upper lip (vermillion border) for upper lip flip effect
- Frown (DAO’s) to lift corners of the mouth
- Cobblestone chin to smooth out chin
- Nefertiti neck (platysma bands) to create more defined jawline and smoother neck
Generally up to 3 months but may be shorter or longer.
Yes! Botox and Dysport have been clinically tested and proven to be very safe through extensive testing and research. Sometimes there can be minor bruising as a result from the tiny needle used. This is temporary and can easily be covered with makeup. A slight short-lasting headache is possible. More rarely, a temporary eyelid drop or brow heaviness can occur. Allergic reactions are rare.
Anyone with a known allergy to any of the components of Botox or Dysport.
Pregnant or breast feeding Mothers.
Those with neurological disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis.
To ensure Botox or Dysport is safe for you a Nurse Practitioner will review your health history prior to your treatment.