Neurotoxins like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® have proven to be an effective method for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles without surgery. This type of cosmetic injectable works by addressing the overactive muscles that gradually cause lines as we age. By administering the neurotoxin formula into the target area of the face, you are preventing these muscles from contracting. As a result, wrinkles become less noticeable, and when used at the first signs of aging, neurotoxins can even help slow the rate at which fine lines develop.
At New York Plastic Surgical Group—a division of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC (LIPSG)—we offer different types of neurotoxins to better customize the treatment process for every individual. Each injectable option has its specific benefits over the other, and these will be discussed with you during your consultation. Depending on your specific areas of concern and aesthetic goals, you will be recommended one of the following neurotoxins.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, also known as botulinum toxin A, is continuously one of the top non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed every year. The injectable can effectively reduce signs of aging by relaxing overactive facial muscles that create permanent lines over time. Areas that respond well to the injectable include around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows (frown lines), and horizontal lines on the forehead.
The procedure usually takes between 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Results from BOTOX® injections can take up to four to seven days to appear and typically last three to six months. To prolong the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic, follow-up treatments can be scheduled.
For more detailed information, please visit LIPSG’s page on BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Dysport® is an alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic that is composed of the same active ingredient. By injecting this neurotoxin into target facial areas, you can reduce the undesirable lines and wrinkles that develop over time. Although Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are very similar, Dysport® contains smaller proteins in its formula, which cause it to spread further around the area it is injected. This can be especially beneficial for areas like the forehead, possibly even lowering the number of injections needed to obtain optimal results.
A session of Dysport® can typically be completed within 30 minutes. You should begin to see results in just a couple days, and the anti-aging effects often last for three to six months. Follow-up injectable sessions can help prolong the results.
For more in-depth information, please visit LIPSG’s page on Dysport®.
To learn more about our neurotoxin injectable options, please contact New York Plastic Surgical Group to set up your consultation.