If you’re bothered by how you look in video calls, photos, or the mirror as years go by yet you aren’t interested in cosmetic surgery, you may have wondered about minimally invasive alternatives. Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers are among the most popular and effective available options.
While these injectable treatments reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, they do so in different ways. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, is pleased to offer some of these injectable treatments to help you look years younger, and he’s put together this guide to help you determine which may be ideal for you.
Dysport versus dermal fillers
Dysport contains a bacteria that temporarily paralyzes muscles in the treatment area. Once results appear, usually within a week or so of your treatment, they may last for 3-6 months. Dysport is especially helpful for dynamic wrinkles — the fine lines and folds that result from moving your face, such as when you smile, laugh, or frown.
Dermal fillers literally fill in areas of your face that have begun to sink in or lose volume over time. Results are immediate, and walk away from your appointment looking younger and more refreshed. Most dermal fillers provide results that can last for up to 9-18 months, depending on the treatment area and how your skin reacts.
Dysport treatments tend to cost less per treatment compared to dermal fillers. Given that they don’t last as long, however, you may end up spending about the same amount of money over time.
Which injectable treatment to choose
Which injectable treatment you choose to enhance your appearance is a very personal one, and there’s no one “best” or “right” decision for everyone. When you visit our office, Dr. Schwarcz can recommend the option that suits your goals and needs after he examines your skin and talks with you about your hopes.
Because dermal fillers and Dysport address slightly different concerns, you may even see the greatest benefits by having both treatments. You could opt for Dysport for your crow’s feet and frown lines, for example, and a dermal filler to give you fuller lips. You could also start with one treatment to see how the results look before you consider adding a complementary one.
To learn more about Dysport and dermal fillers or to get started with one or more of these minimally invasive treatments that help you counteract those signs of aging, call the office convenient to you or request a consultation with Dr. Schwarcz using our online scheduling tool.