Many patients feel overwhelmed when they first take a look at injectable treatments. That is one of the reasons why we are devoted to providing our clients with extensive information on all of the products that we offer. XEOMIN® and Dysport® are two very popular injectables, and they are both designed to treat age-related imperfections such as crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, and frown lines.
Before delving into the products themselves, patients should first learn more about where wrinkles come from. Many people are surprised to hear that wrinkles can actually be caused by many different factors, and that is why there isn’t a single treatment that works for everyone. Dynamic wrinkles are the result of our facial expressions. While we are younger, our skin will generally shift back to its natural position once we are no longer frowning, smiling, or squinting. Unfortunately, there may come a point when your skin no longer has the same elasticity. As time goes on, those expressions will eventually create wrinkles near the mouth, nose, eyes, and forehead.
The primary active ingredient in both of these products is a purified protein solution. It was first used to treat involuntary tics such as eye twitches, but researchers eventually realized that the injections produced some positive side effects. Many of the fine lines, wrinkles, and folds near the injection sites would slowly fade away. The reason for this was because the underlying muscles began to relax once the solution blocked the nerve impulses.
A Look at Dysport®
Dysport® was first approved by the FDA in 2009, and that makes it one of the newest injectables on the market. This unique product has helped millions of patients achieve their cosmetic goals, and over 90 percent of all patients claim that they would have the treatment carried out again. One of the primary benefits of Dysport® is the fact that it dissipates over a large area. Patients who have longer lines and wrinkles often benefit from injections that can easily spread out.
What About XEOMIN®?
Within the last six years, over one million XEOMIN® treatments have been carried out in the United States. Each treatment takes only minutes to complete, and the results last for a while. Many patients choose XEOMIN® over other injectables because it contains absolutely no fillers or additives.
If you would like to learn more about either of these injectables, schedule a consultation with one of our friendly team members at YouthFill MD, with offices in La Crescenta and Los Angeles. We can help you determine which treatment is best for you. Contact us today to book an appointment!