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Botox and Dysport

Botox and Dysport are both effective and non-invasive treatments for removing, smoothening, and reducing wrinkles. Give us a call today to book an appointment or to get informed.

What is Botox?

Botox is renowned as a convenient, non-surgical, and effective treatment for any facial wrinkling. This treatment works by paralyzing the muscles in the face, stopping them from tensing up and causing wrinkles. It is derived from the Botulinum Toxin.

What are the benefits of Botox?

Patients can see results within just 5 days of the procedure, and the procedure itself is very short and unintrusive, taking less than 30 minutes per session. Botox can be used to smooth and remove a wide variety of wrinkles including frown lines, crow's feet, forehead lines, and more. While it is very effective, it will not "freeze" or make your face look unnatural. This treatment lasts up to six months. Results can, however, take between a week to a month before appearing.


Botox can also be used to treat conditions such as crossed eyes, muscle spasms, migraines, foot pain, overactive bladders, gastroenteritis, and even depression. Frowning, a physical manifestation of stress and anxiety, helps your brain realize you are stressed by giving it a physical signal to interpret, a process which Botox stops by preventing you from frowning as much.

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What is Dysport?

Dysport is an injection treatment that works to remove and reduce wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles and decreasing their movement.  The decreased contractions allow for the wrinkles to go away and prevent wrinkles from forming. The active ingredient in this injectable is Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is the same as Botox's. Dysport is mainly used to treat the frown lines between the eyebrows. These frown lines are sometimes called 11's because they look like the number 11.

What are the benefits of Dysport?

There are numerous benefits to Dysport. First off, Dysport reduces wrinkles in much the same way as Botox, and it also lasts for up to 5 months with relatively few side effects. Dysport also works faster than Botox as it only takes a couple of days to show results.

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What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Dysport and Botox are more alike than not. The two injectables are both derived from Botulinum Toxin, and they are both used to reduce wrinkles. There are only a few differences between the two. First, the region of usage on the face is different for the two products. Typically, Dysport is specifically used for wrinkles in between the eyebrows, while Botox is used for all kinds of wrinkles. Another difference is that Dysport is a less concentrated than Dysport at about a ratio of 2:1. With that being said, the price for Dysport is actually cheaper because the price per unit for Dysport is about a third of Botox's.

What does a Botox or Dysport treatment look like?
Treatment for both of these injectables is as short as 5 to 30 minutes long depending on the specific patient's treatment. Patients are free to return to their daily routine as soon as the procedure is finished, and both treatments cause very little disruption to every day life.

Who can get Botox or Dysport injections?
You may not be eligible for treatment if: you are pregnant, have a history of botulinum sensitivity, milk allergies, skin disorders, overly thick skin, or take certain medications such as blood thinners and muscle relaxers. You will need to speak with our medical provider before you are given either treatment. 

What are some potential side effects?
Side effects of Botox include: redness, swelling, bruising, minor pain, numbness, and headaches. These minor side effects usually resolve within a week of the procedure.
Side effects of Dysport include: minor pain at the injection site, swelling, rashes, and headaches. These minor side effects usually resolve after a few days, but more serious side effects may include: nausea, nasal inflammation (sinusitis), and upper respiratory infection. Contact your physician if any of these severe side effects develop.
While extremely rare, both treatments can cause botulinum toxicity, seek emergency medical treatment if you experience: droopy eyelids, facial muscle weakness, muscle spasms, difficultly swallowing and eating, and difficulties speaking or breathing.

Why choose NEWLIFE for Botox and Dysport treatment?
Here at NEWLIFE, we have two locations in the San Diego area to make it as convenient as possible for our patients, with one in Pacific Beach and the other in El Cajon. We also offer a large selection of other services such as weight loss supplements, injections, and hormone optimization. Give us a call today to learn more!
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