Botox and Dysport are both neurotoxins that are injected into muscles and work in identicals ways; causing a relaxation of the muscles and so reducing or eliminating lines and wrinkles.
Facial injection procedures are now a very well recognized and understood form of cosmetic treatment and for many people- especially, although not exclusively women- are a regular and normal part of their beauty regimen. In US in 2011 there were over 4 million neurotoxin procedures carried out and this figure is predicted to increase over the coming years.
Over the past few years in US, Canada and UK facial injection procedures have become a familiar treatment offered by the more progressive dentists due to the obvious synergies with dental care: a dentist is using needles and injecting everyday; a dentist has a deep understanding of the anatomy of the face and is completely familiar and comfortable working closely within the area. Dr Mark qualified to perform these procedures in New York and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics.
I always thought that cosmetic treatments were not for me, but Mark’s attention to detail with my teeth and his excellent explanation of what Dysport could achieve convinced me to try it. The transformation wasn’t just cosmetic but gave me huge amounts of self confidence too: gone was my permanent frown that made everyone think I was always cross, now I could be as mad as hell on the inside and perfectly serene on the outside!
FAQs about Botox & Dysport
Dermal fillers are used on passive lines, i.e. ones that are visible when the face is relaxed. They work by replacing collagen and so plump, lift and smooth the skin to reduce wrinkles. Most fillers also stimulate the body to produce its own natural collagen. Fillers are most commonly used in the lower two thirds of the face, for example in the cheeks, nasio-labial fold (lines from nose to mouth) and marionette lines (lines from mouth to chin.)
Forehead- 10-20units- $150- $300
Glabella (between the eye-brows)-20-25units- $300- $375
Crow’s feet- 18-26units- $270- $390
Mentalis (chin)- 4-8units- $60- $120
These prices are comparable with US prices in reputable dental and aesthetic clinics. All products are sourced from reputable suppliers in the US or UK.