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What is the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

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Botox is like Kleenex; it is a brand name that is commonly used to refer to the entire class of similar products.  Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) and Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) are the leading treatments on the market.  Both treatments work by a similar mechanism; they block the neurotransmitter that leads to muscle contraction.  By relaxing the overactive muscles of the face, deep wrinkles on the face formed by excessive movement can be prevented.

Botox was the first product of its kind of be approved for cosmetic use in the United States; it has been approved by the FDA since 2002.  Dysport was more recently approved by the FDA, in 2009, but has been successfully used in Europe since 1991.  One difference between Botox and Dysport is that studies have shown different time of onset; Dysport delivers results more quickly and has been approved to last at least four months after each treatment.

The most common areas for both Botox and Dysport treatment are the glabella (the area between the eyebrows), crows feet (the lines coming away from the eyes when you smile or squint), and the forehead (to prevent and treat those deep horizontal lines on the forehead.)  It is important to visit an expert Dysport or Botox injector, in order to have the best possible results.  Dr. Mohiba Tareen is an expert in cosmetic dermatology, using both Botox and Dysport in her patients.  Her goal is to soften deep wrinkles and prevent wrinkles from forming on the face, while still letting her patients’ natural beauty shine through.  It is important to Dr. Tareen that her patients have a youthful, but natural, appearance.


Top Cosmetic Treatments for Men

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Cosmetic treatments for men are becoming more popular than ever before.  In 2011, more than 300,000 men received Botox treatment for their wrinkles!  Men are quickly learning that cosmetic treatments, including Botox and fillers, can help them to keep their youthful appearance – without anyone knowing they have had a cosmetic treatment.

Top Cosmetic Treatments for Men:

  • Botox and Dysport: Botox and Dysport are both purified proteins that are used to relax overactive muscles of the face.  By relaxing the overactive muscles that lead to deep wrinkles, Botox and Dysport can soften wrinkles that are already present and prevent the formation of deep wrinkles in the future.  The most common areas for men to have Botox or Dysport are the glabella (between the brows), crows feet (lines at the sides of the eyes), and the horizontal wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Fillers: Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse are all popular dermal fillers used to replenish lost volume for men.  These fillers can be used in many areas of the face, though men typically benefit most from treatment to their tear trough (to fill in the hollowness under their eyes) and nasolabial folds (smile lines.)
  • Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion uses diamond exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and unveil the healthier, brighter skin just beneath the surface.  A short series of microdermabrasion treatments can make the skin’s surface smoother and help the pores to appear smaller.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are popular with our male patients who have hyperpigmentation (from old acne lesions or shaving bumps), rosacea, or just dull skin.  Our most popular chemical peel for men is the Gloss Peel, a TCA peel that removes the superficial layer of the skin, to improve the texture of the skin and brighten the appearance of the skin.

When performed by an experienced dermatologist, cosmetic treatments can help men to look younger and healthier, while keeping the desired masculine look.

What is Botox?

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Most people have heard of Botox, but many people do not understand exactly what it does or how it works.  One of the most common cosmetic questions that we receive is, “What is Botox?”  Botox, and its close relative Dysport, are purified proteins that are used to soften wrinkles and prevent the formation of deep wrinkles on the face.

Botox and Dysport are injected with a tiny needle directly into the overactive muscles of the face.  The purified proteins block the specific neurotransmitter that causes muscle contraction, therefore relaxing the muscles that are hyperactive and cause the movements that lead to deep wrinkle formation.  The most commonly treated areas are the glabella (the area between your eyebrows, sometimes referred to as the “eleven’s”), the horizontal lines on the forehead, and the crows feet (those pesky wrinkles around the eyes.)

During your Botox or Dysport appointment, we will first apply a numbing cream to the area, so that you do not feel any discomfort during the short procedure.  The treatment itself takes only a few minutes and most people return immediately to work or social engagements.  Minimal bruising is possible (like with all injections), but is usually easily covered with makeup.  Botox takes up to 10 days to fully “kick in,” though Dysport has been shown in clinical studies to work faster and even last longer than Botox.

Dr. Tareen is an expert Botox and Dysport injector who worked in New York City for many years prior to opening Tareen Dermatology in Minnesota.  She encourages her patients to utilize the excellent cosmetic treatments, such as Botox and Dysport, that are available, while maintaining a natural look.  The goal for all patients treated at Tareen Dermatology in Minneapolis is to look their best without looking like they had cosmetic surgery.

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