Age loosens elasticity due to reduced collagen and elastin. Frowning, squinting, and smiling can deepen wrinkles (not that we suggest you curb any of these—aging is a natural process and deserves a full range of emotional expression). Sometimes these “problem areas” catch us by surprise, presenting sooner than expected.
But we at 4Ever Young Philly know that age is just a number. And you deserve to look as good as you feel for as long as possible. Our medical team can help with injectables like Botox and Dysport.
What are injectables?
We strive to care for ourselves with skin care regimens, hydration, and cosmetic products. But sometimes, this just doesn’t cut it in the battle for age sustainability. To supplement a healthy lifestyle, many consider injectables to be a great, non-invasive solution to aged skin.
4Ever Young’s practiced, and certified medical providers inject FDA-approved products into your problem areas, like frown and forehead lines—these products essentially freeze the muscle and fill out the grooves.
Injectables reduce the signs of wrinkles and define areas of the body. And it’s a popular procedure, seeing 2.9 million faces and bodies every year. There are two categories of injectables: soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators. Soft tissue fillers are used to fill lost volume in areas like the chin, cheeks, lips, and forehead.
Neuromodulators focus on reducing fine and deep lines caused by facial expressions and vice. Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators and have unique benefits for staving off wrinkles.
What is Botox?
Botox is produced from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Also known as Botulinum Type A, Botox attacks fine lines and wrinkles by blocking the muscle’s nerve signals from reaching the brain. Administered by a 4Ever Young Philly provider, this is a safe and effective tool in your anti-aging arsenal.
With nerve signals blocked, face muscles can’t freely contract—this smoothens out the skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles. The first FDA-approved Botulinum Type A neuromodulator, Botox, appeared on the market in the late ‘80s and was approved for cosmetic use in the early 2000s.
It’s now the preferred brand in the anti-aging space. And it’s a favorite outside of the cosmetic arena, as well, as a treatment for several medical uses like migraines, crossed eyes, eyelid spasms, and overactive bladder.
What is Dysport?
Before 2009, when Dysport was approved for use in the states, it was considered to be the European answer to Botox. Both of these neuromodulators were used in the medical arena before making their way to the cosmetic sphere, and now it’s also a popular choice.
As in Botox, Dysport’s active ingredient is Botulinum Type A. Injected, Dysport paralyzes surrounding nerves, limiting muscle movement to relax the area and smoothen out the skin. Dysport is a favorite for forehead lines and glabellar (frown) lines.
What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Botox is more concentrated than Dysport, whose molecular behavior and diffusion behave differently; it spreads more quickly in large areas and with fewer injections.
Botox is a good choice for lip lines and crow’s feet because its concentration is high and slow-moving, while Dysport—fast acting and spreading evenly–works well on the forehead and glabellar lines. Consult with our team, and together you’ll determine what works best for you.
Who are Botox and Dysport for?
People as young as 18 have benefited from these neuromodulators, and many patients choose to use these as proactive tools—to defend against oncoming wrinkles. Most doctors will suggest that adults between the ages of 35 and 65 are the best candidates; people with mild to severe facial wrinkles that haven’t responded to a dermatologist-recommended regimen and people in relatively good health.
**Avoid this procedure if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have an allergy known as “Botulinum Type A.**
Visit Center City Philadelphia’s 4Ever Young Anti-Aging Solutions for wrinkle prevention and more. We are passionate experts in our field, ready to get you started on your journey to youthful, beautiful skin.