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BOTOX & DYSPORT

Botox & Dysport at Pura Vida Wellness

Pura Vida Wellness is committed to providing our clients with exceptional service and results that they can count on. Our neuromodulators, including Botox and Dysport, are among the most popular and effective cosmetic treatments for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Our trained professionals specialize in the use of neuromodulation techniques to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Our clients can expect a relaxing and comfortable experience, with natural-looking results that last.

Pura Vida Wellness is committed to providing our clients with exceptional service and results that they can count on. Our neuromodulators, including Botox and Dysport, are among the most popular and effective cosmetic treatments for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Our trained professionals specialize in the use of neuromodulation techniques to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Our clients can expect a relaxing and comfortable experience, with natural-looking results that last.

Botox and Dysport in Mentor at Pura Vida Wellness

Revitalize Beautiful Skin

Say goodbye to lines and wrinkles

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All About Injectables

Injectables at Pura Vida Wellness 

Sometimes, taking care of our skin, drinking water, and using cosmetic products are not enough to bring wrinkle-free revitalized skin. Injectables are an excellent, non-surgical way to smooth out our pesky wrinkles. Some can even bring more volume to parts of our face. Simply put, injectables are chemical substances 'injected' in strategic areas of our face. These injectables can reduce the signs of wrinkles and even help contour parts of the body. Injectables were once considered taboo, but now, we've seen almost 2.5 million injectable procedures performed every year since 2015. 
 
Injectables are split into two categories: neuromodulators and soft-tissue fillers. Neuromodulators focus on reducing lines caused by facial movement. Soft-tissue fillers look to increase volume lost with age in areas like the cheeks, lips, chin, and forehead. Botox and disport fall under neuromodulators and each has advantages in keeping wrinkles at bay for months at a time. 

All About Botox

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator produced from the bacteria clostridium botulinum. Botox is also known as Botulinum Type A and, when used in controlled amounts, can reduce or remove fine lines and wrinkles. The injectable works by blocking the nerve signals in the muscles in the face to the brain. When used incorrectly, the toxin can be quite dangerous and can present unwanted botulism symptoms. But in the right hands, Botox is safe and effective. 

When Botox blocks the nerve signals in the face, the muscles cannot contract as freely as before. This lack of movement smooths out the skin and significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Botox was first FDA-approved Botulinum Type A neuromodulator, coming onto the market in 1989, before approval for cosmetic use in 2002. It's since become the flagship brand in the injectable space. Furthermore, Botox can be used for a range of medical conditions as well. 

All About Dysport

What is Dysport?

Since the inception of botox, other companies have brought injectables on the market to help with wrinkles. Soon after Botox was launched, Dysport was considered its European counterpart, serving over 60 countries worldwide. In 2009, the FDA approved disport for use in the United States. Since then, it's been proven to be an effective, non-invasive treatment for wrinkles, and fine lines. Both Botox and Dysport had medical uses before approval for cosmetic use.

Like Botox, Botulinum Type A is Dysport's active ingredient. Once injected, Dysport disables the nerves around the injection site. This limits muscle movement, relaxing the area and smoothing out the skin. however, Dysport positions itself primarily to treat moderate to severe forehead lines and glabellar lines sometimes called frown lines or 11 lines. Your certified injector should have access to both products and can even use them both in different parts of your face. 

Dysport vs. Botox

What's the difference between Botox and Dysport?

At first glance, there seems to be no real difference between Botox and disport. Both contain the same active ingredient (Botulinum Type A) and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. However, there are some key distinctions that will make your provider choose one over the other. 

The biggest difference is the level of concentration in each product. Dysport is more diluted than Botox, with an almost 3 to 1 split. Based on the location of the injectable, your doctor may need more product to fill one area than another, Of course, it's easy to believe then that Dysport will be much more expensive than botox, but this is not the case. The price per unit is significantly cheaper than Botox. Since the number of units will be higher than Botox, the price per treatment comes up to about the same. 

Dysport also differs in terms of its molecular behavior and diffusion. This makeup means it spreads faster, especially over a larger surface area, with just a few injections. So the differences really come down to the way each injectable is applied.
 
Botox will work well for lip lines, crow's feet, and other fines wrinkles. It has a high concentration and is slow-moving, making it perfect for these small areas. 
 
Dysport will work well for larger surface areas like the forehead and 11 lines. It's fast-acting, spreading quickly and evenly 

Because of the difference in dilution, you can safely use both for a similar price.

Differences Between Botox and Dysport

The key differences between Botox and Dysport is the cost per unit, the number of units used per treatment, the protein structure, and the length of time between your treatment and visible results  

Formula

While both are neuromodulators, these two products are composed of different formulas based on the proteins used in each. Botox contains a protein shell around the modulator that takes longer to break down. Dysport contains a milk protein that spreads more once injected, breaking down the modulator faster. That's why you'll see results sooner with Dysport, typically 7 days compared to 14+ days with Botox. 

Units Per Treatment

Dysport is a more diluted product than Botox. that means more units are needed to achieve the same results as a Botox treatment. The general rule is 1 unit of Botox is equivalent to 3 units of Dysport. Even though Dysport is less expensive ($4/unit) than botox ($12/ unit), the total treatment cost tends to be the same because of the larger number of units required for Dysport.

Duration of Result

The FDA indication for how long these treatments last is up to 4 months for both Botox and Dysport. However, some patients report that Botox lasts longer. Dysport can also be hard to find, while Botox is available at virtually every medical spa and doctor's office. 

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