Soften the Signs of Aging with BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are prescription injectable treatments that can help you look rejuvenated by softening wrinkles and lines that develop with age. These cost-effective injectables can give you a fresher, more relaxed appearance that lasts several months. If you are interested in Dysport® or BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact the Fairfield County office of Dr. David Passaretti. He can perform your injectable treatment in just minutes, using a conservative approach that creates beautiful, natural-looking results.
How Do BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® block nerve impulses from reaching muscles in targeted areas. Wrinkles and lines develop when facial muscles repeatedly contract the skin, breaking down collagen and causing skin to lose elasticity. When these muscles are prevented from contracting into the same expression repeatedly, wrinkles and lines appear considerably softer and less prominent.
How are They Injected?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are injected directly into targeted wrinkles on the face using a very thin syringe. Dr. Passaretti uses sterile needles for each patient. Both are FDA approved for injection into the "elevens" (the frown lines between the eyebrows) and "crow's feet" on the outside corners of the eyes. These wrinkles commonly develop as we age, and they can cause a tired or angry look even when a patient feels peaceful and relaxed.
To determine the appropriate injection sites, Dr. Passaretti will consult with patients to understand the problem areas they perceive. After each injection treatment, he evaluates patients' results and will adjust the volume of medication they receive accordingly. Dr. Passaretti uses these injections conservatively, and always strives to create a natural look rather than an exaggerated end result.
Some patients experience slight discomfort during injections, but this feeling usually subsides within seconds. The results of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® will begin to appear within a few days, and full results are usually apparent within 30 days.
How Long Do Results Last?
Because the muscle-relaxing effects of these injectables are temporary, Dr. Passaretti recommends maintenance treatments every three months. With diligent aftercare, results will last up to four months. In addition to keeping new wrinkles from forming, botulinum toxins can gradually eliminate deep-set lines that have formed over the years.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are made of the same protein-neurotoxin complex, so they offer very similar results. Both brands are competitively priced, and Dr. Passaretti can help you determine which injectable is right for you.
Combining BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® with Other Treatments
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® help reduce the prominence of wrinkles, and help prevent them from becoming more pronounced. For patients with deep-set lines, dermal fillers are complementary nonsurgical treatments that add youthful volume to the skin. Dr. Passaretti may also recommend laser skin therapy to reduce wrinkles and create a more consistent skin tone.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® injections, as well as the full range of other surgical and nonsurgical treatments we offer, contact our Fairfield County office today.