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Dysport vs. Botox®

Dysport vs. Botox®

Dysport vs. Botox®  | Austin Dermatology | Anti-AgingBotox® and Dysport are two of the popular injectable dermatology procedures designed to reduce facial signs of aging. Both these treatments are based on botulinum toxin A, which is a powerful biological substance. This neurotoxin will act to temporarily relax a wrinkle-forming overactive facial muscle. As the muscle relaxes, the wrinkle will fade away, and the patient can enjoy wrinkle-free skin for a few months.

Both Dysport and Botox® have very similar composition, but certain distinctions still exist between the two aesthetic skin care treatments. The patient may choose either option as per their personal liking, or follow the recommendation of the treatment provider. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing anti-aging facial injectable treatments to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding communities.


Brand Popularity

Botox® was the first non-surgical injectable treatment to reduce facial wrinkles that was approved by the FDA. Botox® is produced by Allergan, Inc., a leader in the field of medical and cosmetic products. Botox® has continued to dominate the segment of anti-aging facial injectables in the US and the rest of the world and remained an immensely popular cosmetic dermatology brand ever since it was approved in 2002 for frown lines.

In 2013, the FDA further approved Botox® for the reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. Every year millions of patients benefit from Botox® anti-aging facial treatments worldwide. Many dermatologists recommend Botox® to appropriate candidates who want to restore a younger looking face without undergoing surgery or laser treatments. Brand recognition and trust quotient enjoyed by Botox® is one of the highest among all cosmetic skin care treatments.

Disport, on the other hand, entered the American market rather late when it was approved by the FDA in 2009 for similar usage as Botox® . But before its introduction in the US, Dysport was already a popular and established brand in Europe for several years. Dysport is manufactured by Medicis, which is also a prominent manufacturer of medical and aesthetic products. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for non-surgical anti-aging solutions.


Major Distinctions

One of the key differences between Botox® and Dysport is that the molecular size of Botox® is slightly larger than that of Dysport. As a result, the unit measurement of the two treatments differs from each other. In terms of pricing, some practices may charge a little lower price for Dysport, but this will finally depend on the individual pricing policy of a practice.

In terms of sustainability of outcomes, some researchers believe there is a slight difference between the two treatments. Results with Botox® may last a little longer as compared to Botox® , according to these researchers. However, the research studies in this area are not conclusive.

Another difference is about the quick visibility of results. Dysport is likely to show full results in about two to five days, where as Botox® may take about four to seven days for the results to be fully established. Wider diffusion in case of Dysport may allow it to spread quickly over the targeted area. But this could both be a benefit and a limitation, depending on the specific facial site of treatment.

If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments by Austin TX Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, please contact us at (512) 485-7700.

Research Shows Daily Use of a Facial Sunscreen Over One-Year Significantly Improved Premature Aging of the Skin

sun poison treatment, sun damageStudy by: Randhawa, Manpreet PhD; Wang, Steven MD; Leyden, James J. MD; Cula, Gabriela O. PhD; Pagnoni, Alessandra MD; Southall, Michael D. PhD

BACKGROUND: Sunscreens are known to protect from sun damage; however, their effects on the reversal of photodamage have been minimally investigated.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of a facial sun protection factor (SPF) 30 formulation for the improvement of photodamage during a 1-year use.

METHODS: Thirty-two subjects applied a broad spectrum photostable sunscreen (SPF 30) for 52 weeks to the entire face. Assessments were conducted through dermatologist evaluations and subjects’ self-assessment at baseline and then at Weeks 12, 24, 36, and 52.


How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt? | Austin DermatologyMany people want to have a tattoo removed at some point of time in their life. Laser technology offers some of the most advanced non-surgical dermatology solutions, including tattoo removal. 

Dr. Steven Zimmet is a dedicated dermatologist providing laser tattoo removal and various other procedures. Dr. Zimmet’s office is equipped with state of the art laser devices to perform a variety of skin care treatments, including tattoo removal. Patients in Austin, TX and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive treatments from Dr. Zimmet.


How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

The laser device will release powerful pulses of light, which will be focused on the tattooed area to eliminate the permanent tattoo ink. These are extremely short bursts of laser energy, which are targeted over the affected skin in a controlled manner. Many patients describe the pain experience as similar to the skin being snapped by a thin rubber band, or getting hot specks of bacon grease on the skin.

Removing black ink based tattoos will be relatively painless because the black pigment will absorb all laser wavelengths. Other colors, such as green, absorb laser beams selectively and may require different lasers with higher intensity treatment.  Removing older tattoos or tattoos made with rare types of inks may take a little longer.

Multiple Treatment Sessions

To make the entire treatment experience more effective and relatively pain-free, the laser tattoo removal expert may plan multiple treatment sessions. Each treatment session will usually last for less than 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of tattoos. The number of sessions will be determined by the type and amount of ink used and how deeply it was originally injected.

The dermatologist may keep a gap of three weeks between two treatment sessions to allow the pigment residue to be absorbed by the body. An anti-bacterial ointment may be prescribed for application after the treatment to minimize the risk of infection and provide soothing post-treatment comfort.

Redness may remain in the treated area for a few weeks, and the skin may feel a little sunburned for a couple of days. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for laser tattoo removal and other procedures.

If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments by Austin TX Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, please contact us at (512) 485-7700.

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