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Botox for lunch?

As we all know, sleep, daily exercise, water and sunscreen will keeo you looking younger longer. However, our lives can be so busy that sometimes we forget to prioritize self care. As far as beauty regimes go, its just not realistic to get 8 hours of sleep each night, drink a gallow of water each day, eat a clean raw vegan diet, all while avoiding the sun and the blue light of computers and other screens. My hope is to pull back the curtain on the cosmetic dermatology process and shine a spotlight on one procedure each month. This month we'll examine non-filler injectables and the difference between Botox and Dysport.


Botox and Dysport are both types of botulinum toxins that can be used to treat muscle spasms, but these two injectables can also be used for treatment and prevention of wrinkles. The difference between them lies in their potency, which can make one more effective than the other.


Both Botox and Dysport are considered preventive medicine, and on average men should start between the ages of 35-40, while women typicically start, around 30. The treatment is not permanent, and dissolves between 3-6 months, depending on your metabolism. 


Dysport is better for people who want instant results. WIth Dysport, you'll see tge effects immediately, but they won't last as long due to its smaller molecule size and it's diluted, so you'll most likely need twice the amount of units of Dysport as you would need Botox.


Since Botox is stronger than Dysport- its molecule size is larger, making it harder for your body to break it down- you'll need less units, and though it may take several days to see the effects, those effects will last longer.


Dysport is a neurotoxin that spreads out more, so it is best utilized in larger areas such as the forehead, rather than a smaller area like crow's feet, for which Botox may be better suited. Of course, when selecting between Botox and/or Dysport, the preference is yours.


Botox and Dysport are different than a filler like Restylane, which I'll discuss in a later post. To boost the results of these procedures, you should partner your services with products that will give you a smoother, more well-rested complexion. You can boost your collagen with Retinol, which will help your skin surface remain plump and glowing post-procedure. ALso, ultra hydrating products like hyaluronic acid will amplify results.


For best results, I recommend practicing a nightly skincare regime, as you'll want to take an active intrest in protecting your investment. As your skin cells turn over, whatever you've been putting into your body will come to the surface on your new skin. It is a good idea to always drink lots of water so that the new skin your body is growing always appears hydrated and glowing. In order for you to protect your investment, you should always USE SUNSCREEN AT ALL TIMES, as UVB ray will burn your skin, while UVA rays will age it severely.


It's really up to the individual as far as how they choose to invest in themselves, wheather at the gym, spa, or the dermatologist. If your intention is to look younger longer, then you need to focus your attention on ways to achieve that goal. #treatyoself

Stephanie Markel MY hope with this blog is to draw back the curtain on the cosmetic dermatology process and shine a spotlight on a procedure monthly.

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