There are various ways to treat wrinkles with botulinum toxin from common Botox to it’s alternatives like Dysport and Xeomin.
Botulinum toxin (BoNT or BTX), also known as “miracle poison”, is a popular neurotoxic protein widely used in skin treatment to temporarily reduce crow’s feet, smile lines, frown lines, and forehead lines. For decades, BoNT has been the foundation of anti-aging care.
Botox and Dysport are the most popular neurotoxins on the market used for treatment and prevention of lines and wrinkles in adults. The muscles lying beneath the skin are being relaxed and stilled by noninvasive injections, which temporarily reduce wrinkles appearance and turn the skin above them smoother.
No treatment removes existing wrinkles completely, but the effects make them less noticeable.
The muscle in which Botox is injected is stopped from contracting, thus looking relaxed and smooth. Botox is FDA approved to treat forehead lines and crow’s feet in addition to glabellar lines.
Dysport is used to reduce the appearance of glabellar lines that primarily affect the area between the eyebrows. These lines are most noticeable when one frowns, as they extend upward and toward the forehead.
Another alternative to BOTOX is XEOMIN, FDA approved botulinum toxin which can be used for correction of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet. This neurotoxin is very similar to BOTOX however it is not as popular although is easier to handle and store.
Unlike traditional surgical procedures, the results from these cosmetic injections are visible within a few days of a treatment. Neither Dysport nor Botox require recovery time — you can go home right after the procedure, however there are few post treatment dos and don’ts https://mdainstitute.ca/aftercare-tips/ which are very easy to follow.
You can get rid of forehead wrinkles without botox as well, here are some proven ways:
- Alpha-hydroxy acids,
- Moisturizers & facial serums
- Glycolic acid peels and deeper peels
- Laser resurfacing
- Facial exercise (face massage and cupping)
- Facial Acupuncture
- Good skin care routine (protection and prevention)
- Ultrasound therapy
There are many non-surgical treatment options to lessen the appearance of wrinkles from more invasive like Botox to natural remedies….. to be continued,
Speak to your Injector or Aesthetician to learn about the best options for you based on your personal preferences and beliefs.