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Can you mix Dysport and Botox?

Is there any appearance-related concern that can’t be corrected by a cosmetic treatment? The past several years have seen a great deal of innovative cosmetic treatments, as well as inventive ways in how these treatments can be used. Whether your appearance-related concerns are moderate or severe, there is surely a cosmetic treatment that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. At One Life Health and Performance in Palm Beach, FL, some of our favorite treatments are neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport palm beach.

Can You Mix Dysport and Botox?

The short answer is that, yes, you can mix the use of Dysport palm beach and Botox. This can be done in two different ways. Either you can alternate between these two neuromodulators, or you can use them both during the same treatment session. Combining these two treatments is a safe treatment option and done at clinics across the country every day.

Top 3 Reasons To Combine These Treatments

The reason you can combine these neuromodulators is that they are essentially similar enough in both function and formula that there is no potential for adverse effects when they are used at the same time. But there are actually a few more reasons why patients may want to combine these two neuromodulators, such as:

1. Treat Different Areas

Neuromodulators are generally used to relax muscles in the face, traditionally those on the forehead and between the eyebrows. As time goes on, however, aestheticians are finding that neuromodulators can easily and safely be used on areas of the mid-face as well. But the flexibility of the treatment areas and application doesn’t mean that one neuromodulation isn’t better-suited for one treatment area or another.

For example, Botox is generally considered the more versatile of the two since it can be used on the forehead, glabellar lines, nasolabial folds, and even the muscles around the mouth in a treatment known as a “lip flip”. Dysport palm beach, on the other hand, is found to be more clinically efficient in relaxing the muscles around the eyes that contribute to the development of crow’s feet.

2. Avoid Tolerance

There is common wisdom found in patients who have been using neuromodulators for a long time – because of the binding proteins present in neuromodulator injections, it’s possible for the body to build up a tolerance. The key to avoiding a tolerance build-up can be as simple as alternating between two neuromodulator treatments. Building tolerance is as easy as having four or more consecutive treatments in a row, which may make the treatment less effective for relaxing facial muscles.

The nice thing about neuromodulators is that they all generally do the same thing and behave the same way, so you can easily accomplish all of your aesthetic goals even if you are alternating between two different brands. Alternating makes it harder for your body to build a tolerance to the binding proteins, which means you can enjoy the effects of the treatment.

3. Customize Treatment

Combining these two neuromodulators also makes it easy to customize your treatment.  If your desire is to treat multiple areas of the face at one time, then combining these neuromodulators might be a good idea. You may want to use one brand to relax the larger muscles on your face, such as those on the forehead and the cheeks, and use another brand to focus on smaller muscles, including those around the eyes and mouth. Doing so will help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

What’s the Difference Between These Neuromodulators?

Although it’s safe to combine these two neuromodulators, there are a few key differences between the treatments that you should be aware of before altering your treatment plan. The main differences between these two neuromodulator brands include:

Formula

Both of these neuromodulators are developed from botulinum toxin A, a special neurotoxin that inhibits the communication between muscles and nerve receptors in the brain. However, even if the main active ingredient is the same, the formulas of each of these products are different. Dysport palm beach, for example, has a thinner consistency due to the diluted quality of the neuromodulator. Botox, on the other hand, is purified at a higher concentration, making it the stronger neuromodulator overall.

Units

The amount of units that are required for your treatment is another huge difference. Botox requires fewer units for treatment due to the high concentration of botulinum toxin A, while the other brand requires about two or three times more because the formula is so diluted. This does not affect the pricing of either treatment, however, because Dysport palm beach units are cheaper than Botox, meaning regardless of how many units are being used, you can expect to pay the same price to treat the same areas of the face.

Is One Treatment Better Than the Other?

Botox is the older neuromodulator and it’s also the one that most people recognize, but that doesn’t mean it’s better than the other brand. Truthfully, each of these neuromodulators stacks up evenly next to each other and neither is considered “better”.

However, one of these neuromodulators might be more effective for your treatment. It’s sometimes the case that patients find that one neuromodulator performs better for them than the other one, which might determine the best option for you to use.

How Long Do These Treatments Last?

Neuromodulators last for a reliably long length of time and are known to last longer the more the treatment is used. Both of these neuromodulators are scheduled to last between three and six months for your first few treatments; after you have additional treatments to maintain your desired results, you will notice that your results will begin to last longer.

After your first few treatments, you can expect your results to last anywhere from six months to one year at a time. This is because the longer these neuromodulators are used, the easier it is for the muscles in your face to remain relaxed.

How Frequently Do You Need Treatment?

Your ideal frequency will be determined by how long your results last. Frequency can also be determined by your age, the condition of your skin, and how quickly your body metabolizes the neuromodulator. The general frequency for most patients ages 40 or older with moderate appearance-related concerns is at least two or three times a year.

How Do You Prepare for Treatment?

Regardless of whether you are using one or both of these neuromodulators, there are a few things you will need to prepare for successful treatment. For example, you will be instructed to avoid the use of any blood-thinning medications, such as Aspirin, for at least five days before your appointment. Other pre-care instructions may include:

  • Do not use certain supplements, like Vitamin A and E
  • Drink water and avoid spicy foods
  • Do not use manual or chemical exfoliants

What Is Recovery Like?

Recovery from neuromodulator treatment is fairly simple when you follow a few guidelines. Some of your post-care instructions will include how you should wash your face after treatment, the best way to sleep, and when you should use ice on the treatment area. Other post-care instructions may include:

  • Do not use blood-thinning supplements
  • Wear SPF in direct sunlight
  • Avoid excess heat and sweating
  • Do not massage the treatment area

How Soon Can You See Results?

It will take some time for your results to become visible. Most patients notice smoother or less obvious fine lines and wrinkles within seven to 10 days of treatment. These initial results will continue to improve until they peak about two weeks after treatment. You should be able to see final optimal results within at least two weeks after your treatment appointment, if not sooner.

Can You Combine Other Treatments With This One?

Yes. These neuromodulators can be combined with each other, as well as be combined with other cosmetic treatments. Many patients are eager to combine multiple cosmetic treatments into one treatment plan in order to achieve each of their aesthetic goals, which may be necessary if you have a wider range of appearance-related concerns that can’t be treated with a singular treatment.

Dermal Fillers

One of the treatments most commonly combined with neuromodulators is dermal fillers. While neuromodulators are designed to relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers are designed to reduce the loss of facial volume. Fillers are ideal for creating more volume in the face, sculpting the face into a more ideal shape, reducing skin laxity, and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles all over the face.

Dermal fillers and neuromodulators can be combined because they each seek to treat a different root cause of visible aging signs. Because dermal fillers work within the sub-dermal layer of your skin to induce the production of collagen, they are easily paired with neuromodulators to create a more comprehensive final anti-aging result.

Skincare Treatments

Skincare treatments that address superficial skin concerns, such as dark spots, sun damage, blemishes, dark spots, acne, acne scarring, other scarring, uneven tone, uneven texture, and so much more. There are many other skin care treatments that are designed to prioritize the health of the skin, such as microneedling, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and customized facials.

Skincare Products

The right skincare products can also be combined with neuromodulators to produce the desired anti-aging result. There are several lines of professional and medical-grade skincare products that are specially formulated to address various signs of aging.

For example, some products are designed to stimulate collagen production and restore the moisture balance of the skin to reduce the appearance of skin laxity. Other skincare products contain active ingredients that keep acne under control, reduce uneven skin tone and texture, control oil and sebum production on the skin surface, and lighten hyperpigmentation marks, We can help you find the line of skincare products that work best with your skin type to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Who Are Good Candidates?

The vast majority of people who are interested in neuromodulator treatments make good candidates. Provided you are not currently pregnant and you are not allergic to botulinum toxin A, you are likely a good candidate. This treatment is appropriate for both men and women who are between the ages of 35 and 65. You are probably a good candidate for neuromodulator treatment if your aesthetic goals include:

  • Smoothing away fine lines
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles
  • Treating dynamic wrinkles
  • Treating multiple areas of the face at one time
  • Combining other cosmetic treatments
  • And so much more

Customize Your Aesthetic Treatments With Botox and Dysport

As the science behind cosmetic treatments continues to advance, more and more patients are interested in combining treatments to achieve their specific cosmetic goals. Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport palm beach are frequently combined together to customize your aesthetic treatments. If one or both of these neuromodulator treatments seem like the right option for you, please contact One Life Health and Performance in Palm Beach, FL to schedule your consultation appointment today.