Today’s post is a Q&A session with our expert injector Amy, and she’s answering your questions about Botox and Dysport.
Q: What treatments do you recommend to someone who has never had any work done?
A: Botox + skincare is a great place to start. You can ease yourself into it or take a leap and dive in!
Q: What advice would you give to someone who is nervous about getting Botox for the first time?
A: Botox feels similar to plucking an eyebrow, and it’s a tiny pinch but VERY tolerable. I have all sorts of tricks and distractions that I’ll whip out to ease the pain for the most nervous of people! And after you see the results, the only thing you’ll be asking yourself is, “Why did I wait so long?”
Q: Do you suggest places to put Botox, or do I need to know where & what I want?
A: It’s all about a team effort! I like to start my consultations by hearing your concerns, and then I’ll give my recommendations. It’s certainly not expected for you to know what areas you could benefit from, and we will work together to develop a plan.
Q: I’m trying to stay on a budget in 2022, so if you HAD to choose one, would you choose Botox or fillers?
A: Both, but If I HAD to pick one, then I’d choose Botox. I usually recommend holding out for filler until you have a bigger budget to work with. One syringe of anything is very subtle, so if you’re expecting a significant improvement in any particular area, you should budget for multiple syringes.
Q: What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
A: Botox and Dysport have different manufacturers, different spreading effects, and different onsets. Botox takes 4-7 days to kick in, while Dysport takes 3-5 days, but both have the same 3-4 month longevity.
I use both, but I prefer Dysport. I use a lot of Dysport for the upper face and Botox for the lower face, and I’ll recommend what I believe will work best with your anatomy.
Q: Is Dysport weaker? Why do you need more units?
A: Botox and Dysport come in a freeze-dried, powder-like form, and the injector must mix them with a liquid. Botox and Dysport are mixed differently and come in vials of different amounts, but this doesn’t mean one is weaker or stronger.
It’s similar to comparing centimeters and inches, and there are roughly 2.5 centimeters in 1 inch, but 1 inch and 2.5 centimeters are the same length. It’s the same with Botox and Dysport. One unit of Botox is roughly 2.5 units of Dysport, but they do the same job!
Q: What is Baby Botox?
A: Baby Botox is a tricky term, and it simply means using fewer units. However, using fewer units isn’t always the answer and often leads to less than ideal results and decreased longevity. Just trust that I’ll always use the littlest amount that I think you need to achieve great results.
Q: Can I get Botox or Dysport while breastfeeding?
A: Unfortunately, no, I do not treat while pregnant or breastfeeding, but it’ll be that much better when you can reward yourself with a little pick me up when you’re done!
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