Is Dysport & Jeuveau as Good as Botox?

Neuromodulators, or neurotoxins, are a group of wrinkle remedy medications used to reverse fine lines in our facial dermis (skin). There are five FDA-approved brands – Dysport, Jeuveau, Daxxify, Xeomin, and Botox. The Aesthetix Lounge selectively offers Dysport and Jeuveau. 

When given by a highly skilled provider and injector, it can quickly make you look enviably young and radiant and stay that way for a long time. But what you do before and after the procedure greatly impacts your recovery and the cosmetic result.

This blog walks you through our top pre- and post-treatment care recommendations for attaining timeless beauty with Dysport and/or Jeuveau Tox treatment.

But first, you might want to know…

Is Dysport & Jeuveau as Good as Botox?

That depends on how you use the drug.

Dysport and Jeuveau are a processed botulinum toxin product like Botox. Botulinum toxin is a paralyzing bacteria-derived protein that can be fatal when taken in large quantities. But doctors can heal a lot of muscle dysfunction-borne conditions when it is given in small doses.

Differences in the processing of the raw neurotoxin yield Dysport, Jeuveau and Botox. While all are equally useful in the medical field, clinical research has shown a few subtle contrasts in their performance:

  • Muscle relaxation begins in the first few days, though studies show Dysport & Jeuveau acting slightly faster than Botox. Of note, patients observe their maximal effects at about the same time—around two weeks.
  • The effects of Dysport & Jeuveau treatment linger a bit longer than those of Botox injection. The duration for both injectables is usually around three to four months, but five- or six-month periods are reported more often with Dysport & Jeuveau use.
  • Dysport comes in a medium-containing cow proteins, Jeuveau in human proteins. Botox contains only human albumin.
  • Dysport & Jeuveau tend to relax the facial muscles more, so the cosmetic results are slightly better.
  • The FDA-approved sites for Botox cosmetic injection include the glabella, forehead and beside the eyes. Dysport & Jeuveau have only one—the glabellar lines. These recommendations are based on the evidence supporting their effectiveness, safety and performance consistency in these locations. But aesthetic medicine providers may use either drug off-label—or without FDA approval—outside these regions.

That said, picking between these drugs is not as simple as shopping for beverages in a grocery aisle. Your medical history and choice of provider are also critical if you want to optimize the benefits of botulinum toxin injection.

FDA-approved sites for wrinkle-relaxing injectables

What Can You Expect During Your Consultation for a Dysport and/or Jeuveau Procedure?

Patients seeking cosmetic Dysport injection are usually looking for an effective, long-lasting wrinkle treatment. But Dysport gets rid only of “dynamic wrinkles”—those skin folds arising from repeated facial muscle movement. It does not get rid of “static wrinkles,” the furrows and fine lines stemming from skin aging and collagen loss, but can help to soften these. Working with your providerder will help you explore your options and develop the best treatment approach.

First up, the aesthetic provider will inquire about how your skin problem evolved. Other parts of your medical history that can impact wrinkle treatment—and might get asked—include your lifestyle, medication intake, current skin care routine, allergies, occupational stress, menstrual history (for women) and family history.

During the physical examination, they will need you to make facial expressions to help them assess dynamic wrinkle severity.

After their evaluation, the specialist will discuss their findings and offer a treatment plan. They may schedule your Dysport and/or Jeuveau session right away if it is appropriate for you.

To maximize outcomes, they may also prescribe changes to your skin care regimen or combine Dysport with another cosmetic procedure. Treatments that can take care of static wrinkles include chemical peel, dermabrasion, dermal fillers, IPL, laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) injection, etc.

What Should You Do to Prepare for Your Dysport Injection?

Preparing for your Dysport appointment helps you avoid complications. Here are the best tips we give our patients:

  • Avoid cigarettes and alcoholic beverages 72 hours before your session. Smoking and drinking can disrupt the healing process.
  • Bruise-prone individuals may take bruise-preventing arnica or bromelain starting 2-4 days before the procedure.
  • Avoid blood thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs starting two days before your appointment. The intake of supplements like Ginkgo biloba, turmeric, garlic and vitamin E may also disrupt the blood clotting process.
  • Activity restriction is part of the aftercare regimen. Consider an extra exercise workout one day or several hours before your Dysport session, as you will not want to exercise after.
  • Wash your face and keep it makeup-free before you come in for your appointment.
  • Taking Zinc supplementation can boost the effects or your treatment. Zinc citrate 50mg daily.

The timing of your Dysport procedure is also crucial. It takes several days to see some results, so it’s best to book your appointment two or three weeks before your next big social event. If you need a combined treatment, space the procedures weeks apart or as advised by your specialist.

What Happens During a Dysport or Jeuveau Session?

Dysport injections are not very different from Botox procedures. Your provider will clean up the treatment area at the beginning of the session. They may ask you to frown or smile to help them see the target muscles better and determine the appropriate dose. After that, the actual injection occurs. The whole session should take no more than 15 minutes.

What Are the Dos and Don’ts After a Dysport or Jeuveau Procedure?

As in Botox treatment, the Dysport aftercare regimen is simple. And doing it right helps you prevent complications.

Things You Shouldn’t Do After Dysport Injection

During the TWO hours following your treatment, please avoid: 

  • Itching, rubbing, scrubbing, massaging the treated area(s)
  • Putting heavy pressure or heat on the treated area
  • Sauna-bathing, suntanning, vigorous exercise and other activities that can make you flush or sweat

You may resume your usual after that period.

Things You Should Do After a Dysport Session

There is no surgical wound to care for after Dysport treatment. However, some patients develop mild bruising or feel sore for days after the procedure. Here are some things you can do to get rid of these symptoms quickly if you experience them:

  • Ice the injection site repeatedly during the first 24 hours after your session (gently if done during the first two hours after treatment).
  • Avoid vigorous activities for the remainder of the day of treatment. Doing so limits facial blood flow and further bruising.
  • Take arnica or bromelain for a few days after treatment.
  • Sleep upright during the first few nights after the procedure.
  • Apply makeup only if your skin is free from irritation.
  • Cleanse and moisturize your face twice daily, using light pressure.

What Is the Timeline of the Results of a Dysport or Jeuveau Procedure?

The timeline varies from patient to patient, but you may notice some weakening of facial muscle activity in the first 1-3 days. Expect maximal relaxation by the second week.

The treated facial muscles will slowly recover, typically noticeable 8-10 weeks after treatment. The frown lines will likewise deepen again. The dynamic wrinkles will go back to their old form by the fifth or sixth month.

The effects of wrinkle relaxers are temporary. Two or three repeat treatments yearly are necessary to keep dynamic wrinkles flat and unnoticeable. Other measures that can help you prolong the effects of Dysport injections include medical-grade skin care products and skin rejuvenating treatments (therapeutic facials, microneedling, CO2 resurfacing laser, etc).

The Effects of Dysport Treatment

What Are the Potential Side Effects of Dysport Injection?

Cosmetic Dysport & Jeuveau procedures are safe but not entirely free of risks.

The most common side effects are bruising, swelling, redness and discomfort. These symptoms are normal bodily reactions to skin injections. They will last no more than a few days, even without treatment. If you are pain-sensitive, icing the treated site or taking acetaminophen can help.

Complications are highly unlikely, but the following may occur:

  • Headache
  • Injection site infection
  • Altered sensation or numbness on the treated area
  • Fainting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome
  • Reduced efficacy due to antibody formation against the drug

Our certified providers are extensively trained in cosmetic procedures, including Dysport & Jeuveau injections. You can easily avoid unwanted side effects by leaving your treatment in capable hands.

Why Should You Entrust Your Dysport Injections to Our Specialists at The Aesthetix Lounge?

Insurance usually does not cover cosmetic Dysport & Jeuveau treatment, so you’d want to make every dollar count. Our expert skin care professionals at The Aesthetix Lounge can guarantee that because:

  • They have years of experience with wrinkle relaxers.

Not all providers are trained in botulinum toxin injection, especially the relatively newer Dysport & Jeuveau. Get it right the first time by getting someone who knows Dysport & Jeuveau, dosage and injection technique by heart.

  • You can expect the results to be cosmetically superior.

Our certified providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) have advanced knowledge of facial and skin anatomy, giving them the edge in the cosmetic use of injectables.

  • Only bona fide Dysport & Jeuveau experts can guarantee that your treatment is free from unwanted side effects.

Studies show that complications from cosmetic dermatology procedures are generally the handiwork of unlicensed providers. Unwanted side effects can make Dysport or Jeuveau treatment much more expensive. Avoid them by entrusting your procedure to one of The Aesthetix Lounge’s providers.

  • Our team specializes in treating all types of wrinkles.

Aside from botulimun toxin, The Aesthetix Lounge’s skin care professionals offer a wide array of wrinkle treatments, from topical skin care products to laser resurfacing. Our skin experts can help you reverse facial aging and keep you wrinkle-free cost-effectively.

You cannot go wrong when you trust The Aesthetix Lounge specialists for your skin care needs.

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What to Do Before and After Dysport/Jeuveau Treatment—A Recap

Dysport/Jeuveau procedures involve using a purified paralyzing bacterial toxin to smooth out facial wrinkles. They work just like Botox cosmetic treatments, though the drugs’ applications are slightly different because of subtle biochemical and clinical disparities. The injection process and pre- and post-treatment regimens are essentially the same.

The procedure is generally safe but not totally free of risks. Complications may arise, particularly when an unqualified provider performs it. To get the best results from your Dysport injection, entrust it only to a bona fide Dysport/Jeuveau specialist.

For Timeless Beauty, Trust Only Lancaster’s Best Skin Care Professionals

Dysport/Jeuveau treatment is a cost-effective facial wrinkle remedy. But with the nuances of the procedure, you’ll have more peace of mind entrusting it to a cosmetic expert.

At The Aesthetix Lounge, our Dysport & Jeuveau specialists have helped numerous patients reverse the signs of aging and stay young-looking for… well, indefinitely. Visit our office or use our virtual portal to schedule for a consultation and/or treatment.

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