BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®

Even people who are conscientious about skin care can’t avoid wrinkles. Nourishing your skin with moisturizers and diligently applying sunscreen helps. But for smoother skin as we age, many of us turn to injectables like Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina, residents, along with others living in and around the Triangle area, visit The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology in Chapel Hill and Central Dermatology Center in Cary and Sanford to reduce frown lines and crow’s feet without undergoing surgery.

The board-certified physicians at Central Dermatology Center oversee the cosmetic services at The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology. Request an appointment to discover how we can help you retain a youthful appearance. Or call (919) 493-3194 to schedule an appointment.

Why Use BOTOX?

With targeted injections of small doses, BOTOX and Dysport relax specific muscles that are responsible for forehead creases and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Injections help treat:

  • Vertical lines between the eyes and slightly above the bridge of the nose
  • Lines at the corners of the eyes caused by squinting, known as crow’s feet
  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Vertical lines along the neck
  • Lower facial muscles, wrinkles around the mouth, and turning down at the corners of the mouth

Plus, our patients treated with BOTOX can earn rewards through the Brilliant Distinctions® program that will help them save on future treatments.

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Photos Courtesy of BOTOX® Cosmetic

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We also use BOTOX and Dysport to enhance and maintain the improvements from dermal fillers. Learn more about combining injectable treatments.

How Do BOTOX and Dysport Work?

BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are effective at reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial movement such as expressions. To do this, BOTOX and Dysport both rely on the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A. When administered by an experienced medical professional with an acute understanding of facial anatomy, these products safely and temporarily block nerve signals from the brain, preventing the muscle movement that causes wrinkles.

What Is the Difference Between BOTOX and Dysport?

Because BOTOX and Dysport both use the same active ingredient, there is not a major difference between them from a practical standpoint. Dysport has been observed to displace more, which means it may be better suited to larger treatment areas than BOTOX. Typically, Dysport is also a bit less expensive than BOTOX. During your consultation, our skin care experts make a sound treatment recommendation based on your needs.

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Photos Courtesy of Dysport®

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What Happens During a Procedure?

A treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport is brief and comfortable. First, the injector cleanses the area to be treated. He or she may also mark the injection site to ensure accuracy. He or she then makes the injections, which last for only a few moments each. Many people liken the sensation to a pinprick or insect bite. At the end of your treatment session, you may be given a cold compress to reduce discomfort and swelling.

BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport patients are generally able to resume their normal activities immediately following a treatment, although they are advised to keep their heads upright for several hours to ensure even distribution of the product.

When Will I See Results?

You may begin noticing a difference after 2 to 7 days. However, it may be 2 weeks before the full effect is seen. There is virtually no bruising caused by the injections when performed by someone who’s experienced in performing cosmetic procedures.

Results typically last 3 or 4 months, but with regularly scheduled injections, benefits may become prolonged.

Dr. Beth Goldstein, Dr. Jennelle S. Williams, Dr. David T. DeVries, Dr. Rebecca Todd Bell, Dr. C. Lynn Cheng and Dr. Nadia S. Wang are all board-certified dermatologists and members of the American Academy of Dermatologists. At Central Dermatology Center, We specialize in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer, and the treatment of acne and acne scars, aging skin and wrinkles, hair loss, eczema and rashes, moles, cysts and lesions, and rosacea and redness. CDC serves patients from throughout North Carolina, including Chapel Hill, Raleigh-Durham, Cary, and Sanford.