Over the past few years, we’ve seen it all on TikTok and Instagram – smooth, ageless skin, and influencer after influencer sharing their not-so-secret treatment: Botox and Dysport.
The injectable go-to skin-smoothing treatments have made quite the name for themselves over the last few years. But did you know that Botox and Dysport aren't just for wrinkles? They can do so much more. At Self Skin Studio, we love using Botox for more than just ironing out fine lines —below we discuss some of our favorite treatments (and how you can revive your youthful glow)!
WHAT ARE BOTOX AND DYSPORT?
Botox and Dysport are brand names for neurotoxin injectables derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In controlled doses, these injectables temporarily block nerve signals, causing muscles to relax. This, in turn, can reduce the appearance of fine lines, especially the dynamic wrinkles that appear when we frown, squint, or smile.
BOTOX AND DYSPORT: NOT JUST FOR WRINKLES
While Botox and Dysport are famed for their wrinkle-smoothing capabilities, they are so much more. These powerhouse products can bring you back to your best-looking self with treatments such as…
- DAO (DEPRESSOR ANGULI ORIS) TREATMENT: THE DAO MUSCLES RUN FROM THE CORNERS OF THE MOUTH TO THE JAW. OVERACTIVE DAO MUSCLES CAN CAUSE THE APPEARANCE OF A CONSTANT FROWN BOTOX AND DYSPORT HELP TO RELAX THESE MUSCLES, GENTLY LIFTING THE CORNERS OF THE MOUTH TO CREATE A SOFTER, MORE CHEERFUL EXPRESSION.
- NECK LINES: THE VERTICAL LINES THAT APPEAR ON YOUR NECK WITH AGE? THEY’RE CALLED "PLATYSMAL BANDS", BY INJECTING BOTOX OR DYSPORT INTO THIS MUSCLE, THESE LINES BECOME LESS PROMINENT.
- MASSETERS: THOSE WITH OVERACTIVE OR LARGE JAW MUSCLES OFTEN EXPERIENCE TEETH GRINDING AND CLENCHING, WHICH ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO THE APPEARANCE OF A SQUARE OR WIDE JAW. INJECTING BOTOX OR DYSPORT INTO THE MASSETER MUSCLE CAN RELAX IT, RESULTING IN A SLIMMER JAWLINE AND REDUCED GRINDING. WIN-WIN!
- CHIN DIMPLING: ALSO KNOWN AS “PEBBLE CHIN” OR “ORANGE PEEL CHIN,” THIS OCCURS WHEN THE CHIN MUSCLE (MENTALIS) IS HYPERACTIVE. BOTOX AND DYSPORT CAN RELAX THIS MUSCLE TO SMOOTH OUT THE APPEARANCE OF THE CHIN.
- GUMMY SMILE: SOME PEOPLE NOTICE A LOT OF GUM WHEN THEY FLASH THEIR BIG, BEAUTIFUL SMILE. BUT IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE MORE TEETH AND LESS GUM, BOTOX AND DYSPORT CAN HELP. INJECTING BOTOXOR DYSPORT INTO THE MUSCLES THAT LIFT THE UPPER LIP HELP RELAX YOUR LIP AND SHOW MORE OF YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU SMILE.
- BROW LIFT: AS WE AGE, GRAVITY CAN TAKE A TOLL ON OUR FEATURES, INCLUDING OUR BROWS. DROOPY, TIRED-LOOKING BROWS CAN BE HELPED WITH A TOUCH OF BOTOX AND DYSPORT IN THE RIGHT SPOTS, HELPING YOU LOOK MORE AWAKE AND REFRESHED.
- NOSE LIFT: EVEN OUR NOSES CAN SAG A BIT WITH TIME, ESPECIALLY WHEN SMILING. BUT WHEN WE INJECT BOTOX AND DYSPORT INTO THE DEPRESSOR SEPTI NASI, WE CAN GIVE THE TIP OF THE NOSE A LITTLE LIFT.
- LIP FLIP: WANT A FULLER UPPER LIP WITHOUT ACTUALLY ADDING VOLUME? TRY A BOTOX LIP FLIP! BOTOX AND DYSPORT CAN HELP RELAX THE MUSCLE ABOVE YOUR UPPER LIP, MAKING IT ROLL OUT JUST ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A FULLER, PLUMP LOOK.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?
The effects of Botox and Dysport typically last between 3 to 4 months, although this can vary based on individual factors like metabolism, muscle activity, and the area treated. With consistent treatments, results may last longer over time.
WHEN WILL YOU SEE RESULTS?
Most people start noticing the effects of Botox in 7 to 10 days and Dysport within 3 to 7 days post-injection. However, it can take up to 2 weeks for the full results to be apparent. At Self Skin Studio, we specialize in natural, understated treatments. We won’t make you look overdone - it’ll simply keep you looking like the very best version of yourself.
BOTOX TREATMENTS IN WILMINGTON, NC
While Botox and Dysport are exceptional in treating wrinkles, we use them to treat so much more. Whether you're aiming for a wrinkle-free face, a slimmer jawline, or a chin without dimples, these versatile treatments have much to offer.
If you have a specific skin concern you want addressed, come visit us at Self Skin Studio in Willmington, North Carolina. We’ll create a clear plan to help you reach your skincare goals so that you can keep looking like the most beautiful you. Ready to revolutionize your skincare journey? BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH OUR TEAM TODAY!