What's the difference between Botulinum and dermal fillers?
Dysport (the European brand of Botulinum Toxin Type A) is used for relaxing the muscles on the face, and for minimising frown lines. Dermal fillers are to replace volume in the face in areas that need plumping up to look more youthful.
Do these injectable treatments hurt?
Botulinum is inected into the frown lines or crow’s feet using a very fine needle with very little discomfort. Modern dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic so again discomfort is kept at a minimum.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
There may be some minor bruising after botulinum treatment. With fillers there may be both bruising and swelling which subsides in a day or two and can be covered with make-up.
Will my face look ‘frozen’?
With careful injecting of Dysport or fillers a fresher and relaxed look can be achieved. A more youthful appearance is achieved while maintaining a natural expression.
How often will I need to have my treatment topped up?
With Botulinum Toxin Type A you need a top up about every 3 to 4 months initially, but after regular treatments you can push it out longer to about every 6 months. With fillers you need treatments about every 6-8 months.