Neurotoxins are commonly used in areas of facial expression - crow's feet, furrows between our brows and our forehead lines. They work by inhibiting the contraction of your muscle in and around those "problem areas". Neurotoxins are great for both smoothing and diminishing lines and for preventing the intensity of those lines as we age. At Vera Bella, we work with Dysport and Botox.
Typical areas of concern:
Frown lines show above your nose and between the eyebrows, especially when frowning or tensing your brows.
Forehead lines are the creases that form between your brow and hairline when you raise your eyebrows.
Crows feet are the fine lines that form on the outer corners of your eyes when you raise your eyebrows or smile.
Bunny lines appear on either side of your nose when you wrinkle it or when squinting.
Gummy smile occurs when the upper lip muscle contracts too much, leaving a large amount of gum exposed when smiling or laughing.
A Lip Flip can help to relax the upper lip muscle and "flip" it out, revealing a less gummy smile.
Platysmal bands refer to the two muscles that run vertically up the sides of the neck and are typically one of the first signs of aging.
BOTOX Cosmetic is about you, with fewer lines. It is the only product of its kind that is FDA approved to temporarily improve the look of 3 areas: moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet lines, and forehead lines in adults.
BOTOX Cosmetic works beneath the surface to temporarily reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes those deep lines in adults - to help them look visibly smoother. While your muscles in these areas have specific functions, they're also interrelated, so your specialist may treat 3 areas at the same time.
$12 per unit
Don’t let your frown lines between your eyebrows define you. For adults who want a natural look, Dysport is a natural-looking, fast-acting, long-lasting prescription injection proven to help smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows - without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face.
Dysport works to treat this area by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. One injection into each of the 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines.
$12 per unit
What's the difference?
Botox and Dysport are composed of different formulas, but are equally effective neuromodulators. Dysport is a more diluted solution, therefore you may need more units of Dysport than Botox. However, because it is more diluted Dysport is better at treating large areas while Botox is great for smaller areas and pesky wrinkles.
This means one of the main differences between Dysport and Botox is the areas in which they are approved for use. Dysport is primarily used for correcting the frown lines between your eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines. Dysport is a great option for those who have moderate to severe frown lines. However, Botox can be used to treat many different types of wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines. If you have mild to moderate wrinkles, Botox may be a better option for you.
Some people have experienced quicker results with Dysport, noticing a reduction in wrinkles in only 2-3 days. The results of Botox generally take around a week to appear, but both injectables reveal their peak results at around 2 weeks. When looking at how long the results last, both Dysport and Botox last around 3-4 months.
Typical areas of concern:
Temples - treat the hollowness in your temples to create a more youthful look in your eye and brow area
Under-eye - treat volume loss to alleviate darkness or puffiness under the eye area
Cheeks - raise the volume of the area above and around your cheekbones to create a more lifted and defined look.
Smile Lines - target those deeper smile lines around the mouth for a smoother look
Lips - increase volume for plump, full luscious lips
Chin - shape and contour the chin and tighten skin around this area
Jawline - create or enhance that distinct jaw edge by targeting that area that is lacking structure
Dermal fillers work to plump up the area of skin suffering from volume loss by filling in hollowness or lines that are present at all times, even when the muscles in a particular area are not being utilized. Dermal fillers consist of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, and the gel like substance compensates for areas suffering from volume loss
to provide a smooth, naturally relaxed look.
This is a hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face and hands. Over time natural fat begins to deteriorate resulting in sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles, and a reduction in volume. Restylane Lyft adds fullness to the cheeks, midface area, and the back of the hands to restore volume.
This is a hyaluronic acid derma filler that is able to help to restore a more youthful, natural looking appearance while helping you maintain your natural expressions and movement. Used primarily in nasolabial folds and marionette lines (lines that run alongside the face and mouth), Restylane Defyne helps to correct chin projection and offers the right amount of support and flexibility through a range of facial expressions.
Designed specifically for the movement of the lips, Restylane Kysse is a lip filler that adds volume, smooths upper lip lines and enhances lip color for up to one year. This allows you to enhance texture and color of the lips while maintaining a full range of expressions.
This is a specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal filler made that targets the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Refyne helps to correct these lines for a more natural look to your face and helps support your natural expression for results that help maintain natural movement when you're smiling, frowning and even puckering up.
As we age and lose volume in the midface, we also lose definition in the cheeks. Restylane Contour restores your natural contour, frees dynamic expression, and refreshes your look.3-5 This unique injectable hyaluronic acid gel creates natural-looking, subtly rejuvenated cheeks.
This is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane can also be used for lip enhancement, and is uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.