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Botox®, Dysport® and Dermal Fillers: Why One is Right for Me?


As we age the signs of time appear on our hands, legs, and faces. It is our face, however, that is the most revealing of our age. Fun in the sun, exposure to environmental elements, stress, sadness, and joy all play into how our skin ages. We are fortunate to live in a time where you can reset the clock and minimize facial wrinkles. The most well-known brand is Botox, however, there are many others that can provide a fuller, more youthful look. With so many options from which to choose, how do you know which will give the results you seek?

In this article, we will share common concerns and treatment goals men and women share regarding facial wrinkles and how injectables address these concerns.

Minimize Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet and Forehead Creases

If your wrinkle concern is to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet or forehead creases, then Botox or Dysport may be right for you. Some of the facial movements we make every day cause wrinkles, which over time become more defined. Botox and Dysport are neurotoxins that work by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. By relaxing the muscles in specific areas of the face, we can soften the appearance of such wrinkles for up to six months. Both treatments take only 10-20 minutes to complete with noticeable results appearing within days.

Regain Facial Volume, Soften Facial Creases and Wrinkles, and Plump Lips

If your goal is to restore the youthful fullness back to your skin while supporting and stimulating new collagen growth, dermal fillers may be right for you. Dermal fillers have revolutionized the cosmetic industry providing more affordable and non-surgical treatment options for men and women seeking a more youthful appearance. At Amani MedSpa, we are pleased to offer Restylane® and Sculptra® to meet the unique needs of our clients. Each product works in its unique way.

How does the Restylane Family of Dermal Fillers Work?

The Restylane family of dermal fillers include Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, Restylane Silk®, Restylane Refyne®, and Restylane Defyne®. These dermal fillers are FDA approved and have been used more than 30 million times since their initial arrival on the market in 2004. Restylane is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides fullness and elasticity. However, as we age, the hyaluronic acid in our bodies diminishes reducing the fullness of youth and making wrinkles more noticeable. Restylane treatments work by adding lift and volume to the cheeks, facial wrinkles and folds as well as providing a subtle volume to the lips while softening the lines surrounding them. Restylane results can last up to 12 months.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra is different from Restylane in that it provides natural-looking results over time. A collagen-stimulator, Sculptra works by restoring the underlying structure of the skin over a treatment regimen that typically consists of three injections over the course of three to four months. Sculptra results can last up to two years.

Get Rid of Fat Under the Chin

Fat under the chin is a normal sign of aging. The loss of a sharp jawline makes many people feel self-conscious. If your concern is fat or sagging skin located under your chin, Kybella® may be right for you. Made of the naturally-occurring molecule in the body, deoxycholic acid, Kybella assists the body in the absorption and removal of unwanted fat under the chin. Working over time and with a series of treatments that are customized to your unique needs, Kybella’s results are permanent.

If you are interested in learning more about the injectable services offered at Amani MedSpa, we invite you to a schedule a consultation with Dr. Brar. Alternately, if you are ready to move forward and schedule an appointment, please call us today at 813-685-6111 or email us at hi@amanimedspa.com.