What Botox and Dysport can do for you

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Thinking about trying Botox or Dysport? You’re not alone! These popular injectables help many people feel confident in their skin. But what exactly are they and what can they do? We’ve got answers!

What are Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are similar in that they are both nuerotoxins and can treat wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. Botox and Dysport are not the same as fillers, which as the name suggests, fill in volume where needed. Rather, Botox and Dysport work by targeting the facial movement that after being repeated, is now forming a wrinkle.

While Botox and Dysport work similarly, they do have different concentrations. Providers and patients may have different preferences on which they prefer. Some patients will notice that one sets in more quickly or lasts longer than the other. Some providers may feel that certain areas of the face are best treated with one or the other.

The different concentrations also mean the number of units used varies between the two, so price per unit is not apples to apples.

It’s best to discuss pros and cons of each injectable with your provider when deciding which to go with.

What areas does each treat?

Dysport is primarily used for the “11’s”, or the lines in between the eyebrows. Patients often want this area treated, as not only do they feel that the lines make them look (and feel!) older, but also because the lines can make them seem angry. 

Botox can also treat the 11s, but is also often used for forehead lines and crow’s feet as well. 

The importance of a quality injector

While both Dysport and Botox are wonderful options for patients, choosing the right injector matters! Most patients want to look refreshed but without looking unnatural. A qualified injector can achieve this and will guide the decision process on where to place the injections, and how much to use. An experienced injector can also make the process more comfortable for you.

At what age can you start getting Botox or Dysport?

The aging process starts earlier than  you may think! Normally by mid twenties, people are already noticing changes in their skin. A term that has become popular is “preventative Botox”, although either Botox or Dysport could be used for this. Basically, it’s starting the injectable treatments earlier to prevent the wrinkles from forming in the first place. 

If you are interested in starting Botox or Dysport and are at least 18, talk to your provider to see if it’s right for you!

What other services go with Botox and Dysport?

While nothing else is mandatory for either of these products to work, most patients who are investing in the appearance of their skin also leverage other skin treatments! These can include anything from high quality skin care products, facials, lasers, and more. 

Many patients often get neurotoxin injectables along with filler injectables. This way the Botox or Dysport smoothes out the wrinkles, while the filler adds volume to places such as the cheeks or lips for an entire face refresh.

Are there loyalty programs and rewards for Botox and Dysport?

Yes! Both companies have programs to help you save money and stay loyal to their brands. Dysport, owned by  Galderma has the Aspire program, which provides coupons and other savings on their products. Galderma also owns brands you may recognize such as skin care line Cetaphil, filler line Restylane and medications such as Differin.

Botox, owned by Abbvie, is part of the Alle rewards program. Patients earn points with every brand purchase, and then can redeem them for cash towards their next purchases. The brands included are Botox, Juvederm, CoolSculpting and more.

Botox and Dysport Beauty Days at Heartland Skin Wellness

In addition, we’re offering savings of $50 off each syringe at our Botox and Dysport Beauty Days! They are scheduled for the rest of the year on June 23rd and 24th, September 8th and 9th, and December 8th and 9th. Space is limited so book soon! Call to schedule at 515-224-7088.

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Complete the form below to schedule an appointment or ask us a question.


    Thinking about trying Botox or Dysport? You’re not alone! These popular injectables help many people feel confident in their skin. But what exactly are they and what can they do? We’ve got answers!

    What are Botox and Dysport?

    Botox and Dysport are similar in that they are both nuerotoxins and can treat wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. Botox and Dysport are not the same as fillers, which as the name suggests, fill in volume where needed. Rather, Botox and Dysport work by targeting the facial movement that after being repeated, is now forming a wrinkle.

    While Botox and Dysport work similarly, they do have different concentrations. Providers and patients may have different preferences on which they prefer. Some patients will notice that one sets in more quickly or lasts longer than the other. Some providers may feel that certain areas of the face are best treated with one or the other.

    The different concentrations also mean the number of units used varies between the two, so price per unit is not apples to apples.

    It’s best to discuss pros and cons of each injectable with your provider when deciding which to go with.

    What areas does each treat?

    Dysport is primarily used for the “11’s”, or the lines in between the eyebrows. Patients often want this area treated, as not only do they feel that the lines make them look (and feel!) older, but also because the lines can make them seem angry. 

    Botox can also treat the 11s, but is also often used for forehead lines and crow’s feet as well. 

    The importance of a quality injector

    While both Dysport and Botox are wonderful options for patients, choosing the right injector matters! Most patients want to look refreshed but without looking unnatural. A qualified injector can achieve this and will guide the decision process on where to place the injections, and how much to use. An experienced injector can also make the process more comfortable for you.

    At what age can you start getting Botox or Dysport?

    The aging process starts earlier than  you may think! Normally by mid twenties, people are already noticing changes in their skin. A term that has become popular is “preventative Botox”, although either Botox or Dysport could be used for this. Basically, it’s starting the injectable treatments earlier to prevent the wrinkles from forming in the first place. 

    If you are interested in starting Botox or Dysport and are at least 18, talk to your provider to see if it’s right for you!

    What other services go with Botox and Dysport?

    While nothing else is mandatory for either of these products to work, most patients who are investing in the appearance of their skin also leverage other skin treatments! These can include anything from high quality skin care products, facials, lasers, and more. 

    Many patients often get neurotoxin injectables along with filler injectables. This way the Botox or Dysport smoothes out the wrinkles, while the filler adds volume to places such as the cheeks or lips for an entire face refresh.

    Are there loyalty programs and rewards for Botox and Dysport?

    Yes! Both companies have programs to help you save money and stay loyal to their brands. Dysport, owned by  Galderma has the Aspire program, which provides coupons and other savings on their products. Galderma also owns brands you may recognize such as skin care line Cetaphil, filler line Restylane and medications such as Differin.

    Botox, owned by Abbvie, is part of the Alle rewards program. Patients earn points with every brand purchase, and then can redeem them for cash towards their next purchases. The brands included are Botox, Juvederm, CoolSculpting and more.

    Botox and Dysport Beauty Days at Heartland Skin Wellness

    In addition, we’re offering savings of $50 off each syringe at our Botox and Dysport Beauty Days! They are scheduled for the rest of the year on June 23rd and 24th, September 8th and 9th, and December 8th and 9th. Space is limited so book soon! Call to schedule at 515-224-7088.

    Contact us

    Complete the form below to schedule an appointment or ask us a question.


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