Botox Specialist

Agresti Health and Wellness

Internists & Integrative Medicine Specialists located in Nutley, NJ & Chester, NJ

Dr. James V. Agresti III at Agresti Health and Wellness is a top-ranked physician with expertise aesthetics services. He helps patients retain their youthful appearance as the body and face go through the natural aging process. If you live in or around Nutley or Chester, New Jersey, visit Dr. Agresti at his private practice for anti-aging treatments, such as Botox and Dysport®. These injections relax the muscles that cause crow’s feet and frown lines, leading to a younger, more vibrant appearance.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable, prescription medication that temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. Research has proven the safety and effectiveness of Botox. It’s an FDA-approved treatment that improves your appearance by decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, specifically crow’s feet around your eyes and frown lines on your forehead.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is also an injectable botulinum toxin that relaxes facial creases and is FDA approved. It’s very similar to Botox and is derived from the same bacterium. It works in the same way as Botox -- by relaxing your facial-muscle activity to decrease wrinkles. Dysport has been widely used in Europe as an alternative to Botox.

Which should I choose: Dysport or Botox?

Both injectables offer good results in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Agresti can help you determine which one is best for you in terms of cost and desired results. Some of the major differences include:

  • Dysport may offer more immediate results with lines relaxing within 2-5 days versus 4-7 days for Botox
  • Dysport’s wrinkle-reducing effects may not last as long as Botox
  • It may take higher doses of Dysport to achieve the same results as Botox.

How long do the effects of these injectables last?

The wrinkle-reducing effects of Dysport last up to four months, while Botox can last 4-6 months. Exactly how long each injectable lasts depends on the individual patient. The more consistent you are with treatment, the better your results will be. As you use Dysport or Botox, your facial muscles will be trained to relax, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.

Who is a candidate for Botox and Dysport?

Anyone who has visible lines or wrinkles around their eyes and mouth is a good candidate for Botox and Dysport. These compounds relax the repeated movements and muscle contractions in your face that cause frown lines and crow’s feet. Not only will treatment smooth existing wrinkles, it can also prevent them from forming.

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