What’s the Difference Between Dysport and Botox?

When searching for an injectable wrinkle-reduction solution, many patients find themselves choosing between Dysport and Botox. Both products use the same action mechanism in human muscles, allowing muscle tissue and nerve impulses to relax, which leads to fewer visible wrinkles in the face and elsewhere.

But what are the differences between Dysport and Botox? A lot of it comes down to personal preference, but there are a few technical differences to understand before deciding on one treatment over the other.

Dysport Explained

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Although it’s very similar to Botox in makeup and action, Dysport is a bit more diluted, which affects both its dosage levels and the ways in which the product eventually breaks down and loses its effectiveness.

Additionally, Dysport’s slightly different formula and structure make it behave differently once it’s been injected into a patient’s body. Dysport usually diffuses more, which means it spreads out over a broader area and treats wider wrinkles and areas with narrower muscles, such as the forehead. It also, however, means that Dysport is less effective at treating smaller areas or areas with thicker muscle coverage, including the space between eyebrows and the lower half of the face.

Botox Explained

While both Dysport and Botox are forms of botulinum toxin type A, an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Franckle can use Botox more precisely and target specific muscle groups and areas of the body. This can, in the long run, mean fewer injections and more precise, effective wrinkle-reduction in specific target areas. As an added bonus, fewer injections mean lower costs.

Botox treatments take only around 10 minutes to complete, are nearly painless for the patient, and provide results that last for up to four months. Dr. Franckle can work with you to create a customized non-surgical facial rejuvenation plan using Botox, as well as combining other popular options like Juvederm.

For more information on non-surgical cosmetic treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact William Franckle, MD, FACS online or call 856-772-6500.

 

How Baby Botox Is Changing the Filler Game

Example of woman who uses Baby Botox as preventative maintenance as administered by William Franckle, MD, FACSThe Kardashian look is out, and the Markle look is in! The fuller lips and taut foreheads popularized by the famous reality TV family is being replaced by a more natural look thanks to the influence of America’s own princess, Meghan Markle. The goal is to get a more natural forehead and lip that won’t overpower the other facial features. Many women have already seen the look on Instagram, but few have actually heard of Baby Botox until now.

What Is Baby Botox?

Baby Botox treatments involve targeted microdoses of Botox injected into the face—including the lips and forehead—instead of the full doses. Baby Botox creates a subtler look, using about half the dose of traditional Botox treatments. The smaller dose allows for more movement in the face, creating the natural look popularized by Markle. Instead of a dramatic new look, Baby Botox makes a face look fresh and rejuvenated, similar to a facial.

How Does It Work?

Part of the appeal is that it is primarily a preventive treatment. It’s commonly used by young women who want to prevent wrinkles by changing the way wrinkle-causing muscles move. Many women then continue to use even smaller maintenance doses of the injectable filler to keep the original look. But Baby Botox does have some corrective properties as well, as the filler contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it ideal for correcting acne and facial scars while improving the skin around the lips and face.

What Kind of Look Will Baby Botox Create?

The blood plasma fillers used for Baby Botox work with the patient’s stem cells to produce natural collagen for a subtler look, giving the skin a natural shine. Brows become slightly lifted for a younger, fresher look around the eyes, which can also help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. However, people with deep wrinkles might not benefit from the microdoses of Baby Botox and may need traditional Botox treatments instead.

Baby Botox injections can be done in just a few minutes, and William Franckle, MD, FACS can perform the treatment in-office so that you can return to your daily activities. Side effects are rare and most commonly include mild swelling and tenderness at the injection site. Call us at 856-772-6500 to schedule your Baby Botox consultation with Dr. Franckle today, and be sure to check out our specials for discounted rates.

 

Four Top Plastic Surgery Trends for 2018

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Cosmetic surgery is more popular than ever in the United States. According to an annual statistics report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 17.5 million procedures were performed in 2017, a 2 percent increase over 2016 numbers. Those considering a cosmetic procedure should know about these 2018 plastic surgery trends. Here are some procedures that are showing a surge in popularity.

1. Breast Reductions 

While breast reduction is not a new procedure, it increased in prevalence by 11 percent last year according to the ASPS. With this surgery, excess breast tissue and fat are removed to reduce the size of the breasts and bring them in proportion to the rest of the body. Breast reduction has a high patient satisfaction rating both with the aesthetic results and the improved quality of life.

2. Non-Invasive Body Sculpting Procedures

This year, plastic surgery trends go beyond traditional surgery, with a dramatic increase in ultrasound, laser, and other technical procedures that tighten skin and eliminate fat. One of the most popular options in this category includes injectable medications like  Kybella, which is approved by the FDA to destroy fat cells in the chin or other areas of the body. These non-invasive procedures can create a slimmer, more youthful appearance with no recovery time, accounting for their skyrocketing popularity.

3. Botox® Injections

This injectable medication is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S. Its diverse applications are part of the reason why Botox® is so widely used; it can effectively smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as treat excessive sweating when injected in the underarm area. In 2017, 7.23 million Botox® procedures were performed, with an even greater increase projected for 2018. In fact, Botox® was the leading cosmetic minimally invasive procedure performed, just beating out dermal fillers like Juvéderm.

4. Tummy Tucks

After a decrease in 2016, tummy tucks have joined the list of top plastic surgery trends, with an increase of more than 2,000 procedures in 2017 when compared to the previous year. A tummy tuck can create the flat stomach contour that may not be achievable with diet and exercise alone due to the effects of age, weight changes, and pregnancy. This procedure removes excess fat and skin and tightens muscles to achieve the patient’s desired aesthetic goal.

If you live in the Voorhees, NJ area and are considering one of these procedures or another cosmetic surgery procedure, turn to the expertise of William Franckle, MD, FACS. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Fill out our convenient online form to schedule a free consultation.

 

Q&A: Your Guide to Injectable Fillers

Did you know that many unwanted signs of aging (i.e. wrinkles) can be attributed to volume loss in the face? As we age, we naturally lose fat under the skin and fine lines and wrinkles appear. Injectable fillers replace lost volume under the skin for a smoother, softer, more youthful appearance. If you’ve been considering injectable fillers, here’s what you need to know. Woman smiling with her hand on her neck

What are dermal fillers used for?

Injectable fillers are appropriate and effective for several aesthetic goals, including softening facial creases and wrinkles, enhancing facial contours, smoothing acne scars, plumping lips for a fuller appearance, and decreasing bags under the eyes. These effects are temporary and must be repeated to achieve long-term results. The treatment is done in the office and typically takes less than 30 minutes.

What are the different types of dermal fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular choices for filling in fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, with a greater concentration in skin cells. Synthetic wrinkle fillers are used for the same purpose and tend to last longer than those that contain substances already found in the skin. Autologous wrinkle fillers, or fat injection, makes use of your own fat to plump areas of the face that has lost volume. Fat is removed from one area of the body, prepared, then injected into the face.

How long do injectable fillers last?

You’ll likely enjoy the effects of an injectable filler treatment for six months all the way up to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used and how it reacts with your skin. When your desired results start to fade, fillers can safely be used again.

Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?

Injectables are ideal for those who want a younger, refreshed appearance without the recovery time associated with traditional plastic surgery. Dermal fillers generally provide a more subtle change than invasive procedures. If you are interested in more permanent results, you may want to consider a surgical procedure, such as a face lift or brow lift. The ideal candidate for injectable fillers is a non-smoker in good overall health who is committed to ongoing skin care and has realistic expectations about what this treatment can achieve.

What’s the recovery like?

Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment, though intense physical activity should be avoided for 48 hours. Some may experience redness or temporary numbness at the injection site, mild bruising, or minor swelling. Icing and massage help to resolve these side effects within a few hours.

If you want to look younger and more rested but are not ready to commit to a surgical procedure, call 856-772-6500 to talk with Dr. Franckle about the benefits of injectable fillers. He can recommend a treatment plan based on your aesthetic goals.

 

I Want to Look Great for Valentine’s Day!

Raise your hand if you wait until the last minute to take care of tasks. Yep, we are guilty too. With the internet, overnight shipping and instant gratification at every corner, the idea of planning ahead really has lost its appeal.

There are still a few things in life that we need to plan ahead of time.  Prepping for a surgery, for example, can take months including the recovery time.  So what about this coming Valentine’s Day? Do you still have time for a quick treatment or two?  It is probably too late to schedule surgery now and be recovered in time for the romantic holiday, but facial injections or laser treatments are still a great idea. Here are your options:

Botox/Dysport: Relax the wrinkles between your eyebrows, on your forehead and around those pesky crow’s feet. On average your results will take 4-5 days to appear and will last 3-4 months. But don’t wait until the last minute, come see us by February 7th.

Juvederm, Restylane: Erase those smile lines and give a sexy plump to your lips at least 2 weeks before the big day. Your final result will be evident within 5-7 days of treatment and will last 6-9 months. We can stretch this one to February 2nd.

Skin Rejuvenation: Even out skin tone; erase light acne scars and brown spots; improve your skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines with a laser treatment. Our laser treatments (in order to get great results) do require a bit of downtime (3-4 days), but if you’re willing to commit you’re going to be very happy with your results. See us by February 2nd to be ready for your valentine.

 

Dr. Franckle sees patients on Tuesday afternoons and all day Thursdays.

Only a couple days left before Valentine’s Day – be ready with an appointment!