Last year more than 12 million men and women each year enjoyed looking younger and more vibrant with Botox. Botox relaxes furrows on the forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyes for 3 to 4 months. Treatments are quick, and there's no down time.
It's important to know that Botox results are not instant. Botox's wrinkle-relaxing results take place incrementally over 7 to 14 days after treatment. This means that you'll want to make sure you get your Botox treatment at least two weeks before any special event.
$3.99 / unit
Dysport, the only Botox alternative, relaxes the muscles that cause facial lines and wrinkles. Both work by blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles that make them hyperactive, forming crow’s feet, brow furrows, and frown lines between the eyes. The temporarily relaxed wrinkle-causing muscles gives the face a much more youthful appearance.
Dysport was developed by Medicis, and is the first and only FDA approved BOTOX alternative.
Dysport is significantly less expensive per unit than Allergan’s BOTOX, however you will need approximately twice as many units to treat the same wrinkled area. This means that it costs just slightly less to treat an area with Dysport than BOTOX.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
Severe Smile Lines & Wrinkles
First approved by the FDA in 2006, JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses lines or "smile/laugh lines" around the nose and mouth, also known as nasolabial folds. JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface.