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Injectables: Botox vs Dysport vs Kybella vs Dermal Fillers

June 5, 2023

When it comes to improving your appearance through injectables, there are a lot of options available—which can be overwhelming! With so many businesses offering different products, it can be difficult to choose the right aesthetic treatments for your face. This is especially true if you are unfamiliar with the various treatments and their benefits.

At Atalo Aesthetics, we understand how confusing it can be. This is why we are dedicated to helping you make an informed decision on which of these injectables is right for you. We’ll be looking at Botox, Dysport, Kybella, and Dermal Fillers.

Each of these injectables can provide amazing results, but they are not all created equal. In this blog, we will take a closer look at each of these popular cosmetic treatments.

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Botox

Botox is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It has been used for various medical and cosmetic purposes since the 1980s when it was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating eye muscle disorders. Botox works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contractions, thereby temporarily paralyzing the targeted muscles. Botox can be highly effective by targeting muscles in the face.

In cosmetic medicine, Botox is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. It can also be used to lift drooping eyebrows, soften the appearance of a square jaw, and treat excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, and feet. The effects of Botox typically last for 3 months, after which the muscles gradually regain their activity. Our professionals in our Cincinnati-based Aesthetics clinic offer Botox for various areas and will carry out a full assessment before your treatment to ensure that you are suitable for Botox.

Is there any post-care with Botox?

One of the main benefits of Botox is that it is a relatively quick procedure with minimal downtime. Generally, post-care includes:

  • Avoid touching, applying pressure, or massaging the treated area post-treatment
  • Don’t lie down or lean forward 4-6 hours post-treatment
  • Avoid exercising for 4-6 hours post-treatment

At Atalo Aesthetics, Botox will be administered by a highly trained and experienced professional, and the patient can then resume their normal activities immediately afterward. Additionally, Botox is a highly customizable treatment that can be tailored to the individual patient’s needs and preferences, something that can be discussed at your consultation.

Botox has become the most popular go-to anti-wrinkle treatment due to its effectiveness, safety, and convenience. It is backed by a long track record of clinical research and has been used by millions of patients worldwide. The procedure is generally well-tolerated, with minor and temporary side effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site. As with any medical procedure, however, it is important to have a full consultation beforehand to determine if Botox is appropriate for your particular needs and goals.

Dysport

Dysport is a prescription injection that is used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. Like Botox, Dysport works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance. Dysport contains botulinum toxin A, a purified protein that has been used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for over a decade. It is often compared to Botox, as it is similar in its mechanism of action and results, but some patients may prefer one over the other due to differences in formulation, onset time, or other factors.

Dysport treatments are offered at Atalo Aesthetics in our Cincinnati clinic by professionals experienced in using Dysport, the procedure is generally well-tolerated, with few and temporary side effects. Again, Dysport requires a full consultation to check that Dysport is appropriate for your particular needs and goals.

Photo of a woman's hands with a gold bracelet on one arm holding Dysport unit boxes

What is the difference between Botox & Dysport?

While Botox and Dysport are both injectables and used for the same purpose – to temporarily relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines – there are some differences between the two.

One of the main differences between Botox and Dysport is their onset time. As previously mentioned, Dysport typically takes effect within a few days of injection, while Botox may take up to a week. This means that patients who are looking for a quicker result may prefer Dysport over Botox.

Another difference is the duration of the effects. While both products last for several months, some studies have suggested that Dysport may have a slightly longer duration of action than Botox, which could be beneficial for some patients.

Finally, there may be differences in dosing and injection techniques between Botox and Dysport. A healthcare provider who is experienced in using both products will be able to advise on the appropriate dose and technique for each individual patient.

Ultimately, the choice between Botox and Dysport will depend on the patient’s individual needs and preferences, as well as the recommendation by our professionals at Atalo Aesthetics. Both products have been proven safe and effective for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and the decision may come down to factors such as onset time, duration, and personal experience with both Botox and Dysport products.

Click here to read another blog we wrote breaking down all the differences between Botox and Dysport! They each follow the same post-care rules listed above.

Photo of a vile of Kybella injectable treatment

Kybella

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to reduce the appearance of submental fullness, or what is commonly referred to as a “double chin.” The treatment is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to break down and absorb fat. When injected into the fat cells beneath the chin, Kybella destroys those cells, resulting in a slimmer and more defined jawline.

Kybella has become a popular treatment in the aesthetics industry due to its non-invasive nature and long-lasting results. Unlike traditional surgical procedures such as liposuction, Kybella requires no incisions, general anesthesia, or downtime. Patients can expect to see results after 2-4 treatments and the effects are generally permanent as the destroyed fat cells do not regenerate.

It may be suitable for individuals who are bothered by the appearance of a double chin and have not been able to achieve their desired results through diet and exercise. It is important to note that the treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing, have an infection in the treatment area, or have a history of difficulty swallowing.

At Atalo Aesthetics, we offer Kybella treatment in our clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio to help patients achieve a more defined and contoured jawline without the need for surgery. Our experienced providers will work with each patient to determine the appropriate treatment plan based on their individual needs and goals.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectables used to restore volume and enhance facial features. They are made of various materials, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid.

The procedure involves injecting small amounts of the filler material into specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, lips, and under-eye areas, to smooth out wrinkles, add volume, and enhance facial contours. Dermal fillers can also be used to treat scars and other facial imperfections.

One of the most common types of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. When injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid fillers can help to restore volume and elasticity, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Dermal fillers are a popular and minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures such as facelifts. The results of the treatment can last anywhere from several months to a year or more, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s metabolism.

It’s important to note that dermal fillers should only be administered by a trained and experienced professional, here at Atalo Aesthetics, we are highly trained in the safe administration of dermal fillers. Our experience and knowledge ensure that the treatment we provide is safe and effective and that the filler material is injected in the appropriate areas and in the correct amounts.

Overall, dermal fillers can be a great option for those looking to enhance their appearance and restore a more youthful, refreshed look to their face.

the differences between these injectables:

Botox: relaxes/freezes muscles to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles

Dysport: also relaxes/freezes muscles to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles

Kybella: fat dissolving injections for jawline & chin

Dermal Fillers: filler material to add volume in areas such as cheeks, lips, and hollow eyes.

With so many injectables available, choosing the right aesthetic treatment can be a challenge. At Atalo Aesthetics, we are committed to helping you make an informed decision about the best treatment for you. Whether you are interested in Botox, Dysport, Kybella, or dermal fillers, our team of experts is here to help and advise!

Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation! You can either call us at (513)-984-2000 or fill out our new patient inquiry form here.