Botox and Dysport

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Redefine your beauty with Botox or Dysport from Bella Derma Laser and Med Spa in Eagleville

When you hear Botox, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Like many, you may have pictured frozen expressions or overly taught-looking skin. The truth is Botox’s popularity has drastically risen by over 40% in as little as the last five years. What could be the draw to attract 1 million Americans a year to what used to be considered almost taboo? The answer is simple: the benefits of botulinum toxin injections such as Botox or Dysport go far beyond simply vanity. There are numerous cosmetic benefits and medical therapeutic reasons why so many are rushing to their local Med Spa.

What are Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are names you have heard before, but you might not understand their similarities or differences.

Botox and Dysport are derived from Botulinum Type A, a neurotoxic protein that, in small controlled injections, deadens the nerves of the treated area and weakens the muscle. Botox and Dysport are inactive forms of the neurotoxic protein and non-toxic. This is not the same as the active botulinum toxin responsible for botulism. While that might sound terrifying, Botox and Dysport are entirely safe when injected by a licensed medical professional like Bella Derma Laser and Med Spa.

Botox and Dysport are primarily used as non-invasive cosmetic injections to reduce the signs of aging and smooth wrinkles across the forehead, eyebrows, jawline, neck, eyes, and even lips. Botox took hold of the cosmetic industry with its FDA approval in 2002. People flocked to get their hands on the revolutionary serum that flattened deep wrinkles and returned skin to its youthful glow. As Botox grew in popularity, Dysport, used mainly in the UK, made its way to the United States with its FDA approval in 2009.

Botox is by far and away the most recognized name when it comes to botulinum toxin injections, but Dysport is quickly expanding its reach with its slightly different offering. The breakdown below shows the basic similarities and differences between the treatments.


  • FDA Approved – 2002
  • Best results – 10-14 days from injection
  • Notice results within 5 days
  • Lasts approximately 3-4 months or possibly longer with proper skin care regiment
  • Cost is similar to Dysport


  • FDA Approved – 2009
  • Best results – 10-14 days from injection
  • Notice results within two to three days
  • Lasts approximately 3-4 months or maybe longer with an appropriate skin care regiment
  • The price is similar to Botox

If you’re wondering which is right for you, call Bella Derma Laser and Med Spa and let our licensed estheticians and doctor guide you based on your desired result.

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What cosmetic areas can Botox and Dysport treat?

Botox and Dysport are attractive options to reduce signs of aging and smooth wrinkles. New to Botox or Dysport? Here are some of the most common areas for injections:

FOREHEAD – The pesky forehead lines seem to cascade across the forehead. EYES – More precisely, crow’s feet are the fine lines that build around the corners of your eye. EYEBROWS – Between the brows, or what is referred to as the “11” lines as well as a light lift of the brow from the outer corner to give the appearance of a nice “pop” of the eye. LIPS – Smooth out fine lines and relax the muscles surrounding the upper lip to give a fuller appearance. JAWLINE – To slim down the appearance of a more defined jawline and enhance the appearance of your nature cheekbones for a more lifted look.

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What medical conditions can Botox and Dysport help with?

As we alluded to earlier, Botox and Dysport’s benefits have far surpassed being for cosmetic purposes. Did you know Botox and Dysport can also be used to treat various medical ailments?

Botox and Dysport have been used to treat:

EYELID SPASMS – the muscle-weakening feature of Botox and Dysport can significantly reduce or rectify chronic or occasional eyelid spasms, or “blepharospasm.” TEETH GRINDING and JAW CLENCHING – If you have the propensity to grind your teeth at night or clench your jaw in response and struggle with nightguards – Botox or Dysport might be the answer. The masseter muscle is one of the primary four muscles that encase the jaw and enable the abduction motion, aka opening and closing the jaw. The masseter is the strongest of the four muscles that comprise the jaw. With injections into the masseter muscle, the muscle will gently relax and allow the natural function of the jaw to remain while restricting the muscle from overtightening with clenching and grinding. CHRONIC MIGRAINES – Intensive headaches accompanied by sensitivity to light and/or sound, nausea lasting an average of 4 hours at a time, and recurrent can bring your life to a standstill. Botox and Dysport have been clinically shown to reduce the number of migraines chronic sufferers experience per month and shorten the duration of the headaches overall. EXCESSIVE SWEATING – Also referred to as “hyperhidrosis,”; excessive underarm sweating occurs when the nerves in the underarm trigger the sweat glands to produce sweat in excess and in the absence of typical stimuli. Injection of Botox or Dysport into the underarm muscles will relax the overactive sweat glands and reduce the amount of excess sweat.

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What is different about Botox and Dysport at Bella Derma Laser Med Spa?

It’s no secret. You can receive Botox and Dysport in various places, but there are a few things to remember.

Even though Botox and Dysport are commonplace and non-invasive cosmetic treatments, not everyone can administer the injections. Be wary of so-called “Botox Parties” or other places that might not have a medical doctor on staff. In Pennsylvania, estheticians are not permitted to administer Botox or Dysport injections. A licensed medical professional trained in proper injection procedures can only perform these injections. Extensive knowledge about Botox and Dysport, the benefits, risks, and a thorough discussion before treatment, before and after pictures of other patients, a proven track record of treating other patients, and adequately displayed medical licenses are all good indicators of a qualified Medical Spa.

At Bella Derma Laser and Med Spa, our medical doctor and licensed medical professionals are intensely trained in all injectables and our full line of services. Regular ongoing education is a part of our culture to stay in front of emerging advancements in cosmetic procedures. We use a conservative approach to reinvigorate the skin revealing a more naturally healthy and youthful glow. We believe in enhancing your natural beauty at Bella Derma Laser and Med Spa; you will not find a heavy sales pitch to upsell you into more Botox or Dysport than you need.

Please don’t take our word for it. Experience the Bella Derma Laser and Med Spa difference for yourself! Whether you are getting Botox or Dysport for the first time or are a seasoned veteran – Bella Derma Laser and Med Spa’s boutique service and unsurpassed commitment to excellence set a new standard for med spas in the area.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, click here to connect directly with Bella Derma Laser and Med Spa in Eagleville. If you are looking for the best Med Spa near you for Botox or Dysport – look no further than Bella Derma!