Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators and are quite similar, except Dysport produces faster results and lasts slightly longer. Both Botox and Dysport use neuromodulators or neurotoxins, otherwise known as botulinum toxin A, to work on muscles in motion. This treats lines and wrinkles that are caused by facial expression, and results include looking more relaxed, rested and more youthful.
There are several neuromodulators on the market in the United States: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. They all work the same way by turning off the ability of the neurotransmitter to fire. This results in the muscle not hearing the message to contract. Neuromodulators are naturally occurring and are a very safe medicine that clears the body in 4 hours. The body repairs the nerve ending and the muscle regains its ability to contact again, but results of a youthful complexion remain for anywhere from 3-6 months. Repeated treatments help the lines and wrinkles relax and disappear. Neuromodulators are used also used to treat sweating in armpits, soles, and palms, TMJ pain, migraine and tension headaches, and neck pain.
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