Botox is the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States, with 3.8 million treatments in 2005. Botox was introduced in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists for treating optic muscle disorders. It was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, helping millions of patients get rid of nagging facial lines and wrinkles.
Dysport is so similar to Botox that it is referred to as Botox’s twin or first cousin. This new wrinkle relaxer is approved to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines in the U.S., and has been used to treat neurological disorders outside the United States for more than 15 years. Dysport is approved to treat wrinkles in 23 countries.
Their main purpose is to add volume to specific areas, in order to eliminate wrinkles such as crow’s feet or enhance a feature such as cheeks and lips. Cosmetic dermal fillers are also used to reduce gauntness caused by illness or aging.
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