Botulinum toxin type A is popular treatment used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. It is also known to relieve various medical conditions, ranging from cervical dystonia to upper limb spasticity. Botox was the first botulinum toxin to be approved by regulatory agent. Dysport entered the market a few years later, and also gained approval from regulatory agents. A frequently asked question regarding botulinum toxin is the difference between Dysport and Botox. Both products contain botulinum toxin type A, but they have a few differences.
Differences Between Dysport vs Botox
Dysport has smaller molecules compared to Botox, which means it diffuses more and spreads out over a broader area. This can be beneficial when treating larger areas, such as the forehead.
The formula of Dysport is more diluted than Botox, so their dosage level is not interchangeable. It also means a greater number of units is needed when using Dysport than with Botox, but higher dilut ...
What is hyperpigmentation?
Freckles, dark spots, acne scars—while they are not medically threatening, these marks are often seen as a defect to a person’s aesthetic. These are commonly categorised as hyperpigmentation, a condition where darkening spots appear on the skin, especially in the facial region.
Types and causes of hyperpigmentation
Under the skin, the cells melanocytes produce melanin. Its main function, other than providing colour to the skin and hair, is to absorb ultraviolet rays from the sun, so as to protect the skin. However, prolonged exposure will cause an excess of melanin in spots as the UV light overstimulates the melanocytes. Inflammation and skin injuries such as acne vulgaris may also trigger the formation of deposits which resides as stubborn brown patches on the complexion.
A common type hyperpigmentation that occurs among elderly people is known as age spots, liver spots, or lentigines. They are dark, irregular shaped brown patches. ...
What is Belotero?
Belotero is a range of temporary, synthetic, and biodegradable hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers that is designed and manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals. These fillers are made of biotechnologically-produced hyaluronic acid molecules that are extracted and purified extensively. The hyaluronic acid particles are then cross-linked using 2 unique manufacturing technologies: Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) and Dynamic Cross-Linking Technology (DCLT). The resulting soft tissue implants have the perfect mix of cohesivity, elasticity, and plasticity.
There are 5 variations of fillers in this Belotero range:
Belotero Hydro: This filler is composed of 18mg/mL of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.
Belotero Soft: This filler is composed of 20mg/mL of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.
Belotero Balance: This filler is composed of 22.5mg/mL of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.
Belotero Intense: This filler is composed of 25.5mg/mL of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.