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Tox Wrinkle Reducers

Botulinum Toxin Type A is an injectable wrinkle reducer, or neuromodulator, better known under the brand names Botox Cosmetic and Dysport. Wrinkle reducers have been a cornerstone in anti-aging treatments for decades, and remain the most single most popular cosmetic procedures in the US.

Wrinkle reducers are typically used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or the wrinkles that form as a result of repetitive facial movements like smiling, frowning, squinting, and other expressions. Tox injections work by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax; resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. In the same fashion, neuromodulators can work as preventatives, keeping the formation of fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

The most commonly treated areas are those where muscle activity influences facial features, such as the following:

  • Glabellar lines (“11’s” or frown lines)
  • Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines (scrunched lines on the nose)
  • Horizontal forehead lines or creases
  • Drooping corners of the mouth
  • A “cobblestoned” or dimpled appearance to the chin
  • Neck lines or banding
  • Gummy smile
  • Lip Flip 

About Tox

Both Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved and considered safe to treat the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet and more. Despite both being neurotoxins, the manufacturing process is unique to each product, which lends itself to subtle differences in product performance. During your consultation, our expert injectors will review your medical history, discuss your concerns, and recommend which neuromodulator is right for you.

Botox Cosmetic 

Since FDA approval in 2002, Botox Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind on the market. As of 2022, the community of patients receiving Botox Cosmetic continues to grow, with approximately 100 million vials sold in the United States since 2002.


Dysport is a natural-looking, fast-acting, long-lasting anti-wrinkle injection proven to help smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrow, without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Dysport has 25 years of clinical experience worldwide and is approved in 69 countries. 

What’s the difference between Botox & Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are both types of Botulinum Toxin Type A injections similarly used to prevent and reduce wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. The difference between Botox and Dysport lies in the molecule size and potency of trace protein proteins in each product.

Dysport contains smaller molecules compared to Botox. Smaller molecules enable Dysport to work faster than Botox. Compared to Botox, Dysport has the quickest onset of action; with results seen in as little as 2-4 days, while Botox can take 14-30 days for results to fully establish.  

Dysport’s diffusion rate, or spread, is higher than Botox, causing it to spread to a broader area after it’s injected. Botox has a more consistent molecule size which is beneficial in treating smaller areas where more precision is needed. 

When it comes to Botox vs Dysport, you can count on your injector to select the best product based on your individual goals and features. 

Have any questions about our Botox or Dysport injection services in Philadelphia, PA? Then don’t hesitate to reach out today to schedule your appointment and receive a complimentary consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are neuromodulators?

Botox and Dysport are neuromodulator injections that relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox and Dysport can make your skin look smoother and help prevent new wrinkles from forming.

How do neuromodulator treatments work?

Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. Neuromodulators, like Botox and Dysport, work beneath the surface and temporarily reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults to help them look visibly smoother.

What to expect during a neuromodulator treatment?

Your injector will discuss your treatment plan with you, and will ask you to make several expressions to determine how much product you will need and in which location. 

Tiny amounts of the neurotoxin will be injected, targeting specific muscles. The amount of product needed to relax the muscle and maintain a natural look will depend on your anatomy and the desired effect. The injections usually take about 5-10 minutes to complete. The whole procedure feels just like a pinch, causing minimal discomfort and does not require anesthesia.

You can expect to see results from your procedure within three to ten days. You’ll notice a gradual reduction in  the muscles’ ability to contract in the targeted area, and an overall  smoother, rejuvenated appearance. 

Am I a candidate for neuromodulators?

Anyone who would like to smooth or prevent fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful appearance are candidates for neuromodulators. Ideal candidates for Botox or Dysport treatments in Philadelphia should meet the following requirements: 

  • Are 18 year old or older
  • Are not pregnant or nursing 
  • Are physically healthy 
  • Have no active skin outbreaks or rashes
  • Do not have a history of neuromuscular diseases
  • Maintain a positive outlook with realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
  • Committed to maintaining healthy skin