Dysport vs. Botox
For those who desire more youthful-looking skin with fewer wrinkles, injectables like Botox® can deliver promising anti-aging results. However, Botox isn’t the only option — Dysport® is an alternative neurotoxin that can offer almost identical results.
Both injectables work in the same way: they block signals from the nerves to the muscles. When muscles don’t contract, they relax, leading to fewer wrinkles and smoother-looking skin.
Botox and Dysport may share the same mechanism, but there are a few key differences between these injectable treatments.
The Obvious Differences
Choose Botox if you want to treat minor lines and wrinkles around the face.
Botox Cosmetic can be used to treat a wider variety of wrinkles, including crow’s feet, laugh lines, and wrinkles. If you have mild to moderate wrinkles, Botox may be the better option.
Choose Dysport if you want to treat a larger section of your skin and have a faster onset of results.
Since Dysport diffuses into larger areas after being injected, it is ideal for treating larger areas like the forehead. It is also the ideal option for those who have moderate to severe frown lines.
Dysport produces results that are typically seen more quickly than Botox. With Dysport, you might see fewer wrinkles and smoother skin in just a day or two, while it may take up to three days or longer to see Botox results.
When should you choose Botox vs. Dysport?
How do you determine whether Botox or Dysport is the best injectable for you? You need to consider which areas of the face you are targeting and the severity of your existing lines and wrinkles.
If you want to treat severe glabellar lines, Dysport may be the ideal treatment. If you want to treat more minor lines on your forehead, Botox may be the better choice.
The injectables have different concentrations, making each one better suited for certain facial areas. Since Botox has a higher concentration and is slow-moving, it is perfect for smaller areas such as lip lines, crow’s feet, and other fine wrinkles. Dysport can work better on larger treatment areas like the forehead and 11 lines because it is fast-acting and spreads quickly and evenly.
As with many cosmetic products and services, results vary from person to person. While Botox and Dysport have similar safety and efficacy profiles, subtle differences may make one injectable the better option for you.
The best way to determine which injectable is best for addressing your specific concerns is to consult with a qualified and experienced physician who can evaluate your skin and discuss your aesthetic goals. A board-certified dermatologist has extensive knowledge of injectables and can select the best one for your needs.
Before & Afters of Botox and Dysport treatments
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At Spring Street Dermatology, our board-certified physicians understand how Botox and Dysport affect the different lines and wrinkles on your face and know which injectable will give you the results you desire.
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To learn more about the difference between Botox and Dysport and how you can benefit from each injectable, contact Spring Street Dermatology today to schedule a consultation.