A better way to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
Botox vs Dysport
Botox and Dysport are both neuromodulators or neurotoxins (forms of botulinum toxin type A) that have been approved by the FDA for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. The minimally-invasive injectables are equally safe, and both work via the same mechanism. Both are neuromodulators that temporarily paralyze muscles of the face, which reduces wrinkles and smooths skin.
While both products are used for nearly the same purpose and are chemically similar there are still a few differences that remain, making each treatment one of its own. However, the bottom line is that both Botox and Dysport both include a naturally derived toxin that works to block nerve signals to your muscles, and as a result making your face look more relaxed and much softer.
Look and feel your best
Botox works the same way Dysport does. The naturally derived toxin blocks nerve signals to your muscles, which results in a more relaxed and softer-looking face. Botox is exclusive to the US market, while Dysport was used in Europe long before it received FDA approval.
Botox injections take place in your doctor’s office and require little to no downtime. Your doctor may first apply a topical anesthetic to reduce injection-site pain. Botox is more frequently used to treat small areas or fine lines. The number of units needed depends upon the area to be treated and the severity of the wrinkles.
The results of Botox may take longer to appear, but Botox also tends to last longer, up to 6 months. Still a temporary solution for wrinkles, however, repeated injections are required to maintain results.
Dysport is a neuromodulator which, like Botox, is derived from the botulinum toxin. It works by temporarily paralyzing muscles. When your muscles relax, wrinkles that are formed by repeated muscular contractions are minimized.
Dysport is injected under the skin to treat moderate to severe wrinkles. It’s not typically used for fine lines. The 11 lines between the eyebrows are commonly the face’s deepest wrinkles, which is why Dysport is frequently used to treat this area.
Dysport, like Botox, is a temporary solution for wrinkles. Results last from 3-4 months, at which point you’ll need a follow-up injection to maintain your smooth look.