What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?
Although each person shows signs of aging differently, the appearance of facial wrinkles tends to be a common denominator for most people. Wrinkles are natural, but they often show up sooner than we’re ready to accept them. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments available to combat wrinkles and other symptoms of aging skin. Although Botox is the most well-known example, Dysport has become quite popular as well. So, what’s the difference between these two skin treatments?
What Is Botox?
Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that blocks muscle contractions, effectively relaxing the muscles beneath the skin. When injected, Botox can reduce signs of aging such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines. Botox was also the first FDA-approved Botulinum Type A neuromodulator.
Patients who receive Botox injections do not need to visit a hospital for the treatment; the injections can be administered right at your doctor’s office. Typically, the effects of Botox treatment will last for around four months before they fade. If you want to preserve your more youthful appearance beyond that, you’ll need to receive follow-up treatment.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport is also an FDA-approved injectable treatment for symptoms of aging skin. The effects of Dysport are extremely similar to the effects of Botox; in fact, the two treatments even have the same active ingredient: Botulinum Type A.
When Dysport is injected, it disables the nerves in the area of the injection. This relaxes the surrounding muscles and gives the skin a significantly smoother appearance. Dysport is used primarily to treat forehead wrinkles and glabellar lines. Much like Botox, it can be administered at your doctor’s office, and its results typically last for around four months before follow-up injections are needed.
So What’s the Difference?
While it may seem like Botox and Dysport are identical, there are a few key differences between the two injectable treatments:
- Botox is significantly more concentrated than Dysport
- Dysport is often less expensive than Botox
- Dysport spreads more quickly than Botox and is more effective for larger areas
- Botox is highly concentrated, slow-moving, and more effective for smaller areas
- Dysport shows slightly quicker results than Botox
Safe and Effective Skin Treatments at Flawless Aesthetic Center
We understand how frustrating it can be to watch wrinkles and crow’s feet appear on your face. We offer several safe injectables as well as many other quality treatments to help restore your skin’s youthful, vibrant appearance. Please contact us today for a consultation about our effective skin treatments at Flawless Aesthetic Center.