In the world of injectables, Botox has been consistently popular amongst patients for the last decade or more. However, now that there’s a new injectable in town (Dysport) many patients are wondering what the difference is between these two products and how to know what one is right for them. To help you better understand both Botox and Dysport, we have created a brief guide. Read on to learn more.
Apples to Apples
One of the most important things to know about Botox and Dysport is that they are very similar to each other. In fact, comparing these two injectables is basically like comparing apples to apples. Both Botox and Dysport are derived from the botulinum toxin A, a naturally derived component found in your skin that we lose with age. When injected into your facial muscles, Botox and Dysport relax the muscles in the face— leaving you with a smoother forehead and less visible lines and wrinkles. Although there are many similarities between these two injectables, there are a few key differences.
One of the many benefits of Dysport is that it starts to show its results faster than Botox in about 2-3 days on average. Additionally, Dysport spreads more quickly across large areas of the face like the forehead. Depending on the areas of your face that we are targeting, Dysport may be more effective for your specific needs than Botox.
Typically, Botox is more expensive than Dysport, but it has been known to last a little longer as well— making it worth the additional price. Because Botox doesn’t spread as easily as Dysport, it is better to use to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, eyebrows, and across certain more concentrated parts of the forehead.
During your initial consultation with our staff at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, we will go over your skincare options and help you determine whether Dysport or Botox is better for you. To learn more about these injectables or to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!