With new neuromodulators being released every couple of years, it can be hard to determine which one is right for you and your cosmetic concerns. In fact, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming for some patients when there are so many options available. One of the questions that we get from our patients is, “What’s the difference between Botox and other neuromodulators like Dysport?” Let’s take a closer look and see.
Botox is the most popular neuromodulator out there and for a good reason. Botox is made by a company called Allergan who is notorious for delivering patients with an excellent product each and every time. The unique thing about Botox is that it was initially created for medical purposes, but now it’s famous for a bunch of reasons (primarily cosmetic). And, the great thing about Botox is that, so you know that it is safe.
Dysport is another neuromodulator that we offer at our office. Although both of these are made out of a similar neurotoxin, they are different. Specifically, about two to three units Dysport equals one units of Botox. So, if you have had 40 units of Botox in the past, you will need about 80 units of Dysport in order to get similar results. One of the biggest things that patients like Dysport it is that it starts to kick in a lot faster (about two days faster) than Botox which is always a plus.
If this is your first time getting a neuromodulator injection, then it’s good to know a few of the fundamental distinctions between these two. During your initial consultation with us at our office, we will discuss the pros and cons of each of these injections as well as which one we think will give you the best results. Are you ready to hop on the neuromodulator bandwagon? Contact our Huntington office today at (631) 423-1000.