Botox vs Dysport
Wrinkles, Wrinkles, Wrinkles! We all know what wrinkles are, they can be found on our necks and various parts of our face. Sadly, we can’t stop them from coming because unfortunately that is what happens as we get older. Yes, wrinkles come but just because we can’t stop them from coming, doesn’t mean we may not be able reduce them. In the world of anesthetics there are many procedures and treatments when it comes to treating wrinkles. The two most common treatments that may help lessen wrinkles and facial lines are BOTOX and Dysport. Thankfully, us here at Renew Medical offer both treatments, but what is the difference between BOTOX vs Dysport? What are there similarities? Renew Medical will explain both BOTOX and Dysport and how they are similar and different. That way when you visit us you can feel more comfortable and be happy with your decision.*
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is popular when it comes to reducing wrinkles and frown lines. BOTOX is FDA approved and an injectable. BOTOX is composed of a Botulinum toxin; the toxin is used to stop muscle activity which then intervenes with the nerves. By stopping the muscle activity, the nerves are blocked. Those nerves are the ones that cause wrinkles and facial lines.
*Individual results will vary
How does Botox work?
Stated earlier BOTOX blocks signals to the nerves, which keeps wrinkles and facial lines from forming. The wrinkles and facial lines aren’t formed because the toxin makes them soften and relax. BOTOX is injected to the specific areas. The areas of treatment can range from the forehead, eyes to the mouth. Once the treatment is done the results will vary depending on the patient. Depending on the patient the results of BOTOX can last about 3-6 months.*
What is Dysport?
BOTOX is not the only dermal filler that can treat wrinkles. Dysport can treat facial lines and wrinkles, but it doesn’t last if BOTOX. Dysport’s main area of treatment is the frown lines that can be found between the eyebrows. Dysport is also FDA approved and is known more as giving a “natural look”. Dysport weakens and smooths out both wrinkles and frown lines.
*Individual results will vary
How does Dysport work?
Dysport is injected above the eyebrows in five different areas. Once Dysport is in the body it prevents frown lines from forming by tightening the muscle. Besides the area where the treatment took place, other parts of your face can move like normal after the treatment. The procedure takes between 10-20 minutes. The results of Dysport can last about 4 months!*
Similarities between Botox vs Dysport
Even though BOTOX vs Dysport seem different they do have some similarities. A similarity they both share is they both help wrinkles and facial lines dwindle. They are also both injectables and once they are inserted to the treatment areas they both stop muscle activity.
Differences between Botox vs Dysport
BOTOX and Dysport are injectables, but they are different from one another. One of the main reasons they are different is they are dosed differently. For example, 60 units of Dysport doesn’t equal 60 units of BOTOX. Another difference between BOTOX vs Dysport is the outcome after each procedure. To some patients BOTOX gives a “frozen look” rather than a “natural look” like Dysport. Even though BOTOX can give a “frozen look” it does last longer than Dysport. Dysport differs from BOTOX because once Dysport is inserted into the treatment area it spreads, but when it comes to BOTOX, BOTOX can treat smaller areas. Lastly, BOTOX differs from Dysport because of the pricing. BOTOX can be more expensive than Dysport, but it depends what medical facility you attend.
Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at our clinic in Dallas, Texas. We will help you to decide which of these treatments or if a combination of them can help you get the beautiful results you’ve been dreaming of!
*Results for each patient will vary. The information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.