Botox has been a popular tool for treating wrinkles in the United States for many years, but a few years ago, the FDA approved Dysport for use in treating wrinkles. This means patients have another safe option to consider when looking for ways to improve their appearance.
If you’re looking for a way to treat wrinkles, it will help to understand the similarities and differences between Botox and Dysport. Keep reading to learn more.
Botox and Dysport have many similarities. Some of these include:
• Botox and Dysport are both reliable and trusted methods for treating wrinkles. Although Dysport has only recently come to the United States, it has been used in Europe for many years.
• Botox and Dysport treat wrinkles using the same mechanism and active ingredient. Both treatments use botulinum toxin A, which temporarily weakens or relaxes facial muscles, creating a smooth look.
• Botox and Dysport are both primarily used on the face and the neck.
The differences between Dysport and Botox are subtle, but understanding the small differences between the two options can help you choose the treatment that suits you best.
• Dysport is usually a little less expensive than Botox.
• Dysport is measured a little differently than Botox. In general, it takes more Dysport to treat the same areas.
• Many think that Botox lasts a little longer than Dysport—other doctors think that Dysport lasts longer. Both treatments last for about 3-6 months and you’ll need to continue treatments to maintain a wrinkle free appearance.
• Dysport spreads more when it is injected. In some areas of the face this can be useful, while in other areas, this can be a disadvantage. For example, spreading could be useful on larger areas like the forehead, but it could cause problems near the eyes.
• The results of Dysport injections are usually noticeable 2-3 days after the injections. Results from Botox are usually noticeable 4-7 days after the procedure.
Both Dysport and Botox provide patients with a safe, established, non-invasive solution for reducing wrinkles on the face and neck. If you’d like to learn more about these treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Calderon.