What’s The Difference Between Dysport And Botox?

Most people have heard of Botox, but have you ever heard of Dysport? These neurotoxin “cousins” are one of the best ways to visibly reduce the signs of aging on the face. Though they both contain the same active ingredient, there are key differences between these injections. Let’s learn more about these two anti-aging treatments and why you might choose one over the other.

How Do Neurotoxins Work?

Both Dysport and Botox are considered neurotoxin injections. While this may sound scary, the truth is that these treatments have been used safely for decades! They work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles around the injected area. This relaxes the muscles used for repetitive facial movements like squinting, frowning, and smiling. As a result, the wrinkles and fine lines in those areas get smoothed away. The results typically last 3-6 months.

What Makes Dysport Different?

Even though it contains botulinum toxin A like Botox, the Dysport formulation is not the same. It’s designed to work fast and spread into larger areas, so it has a more dilute concentration. In fact, it’s roughly 3x less concentrated than Botox. The spreading capability makes it more suited to larger areas on the face like the forehead and glabellar lines (the 11s). Plus, people tend to notice that the results appear faster due to the quick spread.

Depending on your skin condition and your goals, we will recommend the product that will give you the best results. Rest assured that either way the cost works out to be roughly the same. While you might need more Dysport, it costs less per unit. So the decision ultimately comes down to which parts of the face need treatment and what the best formula is for the job. Book a consultation with us today to discuss your questions, concerns, and goals. We look forward to seeing you!



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