What's the Difference Between Botox® and Dysport®?

The signs of aging show up differently in everyone. You might notice your wrinkles are only seen under certain lighting or at a specific angle. Maybe you see your frown lines in photos, or perhaps the lines around your eyes are more apparent in the rearview mirror. 

Getting wrinkles is something we all face. We can’t stop time or reverse the aging process, but injectables can help you regain a more youthful appearance. Selah Medi Spa, located in Katy, Texas, offers injectables to help smooth unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. 

Botox® is the most popular injectable, but it’s not the only one. Dysport® has been gaining notoriety for its beautiful results in correcting frown lines. Here we explain the similarities and differences between the two so you can decide which is better for you.

Similar in nature

Botox and Dysport are quite similar. Both come from botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein that is safe when used in small amounts. Although you can use Botox and Dysport for improving various medical conditions, their most popular use is to diminish wrinkles.

Both injectables are considered noninvasive and work by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. This stops the muscles from contracting and ultimately smooths the appearance of wrinkles. The differences between the two are rooted in their trace proteins and how they’re manufactured.

How they’re different

One of the main differences between Dysport and Botox is the areas in which they are approved for use. Dysport is primarily used for correcting glabellar lines, the frown lines between your eyebrows. Dysport is a great option for those who have moderate to severe frown lines. 

Botox, on the other hand, can be used to treat many different types of wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines. If you have mild to moderate wrinkles, Botox may be a better option for you.

Some people have experienced quicker results with Dysport, noticing a reduction in wrinkles in only 2-3 days. The results of Botox generally take around a week to appear, but both injectables reveal their peak results at around 2 weeks. When looking at how long the results last, both Dysport and Botox last around 3-4 months.

A single unit of Botox has about 2.5 times the potency of a unit of Dysport. This doesn’t mean that Botox works better, but rather that more Dysport is needed to achieve the same effect. As a trade-off, the price of a Dysport unit is less than that of a Botox unit, so you’ll spend about the same amount of money to achieve similar results.

Results vary

Everyone’s biological makeup is different. As with many products and services, results vary from person to person. If you’ve already tried Botox and want to try something new, Dysport is a great option that may provide quicker results.

The best way to decide between Dysport and Botox is to meet with our expert team. They can discuss your skin-care goals with you and help you decide which is a better option for you. 

Schedule your injectable consultation today by calling 281-201-5322 or booking online.

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