BOTOX VS DYSPORT
Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are derived from botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein that is safe in small doses. Botox and Dysport can be used to improve a variety of conditions, but the most common use is to reduce wrinkles. Both injections are considered non-invasive and work by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. This stops the muscles from contracting and eventually reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The difference between the two is rooted in trace proteins and how they are produced.
One of the main differences between Dysport and Botox is the areas it is approved for use. Dysport is mainly used to correct frown lines, which are wrinkles between the eyebrows. Also Dysport is a great option for those with moderate to severe wrinkles.
Botox, on the other hand, can be used to treat many types of wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and nasolabial folds. If you have mild to moderate wrinkles, Botox may be a better option.
Some people have seen faster results with Dysport and found their wrinkles reduced in just 2-3 days but effect of Botox injection usually takes around a week to appear. Both injections reach their peak effect in about two weeks.
How long the results last: Both Dysport and Botox last about 3-4 months.
A single unit of Botox has around 3 times the of potency of a unit of Dysport. This does not mean that Botox is more effective, but it does mean that you need more amount of Dysport to get the same effect. Similarly, Dysport units are priced less than Botox units, so you can spend about the same amount and get similar results.
The biological makeup of each person is different. As with many products and services, results will vary from person to person. It’s best to consult your patients about what they want and give them the pros and cons of both products so they can make a better decision.