Dysport vs. Botox: What’s the Difference?

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Dysport vs. Botox: What’s the Difference?

dysport vs botoxWhen it comes to smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines, and stubborn creases, there might be one cosmetic treatment that immediately comes to mind: Botox.  This injectable has been the go-to treatment for more than a decade now, as it’s highly effective at reducing the look of wrinkles and revitalizing the skin.

But as it turns out, there’s another injectable in town, and it has the same active ingredients, benefits, and success rates as Botox.  It’s called Dysport – and if you haven’t tried it out yet, you might find that you’re missing out on one of the best secret weapons against aging.

So when it comes down to it, what’s the difference between Dysport and Botox?  How can you make the choice that’s right for you?

Well, there’s not actually a major difference between Dysport and Botox.  In fact, they use the same active ingredient, which is botulinum toxin A.  This is a protein that effectively relaxes the muscles within the treatment area, which creates a smoothed-out look that minimizes wrinkles, creases, and fine lines.  Both Dysport and Botox are highly effective and fast-acting, which makes this an ideal choice for clients looking for immediate results.

botox before and after

Botox before & after

Both Botox and Dysport are FDA approved. However, there are a few key differences between the two:

  • Dysport uses a smaller protein-load than Botox, which means that fewer antibodies will form against Dysport. Any time a foreign substance enters your body antibodies are formed; therefore, one can surmise that the fewer antibodies that form the longer the results should last.
  • Studies have also shown Dysport injections to “spread faster.” This sounds like a good thing, as ideally this means fewer injections. However, in the hands of an unskilled professional you risk the injection spreading around your eyes, which can cause droopy eye or blurred vision. This is why you need a trusted physician, like Dr. Nhi Le, with knowledge of your muscular structure.
  • The unit measurements are different. Dysport units are cheaper than Botox, but the cost to effectively treat a given area is often comparable.
  • Some studies in Europe have suggested that the results from Dysport last longer than Botox. Other studies have shown comparable results and effectiveness.

No matter which injectable you opt for, you can find both at the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa in Victoria, Texas.  Schedule a consultation with owner and anti-aging specialist Nhi Le, MD to determine which treatment is right for you. Just fill out the form in the top right corner or call 361-576-9100.

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