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When it comes to non-invasive procedures, Botox is definitely a leading name in the beauty industry. With over 6 million treatments performed every year in the U.S. alone, the solution to facial wrinkles and fine lines continues to grow. Its popularity is so huge that it’s actually easy to forget that there are other very similar treatment options that are alternatives to Botox and to choose from.
Dysport, for example, is a great alternative to Botox and depending on your personal needs, it may even be interchangeable. Though relatively new in the U.S., Dysport injections are widely used throughout Europe and they work in nearly the same way as Botox. So, if you’re considering putting some of your pesky lines to rest but aren’t sure whether Botox or Dysport is right for you, here are some factors to consider.
Both Dysport and Botox use the same ingredient: Botulinum.
This toxin type A neuromodulator relaxes your muscles by blocking the nerve cells that signal them to contract and, over time, create wrinkles and fine lines. While Dysport and Botox come in different unit sizes and are distilled differently, their desired result is the same – rejuvenated skin.
Dysport may bring faster results.
Most patients, surgeons, and injection specialists who have used Dysport vs. Botox report noticing more immediate results in the smoothening of the face and the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines with Dysport. Typical results after Dysport are visible within 1 to 2 days, versus 3 to 5 days with Botox. Those two days can make a huge difference if you’re hoping to be ready for an upcoming event in time.
Dysport injections encompass a wider area.
Because Dysport injections are about 2 centimeters deeper than Botox injections, they tend to spread over a greater area. This is something to consider if you’re wanting to address wide areas (such as your forehead) rather than small ones. A wider spread may also result is smoother, more natural results.
The Argument For Botox Vs. Dysport.
When it comes to choosing between two similar products, it may simply be best to pick the one your doctor or injection specialist is more experienced with. One of the biggest benefits of Botox has been around in the U.S. for longer, it may be the option your doctor is most comfortable with. You may also want to choose Botox instead of Dysport if the problem area you are addressing is small, or close to your eyes or lips, as Dysport’s wide diffusion may cause some temporary sagging in the eyelids or mouth.
The Argument For Dysport Vs. Botox.
It’s been repeatedly noted that one of the benefits of Dysport is that it tends to work faster than Botox. So, if you’ve got something big coming up that you want to look your greatest for, or if you simply just don’t want to wait, then Dysport may be the best option for you. Additionally, if you’re wanting to address a large area, such as your forehead, you may be better off with Dysport injections since they diffuse better than Botox and may require fewer incisions.
For more information on the different options and to discuss your personal needs, make sure to book your consultation with our injection specialist, Michelle. If you're considering injectables, take advantage of our free consultation - no strings attached! Simply chat about your goals and receive our Injection Specialist's recommendations.