Botox® vs. Dysport®: What’s the difference?

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Whether you’re living your glory years and missing the flawless skin you had as a teen, or you’re a young adult who’s preparing for the inevitable complexion change in the future, there are plenty of ways to prepare and repair your skin from the impact of aging. Face lifts and other invasive procedures are one option, but they’re timely and require plenty of healing to see the best results.

Injectables, on the other hand, offer a safe and effective way to revive that youthful glow in your skin, fill in deep lines, reduce wrinkles and boost your confidence. There are many minimally invasive treatments available that require little to no downtime, although they’re not all one in the same. Botox® and Dysport® are both popular and effective options, but which one is the best choice for you?

“Botox® and Dysport® are effective, but which one makes the best choice for you?”

Let’s take a closer look at the similarities and differences between Dysport® and Botox® to give you a better idea of which option makes the most sense for your skin:

What is Dysport®?

Dysport® is an injectable that helps to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and frown lines most commonly located between the eyebrows. The specialist injects the FDA-approved product in the eyebrow and forehead area to lessen muscle contraction. The injectable blocks the signal between the nerve and the muscle, thus reducing the contraction that often leads to severe lines in the face.

Results: Within two to three days, you’ll notice results that last up to four months.

What is Botox®?

Botox® has a reputation for being the first and best-selling FDA-approved wrinkle relaxer of its kind. Similar to Dysport®, Botox® is injected into the facial muscles to block the signal that comes from the nerve and causes the contraction. This ultimately relaxes the muscles and disrupts the development of unsightly wrinkles and fine lines that form in the forehead, crow’s feet and between the eyes.

Results: Within seven to 10 days, you’ll notice results that last between three and six months.

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Botox® or Dysport®.Reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Botox® or Dysport®.

Which one should I choose?

Essentially, Dysport® and Botox® are both great ways to smooth wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet and space between your eyebrows. They’re both quick procedures and require no downtime or recovery period as well. The main difference between the two is how quickly you’ll see results after treatment, as well as the longevity of the results.

Still not sure? Let’s talk options during a consultation

Now that you understand the ins and outs of these popular injectables, it’s time to discuss your individual needs with a specialist at Ideal Image, The Advanced Medspa. Fill out the form to request a free confidential consultation to learn more about how we can help you look and feel your best by fulfilling that youthful glow you’ve craved for years.