Do you have wrinkles that are making you
look old? Nowadays there are a variety
of wrinkle-blasting treatments available including botox and dysport. When it comes to non-surgical anti-aging
treatments botox is considered the gold standard, but dysport has been steadily
growing in popularity since entering the US market. But how do botox and dysport compare, and
which is better for looking younger.
Botox and dysport for wrinkles
Wrinkles may be an inevitable part of
aging, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be treated, and you don’t have to
undergo surgery to soften them. Botox
and dysport are two very effective non-surgical anti-aging treatments for
minimizing wrinkles in the upper third of the face.
Botox and dysport are brand names for the
purified protein known as botulinum toxin type A. Botulinum toxin is produced by the bacterium
Botox vs. Dysport: Which is better for Looking Younger?
Both botox and dysport are capable of
giving patients a more youthful look, by reducing the appearance of dynamic
facial wrinkles. These are wrinkles that
develop due to the natural contraction of the muscles during motions such as
squinting, laughing, or frowning. Botox
and dysport are typically used in the upper third of the face, as they are very
effective for treating forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
How they work
When Botox and dysport are injected they
stop the muscles from contracting, therefore the muscles don’t respond when you
smile, laugh, or frown. That’s why there
is a reduction in the number of wrinkles, and the face appears smoother and
Both treatments take about 15 minutes to
complete, so patients can conveniently have the treatment done during their
lunch hour. Since there is no downtime,
patients can return to work right away.
Look younger with botox and dysport
Since botox and dysport are derived from
the same ingredient and work in a similar manner, they can both make you look
better and younger. They are able to
effectively reduce deep facial wrinkles, and dramatically improve your
Botox and dysport are especially
beneficial for younger individuals that are just beginning to show signs of
aging, and are not yet ready for surgery.
When botox and dysport are injected
properly, patients should still be able to smile, laugh, or frown as before,
but there should be fewer lines in the areas treated.
getting treatment with botox or dysport some patients look a lot younger than
they really are, because the injectables create a marked improvement in
appearance. However, in order to get the
best results, patients should have their treatment done by a skilled,
Botox and dysport are temporary solutions
for wrinkles, so if patients want to maintain their facial rejuvenation
results, they will need to have repeat treatments every 3-6 months.
Differences between botox and dysport
Although botox and dysport can both make
you look younger, there are some differences between them:
effects of botox set in after about 5-7 days. Dysport has faster results, as it
takes 2-3 days for the effects to show.
results typically last for about 3-6 months, but some studies indicate that
dysport does not last quite as long.
However, the longevity of the results may also be influenced by the
volume of product used.
only affects the area in which it is injected, but dysport spreads to a wider
area. This can be an advantage when
treating larger parts of the face like the forehead.
Which one is right for you?
Botox is a well-known anti-aging
treatment that has a good safety profile, and since it was approved for use in
the US earlier than its competitors, it’s often given a higher rating. Botox and dysport are competing products
made by different companies, and doctors often develop a preference for using
one injectable over the other.
If you are considering non-surgical
facial rejuvenation but you’re not sure whether to opt for botox or dysport,
take the time to discuss both options with your provider, and then determine
which would be the best fit.
If you are in the Maitland, FL area, Derrow Dermatology is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.derrowdermatology.com, or by calling (407) 389-2020.