Have you started looking a lot older on the outside than you feel on the inside? Are you noticing new lines, wrinkles, and sags? We’ve been there too. It’s hard to come to terms with a face showing its years. While there are a myriad of options available, we’re here to give you the inside story on Dysport® versus Botox® treatments. These popular products promote the smoothing of creases and lines and achieve a more polished complexion.
Some may say comparing Botox and Dysport are like comparing apples to apples, but if you’ve ever compared the taste between a Gala and Fuji apple, you know there are slight differences. Here’s the lowdown:
How Dysport and Botox Treatments are Similar
Both can be effective at reversing the signs of aging to help you achieve the look you want. With over 4 million BOTOX and Dysport procedures performed last year in the U.S., consumers have been getting results and coming back for more and here’s why:
Botox and Dysport are each neuromodulators and are typically used in the upper face to smooth lines on the forehead, scowl marks between the eyes, or crow’s feet around the eyes. Neuromodulators relax the muscles that create lines, wrinkles and folds in the skin. Both Botox and Dysport treatments result in very little pain, mild discomfort, and typically last three to six months.
Botox has been around for 15 years in the U.S. and Dysport was approved for use in the U.S. in 2009, but Europe was using Dysport for well over a decade as a Botox alternative. People often refer to Dysport as Botox’s twin, and they really are quite similar, but there are a few minor differences.
Dysport vs. BOTOX Treatments: What’s the Difference?
In the Dysport vs. Botox debate, there are several patient and injector reviews supporting the superiority of both products. To date, there are no totally unbiased medical studies focused on the cosmetic differences between Botox and Dysport.
Some say that Dysport reportedly takes effect faster than Botox while others report Botox provides quicker and longer results. Botox can take a few days up to a week for you to see results, while Dysport may result in visible changes a little bit sooner for some people. In the end, the difference between Dysport and Botox may really just come down to simple preference of both the injector and the patient.
BOTOX vs. Dysport Treatments: Which One Is Better?
The choice really is yours since they both can have long-lasting results for reversing fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, sometimes both treatments can be used in one session to give you the best of both worlds. Just like a Gala apple isn’t necessarily better than a Fuji apple, there isn’t a right or wrong answer here, so consult with an experienced injection specialist who knows the ins and outs of facial musculature so they can give you the best customized treatment possible.
Dr. Joseph Jensen is a board certified general surgeon with over 13 years of experience and specialized training in the treatment of aesthetic procedures using Botox and Dysport injections. Call today (801) 728-9258 or visit our website to schedule a free consultation so you see just how easy it can be to look younger on the outside to match exactly how you feel on the inside.