Anti-Wrinkle Injectables: BOTOX® vs. DYSPORT®
Looking for a way to stop wrinkles at the starting line?
Anti-wrinkle injectables are popular for both women and men as a quick way to improve the appearance of creases, folds and lines on the face. Injectables can also help prevent new lines from forming. Treatments like BOTOX® and Dysport® offer natural-looking, high-impact, low-risk results.
What are Dysport® and BOTOX®?
Dysport® and BOTOX® are used primarily for the treatment and prevention of wrinkles. Both Dysport® and BOTOX® are both botulinum toxin that blocks muscle movement. By decreasing muscle activities, they improve and prevent wrinkles that result from repetitive facial movement.
While both contain a similar main active ingredient, trace protein amounts can vary, making one treatment more effective than another for some issues.
BOTOX® is a time-tested solution for improving the appearance of wrinkles and is approved for treating forehead lines, glabellar lines and crow's feet around the eyes.
BOTOX® results may be noticeable within a week, but it could take up to a month to see the full effect of treatment. The effect of BOTOX® typically lasts a few months up to six months.
We can administer BOTOX® injections in just a few minutes at our offices.
Little to no recovery time is needed. Minor side effects, such as redness or numbness, usually disappear within a week of the procedure.
Dysport® is specifically designed to improve vertical lines (glabellar lines) in the area between your eyebrows. These glabellar lines can extend up into the forehead. These "frown lines" can make a person look angry or worried even when they are relaxed.
Glabella lines can appear at any age but often become more prominent as we grow older and our skin loses collagen and elasticity. Dysport® can treat moderate to severe glabellar wrinkles.
We administer Dysport® in our offices. The treatment takes only a few minutes.
Before treatment, we can apply a mild anesthetic to help relieve any discomfort. The treatment of frown lines typically requires five Dysport® injections in the area around your eyebrows and forehead.
Many patients see improvements within a few days of treatment. Results of Dysport® last between three and four months.
Risks and Side Effects
Both Dysport® and BOTOX® anti-wrinkle injections cause only minor discomfort for most patients.
Dysport® and BOTOX® are considered safe for appropriate candidates. Common but temporary side effects include pain at the injection sites, redness, numbness and headaches. These tend to disappear on their own in the days following treatment. We will discuss any serious risks or concerns during your consultation.
Who is a Good Candidate for Injectables?
Both Dysport® and BOTOX® injectables treat adults who have moderate to severe facial lines and are in overall good health.
You should avoid Dysport® and BOTOX® if you are pregnant, have a history of botulinum toxin sensitivity, have a milk allergy or are over age 65.
Blood thinners, muscle relaxers and other medications can negatively interact with BOTOX® and Dysport®.
We will discuss your full medical history during your consultation to determine if either BOTOX® or Dysport® is right for you.
The Benefits of BOTOX® and DYSPORT®
Dysport® and BOTOX® treatments are convenient and available in our offices. No hospitalization is required. The procedure takes just a few minutes. Most patients can immediately return to their daily routine.
You may notice the effects of Dysport® sooner, but the results of BOTOX® may last longer. Neither is a permanent treatment for wrinkles. You will need follow-up treatments to maintain your results.
Anti-wrinkle injectables can help you look relaxed and refreshed. They cause minimal discomfort with no surgery and little to no downtime.