Do you find yourself staring in the mirror and picking apart your wrinkles? From frown lines to crow’s feet, age has some very visible ways of making the passage of time apparent. For some, these stubborn lines are far more than skin-deep. When wrinkles start affecting your self-esteem and confidence, or if you simply want to recapture the smooth, supple skin of youth, treatments are available to help you do just that.
Two of those treatments are BOTOX® and Dysport®. Both can be remarkably effective; and are suitable for those wishing to refresh their appearance. However, some marked differences also exist between the two approaches. Let’s take a look at our breakdown of Botox vs. Dysport:
A Brief Look at BOTOX
BOTOX, developed by Allergan, was launched more than two decades ago. BOTOX uses a form of botulinum type A to relax the muscles in your face that may bunch and scrunch to cause crow’s feet and frown lines. Your doctor will carefully inject the BOTOX in the most active areas of your face, diminishing existing lines while allowing you to remain expressive and, most importantly, still look like yourself.
The Lowdown on Dysport
Dysport marketed by Galderma, was approved by the FDA in 2009, ending the exclusivity BOTOX long held in terms of cosmetic injectables. It uses the same botulinum type A that BOTOX does, but the solution is made up of smaller molecules, so your doctor may mention different measurements when referring to treatment using the two products.
Dysport is used in a manner similar to BOTOX, primarily targeting mild to medium fine lines and wrinkles that have developed because of age or repetitive muscle contractions from smiling, squinting, frowning or raising your eyebrows.
Comparing BOTOX and Dysport
Both treatments are temporary, and both require regular treatments (every three to four months on average) to maintain results; however, the formulaic differences between BOTOX and Dysport may mean that you respond better to one or the other. Due to dosage differences, one product may be more affordable than the other, and Dysport is more diffuse, which means it’s better suited for treating larger areas. BOTOX, on the other hand, is ideal for precise application.
If you’re interested in seeing real BOTOX results, or if you’d like to check out Dysport results on actual patients before settling on your preferred course of treatment, check out our BOTOX before-and-after gallery. That same gallery also features Dysport before-and-after photos that illustrate what an incredible effect these treatments can have.
Ready to wrangle your wrinkles into submission? Call our Aesthetics Coordinator Michelle Ford at (309) 243-3875 to schedule your consultation and discuss which treatment is right for you.