Are you ready to be brave in the name of beauty? Chances are, if you’re reading this blog post then you’ve been doing your research and considering trying out a wrinkle-smoothing botulinum toxin injection like either Botox or Dysport. Good for you! While many people feel anxious about this kind aesthetic treatment, there is no need to fear - as long as done by an experienced practitioner in a safe environment, these injectables can have amazing results that last up to three, four and sometimes 6 months. Let me help guide through what makes each one different so that you can choose the right solution for your own specific needs.
Botox vs Dysport:
• Botox is made from a purified form of the toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, while Dysport is made from a toxin called abobotulinumtoxinA.
• Botox has a slightly slower onset of action (2-7 days) compared to Dysport (24-48 hours).
• Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles and temporarily freezing them, while Dysport causes muscle paralysis when it blocks acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction.
• Botox produces smoother, more uniform results for wrinkles and facial lines, whereas Dysport can produce more natural results on areas with less muscle activity.
• In terms of dosage, people often think that they will require more units if using Dysport in comparison to Botox. This is not true, Dysport and Botox are reconstituted (Mixed) in a way that one unit of Dysport is equal to the same as one unit of Botox.
Why Is There a Difference in Cost?
Botox costs me more. It is simple, whether you prefer Botox or Dysport treatment assured that I always have both on hand.
Which One is Best For You?
Whether you decide to go with Botox or Dysport, the choice is ultimately based on your needs and preferences. Both treatments have the potential to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with no downtime. That being said, there are certain differences between each treatment that you should be aware of before making a decision. Botox has a slower onset of action than Dysport, but the doses for each can be equivalent depending on how it is mixed. Understanding the science behind these treatments as well as how they differ from one another is an important factor in determining which one may be more suitable for your individual skin goals. If you still have questions about them and want to discuss what may work best for your unique case, feel free to book a complimentary consultation with us!