Our life is full of many experiences that cause us to make many different facial expressions. Over time, these expressions can create wrinkles and creases–especially around the eyes, between the brows, and on the forehead. Unfortunately, these lines can give the appearance of being tired, angry, or worried, even when you’re not. To smooth these lines and to prevent them from reappearing, many of our patients opt for Dysport injections.
Dysport is a great Botox alternative that works similarly but does have some key differences. Some people elect to use Dysport because the product is not tested on animals. Other people feel that they get a more desirable result with Dysport. Some people report that Dysport works a bit faster than Botox and stays active slightly longer, which allows them to be treated a bit less frequently. The cost of Dysport is comparable to Botox.
Much like choosing between two different yet similar types of skin creams, it’s impossible to know which product you might prefer without trying them both. There are no real guidelines for who will like one product over the other. Even medical professionals often have preferences as to which product they prefer to inject. It truly comes down to personal preference.
Like Botox, Dysport reduces the activity of specific muscles, causing them to relax. In turn, these relaxed muscles reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the treated areas. Dysport is commonly used on horizontal forehead wrinkles and parts of the face that have thinner muscles, such as around the eyes. This helps significantly soften the appearance of what many women refer to as their “crow’s feet.”
If you are troubled by lines on your face and are considering treatment options, the Kwan Dermatology team recommends booking a one-on-one consultation with our highly-trained medical skin specialists to see if Dysport is a viable solution to relax your wrinkles and achieve your aesthetic goals.