Nowadays, many men and women benefit from Botox injections to smooth unwanted dynamic lines on their faces. However, there is another popular treatment option that works very similarly to Botox known as Dysport. Both of these products are neuromodulators, meaning that they work by relaxing the targeted muscles. However, there are some minor differences. Read on to learn more about these products and how they could benefit you.
What are Botox and Dysport?
At first glance, there seems to be no real difference between these products. Both Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved injectables made up of Botulinum Type A used to improve the look of lines on the face. They are most commonly used to target frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. However, there are some minor differences that can impact your choice of product.
Botox vs. Dysport: What’s the Difference?
Both of these products work by blocking nerve signals to the muscle. However, the formulations of these products are slightly different. Dysport is much more diluted, which means it spreads more quickly than Botox. This makes Dysport ideal for treating larger surface areas such as the forehead. However, because it is is more diluted, your doctor may need to use more of the product to achieve optimal results. Botox, on the other hand, lasts much longer than Dysport in smaller areas such as crow’s feet.
Botox and Dysport are also approved to treat different areas of the body. For example, Dysport is designed to treat glabellar lines, or the frown lines between your eyebrows. Botox can be used to cure a wide range of wrinkles, including laugh lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Most healthy individuals over the age of 18 can benefit from Botox or Dysport. Ideal candidates will have mild to severe facial wrinkles that have not responded well to skincare treatments. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are prone to allergic reactions, as this treatment may not be right for you. Ultimately, the best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment.
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If you are interested in learning more about how Botox or Dysport could benefit you, contact Kwan Dermatology today! Our staff is dedicated to providing outstanding care while helping you achieve your skincare and anti-aging goals.