Botox® vs Dysport®

Differences Between Two Popular Injectables. Botox® vs Dysport®.

With dozens of FDA-approved wrinkle-smoothing injectables available to rejuvenate aging or damaged skin, how do you know which one will adequately address your skin care needs? In addition to Dysport® and Botox®, cosmetic dermatologists offer anti-wrinkles injectables and dermal fillers like Juverderm®, Restylane®, Prevelle®, Belotero Balance® and Radiesse®. Some injectables, like Botox® and Dysport®, inhibit muscle contractions and relax muscles to erase fine line and wrinkles by preventing release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for nerve impulse transmission and muscle cell activity. Alternately, dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a powerful moisture-retaining chemical that "plumps" out wrinkles and folds to give you younger looking skin.

How Botox® and Dysport Differ?

Molecules comprising Dysport® are smaller than molecules comprising Botox®, meaning an injection of Dysport® will diffuse over a larger area surrounding the injection site than Botox®. In other words, you may need fewer injections of Dysport® than Botox® to achieve desired results. However, improved diffusion also means Dysport® may not be as effective for eliminating wrinkles affecting smaller areas (crow's feet, for example) than Botox®.

Switching from Botox® to Dysport®

If you have been using Botox® but want to switch to Dysport®, you may need more units of Dysport®to obtain the same results. This is simply because dilution of Dysport® differs from the way Botox® is diluted before packaged for consumer use.

Which One Should You Chose?

Both Dysport® and Botox® are effective and safe anti-wrinkles injectables that reduce the appearance of fine lines, brow lines, frown lines, minor neck wrinkles and forehead creases. They can also help lift drooping eyebrows caused by wrinkled forehead skin and significantly delay development of new wrinkles by minimizing muscle pull and contraction under the skin. If you aren't sure which skin care injectable is right for you, we will be happy to discuss your concerns and goals with you and provide more in-depth information about Dysport® and Botox®.

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