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Ask the Experts: Dysport vs. Botox

Dysport vs. Botox

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With so many injectables on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Two of the most popular injections are Dysport and Botox, both of which are used to reduce facial wrinkles. But what’s the difference between them? To help you make an informed decision about which injection to use, we spoke with our experts in the field who provided us with their insights on Dysport vs. Botox. 

What are Dysport & Botox?

Dysport and Botox are both a form of botulinum toxin, when injected into target muscles, temporarily freezing them into place to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. By preventing these muscles from contracting, wrinkles become less visible, giving you a refreshed and more youthful appearance. Both products contain botulinum toxin type A, although Dysport contains a slightly different form than Botox does.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is an injectable product made from a botulinum toxin type A that is used to reduce wrinkles and lines by temporarily relaxing underlying muscles. It works in much the same way as Botox does but typically takes effect more quickly (within 24 hours for some patients). It also tends to spread over a wider area than Botox does, making it ideal for larger areas such as the forehead or neckline. However, it may not be suitable for areas close to the eyes because of its tendency to spread further than other injectables.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable product made from botulinum toxin type A that works by paralyzing muscles temporarily in order to reduce wrinkles and lines on a person's face. It has been used since 2002 and has become increasingly popular due to its ability to provide long-term results without significant downtime or side effects. The main benefit of using Botox is that it can target specific areas such as frown lines or crow's feet, making it ideal for smaller treatment areas where precision is important.

What’s the Difference Between Dysport vs. Botox?

When deciding between Dysport vs. Botox injections, there are a few things to consider. 

  • Dysport works faster than Botox — usually within 24-48 hours after treatment

  • It can take up to seven days for patients to see results of a Botox treatment. 

  • Dysport has smaller molecules than Botox does, so it tends to spread farther when injected into the skin resulting in a more even distribution of product throughout treated areas. This means that many patients can require fewer injections when using Dysport compared with those who use Botox. 

  • While both products last around three months (give or take), some people report that their results from Dysport last longer than those from Botox do — typically lasting anywhere from four to six months instead of three.

Which Injectable is Right for Me?

Ultimately, deciding between Botox vs. Dysport depends on your individual needs and goals. If you're looking for fast results with minimal downtime, Dysport may be your best option. If you want more precision, Botox may be better suited for your needs. Ultimately, it's best to consult with a qualified provider who can assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of action for you personally!  It's also important to remember that these treatments are not permanent; they need to be repeated every 3-4 months in order for you to maintain their effects over time so it's important that you choose a product that suits your lifestyle and budget accordingly!

Ultimately, choosing between Botox vs. Dysport comes down to what works best for each individual patient based on his or her personal goals as well as lifestyle needs—and that’s where an experienced provider like our team at VIO Med Spa comes in! We’re here to help guide you through this process so that you can make an educated decision on which injectable will be most beneficial for your unique needs.

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