What is the difference between Botox & Dysport?

Botox cosmetic and Dysport are excellent allies in the battle against wrinkles.  They both stop dynamic wrinkles by preventing the contraction of the muscles that create forehead furrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. But what is the difference between Botox and disport.

Botox and Dysport
Both Botox and dysport work in a similar way, and are derived from botulinum toxin type A. They work by temporarily blocking the nerve signals to targeted muscles, and this reduces wrinkles caused by the contraction of facial muscles. They are safe for all skin types, but should be avoided by individuals with neurological diseases, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What’s the difference?

  • Dysport has a quicker onset action, and therefore provides a faster fix. Dysport starts to work after 2-3 days, compared to 5-7 days with Botox.
  • The formulations of botulinum toxin in Botox and dysport are somewhat different. The molecules in Dysport are smaller than those in Botox, and this enables it to work faster.
  • Dysport diffuses more than Botox. This means it spreads to a wider area when injected. While this is beneficial when treating larger areas, it can be a disadvantage when treating small spaces.

Dysport provides a competitive choice for Botox, and it’s a great alternative for individuals that have become resistant to Botox (learn more).

In order to achieve optimal results with cosmetic injectables the drugs must be placed in the correct location, using the right dosage. Therefore if you are considering treatment with Botox or dysport, be sure to visit a medical provider with the necessary experience and expertise.

Clients in Chicago, Illinois can contact the dermatologists at the Skin Care Center for expert advice.

Call 773-296-3636 today to schedule a consultation. We also have offices in Glenview (847-901-0252),and Lake Forest (847-234-6121).

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