When it comes to non-invasive anti-aging options everyone knows about Botox. However, there are alternatives like Dysport, which is also derived from botulinum toxin. But what are the differences between them, and when it comes to making a decision between botox vs dysport, how do you know which injectable is right for you?
Botox vs Dysport – What’s the Difference
Botox and dysport are a similar formulation of botulinum toxin, and they act on wrinkles in much the same way i.e. by interrupting nerve communication. In addition, they are both very effective in smoothing the lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), as well as forehead wrinkles, but there are some differences.
Studies have shown that dysport takes effect quicker than botox. While dysport often kicks in within 1 to 2 days, it may take 3 to 5 days to see the effects of botox. There is also some research which suggests that dysport lasts a few months longer than botox in some cases.
Which injectable is right for you?
Dysport has smaller protein molecules than botox, and as a result the units are smaller and more affordable. Since dysport costs less, it makes it a more attractive option if you are on a limited budget.
Tests also indicate that when dysport is injected it disperses over a wide area. This makes it more cost effective when treating larger areas, such as the wrinkles across the forehead.
If you are trying to decide between botox vs dysport to treat your facial wrinkles, it’s advisable to consult with a plastic surgeon. Clients in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area can contact Dr. Heather Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery for a consultation. Please call (651) 739-1100 to schedule your appointment.