Botox or Dysport: Your Path to Radiant Skin
If you’re navigating the realm of cosmetic treatments to address the subtle signs of aging, the choices often boil down to two popular options: Dysport or Botox. These injectables have become go-to solutions for men and women seeking to soften and rejuvenate facial skin.
Before making a decision, it’s crucial to delve into the core difference between Dysport and Botox, understanding their pros and cons.
Botox Vs Dysport Explained
Botox and Dysport are both derived from botulinum toxin A, a substance that blocks the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions. By injecting small amounts of this toxin into specific facial muscles, the skin becomes smoother and more relaxed, giving you a younger and fresher look.
Both treatments are FDA-approved for cosmetic use, and can treat various types of wrinkles, such as:
- Glabellar lines: the vertical lines between the eyebrows that appear when you frown.
- Forehead lines: the horizontal lines across the forehead that appear when you raise your eyebrows.
- Crow’s feet: the fine lines at the corners of the eyes that appear when you smile or squint.
Please note that Dysport’s FDA approval is confined to treating glabellar lines, restricting its practicality for addressing wrinkles in other facial areas.
Differences and Similarities to Consider
However, there are some differences between Botox and Dysport that you should be aware of before booking your appointment at EuroSpa Center in Tampa.
The procedure for both Botox and Dysport is similar and relatively quick. You’ll first have a consultation with our experienced injectors, who will assess your skin condition, medical history, and aesthetic goals. They will then mark the areas of injection, and apply a topical numbing cream if needed. The injections themselves take only a few minutes, and you’ll feel a slight pinch or sting as the needle goes in. After the procedure, you’ll be able to resume your normal activities right away, but you should avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas for at least 24 hours.
The cost of Botox and Dysport depends on several factors, such as the number of units used, the areas treated, and the expertise of the injector. On average, Botox costs $10 to $15 per unit, while Dysport costs $4 to $6 per unit.
However, this doesn’t mean that Dysport is cheaper than Botox, because you may need more units of Dysport to achieve the same effect as Botox. The total cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and expectations. Thus, we will calculate the end sum during the consultation.
The effect of both Botox and Dysport is not immediate, but it will gradually appear over the course of a few days. You’ll notice that your wrinkles are less noticeable and your face looks more relaxed and refreshed.
Although the results of treatments are temporary, but they can last for different periods of time depending on the product used and your metabolism. On average, Botox lasts for 3 to 6 months, while Dysport lasts for 4 to 6 months. To maintain your results, you’ll need to repeat the injections every 6 months.
Which One Should You Choose?
Botox and Dysport are both effective ways to reduce wrinkles and enhance your appearance, but they have some subtle differences that may make one more suitable for you than the other. Here are some factors to consider when choosing between them.
The size of the molecule: Dysport has a smaller molecule size than Botox, which means it can spread more easily in the skin tissue. This can be an advantage if you want to treat larger areas with fewer injections, such as the forehead or crow’s feet. However, it can also be a disadvantage if you want more precise control over smaller areas or muscles, such as the glabella or lips.
The onset of action: Dysport tends to work faster than Botox, which means you may see results sooner after your treatment. Some studies have shown that Dysport can start working within 2 to 3 days after injection, while Botox can take up to 5 days to show its effect.
Can’t make your choice? Book an appointment, so our Med Spa specialists could find the right solution just for you. Stay healthy and beautiful!