Dysport vs Botox: Who’s the Top Anti-Wrinkle Warrior?

Dysport vs Botox - Which is best for fighting Wrinkles

Wrinkles used to be like that cousin you don’t really like but have no other option but to invite to the party. But, no more! In today’s age, signs of aging can be tackled with the simple use of injectables. Even so, not every syringe is suitable for all skin needs.

If serums, tonics, and lotions don’t cut it anymore, when it comes to your facial wrinkles, it’s perhaps time to consider scheduling your next Botox or Dysport procedure! 

Both injections contain the line-erasing Botulinum toxin, suitable to treat mild to severe wrinkles earned with aging. Each of them works as a neuromodulator that blocks muscle signaling and result in smooth, relaxed, and wrinkle-free skin. 

But when it comes to preferences which one works better – Dysport or Botox? Wonder no more and read on as we bring Dysport vs Botox head to head. 

What is Botox? 

Botox is the most well-known pick when it comes to combating wrinkles. It’s the perfect choice for treating multiple wrinkles, including crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and forehead lines. 

The number of Botox injections you’ll require will directly depend on your age, and the damage time has done to your skin. Your injector will know the right number of syringes you need after examining your face. 

What is Dysport? 

Dysport is the best choice if your glabellar lines have dug in pretty deep. With one injection of Dysport, you can significantly reduce their vivid appearance, noticeable whenever you frown. These fine lines can reach up to the forehead and become even more visible with age. 

This is because the skin around the eyebrow area loses elasticity and collagen, which become incredibly apparent with older age. Dysport is your go-to option if your wrinkles are moderate to severe. Your aesthetic doctor can help you decide whether your fine lines are moderate, mild, or deep. If on the latter side, Dysport should be the appropriate choice. 

Botox vs Dysport: A Comparison 

Both the Dysport and Botox injection function similarly – by blocking active muscles and contractions with the use of neurotoxins. Although both can be used to heal muscle spasms in the face, most individuals use them for aesthetic purposes. Both Botox and Dysport are perfect candidates for preventing and eliminating wrinkles. 

Each syringe contains Botulinum toxin, a toxin used in small amounts to freeze the clear signs of aging. Both Dysport and Botox patients report that the procedure recovery is quick and painless, and over the course of several weeks, the wrinkles fade to nonexistence. 

Both Botox and Dysport contain the main component battling wrinkles. Each of the products can be used to treat wrinkles, but Dysport is more suitable for clients with finer and deeper wrinkles. 

The key difference between Botox and Dysport comes in the method of manufacturing and the amount of trace protein used during the procedure. 

Dysport Vs Botox: What’s the Difference? 

The key difference between Dysport and Botox is in the area for which they’re approved to be used. Dysport is more suitable for treating glabellar lines, or squinting lines between your brows. 

Botox, on the other hand, differs in its wide variety of usage. It can treat Crow’s feet, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles, but it can also be used to correct glabellar lines.
If your cosmetologist states that you have mild to moderate wrinkles, then Botox might be your right pick. 

What also makes Dysport and Botox different is the waiting period during recovery. Patients who used Dysport had noticed quicker results compared to Botox patients, reporting diminished wrinkles within the first 2 to 3 days. With Botox, patients have to wait a whole week to see if the results have taken effect. Some patients report results even after two whole weeks. But the results last approximately the same, 3 to 4 months.

Another main difference is that a single syringe of Botox will be 3 times more powerful than a single unit of Dysport. This does not signify that Botox works better, but simply that more units of Dysport are needed to accomplish the same results. Although Dysport is cheaper, you’ll require more units to get the same effects. 

Botox vs Dysport: The Cost

Getting a full treatment of either Botox or Dysport will cost you around $500-$800. The total price of the procedure is calculated once the physician determines how many units the individual needs. 

Botox vs Dysport: Procedure Timelapse 

You can be finished with a Botox or Dysport procedure in a matter of minutes. Each procedure takes up to 15 minutes.

Both injections efficiently yet temporarily heal fine, moderate, and severe wrinkles, with the Dysport effects being visible sooner. 

Botox or Dysport? The Bottom Line 

If you have numerous target areas to cover, Botox will be a more suitable option to take into account. But, then again, if you want quicker results, and have deeper lines choose Dysport.

More importantly, whichever treatment course you end up choosing, always make sure you are in the right professional’s hands!

Dr. Carol Eisenstat

Dr. Carol Eisenstat

is a highly trained and skilled board-certified anesthesiologist with a passion for facial aesthetics. She completed an accelerated 7-year combined Bachelor of Science – Medical Doctor program from CUNY – Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and SUNY-Stony Brook University. Her education was achieved with high honors and she graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction.

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