It is not uncommon to hear people refer to their desire to stop wrinkles from appearing on their face as a battle. Many people want to face this battle with the best injectable for their situation. When treating dynamic wrinkles in particular, many people have narrowed down the choice to BOTOX® vs Dysport®.
Multiple studies have been performed with the goal of identifying which treatment is able to have the most powerful effect on dynamic wrinkles. In many of these studies, people had one side of their face treated with BOTOX® and the other with Dysport. Researchers have found that both products work well. When it comes to choosing BOTOX® vs Dysport®, it’s often just a matter of personal preference.
One thing that is important to note about both products is that although their ingredients and uses are similar, the products are not interchangeable. They have different doses. This means that 25 units of BOTOX® and 25 units of Dysport® are not the same.
BOTOX® vs Dysport®: The Similarities
With time, your face starts to develop certain types of wrinkles known as dynamic wrinkles as a result of repeated muscle contractions. These contractions are caused by things like smiling, squinting or frowning.
BOTOX® and Dysport® are designed to cause these wrinkles to all but disappear by relaxing the muscles that control these facial expressions. Both products are injected into the areas that have been forming dynamic wrinkles, and both work to temporarily relax the treated muscles. As a result, the appearance of wrinkles in these areas will slowly disappear.
Both BOTOX® and Dysport® provide temporary results. After about 3-6 months, the treatment will begin to wear off. With both products, you can expect to see full results about one week after treatment.
BOTOX® vs Dysport®: The Differences
As mentioned before, Dysport and Botox have different dosages. This is because the dilution of Dysport® is not the same as that of BOTOX®. This means that if you are accustomed to using a certain number of units of Botox to get the treatments that you want, you will need to use a different number of units with Dysport.
Just because Dysport is more diluted than BOTOX® does not make it less effective. It simply means that you will need to use more of the product to get the same results. This makes it a good choice for those who want more subtle changes.
Dysport® also has smaller molecules than BOTOX®. Some see this as a benefit because it allows Dysport to work quicker and spread over a wider area. Since Dysport® diffuses more easily than Botox®, it may be more beneficial in treating a large area. Patients who are looking to treat smaller areas may benefit more from BOTOX®.
If you are debating the benefits of BOTOX® vs Dysport®, we will be glad to help you find out which treatment is best for you at Las Vegas Laser & Lipo. Dr. Zimmerman provides both treatments at our office in Las Vegas, and he will help you learn more about the similarities and differences between the two during your consultation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about BOTOX® vs Dysport®.