If you’re feeling concerned about the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging but aren’t ready for surgery, injectable treatments might be for you. Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can give you the non-invasive results you want with minimal downtime.
BOTOX and Dysport are our two most popular injectable treatments for wrinkles and fine lines. While the two treatments are similar, they feature some essential differences you should consider before deciding which is best for you.
What are BOTOX and Dysport?
BOTOX is a popular cosmetic treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause them. The result is smoother skin for a more youthful appearance.
Like other injectables, BOTOX is a quick and relatively painless non-surgical procedure that requires no downtime. You can return to your normal activities immediately after treating the following concerns:
- Frown lines
- Crow's feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Skin bands on the neck
Dysport is also made from a form of botulinum toxin type A, the neurotoxin that blocks the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles. The treated muscles relax, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and forehead.
There are several benefits to using Dysport, mainly that it can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines quickly and effectively. Dysport is also less likely to cause bruising and swelling than other injectables. However, Dysport is a quick and easy treatment requiring no downtime like other injectable muscle relaxers.
Comparing BOTOX and Dysport
BOTOX and Dysport are priced per unit, with the cost varying depending on the treated area and the required units. Dysport is typically slightly less expensive than BOTOX per unit, but more may be needed to achieve the same results.
Another similarity is that BOTOX and Dysport effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the muscles that cause them. However, Dysport may spread more easily than BOTOX, making it a better option for more extensive treatment areas or areas requiring a more diffuse spread of the product.
When deciding between BOTOX and Dysport, there are a few factors to consider to determine which is suitable for you:
- Dysport may be better for larger areas, such as the forehead
- BOTOX may be better for smaller areas, such as around the eyes
- Dysport may provide a more natural look, while BOTOX may give a more dramatic effect
- Dysport is typically less expensive than BOTOX but may require more units
- While Botox typically lasts for three to four months, Dysport may last up to five months
Let Admire help you choose between BOTOX and Dysport
The Admire philosophy is based on individualized treatment. We evaluate each of our clients based on various factors like skin laxity, fat loss, and asymmetries, considering the contours of the face to determine the source of their concerns. Every client receives individualized treatment plans that consider their goals and unique anatomy. We often recommend stages of treatments to preserve a natural, balanced facial appearance.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation, where we’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and help you choose the best injectable to accomplish them!