Botox® and Dysport® beneath the surface of your skin! Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. Its not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between the brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow's feet. Botox® and Dysport® work beneath the skin's surface and target underlying muscle activity that cause frown lines and crow's feet to form over time. The professionals at True Beauty Med Spa of Tucson will inject Botox®, or Dysport®, directly into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow's feet, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines and years off your look in less than 48hrs.
Overall Botox® and Dysport® are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other over active muscles of the face, like forehead lines and crow's feet. It’s like comparing apples to apples. There’s a difference between a Fuji apple and a Gala apple, but they are still both apples. Dysport® is a smaller-sized molecule so its unit measurement is different than Botox®.
Both have been in use for years (Dysport® in Europe only until recently) and have a high safety profile, both can be used on other parts of the face and body, and both Dysport® and Botox® must be injected every 3-6 months. Dysport® may be slightly less expensive, but it depends on the office and, of course, the total amount needed to accomplish your goals. Both show similar efficacy and side effects, and in most double-blind clinical studies both the patient and the doctor were unable to tell the results apart.
There has been much discussion amongst physicians about the differences between Botox® and Dysport®, or IF there is any difference. Here are the main differences:
• Dysport® may not last quite as long (duration of efficacy). This is still being debated and studied;
• Dysport® has a slightly quicker onset (2-5 days vs 4-7 days for Botox®)
• Dysport® diffuses more (i.e., spreads to a wider area). This is an advantage in some areas of the face and a disadvantage in others;
• You need more Dysport® to get the same result as Botox®. This is being studied and debated still.
Ultimately, it is far more important WHO is injecting your Botox® or Dysport®, than which of these two products you are using. Botox®/Dysport® mistakes and bad results are made by people, not the product. Please meet with our experienced professionals at True Beauty Med Spa of Tucson prior to choosing a wrinkle-removing injectable and to discuss alternatives to Botox®/Dysport®. Never forget, injection technique is more important than the product injected!