Differences between Dysport and Botox for wrinkle treatment
Most people are familiar with the anti-aging effects of neuromodulator injections in the face, These are a minimally invasive yet effective option for improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Among the areas that are treated with these are crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines. Botox was the first FDA-approved neuromodulator for facial wrinkles, but other effective injectable wrinkle treatments, including Dysport, have emerged. This has left many patients contemplating the differences between the two injectables when deciding which one is best for their needs. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer in West Palm Beach, Florida, explains.
Comparing Dysport and Botox
Both Dysport and Botox use the same active ingredient – Botulinum toxin A– to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles
- One of the most significant differences between the two products is the spread or diffusion of the products. Botox seems to stay localized while Dysport has a more diffuse area of treatment. Neither is better or worse, merely like Coke and Pepsi.
- Both are FDA-approved for treating wrinkles on the face; however, Botox is approved for more areas on the face than Dysport, which is only approved for forehead wrinkles and frown lines.
- The injection procedure is similar for both treatments, which can be performed in the comfort of the Beer Dermatology office and has minimal downtime afterward.
- Results from Dysport injections tend to appear more quickly than Botox injections, but Botox results may last slightly longer.
Which one is better for me?
The best way to determine which anti-wrinkle treatment is right for you is to work with an experienced dermatologist who has a deep understanding of your specific skin and medical history. Your dermatologist should also have experience in injection techniques and tailoring anti-aging treatments towards individual needs. At Beer Dermatology, Dr. Kenneth Beer will perform an in-depth examination of your skin and talk with you about your goals for your appearance. Based on this information, he will recommend the best options for you, which may include the use of Dysport, Botox, or a combination of treatments, including neuromodulators and fillers.