BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport
What are BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport?
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. Both have been in use for years and have a high safety profile, and both can be used on other parts of the face and body.
At Dermacare, the cost for Dysport and Botox is approximately the same & both must be injected every 3-6 months. Both show similar efficacy and side effects, and in most double-blind clinical studies, the patient and the doctor were unable to tell the results apart.
Differences: Botox versus Dysport
There has been much discussion amongst cosmetic medical practitioners 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.
As always, injection technique is more important than the product injected! 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.
Our cosmetic injectors have a combined 40 years of experience injecting Botox and Dysport. They continually receive advanced continuing education and training. Pick the best injectors and they’ll ensure you get the right product injected into exactly the right place!