What is the Difference between Botox and Dysport?

Wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes are often the first signs of aging, but botox is the ideal solution. While botox has earned the reputation of being a powerful wrinkle-remover, there are now alternatives such as dysport available. But what is the difference between botox and dysport.

Botox and dysport

Botox and dysport are injectable treatments that consist of a purified protein known as botulinum toxin type A. They both have the same goal – to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, particularly, frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Dynamic wrinkles form as a result of the repetitive movement of the facial muscles. Botox and dysport lessen the movement of these muscles.

How botox and dysport work

Botox and dysport work by blocking the release of neurotransmitters from the nerves, and this limits the muscle’s ability to contract. When the muscle stops contracting, the skin stops creasing, and this reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

What is the Difference between botox and dysport?

Botox and dysport are very similar products, but they do have a few minor differences.

The effects of botox take longer to show. Botox starts working about 5-7 days after treatment, compared to 2-3 days with dysport.

Botox doesn’t diffuse as evenly as dysport. Since dysport spreads out more, it is more effective over larger areas. On the other hand, botox works well in small regions of the face, such as the area between the brows.

Would you like to learn more about botox and dysport? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Gilbert, AZ, and the East Valley areas, Laser Smart Skin & Body Institute is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.lasersmartskin.com, or by calling (480) 842-5213.

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