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What Is the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?


If you’re new to the world of cosmetic injectables and think that there is only one way to stop wrinkles dead in their tracks, you’re wrong. There are more neurotoxins on the beauty market other than Botox, the most popular one, and they are also effective options for removing wrinkles. Dysport is one of these alternative, wrinkle-removing injectables. At Artful Aesthetics in Oakland, CA, we offer cosmetic injectables that will erase years from your face and help you feel and look your best.

What Is the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

The difference between these two cosmetic injectables comes down to what areas of the face they treat. Botox is the original wrinkle reducer and is probably the most well-known worldwide when it comes to treatments that remove wrinkles and smooth fine lines. It also treats many areas of the face as well as some areas of the body. Dysport also removes wrinkles but is specialized in that it specifically treats the frown lines that form between the eyebrows.

What Is Dysport?

Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable neurotoxin that treats the frown lines that form between the eyebrows, creating the lines and wrinkles that are often known as the eleven’s. Unlike other cosmetic injectables, this neurotoxin has one job, but it does that one job well. It temporarily removes the wrinkles between the eyes so that you don’t have to look like you’re angry all of the time when you’re actually in a good mood.

How Does It Work?

Dysport is a neurotoxin that contains ingredients that, when injected into the facial muscles, freeze those muscles, temporarily disabling them from frowning. Once those muscles can no longer move to form a frown-like expression, the skin can relax, free from dynamic movement, and therefore able to appear wrinkle-free.

What Happens During an Injection?

During your injection, your injector will administer Dysport with an ultra-fine needle into five different points in-between and above your eyebrows. This enables the ingredients to target the muscle that creates a frown-like expression. It also allows natural-looking results, and it will temporarily erase all of the lines and wrinkles that previously made you look like you were always frowning.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

You will begin to see the wrinkles and frown lines between your eyebrows fade approximately two to three days post-treatment. Full results will appear several days after that and you will experience what it’s like to have a smooth, natural-looking, wrinkle-free expression. You won’t look angry anymore but instead, you will look youthful and rested, but you will still look like yourself.

How Long Will My Results Last?

The results from Dysport are temporary, but they are also long-lasting. You will experience results for up to five months post-treatment. When your results begin to fade, your frown lines and wrinkles will return, but you can avoid an interruption in your wrinkle-free skin by scheduling follow-up treatments every five months, or as needed, to maintain results.

Is It Safe?

If you are not familiar with Dysport, you may be wondering if it’s a safe treatment. Dysport is currently used in almost 70 different countries. Across the world, 97% of women who have chosen Dysport as a solution for their frown lines have said that they would get injections again. Dysport also has over 25 years of clinical experience backing it, making it a safe and reputable option for those who want to treat frown lines.


Am I a Candidate for This Treatment?

If your main aging concern is frown lines, those lines that form between your eyebrows, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. If you want to correct your frown lines without addressing any other area of your face, this treatment may be the best option for you. A consultation is the best way to determine whether you are a candidate for Dysport injections.

Age and Dysport

When it comes to choosing Dysport as a solution to your lines and wrinkles that form between your eyebrows, you don’t necessarily have to be older to receive treatments. Lines and wrinkles form as a result of dynamic, repeated movements which means that they can even form on the faces of younger adults, as well as older ones. If you want to treat frown lines, and you are over the age of 21 and under the age of 65, you may be a candidate for Dysport.


Botox: The Original Solution For Wrinkles

When compared to Dysport, this treatment is far more well-known and widespread. It has become so well-known that it is now a household term that everyone seems to know, whether or not they’ve used the product or not. Botox has become one of the most reputable and trusted cosmetic, anti-aging injectables in the medical and beauty world.

Compared to Dysport, this treatment is an FDA-approved injectable that can treat wrinkles in more than one location on the face, as well as different areas of the body. It is a comprehensive solution to wrinkles, as well as medical issues that require muscular paralysis to help resolve problems.


How Does It Work?

Botox works similar to the way that Dysport does. It temporarily disables the muscles in the face so that they cannot contract and create dynamic muscular movements. Dynamic facial movements are those repeated movements that are responsible for expressions such as squinting, frowning, laughing, eyebrow-raising, and any other active facial expression that causes the skin to move up and down, back-and-forth, or side to side.


Reversing the Effects of Dynamic Movements

The repetitive movement of the skin leads to wrinkles, and it only gets worse as collagen and elastin production decreases with age. This treatment acts as a temporary solution to this problem by freezing the muscles so that the skin can relax and rest. Eventually, the wrinkles and fine lines begin to fade and you are left with smooth, wrinkle-free skin.

What Areas Does It Treat?

This injectable is an effective treatment for the fine lines and wrinkles that form in the forehead, at the outside corners of the eyes, also known as crow’s feet, and the frown lines that form between the eyebrows creating what is known as the “eleven’s.” Less common uses of this injectable include treating hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating, helping to treat pain from TMJ, reducing migraine occurrences, and resolving muscular disorders.


How Long Does It Take to See Results?

Once injected with this treatment, you will begin to notice your results within two to three days of your appointment. Your results will continue to improve as the ingredients in the injectable set into the muscles and work to disable them from making dynamic movements. Full results develop in the weeks following your initial treatment. If you are used to looking at your wrinkles, you will notice immediately when your injection kicks in because they will begin to fade.

How Long Will My Results Last?

After your injections, you will enjoy your wrinkle-free skin for up to four months. The total length of time that your results last is determined by how quickly your body metabolizes the ingredients in the injectable. Once you begin to notice that your results are fading and your wrinkles are returning, you can simply schedule a follow-up treatment to avoid any disruption to your appearance. Follow-up treatments are the best way to maintain the most consistent results.

How Will I Know When To Schedule a Follow-Up Treatment?

There are no rules when it comes to how often you should schedule treatments, except for the fact that you should wait at least three months between each injection for optimal results and safety precautions. Other than that, it’s completely up to you. If your results are lasting longer than four months, then you can wait to schedule your appointment until you begin to see your results fade. If they are fading sooner than you’d like, you can schedule as soon as you need.

If you aren’t sure how to schedule a treatment plan, we will help you determine the best plan of attack during your initial consultation. We will also help you schedule your treatment so that you can maintain your results without having to see those wrinkles begin to reappear on your face. Once you have your first injection, you will be to watch and see how long your results last and base your follow-up treatments on that timeline.

Am I a Candidate for This Treatment?

Are your wrinkles and fine lines affecting your confidence? Is the appearance of your skin making you feel older than you are? Are you tired of aging, but you can’t seem to find a solution that works? Do you want a non-surgical alternative to treat aging skin? If you can answer yes to any of these questions and you are 21 or older, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. However, you may be temporarily excluded from this treatment if you:

  • Are currently pregnant or nursing
  • Have an allergy to one or more of the ingredients in the injectable’s formula
  • You have a skin infection in the planned injection site


Which Neurotoxin Should I Choose?

When it comes to choosing between these two neurotoxin injectables, which one is best depends on what areas of concern you want to treat. If your primary area of concern is your frown lines, Dysport may be the best option for you. If you have other areas on your face that you want to treat, such as wrinkles on your forehead, wrinkles in the form of crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes, or frown lines between your eyebrows, then Botox may be the best option.

We will help you determine which is best for your particular needs and concerns during an initial consultation. During this time, we will analyze your face discuss your concerns and problem areas, and help develop a treatment plan that suits your needs and your skincare goals. Our goal is to help you meet your aesthetic goals and we will take every step to make sure that happens.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

If you’re ready to temporarily erase the signs of aging from your face, we can help. Don’t let aging steal your confidence, but instead, be confident with your age. Cosmetic injectables can help give you a rested, youthful yet natural-looking appearance. Unlike wrinkle creams, serums, and stickers, these results will last you for months at a time. Contact us today at Artful Aesthetics in Oakland, CA, and schedule your initial cosmetic injectable consultation.

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