When you set out to treat your fine lines and wrinkles, you have many options. Two of the most popular are Dysport and Botox. How do you know which one is better? What are the differences between the two, if they both set out to achieve smoother skin? At Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA, we can help you understand the differences so that you can make the best choice for your complexion.
How Is Dysport Different From Botox?
Botox has been in the mainstream for a long time and has received more press than almost any other cosmetic treatment. That said, you might be wanting a little more information on its newer cousin. So, what is this other neuromodulator and how is it different from Botox?
The Short Answer
There are three main differences between the two. First, Dysport is primarily used to treat lines between your eyebrows, while Botox is also used on crow’s feet, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles. Second, this treatment might be the better option if you have mild lines, as opposed to moderate or severe ones. Third, it shows results a little faster.
These two treatments sometimes get confused because they are very similar. The most important thing they share in common is their ultimate goal: smooth skin. They are both excellent options for people who want to reduce the unwanted effects of aging and sun damage.
Both of these treatments achieve their goal by targeting fine lines and wrinkles at their source: the tensing of facial muscles. When certain muscles contract, they cause the skin around them to fold. Over time, the creases they make become permanent.
These treatments temporarily relax those muscles. In just a short time after your appointment, your skin will be able to regain its smoothness.
Method of Administration
The actual experience of getting both of these treatments is pretty much the same. First, we give you a consultation so that we can customize the amount of the injectable you will receive. Second, we numb the area we will treat. Third, we inject the botulinum protein directly into the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Whichever injectable you choose, you will experience a significant improvement in your fine lines and wrinkles. Both of these treatments enjoy high ratings among millions of people who have tried them. They are considered among the surest and most straightforward ways to take charge of your appearance.
Compatibility With Other Treatments
Do you want to make Dysport or Botox part of a comprehensive strategy for achieving healthy skin? You can! Both neuromodulators are completely compatible with most of the serums and creams you already use. They even work well with other cosmetic services. And it goes without saying that a healthy diet and sun protection can enhance the efficacy of anything you do for your skin.
It’s always difficult to choose between two great options. Read on, and we will give you some information that will help you determine which injectable is best for you.
The Major Differences Explained
Both this treatment and Botox are forms of botulinum toxin, a protein that targets the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. This substance is safe and naturally occurring. Scientifically, the two treatments are different because of subtle variations in their trace proteins. In Botox, the type of botulinum toxin used is called onabotulinumtoxinA (ONA), while in the case of Dysport, it is abobotulinumtoxinA (ABO).
Manufacturing and Potency
There are also differences in the way these two substances are manufactured. As a result, one unit of this treatment is less expensive and less potent than one unit of Botox.
In the end, however, this difference will not have a major impact on your budget or your cosmetic experience. This treatment tends to be less expensive than Botox, and more units are typically used per session. Therefore, similar results can be achieved for the same amount of money with either option.
Arguably, the most important difference between this treatment and Botox lies in how the two are used. Botox is a go-to for many different kinds of lines and conditions. This treatment, on the other hand, specializes in softening glabellar lines.
Glabellar lines are the creases between your eyebrows. They are extremely common in both men and women because that part of your face is very expressive. You may have heard them being called frown lines, because they are associated with anger and negative emotions. For that reason, they are among the first signs of aging that people choose to treat.
This treatment tends to be a milder neuromodulator than Botox. For that reason, Botox is usually used for people who have moderate or severe lines. This treatment, on the other hand, works very well on people who don’t have deep lines yet. If that sounds like you, you may have found your perfect solution.
Timing of the Results
There is one special perk that goes along with this treatment. You see faster results than you would with Botox. Most people report major improvements in their glabellar lines within 48 hours. Imagine, the lines that have been etching themselves into your face for years can suddenly diminish in just two days!
Why Choose This Treatment?
For centuries, men and women have been struggling with unwanted lines on their faces. Think about all the creams, massages, lotions, and even strange practices that have been used in the attempt to achieve smoother skin. This treatment is one of the most effective cosmetic measures ever developed in history. We live in a day and age where you can actually do something about your lines.
In studies, the vast majority of people who try this treatment report:
- Enjoying remarkable results
- Looking natural after their injections
- Being satisfied
- Wanting to use it again
Not only is this treatment highly effective, it delivers long-lasting results. You can plan on the effects lasting for up to 4 months. That means that with just a few sessions per year, you can get used to the idea of having smooth skin all the time! This brings us to our next benefit…
You can have just about as many sessions of this treatment as you would like. It is perfectly safe to do so, and your results will be just like the first time you tried it. As soon as you see your lines start to reappear, you can give us a call.
A Natural Look
Don’t be afraid of getting a frozen face with this treatment. While you have 42 different facial muscles, we will only do 5 injections. That means the only muscles being relaxed will be the ones creating your wrinkles.
A Proven Track Record
Wondering if this treatment is safe? Don’t worry, it has been available for over 25 years, and millions of people have tried it with success. In fact, it is so gentle that it doesn’t even require any downtime. You can get back to life as usual immediately after your appointment.
Did you know that these injections only take 10-20 minutes? It is so easy to come in for an appointment, you could even schedule it during your lunch break.
A Solution for Everyone
Wondering if this treatment is right for you? Chances are, it is. To start, it is great for both men and women. Additionally, people of many different ages can benefit from it. Finally, it is suitable for most healthy adults.
Not only does this treatment target the fine lines you already have, but it can also help prevent them from turning into wrinkles. That’s because it temporarily inhibits the muscle contractions that deepen those lines over time. For that reason, many people in their 30s and even 20s are choosing to get injectables.
Learn More During Your Consultation
Looking for more information? We would be happy to meet you and give you all the details in person! When you come into our med spa, we can look at your skin and go over the best options for you. We will answer all your questions and make you feel at home. Give us a call at (404) 495-3788.
The Choice Is Yours!
Whether you choose Dysport or Botox, you can expect to love your results. The key things to remember are that Dysport is a great way to target glabellar lines, and that you will see the results in just a few days. To get started with this treatment, contact us at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA.