When it comes to the discussion of Dysport vs Botox, the differences between the two are slim to none. Both procedures come with ease and convenience and can be done right away. However, although the differences between the two are minimal, it is certainly something worth diving into, especially if you are looking to have one of these procedures done in your doctor's office.
Let's begin with the similarities. Both Dysport and Botox are procedures best known for temporarily treating and preventing wrinkles in adults by firming and smoothing out the skin from underneath via botulinum toxin injections.
Bearing this in mind, it has already been noted that, in rare cases, these injections can cause botulinum toxicity. But botulinum toxins are safe in small and controlled amounts. Both procedures are not meant to rid “problem areas” of wrinkles completely, but rather to make the wrinkles less noticeable.
Both procedures are very convenient in that they take just a few minutes to administer, leaving you with minimal side effects to allow you to go on about your day. Both injections are intended solely for adults over the age of with no withstanding health issues or medical history.
However, if you are pregnant, over the age of 65, have a milk allergy, or have suffered from botulinum toxin sensitivity, you may not be a candidate for the procedures. It is also likely that you will be advised to stop taking any blood thinners or muscle relaxers, as they may interfere with the injections. So be sure to tell your doctor about any medications you are taking at the time.
Here are some differences between the following procedures, starting with Dysport. Dysport is the procedure typically used to reduce lines in the glabella area, which is the area located between the eyebrows, targeting the lines that extend upward toward the forehead.
This procedure is often meant for people with more severe cases, as milder and moderate cases can be consulted by your dermatologist. These injections will require a mild anesthetic to alleviate any pain that may be felt during the procedure. The administered dosage will be approximately 0.05 milliliters at a time to five or fewer areas around your eyebrows and forehead.
Similar to Dysport, Botox is also used to treat lines in glabella and forehead, as well as crow’s feet. This does not apply for Dysport. Because Botox can be applied in more areas than one, the administered amounts differ per certain areas. For the glabellar lines alone, there are a total of 20 units given for five injection sites.
For glabellar and forehead lines, the units are doubled to 40, and the injections sites doubled to ten. For crows' feet, there are 24 units for 6 injection sites. For all three areas, there are a total of 64 units administered.
The lasting effects and cost of these procedures vary depending on the number of injections, but most sessions start at an average of $400 (Dysport is typically cheaper).