It’s time to go after those wrinkles. You’ve got your wrinkle-reducing options narrowed down to Dysport and Botox, but you can’t decide between the two.
The truth is that they are not that different, so it’s no wonder you are having trouble making the decision. You don’t have to make the decision alone. We’re here to help!
We’ll start by comparing Botox and Dysport while answering some frequently asked questions. Then, if you’re still unsure which way to go, we’ll be glad to answer any additional questions you have in person!
Dysport and Botox are similar in that they are derived from botulinum neurotoxins. When injected, these neurotoxins block muscle contractions.
The word “toxin” does lead one to believe that something is dangerous. Dysport and Botox, however, have been approved as safe to use in small amounts.
Nope. Botox and Dysport are both nonsurgical treatments performed in a doctor’s office.
None. These are convenient procedures that fall under the category of lunchtime treatments. They call them lunchtime treatments because there is no downtime — you could leave work at lunch, get the procedure, and go right back to work if you want to.
Both Botox and Dysport are injected into the muscles under the skin. The injection relaxes the muscle under the skin, which causes the skin to soothe out.
No. Neither treatment is painful. Both are considered to be painless, although some minor pain may be felt around the injection site immediately after the procedure.
This is where the two treatments differ.
No. Neither Botox or Dysport will erase wrinkles forever. You will need to return to get more injections 3-4 months after the initial treatment course to maintain the effects.
Both Dysport and Botox can also be used to treat spasms caused by neurological disorders and other medical conditions.
Yes. Both treatments do contain a similar main active ingredient, but the number of trace proteins in each of them varies. For some reason, currently unknown to researchers, the variation of trace proteins can make one treatment more effective for some people than others.
Here is another crucial difference between the two treatments.
Although the results of both treatments last a minimum of 3 months, Dysport may peter out at about four months, whereas Botox could last six months.
With both treatments, the cost depends on the area of skin you’re treating. You may need multiple injections. You will need to check to see if your doctor charges per injection or per course of treatment because different doctors charge differently.
Here is where the difference between Dispirit and Botox is pronounced. On average, you will pay $450 per Dysport session. Botox is more costly at $550 for each session.
Medical insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures like Dysport and Botox.
Both treatments have minimal side effects.
Both treatments also carry a small risk of botulinum toxicity. Botulinum toxicity happens when the continents of the injection spread to another part of the body. If you see any of the following signs of botulinum toxicity, seek emergency medical treatment.
It’s best to talk with your doctor before getting treatments. By considering your medical history and looking at your skin, they will determine whether or not you would be the right candidate for surgery.
People who should avoid getting Dysport or Botox treatment include:
It is essential to select the right provider to get the desired results. Your best option is to consult with a board-certified dermatologist who has experience administering neurotoxin injections.
During the consultation, you can ask questions. Your doctor will determine if you are the right candidate for treatment.
And they will help you decide the treatment that’s best for you. A reputable practice will have portfolios containing pictures of results from other patients that you can look through.
Your time is precious, but it’s essential to take the time to find the right provider. If you are ready to make an appointment for a consultation, give us a call.
We offer both treatments and will be happy to talk over your options with you. When you are ready, we will get you started on a course of treatment customized just for you.
At Neighborhood Wellness, we offer a whole-health approach – we want you to look better, feel better, and live better. For us, it’s more than just smooth skin – it’s about living your best life!