What are the differences between Botox and Dysport? Which one is right for me?

Both Botox and Dysport are similar in which they are both made from Botulinum Toxin A, a purified protein, but there are small differences between the two products.

Dysport tends to spread a little more than Botox, making it ideal for many small wrinkles in areas like the crows feet.  Studies have shown that Dysport starts working within 24 to 36 hours, where Botox may take 5 to 7 days with overall results taking 14 days. Both Botox and Dysport can last up to 3 to 4 months, so the average treatment plan averages 3 to 4 times a year.

Pricing and treatment regimens are comparable and both are occasionally available at special treatment package savings.

Will Botox and Dysport look natural?

Because the neurotoxin affects the movement of facial muscles, some prospective patients worry about looking unnatural or “frozen” after treatment. However, when the procedures are performed by a skilled and experienced nurse injector and under the guidance of a board-certified dermatologist, you should expect a very pleasing result – a natural appearance with the ability to create normal facial expressions.

Is it possible to become immune to Botox or Dysport?

Yes. Unfortunately, some people do become immune to the treatment over time, with the injections failing to smooth wrinkles for even a short amount of time. In the case of a more active, athletic person, the body could possibly metabolize the product faster and reduce its effective life, as well. Sometimes, however, switching brands can help alleviate this development.

Can using Botox or Dysport when you’re young help prevent aging?

While more and more young people in their 20s are choosing Botox or Dysport treatments to alleviate wrinkles and improve their appearance, there is no clear evidence that this practice delays the normal aging process. However, use of a neurotoxin in one’s 30s and 40s can certainly prevent dynamic lines and wrinkles from deepening – the result being a more youthful appearance that appears to “Turn Back the Hands of Time”.