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Botox or Dysport? What is the Difference?

When it comes to treating issues like crow’s feet, frown lines, & other common facial wrinkles, there are a variety of effective treatment options. Two of the most popular options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation are Botox and Dysport. While both options are safe and can provide natural-looking results, understanding the differences between the two can help you decide which one is right for you.

How Botox & Dysport Work

Botox and Dysport are cosmetic injectables that both work in the same way. They can reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles by targeting the underlying facial muscles that cause the skin above them to wrinkle and crease.

Think about when you squint, frown, smile, or make facial expressions. You will notice that wrinkles and lines form around the corner of your eyes or on your brow. Over time, these wrinkles and lines can become harsher and more pronounced.

Botox and Dysport contain a substance called botulinum toxin type A. When injected into the facial muscles, both Botox and Dysport can temporarily prevent the nerves from signaling the muscles to contract. This temporary paralysis prevents wrinkles and lines from forming on the face and helps to prevent existing wrinkles from becoming harsher. 

Which One is Right for Me?

Both Botox and Dysport are safe and effective treatment options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. However, a few differences between the two products can be useful to know. 

Botox is more concentrated than Dysport. However, that does not mean that Botox is more effective. It simply means that more Dysport will be needed to create the same desired results as Botox. This makes Botox a slightly better option for treating smaller areas like crow’s feet around the eyes. It’s also important to note that Dysport is cheaper per unit than Botox which means the overall cost of each treatment is similar. 

Another key difference is that Dysport spreads and diffuses faster and over a wider area compared to Botox. This makes Dysport a good option for treating specific issues like frown lines or “The Elevens” that typically form between the brows.

Choosing the Right Provider

An important factor to consider is making sure you choose a skilled and qualified injector to perform your wrinkle treatment. A skilled injector will be able to precisely determine the correct amount of units needed for either product and know which product is better suited for the specific area of the face or type of wrinkle being treated.

Dr. Alfred Cohen is an acclaimed facial plastic surgeon with years of experience who can provide personalized aesthetic care. He can provide you with natural-looking results from your Botox or Dysport treatment.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are looking for a skilled & experienced professional to perform your non-surgical facial rejuvenation, contact Alfred Cohen MD today to schedule a consultation for your treatment. Dr. Cohen can answer any questions you may have about Botox or Dysport and will provide you with the personalized aesthetic care you need.