Dysport – The Better Than Botox Wrinkle Treatment
When it comes to wrinkle reducing treatments, Botox has long been the go-to solution for many women – and an increasing number of men. However, a newer treatment known as Dysport has been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason.
Dysport injections relax lines and wrinkles similarly to Botox. However, Dysport offers many advantages over Botox. In this article, the injectable experts at Advanced Laser Skin Care & Spa in the Sterling Heights area explore why Dysport is often a better option than Botox.
History & FDA Approval of Botox & Dysport
Botox and Dysport have a lot in common. Both products are made from botulinum type A, which is a substance that temporarily paralyzes muscle activity that causes wrinkles and lines.
Botox was the first botulinum type A product to be approved by the FDA in 1989 for the treatment of eye muscle disorders. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
Over time, the FDA has approved many additional medical and cosmetic uses for Botox, including the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraine, and upper limb spasticity.
Dysport was first approved in Europe in 1991 for the treatment of muscle spasms, and it was later approved for cosmetic use in 2001. In 2009, Dysport was approved by the FDA for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe glabellar lines.
Dysport vs. Botox: Longevity
One of the most significant advantages of Dysport over Botox is its longevity. Dysport typically lasts longer than Botox, meaning that patients will need fewer treatments overall. While Botox typically lasts around three to four months, Dysport can last up to six months or more. This means that patients can enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin for longer, without the need for as many follow-up appointments.
Dysport vs. Botox: Tolerance
Another significant advantage of Dysport over Botox is its tolerance. Over time, patients may develop a resistance to Botox, which means that they may need higher doses to achieve the same results. In contrast, Dysport is less likely to cause resistance, which means that patients can continue to enjoy the benefits of the treatment without having to increase their dosage.
If you’ve had Botox in the past and have developed a resistance to the treatment, Dysport may be a great option for you.
Dysport vs. Botox: Cost
While Botox and Dysport are both effective treatments, Dysport is generally more cost-effective. Dysport is priced lower than Botox per unit, which means that patients can enjoy similar results for a lower overall cost. Additionally, because Dysport lasts longer than Botox, patients will need fewer treatments over time, which can further reduce the overall cost of the treatment.
Dysport vs. Botox: Appearance
Dysport contains smaller proteins than Botox, which allows for better diffusion into the targeted muscles. For this reason, Dysport is known for producing more natural-looking results that are not too tight or “frozen,” which can sometimes happen with Botox.
While both treatments can produce natural-looking results, Dysport may be better suited for patients who want a more relaxed, natural look, while Botox may be better suited for those who want a more visibly dramatic result.
Dysport is also better suited for larger treatment areas, such as the forehead, than Botox, which can sometimes cause a “heavy” feeling in these areas.
Other Benefits of Dysport over Botox
In addition to these significant advantages, there are a number of other benefits to choosing Dysport over Botox. Dysport typically takes effect faster than Botox, with patients seeing results within 24 to 48 hours, compared to 48 to 72 hours or longer with Botox. Dysport also requires fewer injection sites than Botox, which means that the treatment is less invasive overall.
Dysport & Botox | Sterling Heights Area
The injectable experts at Advanced Laser Skin Care & Spa in the Sterling Heights area will help you decide if Dysport is a better option for your appearance goals and cosmetic concerns than Botox. Ultimately, the choice between Dysport and Botox will depend on each patient’s individual needs and preferences.
However, if you’re looking for a wrinkle reduction treatment that offers faster and longer-lasting results, greater tolerance, and is a more cost-effective option, Dysport may be the better choice for you.
If you live in the greater Sterling Heights area, schedule an injectable appointment today at Advanced Laser Skin Care & Spa in Clinton Township – and say goodbye to wrinkles and lines and hello to a younger looking you with Dysport!
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