Botox and Dysport are both injectable treatments that can alter the nerve impulses in your muscles temporarily. This reduces wrinkles that are brought on by muscle contractions. Both have extensive medical benefits beyond cosmetic dermatology, but if you’re weighing the pros and cons of Botox vs Dysport, Kessel Dermatology is here to explain their differences.
Both Botox and Dysport temporarily improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. They relax the muscle tissue in your face, preventing contractions. The result is a smoother more youthful looking face.
What makes Botox and Dysport different can be drilled down to their formulas. This can be broken up into three categories: dilution, molecule size, and diffusion.
Dysport is more diluted than Botox. Therefore, if a patient typically uses X number of units of Botox per treatment, that number will probably increase when switching to Dysport. That is not to say the Dysport is a less effective drug. Both treatments are equally effective.
The molecules present in the Dysport formula are smaller than that of Botox. This can be beneficial to patients looking for faster results.
Dysport also diffuses from the injection site more than Botox. This can be beneficial to patients looking to achieve results over a broader area of the face.
Here at Kessel Dermatology, we can help you determine which treatment is the right treatment for you. If you’re ready to take the plunge into cosmetic dermatology, or simply want to learn more about our services, contact us today at 609-890-2600. Give us a call to schedule an appointment or request one online.