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Botox vs. Dysport

Posted February 12, 2013 in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Fiorillo, by Dr. Fiorillo

Cosmetic Injectables

If you have ever wondered about the difference between Botox vs. Dysport, you are not alone. Botox and Dysport are two of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic injections in the world, and as such, many seek to know what makes them different from each other and how each benefit them. Men and women seek out these treatments for facial rejuvenation and look younger.

Botox and Dysport are quick and easy treatments, minimally invasive, and require almost no downtime. Life leaves noticeable signs of aging on the face. Repetitive muscle movements from constant expressions cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear. Read on to learn more about Botox vs. Dysport and how each works to slow the signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin.

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What is Botox?

Botox is the #1 cosmetic treatment in the world, and for a good reason. Botox cosmetic injections offer instant anti-aging effects. When administered by a skilled professional, treatment results are natural-looking and long-lasting. Botox is FDA-approved as safe and effective and is one of the most studied treatments.

The active ingredient in Botox is Botulinum A. This protein is injected into the underlying muscles of the skin so that they will relax. As a result, the overlying skin softens and becomes smooth. Botox is used to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and areas around the eyes and forehead. Botox is an ideal alternative to a facelift or brow lift.

Benefits of Botox

• Obtain a more youthful appearance
• FDA-approved as safe and effective
• Little to no downtime required
• Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
• Non-surgical, minimally invasive
• Proven safe and effective in over 470 clinical studies
• Natural-looking

What is Dysport?

Dysport is commonly referred to as Botox’s European counterpart. Dysport was FDA-cleared in the U.S in 2009. Since then, it has been widely used in the industry to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Similar to Botox, Dysport’s active ingredient is Botulinum A. However, the dilution of Dysport is higher than Botox, which makes Dysport ideal for larger target areas. In addition, this cosmetic injection spreads faster and is injected deeper than Botox. Results also last longer than most Botox treatments.

Benefits of Dysport

• Quick and convenient treatments
• Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
• Results last for 3 – 4 months
• FDA-cleared as safe and effective
• Little to no downtime required

The Costs of Botox and Dysport

The cost of Botox and Dysport cosmetic injections will vary per patient. A variety of factors determine the price. Some of these include treatment areas, the number of injections required to get desired results, and more. Schedule a complimentary consultation with a skilled and experienced provider in order to learn what the cost of Botox or Dysport will be for you.

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