Isn’t it wonderful how many options we now have to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and frown lines? Getting a skin tune-up no longer requires surgical procedures or procedures that require a lot of downtime.
And we can now see lasting results just days after the procedure was performed. The only problem with having all these options is it can be overwhelming to choose to route to take to get back to glowing, youthful-looking skin.
Even if you narrow all the non-surgical and non-invasive possibilities down to neurotoxin injections like Dysport and Botox, the question remains, “Which one do I get?” If you can’t figure out if Dysport or Botox would best suit your needs.We’re here to help!
One of the reasons it can be challenging to decide between Dysport and Botox is because they share several similarities in how they:
Both are injectables derived from botulinum neurotoxins that have been deemed safe to use in small amounts. They work in much the same way as the neurotoxins block muscle contractions which smoothes out the skin.
We consider both treatments as incredibly convenient. The procedures take place at our location. We label these as “lunch break treatments” because they:
Although both treatments are considered safe, avoid them if you:
Although Dysport and Botox are both non-surgical treatments that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and have quick recovery rates, these two treatments have a few key differences.
Both treatments contain a similar main active ingredient, but the number of trace proteins varies. This means that one treatment may be more effective than the other treatment depending on the person being treated.
Dysport and Botox have been approved to treat different issues.
The amount of time it takes to see results differs between the two injectables.
How long the results last varies based on the injectable.
Botox and Dysport also differ in price.
When considering cost, it’s essential to understand that you may need multiple injections. Some providers will charge you per injection.
Conversely, other providers charge per course of treatment, so make sure that you know the costs upfront. Medical insurance does not cover these types of cosmetic procedures.
Although both treatments are considered safe, they each have their own set of side effects.
After a Dysport treatment, you can expect to experience a few minor side effects like:
These should subside within a few days, and there is no reason to contact a doctor unless they last for longer than a week.
More severe side effects from a Dysport treatment can include:
You should call your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
After a Botox treatment, you may develop these minor side effects:
These side effects usually subside within a week of treatment. In rare cases, Botox can also lead to paralysis. See a doctor immediately if you experience any type of paralysis.
Both Dysport and Botox also carry a minimal risk of botulinum toxicity. This occurs when the filler spreads to another part of the body.
Seek emergency medical treatment immediately if any of the following symptoms botulinum toxicity of arise:
Regardless of which type of injection you choose, choosing the right provider to administer it is essential. Do your research before you make an appointment.
Look for a board-certified dermatologic surgeon or a medical practitioner who has significant experience in administering these two specific neurotoxin injections.
The provider should be able to show you an online gallery or an in-office portfolio of other patients who have undergone the same types of treatment.
They should also be willing to take the time at your consultation to listen to your goals and discuss any concerns you may have before starting the procedure.
Still not sure which treatment is right for you? No problem! Our estheticians at Neighborhood Wellness are here for you!
At your appointment, we will:
You don’t have to worry about a thing. Our licensed and highly-skilled estheticians are committed to: