botox® & dysport® facts

Fast Facts:
  • Dysport and Botox are both types of botulinum toxin injections.

  • While used to treat muscle spasms in certain health conditions, these two injections are primarily known for the treatment and prevention of wrinkles and are safe in small amounts

  • These injections help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles beneath the skin. By relaxing and stilling the muscles, the skin above them turns smoother.

  • Neither treatment gets rid of existing wrinkles for good, but the effects are meant to make wrinkles less noticeable. You may be considering either treatment if you’re not getting the desired results with wrinkle serums and creams at home.

  • If you STOP using Botox or Dysport, your wrinkles will slowly return to their original state. They are NOT worsened by Botox or Dysport injections. 

  • While both treatments contain a similar main active ingredient, trace protein amounts can vary. This can make one treatment more effective than another for some people. However, exact differences  are still being studied.

Safety: 
  • Overall, both Dysport and Botox are considered safe for qualifying candidates and the injections are 

  • Common but temporary side effects can include:

    • ​slight injection site pain

    • swelling or redness

    • temporary numbness near injection site

    • headache after treatment for 1-2 days. 

  • More moderate side effects include:

    • droopy eyelids

    • sore throat

  • Although rare, Dysport and Botox can cause botulinum toxicity. Signs of this serious side effect include difficulties breathing, speaking, and swallowing. Botox also carries the risk of paralysis, however this is extremely rare.

Convenience:
  • Dysport and Botox treatments are extremely convenient. No hospitalization is required, and all work is done at your doctor’s office.

  • You can leave the office immediately after treatment and even go back to work or school if you feel like it.

  • It is recommended that you do not exercise or lay down flat for at least 4 hours after treatment. 

 

Efficacy:
  • Both Dysport and Botox are considered safe and effective for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles.

  • The effects of Dysport may show up sooner (usually 4-10 days) and typically lasts up to about 4 months.

  • Botox effects may take longer to appear (up to 14 days) and typically lasts up to about 3 months.

  • Follow-up injections are necessary to maintain the results you want.

 

 

How much product will I need? 
  • Botox is approved for treating forehead lines and crow’s feet in addition to glabellar lines. Dysport is approved only for glabellar lines, however, often, these products are used "off label" in other areas of the face. 

  • The number of units your provider will use depends on the area being treated and your desired results. View an estimate here.

The price for either Botox or Dysport is $12/unit

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