No matter who you are, your face is bound to show some signs of aging over the years. While Botox is the most well-known anti-aging injection treatment in the beauty industry, Dysport is its lesser-known alternative.

Botox and Dysport are both forms of botulinum toxin type A, which are FDA-approved face injectables that are used to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and aging in various areas of the skin. While both of these fillers aim to achieve the same results, they have proven not to be the same in various different ways.

First of all, it is important to note that everyone has different skin and will see different effects. Therefore, some may tell you that one is better than the other based on their personal experience.

The effects of both Dysport and Botox have been shown in clinical studies to last about the same amount of time– four months. While some may find that one last longer than the other, there has been nothing showing that one lasts substantially longer than the other. That being said, this may vary on a case-by-case basis.

Botox and Dysport both work by doing the same thing. The injection is absorbed into the nerve endings near the treated areas to stop the release of a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, that causes the nerves under the skin to contract and create lines and wrinkles.

So, what’s the difference?

While Dysport and Botox work the same way, the speed at which they work has been proven to be different. While many people see the results from Botox within 5-7 days following the injection, it can take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect. Many who receive Dysport, however, see the full effect of the treatment within 5-10 days. Dysport, therefore, has proven to work somewhat faster than Botox. That being said, if speed is a major factor for you, perhaps Dysport is something you may want to consider.

When it comes to getting any cosmetic procedure, however, it is best to get a personal consultation to determine what is best for your skin type and needs. If you’re interested in learning about whether Botox or Dysport would be best for you, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.

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