Although Botox remains the most popular injectable, an increasing number of patients are turning to Dysport to smooth out facial wrinkles. Here are the similarities and differences between the two injectables.
- Both fillers are derived from the same substance — the botulinum toxin type A. It blocks the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for muscle contraction. Facial wrinkles are formed due to repeated muscle contractions.
- Both fillers are approved by the FDA for reducing the appearance of horizontal forehead lines, wrinkles in the outermost corners of the eyes, and the “elevens” in between brows. Botox was approved for cosmetic use in 1989; Dysport was approved in 2009.
- Results can be seen immediately after Dysport injections. Thus, it is the perfect choice if you want to erase wrinkles for a huge event the next day. Botox results will be obvious between three and seven days following your session.
- The amount required to achieve similar results between fillers vary. You need 1 unit of Botox and 2.5 units of Dysport to get the same set of results.
- The results of Botox last between four to six months. Dysport’s outcomes last from six months to a year.
- Dysport has a thinner consistency than Botox, which makes it ideal for thinly muscled areas such as the horizontal lines in the forehead. On the other hand, thickly muscled areas in the face respond well to Botox, such as the wrinkles that form around the mouth.
Finding a highly experienced injector is one of the important aspects to obtaining desired outcomes from these popular injectables. Dr. Matthew Malamet serves patients from Encino, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. Call us at 818.380.3130 to set up an appointment today!