Botox vs Dysport: Which Injection is Right for You?

When it comes to reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, Botox and Dysport are two of the most popular injectables on the market. Both are made from the same Clostridium botulinum bacteria, but they differ in terms of concentration and effectiveness. Botox is more powerful, making it ideal for treating smaller areas such as crow's feet, while Dysport is more diluted and spreads faster, making it better suited for larger surface areas such as the forehead. In general, both are used in a similar way to prevent and reduce wrinkles, such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's feet.

Botox has been approved for the treatment of patients with crow's feet, forehead lines and glabellar lines, while Dysport has only been approved for glabellar lines. Dysport injections are only intended for patients with moderate to severe glabellar wrinkles.The difference between Dysport and Botox lies in the effectiveness of each product's proteins. Botox is much more powerful, making it incredible for small areas and annoying wrinkles such as crow's feet. When Botox is injected, it stays in the injection site.

Dysport, on the other hand, spreads to larger areas after the injection, which means it spreads further away from the injection site. This makes the Dysport ideal for treating larger areas, such as the forehead, since fewer injections are needed to treat a larger treatment area.Dysport is more diluted than Botox. This makes it ideal for larger surface areas, such as the forehead. The difference in concentration usually occurs because Dysport uses smaller protein molecules to induce muscle relaxation.

These smaller proteins are less likely to be broken down by antibodies, making the results of Dysport injections quite desirable for patients.When addressing wrinkles around the eyes, for crow's feet, Dysport tends to be the best fit, as Xeomin has a wider spread. Similarly, when injected around the mouth, Botox may be preferable, since Dsyport can spread to more areas around the mouth and cause unwanted effects.The recommended dose of Dysport is up to 50 units divided into five portions injected into the target area. Therefore, if a patient is used to a certain number of Botox units for a treatment, they will likely need to increase the number of units when switching to Dysport (or vice versa).Revance Therepeutics is currently developing Daxi as an alternative to Botox and Dysport that has longer lasting effects, and clinical trials have indicated that this new injectable could have lasting results for more than six months.If you are looking for more information on whether Botox or Dysport injections are right for you, Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics can help you. Both treatments have a similar main ingredient of trace proteins, but the amounts of this protein can vary between Botox and Dysport.

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