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Botox Versus Dysport – Which Is Better for Wrinkles?

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Approved for American consumption by the Food and Drug Administration in 2009, Dysport has been widely available in Europe for many years.  Since its release in the US, the debate has raged:

Botox versus Dysport – which is better for wrinkles?

To answer the question, it’s important that we review the evidence and talk about other factors influencing the effectiveness of both treatments.

Botulinum Type A.

This is the active ingredient in both substances and what makes them effective as tools to prevent and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  But there are some key differences in formulation which need to be taken into consideration.

Both therapies are safe and both are effective.  Clinical trials seeking to answer the question are ongoing, but at the time of writing, none of these have rendered a decisive response.

Some key differences.

  • Dysport may not last as long as Botox.

As we said above, this is still the subject of much study and debate and there’s no conclusive evidence, to date that this is the case.

  • Dysport’s effects may be seen earlier than those of Botox.

While this is demonstrably true, with Dysport’s work showing up on your face in about 2 – 5 days, as opposed to 4 to 7, for Botox, the difference is negligible.

  • Dysport is known to affect a slightly larger area, when injected.

This is both an advantage and a drawback, depending on the area in question.

  • A smaller amount of Botox is required.

Again, this is what’s being observed by clinicians, but it has yet to be decisively proven that more Dysport is required to achieve the same results as Botox.  Studies into this claim are ongoing.

Clinical competencies.

Ultimately, the single most important factor in the success of either therapeutic response is the skill of the technician injecting Botox or Dysport.

Attending a doctor or technician who has extensive experience in using both these products is key to obtaining the results you’re seeking.

It’s also crucial that prior to committing to either treatment, you discuss your suitability for the therapy.  Botox/Dysport isn’t for everyone.  A competent clinician will discuss this factor with you at length, ensuring that you’re fully aware of the advantages and disadvantages of both these therapeutic agents.

Ethos Spa Skin & Laser Center.

At Ethos Spa, we believe everyone should look stunning and feel incredible.  We’re dedicated to patient education about the therapies and treatments we practice here.  Our Board of Directors is medically-governed, meaning that all our guests receive only the most advanced, effective treatments available.

If you’re considering Botox or Dysport, we strongly recommend that you discuss the way forward with your local expert.  Ethos Spa is a leading-edge cosmetics spa that models conservativism in therapeutic responses.  We advise patients thoroughly with open, clear communication and this post – “Botox versus Dysport – which is better for wrinkles” is part of that effort.

Ethos Spa is a medically-informed aesthetics spa in New Jersey that brings the most advanced treatments to our region.  Contact us for a free consultation.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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