Botox and Dysport is a go-to treatment for millions of Americans and even around the world. It is known as the top treatment for decreasing and preventing wrinkles, and there’re solid reasons for that. Both Botox and Dysport are proven safe and effective by the FDA since 2002. Imagine the opportunity to look astonishingly younger than how you feel, and many people are living testimonies by how effective and safe Botox and Dysport are.
Both are considered safe and effective. However, given two or more options to choose from, imagine how hard it is to settle for one of them. Are they just the same? What are their differences? Or, just to make things simpler, how long does one last compare to the other? Let’s find out.
Before we proceed to which is better, let’s take a quick look at the treatments and how they work.
Botulinum neurotoxin is a neurotoxin that relaxes and prevents the contraction of muscles. It has been used to treat neurological spasms in muscles. It has been originally used to treat different kinds of conditions cervical dystonia, torticollis, crossed eyes, uncontrolled blinking, and many more. Botulinum Neurotoxin can also be used as a cosmetic treatment with a controlled amount and under specific variables.
Facial muscle movements and expressions such as smiling, frowning, concentrating, pouting and, snarling cause the muscles and skin to contract, thus creating creases and wrinkles in the skin. As time passes by and as you age, the facial skin takes a toll. Permanent lines and wrinkles form and visibly appear. In addition to that, collagen and elastin production in the skin gradually lessens and even stops.
That is how Botulinum Neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport come into play. It can be injected into facial muscles that contribute to excess movements of the skin. Thus, it prevents the skin from folding and dumpling. Hence, it prevents and removes wrinkles, fine lines, and creases.
How are Botox and Dysport the same and different from each other?
Botox and Dysport are brand names of Botulinum Neurotoxin that are used for cosmetic nonsurgical and noninvasive treatments. Their differences lie in the potency of the trace protein used in the serum. Take a deeper look and see how they differ from each other.
At present, both Dysport and Botox cost $400 per session on average. Dysport is relatively cheaper than Botox. However, there is a slight difference in the number of shots, and Botox requires a bit less than the other. In addition to that, the size of the target area, the desired result, and the geographic location of the clinic affect the price range.
Effectiveness and Safety
Botox and Dysport are unarguably the same in terms of effectiveness and safety. FDA has approved these brands for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes. Although both of the brands are safe and effective, both of them are also temporary in results. But given that take-away, many people still return to clinics and take the bargain due to the astonishingly effective and visible results.
Due to their differences in trace proteins, Dysport is only approved for treating glabellar lines, also known as eleven’s (11’s ) due to its shape when it appears, located at the middle of the eyebrows up to the lower part of the forehead. Additionally, Dysport is only advisable for candidates who have moderate to severe cases of glabellar lines. This could be associated with the strength of the trace protein present in the Dysport. If you may have noticed, it takes a bit more effort to make the glabellar lines appear between your eyebrows than other facial expressions. Doing so even causes pain in the head, right?
On the other hand, Botox can be widely used for glabellar lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and bunny lines. What others don’t realize is that Botox and Dysport can be used at the same time but for different target areas. Although those are the primary targets for Botox, it has been studied and innovated to be used for the neck.
Botox and Dysport are effective in their respective ways. Additionally, there is no perfect all-in-one solution for all skin aging wrinkles and skin sagging. But the thing is that Botox and Dysport can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers and other treatments.
So let’s get to the main question.
How long does Dysport last compared to Botox?
To make it short and straightforward, Botox and Dysport’s effect lasts almost similarly. On average, Dysport lasts between 3 to 5 months, while Botox lasts 3 to 6 months. This all depends on the person’s aging speed, external factors such as how much sunlight he/she gets in contact with, the effectiveness of the clinic/dermatologist, the number of shots received, and many more. The bottom line is that Dysport and Botox are used for different target areas, as mentioned earlier. Some would say that they are just both neurotoxins, and they’re entirely the same. This is partially correct, but Botox and Dysport are used for different wrinkles, and you can use them in conjunction with the other. Feel free to talk to your doctor or dermatologist regarding this. They can offer you which treatment could benefit you the most.
It doesn’t matter whether which between Botox and Dysport last. Instead, where and how each of them is used. There are countless FDA-approved cosmetic non-surgical and non-invasive treatments out in the market, and it’s just a matter of effectiveness, safety, and cost. Everyone dreams of looking astonishingly younger than their age, and we’re lucky to be in an age where people are open-minded in terms of beautification and cosmetic enhancement. Soon, as technology advances and discoveries are uncovered, more age-defying products and treatments will be accessible and achievable. By then, age will just be nothing but a mere number.
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