With Botox getting most of the press when talking about cosmetic neuromodulators, another highly effective injectable may fly under your radar. While it’s true Botox is the best-known cosmetic treatment worldwide, its counterpart Dysport should get its due as well.
Dysport (pronounced “Diss-port”) is an FDA-approved anti-aging treatment to help reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Like Botox, it contains a purified version of botulinum toxin to minimize dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles while you laugh, smile, or squint.
The Benefits of Dysport
As we mentioned, Dysport and Botox are nearly chemically identical. The difference between the two comes down to their varying formula characteristics. Although the active ingredient for Dysport and Botox is the same, trace protein amounts vary. This variation makes Dysport treatment more effective in certain areas than its predecessor, depending on patient skin properties.
Yes, Dysport and Botox work similarly, but Dysport has distinct advantages you should be aware of.
A significant difference between these neuromodulators is how soon the results are visible. With Dysport, patients could notice a difference in their appearance in as little as 24 hours after injections. With Botox, results may take three days or longer.
So, if you need to look your best for an upcoming special event, Dysport may give you a smoother skin surface in a shorter amount of time.
While you need more units of Dysport to give an equivalent result to Botox, one advantage is that the treatment may be more tolerable, depending on patient skin types and unique anatomies. One thing you can be confident in is that Dr. Gale takes every step available to ensure comfort during his injection treatments.
Most of Dr. Gale’s patients tell us his injections fell like a mild insect bite. Though most patients can tolerate the treatments without any analgesic, he provides a topical cream to make the experience more comfortable.
Better Results on Some Wrinkles
Botox remains close to the treatment site after injection, making it a premier option for more delicate areas like over the forehead and eyes.
Dysport diffuses into larger areas after injections, spreading further away from the treatment site. This quality makes Dysport ideal for treating moderate to severe glabellar lines.
Dysport in Riverton and Salt Lake City, Utah
Gaining and maintaining youthful appearances are crucial cosmetic goals for our patients in Riverton and Salt Lake City. Though Botox is a well-tested anti-aging option, its counterpart, Dysport, offers specific advantages to help men and women look their best. To consult with a leading Salt Lake City plastic surgeon, we invite you to schedule a commitment-free consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Derrick Gale. Call (801) 506-6344 or fill out his online form today.