Dysport Smoothes Wrinkles For A More Youthful Appearance
When it comes to neurotoxin injections like Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox, you might be wondering what the differences are and which one to choose. While they all perform essentially the same task – smoothing wrinkles – there are some key differences that set them apart. Typically, your provider will help you decide which one is right for you based on your skin concerns. Let’s discuss applications for Dysport and why it might be recommended.
What Is Dysport?
Most people have heard of Botox, but Dysport is becoming more and more popular each year. It was originally formulated in Europe and used there as essentially the European counterpart to Botox. In 2009 it was approved by the FDA for use in the US. Like most neurotoxin injections, it contains the active ingredient Botulinum Type A. This works to temporarily paralyze those small muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. It works quickly and lasts for months, making it a great way to reduce the signs of aging on the face.
What Makes It Different Than Botox?
At first, the two products might seem to be the same. But, there are subtle differences that providers use to determine which one to use. The main difference is that Dysport is a less concentrated formulation – in other words, the active ingredient, Botulinum Type A, is more diluted. In fact, it’s 3 times less concentrated, which means typically more units are needed in a specific area. Fortunately, this doesn’t translate to a higher cost as Dysport is generally priced lower per unit than Botox.
Secondly, Dysport has a thinner consistency which allows it to spread further, and faster. This has made it an ideal choice for larger areas like the forehead and between the eyebrows, where deep wrinkles often form.
Let our expert injectors help you decide if Dysport is right for you. Schedule a consultation with us today!