What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?

When it comes to anti-wrinkle treatments, botox has been the number one choice, for several years, but has recently received some competition from dysport.  Dysport delivers the same benefits as botox, and is also a form of botulinum toxin type A.  So what is the difference between dysport and botox?

Dysport and botox

Dysport and botox are both neuromodulators that are used to treat frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.  These are dynamic wrinkles that are formed by repeated movement of the facial muscles. 

How they work

When dysport and botox are injected into the muscle they temporarily block the transmission of the nerve signal to the muscles, thereby limiting muscle contraction. This relaxes the muscles and causes the wrinkles in the overlying skin to become less visible.

What is the Difference between botox and dysport?

Although botox and dysport have a similar effect on the muscles, there are some important differences between them.  

Dysport has a faster onset of action than botox.  The effects of dysport can be seen within 2-3 days, compared to 5-7 days with botox.  Dysport has a smaller molecule size and this is one reason why the effects can be seen earlier.

Dysport diffuses more than botox.  Since dysport spreads over a wider area, it requires fewer injections when being used to treat larger areas. However, this may not be beneficial when smaller areas are to be treated, as the drug must be precisely administered for best results.

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You can reach them at www.scottgreenbergmd.com, or by calling (407) 410-4861.

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