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Is there a difference between Botox & Dysport for wrinkle reduction?

In the battle against wrinkles botox reigns supreme, and each year millions of procedures are performed in the US, but botox does have competition in the form of dysport. Dysport is a wrinkle reduction treatment that works much like botox. So a lot of people are now asking the question – Is there a difference between botox and dysport for wrinkle reduction?

Botox and dysport are similar, because they are both derived from botulinum toxin type A. They work by relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles such as forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.

Is there a difference between botox and dysport?
Since dysport was FDA approved in 2009, there has been a lot of discussion about possible differences with botox, but studies are ongoing. Nevertheless, some differences between them have been identified.

  • Dysport starts to work a bit sooner than botox. Improvements can be seenwithin 2-5 days of treatmentwith dysport, compared to 5-7 days with botox.
  • Dysport spreads out more during an injection. This can be beneficial when treating wide areas on the face, but not when treating narrow spots.
  • Dysport is comprised of a smaller-sized molecule than botox, so more product is needed to get the same results you achieve with botox.

If you are thinking about having botox or dysport treatment for wrinkles, be sure to select an experienced medical practitioner that uses both injectables.

Clients in Chicago, IL can contact Skin Care Center to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified dermatologists. We also have offices in Glenview and Lake Forest.

Call 773-296-3636 to schedule an appointment at our Chicago office, 847-901-0252 for Glenview, and 847-234-6121 for Lake Forest.

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