Botox Versus Dysport: Which One is Right for You?
Cosmetic dermatology has become one of the hottest fields in all of medicine in recent years. The fact is that as a result of advances in technology that has made procedures much safer, and more effective, as well as the rise of information across social media and the influencers that populate platforms like Instagram and TikTok – more everyday individuals are willing to undergo aesthetic enhancement procedures than ever before. The fact is that in years past, cosmetic medicine was almost exclusively surgical, but as a result of minimally invasive methods like Botox, Dysport and dermal fillers, becoming more popular, individuals – both men and women, have seen that they can get the high level enhancement they want, without the need for highly invasive, sometimes risky, procedures. In fact, the use of Botox has exploded in recent years, more men and women than ever before are having Botox and other injectables done. In fact, according to Dr. Kling, the best Botox specialist Manhattan has in practice, Botox actually accounts for nearly 50% of all aesthetic procedures that happen each year in the United States and other parts of the world. And while Botox has reigned supreme for some time now, as technology advances there have been a number of different neurotoxin iterations to hit the market, providing patients with a complimentary alternative to Botox. One of the most popular of these alternative is definitely Dysport, another neurotoxin that uses the same active ingredient as Botox to give patients similar results. But are these two options the exact same? And is one truly better for some individuals than others? In this article, we will be exploring these two products and see how they stack up against one another.
Dysport and Botox
Its important that unfamiliar patients understand that both Botox and Dysport are neurotoxins that work to block the muscle contractions responsible for causing our facial expressions. According to Dr. Kling, the best dermatologist Brooklyn has in practice, these treatments are both also effective at treating other non-cosmetic issues as well such as spams, and neurological issues. however, they are both famously used to treat unwanted facial wrinkles and expression lines. As a Dysport specialist Manhattan experts like Dr. Kling will often recommend one in place of the other as they both use the botulinum toxin-A, a neurotoxin thats very safe in small doses. The fact is that both of these treatments are fairly safe ways to treat dynamic wrinkles that occur along the face, as a result of facial expressions over time. They do this by relaxing the underlying muscles beneath the skin. As a result, the skin above the muscles becomes smoother over time – this is also why they are both being used preventatively as well.
You must realize that neither treatment will permanently remove wrinkles, and will generally make your wrinkles less and less noticeable over time. Often, patients who have tried other methods of wrinkle treatment such as dermal fillers or certain creams and serums will implement the use of Botox or Dysport.
While it has the same active ingredient as Botox, according to Dr. Kling the top Dysport specialist Manhattan has in practice, there are differences in certain trace proteins. Dysport also specializes in reducing the appearance of lines that primarily affect the glabella, the area in between your eyebrows. These lines extend upward, or vertically, toward the forehead. They are especially noticeable when a person frowns. This is one of the major differences in Dysport from Botox, the specialization of this area. For the most part, Dysport is only recommended for patients suffering from moderate to severe wrinkles in this area, as mild wrinkles are better off treated using something less strong or even Botox. In most cases, for treatment of the eyebrow area, doctors will generally recommend that Dysport be dispersed in 5 separate injections around the area.
According to Dr. Kling, who many consider tone the best dermatologist Brooklyn has in practice, Botox is a bit more versatile anecdotally as it is approved for the treatment of forehead lines, crows feet, as well as glabellar lines – while Dysport is technically only approved for glabellar lines.
When it comes to the results of either, here is where patients will often see the most difference. And according to Dr. Kling the best Botox specialist Manhattan has in practice, this is often a result of how the body will react to the specific compound. When it comes to Dysport, it will take a few days to take effect, and results can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Its important to get more touch-up sessions with Dysport for the most part. When it comes to Botox however, you will start seeing your results in a week, but full results can often take as long as a month to appear. Botox results can last around the same time period, but will generally be a few months longer than Dysport.
It is important to understand that one of the most common reasons why patients or medical providers will tell a patient to use one or the other, is that if they have been using one for too long, it may not have as much of an effect, and to keep the tissue guessing in a way, it might be best to switch to the other. For more information on either Botox or Dysport, be sure to contact Kling Dermatology today.