There are a few options out there for botulinum toxin A injections, which is way more than what we had a decade ago. It all started with the brand Botox, which is now a household name. Now, there are other FDA approved dermal fillers and it can all be so confusing. Dysport is another botulinum injection that is commonly used to treat wrinkles around the brows and eyes. Deciding on which one would be best for you is not a matter of which one works better, but rather the desired individual results.
Do Botox and Dsyport Have the Same Ingredients?
Botox and Dysport have the same active ingredient, so it’s hard to distinguish any significant differences that would dramatically alter your results. There are some small reported differences from patients based on their personal experiences. Differences such as Dysport possibly providing results 2 days or so earlier than its competition. Botox, however, being the pioneer of dermal injections is probably more trusted as the “go-to” medication.
Botox, Dysport: Which is Better?
Doctors may decide to use one over the other for patients as a personal preference, or due to the circumstance. Meaning, if a patient doesn’t seem to be reacting to Botox after a few sessions, sometimes switching to Dysport can give them the desired results. Dysport is also a slightly smaller protein, that’s best suited for wrinkles around the eyes such as crow’s feet.
How Long Before I See Results?
Both medications take about the same time to take effect (a couple of days). They are also similar in longevity, plus or minus a few days. They can be expected to last 3-4 months, depending on the individual and the dose. The side effects are likely to include redness, swelling, itchiness, soreness and possible droopiness if around the eye area. All common side effects are short-lived and shouldn’t last longer than about a week.
Thankfully our expert injector, Christina Baden, can help you decide which treatment is best for you. She has successfully treated many patients with both Dysport and Botox. Come in for your free consultation today!