Dysport vs. Botox: Whats the Difference?
Patients at Neu Look Med Spa frequently ask what is the difference between Botox and Dysport. According to LiveScience.com “Botox and Dysport contain a slightly different chemical variation of Botulinum toxin, a protein produced by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. The drugs are thought to work in the same way, by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, thus relaxing them. Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of wrinkles between the eyes (forehead wrinkles) in 2002, and Dysport was approved for the same use in 2009.”
The biggest difference with Botox and Dysport is that Dysport on average takes 2-7 days to start working while Botox can take up to 2-10 days. Both are shown to last anywhere from 3-4 months on average, the eye area averages 2 -3 months when the right dose been used. Another difference is that due to the fact that Botox and Dysport are different molecular sizes the dosage is diluted differently.
Gita Izadi , NP prefers to use Dysport around the eyes due to the fact that it distributes more evenly into the tiny lines called “Crows Feet”. Botox is used for the first time users, unless they request otherwise.
It is so important to choose a practitioner who is experienced and familiar with both products. Gita Izadi has over 14 years of experience and will be able to recommend the product that will give you the best results. If you have a milk allergy (rash, cough, hives), Dysport will not be a safe choice as it contains Albumin and could potentially cause an allergic reaction. Come in for a FREE Consultation with Gita Izadi, NP and find out how Botox and Dysport can benefit you!