Botox and Dysport are both similar in the fact that they are both types of botulinum toxin injections. They are also both used primarily in the treatment and prevention of facial wrinkles, but can also be used to treat certain health conditions which cause muscle spasms. these two neurotoxin treatments are used for the “temporary” treatment of wrinkles. Both Botox and Dysport are safe to be used on qualifying candidates and are used to block muscle contractions. As there is no hospitalization required for both Botox and Dysport treatments, they are both very convenient treatments. Neither treatments of Botox or Dysport require any downtime as they are both noninvasive treatments, so patients can even return to work following treatments. Both Botox and Dysport are considered cosmetic treatments and are therefore not covered under insurance plans. Both treatments are used to make moderate to severe wrinkles less noticeable but do not permanently get rid of wrinkles. The number of treatments that are required in both cases of both Botox and Dysport injections depends on the patient’s desired results. An anesthetic is applied and allowed to dry to the area of treatment during both Botox and Dysport treatments. The treatments themselves only take a few minutes. Botox and Dysport treatments can enhance your facial features and prevent the appearance of ageing. At Canada MedLaser Clinics, both Botox and Dysport treatments are administered by professionally trained nurses with many years of experience in the Medical Aesthetics industry.
Dysport neurotoxin treatments are only approved for glabellar lines. These are the lines that appear between your eyebrows and extend upward towards the forehead. Dysport treatments are designed to treat moderate to severe cases. They are not used to treat mild cases. Botox neurotoxin treatments are approved for treating crow’s feet, glabellar lines and forehead lines. As with Dysport treatments, there is no recovery time and treatments are conducted at your doctor’s office.
While both Botox and Dysport contain similar main active ingredients, they do vary in other ingredients with different potencies. The results that can be noticeable with Dysport treatments can be seen within a couple of days and can last between three and four months. The results with Botox treatments in Brooklyn may be noticeable within a week, however, the entire visual results can take up to a month to appear. As with Dysport treatments, Botox treatments can last several months but may last longer than Dysport treatments possibly up to six months. The results of Dysport treatments may appear sooner however, the results of Botox injections may last longer. In order to maintain the results patients are looking for, follow-up treatments are necessary. For use in the cosmetic industry, Botox was first approved in 2002, while Dysport was approved in 2009.
Both Dysport and Botox treatments are neurotoxin treatments that work to relax the muscles beneath the skin. When these muscles are relaxed the facial skin appears smoother. As previously mentioned both these neurotoxin injection treatments are not a cure for facial wrinkles, however, they do provide a dramatic effect of reducing the noticeability of facial wrinkles. Both Dysport and Botox treatments provide much quicker, more noticeable and lasting results as opposed to using wrinkle creams and serums that you use at home. Typically Dysport and Botox treatments are completed within 45 minutes and patients can leave following the appointment.
Any adult who is good health with areas of concern that are suitable for Dysport and Botox injections are good candidates. For those who would like to experience a more youthful appearance, these are both great non-invasive fine line and wrinkle treatment options. Are There Side Effects From Botox and Dysport Treatments?
As with any foreign substance injected into your body, some patients may experience some minor temporary side effects such as:
Other patients may experience more moderate side effects such as:
And in very rare instances, some patients may experience botulinum toxicity causing symptoms such as:
Although extremely rare Botox can pose a risk of paralysis.
Typically Dysport treatments are less expensive than Botox treatments, however, the effects don’t last as long with Dysport treatments. Another cost varying factor is the area of the facial skin that is being treated and how many injections are required to achieve the desired results. Remember that Botox and Dysport treatments are cosmetic procedures and are not covered under insurance plans. The money has to come out of your pocket.