Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. Frowning, smiling, and squinting among other facial expressions, can make wrinkles look more pronounced. In some cases, these wrinkles may appear sooner than you expect. Injectable treatments, such as Dysport and Botox can be useful in reducing the signs of facial aging for a more rejuvenated appearance.
Dysport and Botox fall under the category of injectable neuromodulators. Both of them have unique benefits in reducing the appearance of wrinkles for months at a stretch. Khan Eyelid & Facial Aesthetics, led by oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan, provides Botox and Dysport for the reduction of facial wrinkles to patients in Plano, Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Botox – An Overview
Botox is a neuromodulator made from bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is also called Botulinum Type A. Botox can be beneficial in reducing or removing wrinkles and fine lines when used in controlled amounts. The injectable works by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles.
It is the first FDA-approved Botulinum Type A neuromodulator. Botox was first made available in 1989. However, it attained FDA approval for cosmetic use only in 2002 and has since become a flagship brand.
Dysport – An Overview
The FDA, in 2009, approved Dysport for cosmetic use in the US. It has proven effective in treating both fine lines and wrinkles in a noninvasive manner. Dysport is similar to Botox with Botulinum Type A being the primary active ingredient. The injectable has positioned itself primarily for treating severe to moderate glabellar and forehead lines. Glabellar vertical lines are also called 11 lines or ‘frown lines’.
Difference Between Dysport and Botox
There may not seem a real difference between Botox and Dysport at first glance since both contain Botulinum Type A as the main active ingredient. Both products are useful in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. However, there are key differences between the two that may cause your surgeon to suggest one over the other.
The biggest difference lies in the level of concentration. Dysport is a diluted version of Botox with a 3 to 1 split. This means that your treatment provider may require more Dysport product for filling an area. However, the number of units in a Dysport kit is more than Botox, which means the treatment price will roughly be the same in both cases.
Dysport is different in terms of molecular diffusion and behavior as well. The makeup of the product causes it to spread quicker, especially over a large surface area. The difference basically boils down to the way the injectable is used by your doctor.
An experienced doctor knows that:
- Botox works well for crow’s feet, lip lines and other fine wrinkles. The product is slow-moving with a higher concentration making it perfect for these small areas.
- Dysport work well on forehead, glabellar lines, and other larger surface areas. It spreads quickly, evenly, and is fast-acting.
Suitable Candidate for Dysport and Botox
Dysport and Botox are both FDA approved. Most experts find adults between the age group 35 – 65 to be ideal candidates. Your facial wrinkles should be dynamic and in or around the cheeks, lips, chin, and forehead. Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Tanya Khan receives patients from Plano, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for Botox and Dysport to reduce facial wrinkles.
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