What is Botox?
Botox was originally created to treat a nerve-muscle disorder that affects the neck and shoulder regions. Botox happened to be injected into areas that showed deep creases and lines in the skin. The injections surprisingly showed exceptional results in reducing these lines and wrinkles.
Because Botox relaxes the muscle by blocking neuro-chemical transmission past the injection site, the result is less tense, smoother skin. When injected around the forehead brow area, cheekbone or mouth, similar results are achieved for a successful, cosmetically pleasing result. Folds, creases and furrows are significantly reduced following initial treatment.
Due to natural metabolic processes, the effects of Botox injections are not permanent. However, long-term treatment plans can successfully maintain results and appearance over time.
Personal appearance and self-confidence can be enhanced through the selective use of Botox. It has proven to be safe and effective in treating creases, wrinkles and other skin issues related to age or other causes, such as genetics, sun damage, environmental pollution, wind damage, poor diet, smoking and drug use.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable filler used for treating facial wrinkles. Dysport is very comparable to Botox®, but they are made by different companies. They work in the same way and have the same basic composition.
Dysport relaxes the muscles you use to frown, resulting in smoothed facial lines and wrinkles. It typically lasts about 4 months.
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Studies have shown that the results of Dysport may become visible sooner than the results of Botox, though some users have not noticed a difference between the two products. Other studies have indicated that Dysport affects a larger area around the injection site. Again, these results were not seen in all cases and so may not be conclusive for all patients. Dysport is slightly less expensive, but appears to be almost identical to Botox in function and result.