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Dysport vs Botox | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Dr. Patty Dental

Dysport® vs. BOTOX®

Botox in Fort LauderdaleBOTOX® is a popular treatment that is used to treat various medical conditions and reduce the amount of wrinkles on your face. This treatment has been used for many years throughout the United States for cosmetic purposes and is performed millions of times by various providers. Eight years ago, in 2009, Dysport® was approved by the FDA and released in the U.S. and claimed to have the same benefits as BOTOX®. With this newer product on the market, if you are interested in it, you may have questions to ask our staff at Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa.

Questions about Dysport®

If you are interested in learning more about using this product, you may have the following questions:

  • What is the difference between Dysport® and BOTOX®?
  • Should I use Dysport® instead of BOTOX®?
  • Can I use both products?
  • What is the price comparison of both options?
  • How long do the results from Dysport® last?
  • Do you have before and after pictures that I can view?
  • Are there side effects from Dysport®?
  • Is this product as safe to use as BOTOX® is?

When BOTOX® was first introduced in the market for cosmetic uses, a lot of the same questions were asked. When you sit down for your complimentary consult, you will see that a lot of the answers are comparable for both products. We can answer any questions that you may have and help you determine which injectable is the right option for you.

Dysport® vs. BOTOX®: Is it truly Pepsi vs. Coke?

With these two products, it will all come down to a matter of preference for the client receiving the treatment or the specialist that is performing the procedure. While these two products are quite similar to each other, there are quite a few differences.

Both products are forms of botulinum toxin type A which can be safely used in humans to decrease movement and relax muscles. Both chemically and biologically, these two products are almost identical. The differences begin with the variability in the size and weight of the proteins attached to the core. One difference is that Dysport® is more diluted than BOTOX® so more units will be needed for your treatment. Second, Dysport® reacts differently within the body by diffusing more, which causes it to spread out over a broader area. Due to this, you may need fewer injections of Dysport® to achieve your desired results. By clicking here, you can read more about the differences between Dysport® and BOTOX®.

These both react the same with muscles, by preventing the muscle tissue from responding to the nerve impulses that control contraction, thus causing the tissue to relax. Repeated muscle contraction is what causes wrinkles in your face such as:

  • Crow’s feet around your eyes from smiling and squinting
  • Lines between your brows from frowning
  • Forehead lines causes by raising your eyebrows

Both products work to reduce the appearances of these lines with regular visits to our boutique. After treatment, you will look rejuvenated and more youthful in a natural way, which is what every man and woman wants!

Cost Difference of Dysport® and BOTOX®

The price of your treatment will depend on the provider that you have chosen. However, the cost for these products is fairly similar. While the cost may be less for Dysport® per unit, more is needed since it is more diluted. To find out the cost for each product, contact our boutique and spa in Fort Lauderdale today!

Reviews of Dysport®

If you are researching Dysport® on your own, you will want to be sure that you view a number of sources in order to see a complete picture. You can view:

  • Product website
  • Provider’s site
  • Reputable medical sources

While you are looking for patient reviews, many times clients that have negative outcomes are the most to comment but over the last eight years in the U.S. and the many years before that, this product was used in Europe, which may show you that it is both safe and effective.

Results of Dysport®

Many people are concerned with how long the results of Dysport® last in comparison to BOTOX®. Since it working sooner than BOTOX® does, people may think that it will last longer but this is not always the case.

BOTOX® can take a few days to a week to showcase final results but Dysport® results can appear a bit sooner in some clients. BOTOX® will last around three to six months and Dysport® usually has the same results. You will want to keep in mind that results will vary from client to client.

Before and After Dysport® or BOTOX®

Botox in Fort LauderdaleIf you are considering Dysport® as a treatment option for your wrinkles or fine lines, you will most likely want to see before-and-after pictures before moving forward. You can see these pictures on the official Dysport® website among many other sites. We can also show you results that our clients have experienced during your consult. You can read more about our BOTOX® and Filler options by clicking here. If you are interested in Dysport® or BOTOX®, give our boutique a call today!