BOTOX® vs Dysport®: Which One Is Right for You?

botox In the pursuit of a more youthful appearance, many individuals turn to non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Two popular options, BOTOX® and Dysport®, have been incredibly effective in reducing facial lines and wrinkles. Both of these injectables fall under the category of neurotoxins, which work by paralyzing specific facial muscles and thereby softening the appearance of age lines. But how do you choose between them?

What Is Botox?

Botox Cosmetic is one of the most well-known treatments for facial lines and wrinkles.

This prescription drug temporarily paralyzes the muscles in the area of injection, treating moderate-to-severe facial lines caused by years of facial contractions.

As the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States, Botox has proven its ability to restore a more youthful appearance by reducing the activity of muscles responsible for frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.

What Is Dysport?

The Dysport® injectable offers a similar solution to Botox but comes with a few different characteristics.

An FDA-approved treatment, Dysport is used to weaken the muscles temporarily to treat moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Beyond that, it can also treat forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and even skin bands on the neck.

What sets Dysport apart is its ability to take effect more quickly and offer longer-lasting results than Botox. That has made it an increasingly appealing option for many patients.

Who Is A Good Candidate?

Good candidates for Botox and/or Dysport are men and women dissatisfied with wrinkles in areas treatable with neurotoxins, such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, and the “crow’s feet” by each eye.

While these are the most common treatment sites, other areas like the lower face and neck can also be addressed, though that’s less common. If you find yourself distressed by facial wrinkles and want an improved appearance, these treatments could be what you’re looking for.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Botox and Dysport are both powerful tools in the fight against aging, but choosing the right one for you requires professional guidance.

The specialists at the office of Dr. Rick Silverman, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon serving Boston and surrounding communities, offer consultations to discuss your beauty goals.

Whether you’re considering Botox or Dysport, Dr. Silverman’s expertise will ensure you achieve the youthful appearance you desire. Call (617) 965-9500 or contact the office online to schedule your consultation today.

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