BOTOX vs. Dysport: What’s the Difference?

The signs of aging happen to everyone. As we grow older, we will all begin seeing laugh lines, wrinkles, forehead lines, and crow’s feet begin to etch into our faces. But just because these effects occur doesn’t mean that you need to live with them. You can take years off your appearance with the help of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®.

These two FDA-approved treatments share several similarities. They are safe, affordable, and offer no downtime following the procedure. They also produce astounding results in treating moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and the furrows that appear on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are both a chemical called botulinum toxin type A. The one major difference that sets them apart from each other is that they differ in their molecular weight, which results in a difference in the number of units used to treat a specific area.

Here’s what this means for you:

BOTOX® Cosmetic touts a larger protein, which spreads an average of 1 centimeter from the injection site. Conversely, Dysport® has slightly smaller protein molecules and spreads an average of 3 centimeters. As a result, Dysport® is able to work more quickly in a larger area. Patients receiving Dysport® often notice the onset of effects within 24-48 hours while those who choose BOTOX® Cosmetic typically require 1 to 2 additional days for the onset of effects. Overall, Dysport® allows you to enjoy a softer, more natural looking appearance.

Does this mean that Dysport® is better than BOTOX® Cosmetic? Not necessarily. Dr. Moore believes the two products to be interchangeable for most patients. As a result, most patients at The Edge For Men opt for Dysport® due to the significant savings versus BOTOX Cosmetic®. Whichever injection you choose, you will be able to enjoy incredible results, which last 3 to 4 months in both Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Take the first step in turning back the hands of time. Call The Edge For Men at (314) 736-4MEN to schedule your consultation with us! We can help determine which treatment suits your needs and lifestyle the best.