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Botox or Dysport: What’s the Difference?

botox dysportMost everyone is familiar with Botox, which is the most popular cosmetic treatment performed nationwide. However, are you aware that Botox has a cousin called Dysport? Many individuals receive both Botox and Dysport treatments to combat expression lines and wrinkles. Read on to learn more about these two injectable treatments.

Botox vs Dysport

Both Dysport and Botox are classified as neuromodulators, and are made up of a type of botulinum toxin type A. These injectables work by blocking the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract, temporarily relaxing them and smoothing wrinkles.

While many physicians have debated whether there are any differences between these treatments, they have determined that Dysport varies a bit. The main differences are that Dysport spreads to wider areas than Botox, which is an advantage in certain areas of the face and a disadvantage in others. Dysport also works more quickly than Botox, with onset being 2-5 days compared to Botox’s 4-7 days. Dysport may not last as long as Botox, and you may need more Dysport to see the same results as Botox, though this is still being studied.

At Mang Plastic Surgery, we offer both Botox and Dysport to patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL areas, as well as Duluth, GA. If you are interested in smoothing wrinkles and lines that make you appear aged, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mang.