What are they?
Botox and Dysport are injectable neuromodulators that temporarily alter the nerve impulses of targeted muscles, reducing or eliminating contraction-induced wrinkles. Each brand has a slightly different formulation of the same substance, bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, or Botulinum Toxin A, but they work the same way: they block the nerve impulses of the injected muscles to temporarily paralyze muscle movements that cause wrinkles.
What areas can I use it for?
The most common targets are horizontal lines across the forehead and perpendicular frown lines between the brows (sometimes called "11s"), but many also rely on Botox and Dysport for crow’s feet, nasal squint lines, lines around the neck, eyebrow lifting, and even profuse underarm sweating and migraines.
What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?
While the products themselves are fairly similar, and Botox is more common in the United States, Dysport is thought to show effects faster (3-4 days as compared to Botox’s 2 weeks), look more natural and last longer. The ratio for Botox to Dysport is 1:3 units, and the products are typically priced accordingly.
Why get Botox/Dysport?
By reducing the intensity and frequency of contraction-induced wrinkles, these treatments also prevent the formation of deeper lines, in the long run, making them an increasingly popular anti-aging strategy.
Disclaimer: As always, this information is provided to you for educational and/or informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an endorsement of any particular product, treatment, or procedure. This information is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment by a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about any procedure or treatment, users should always consult their doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.