By this point, I think it’s safe to say we’ve pretty much all heard of Botox. All the celebs are raving about it, more and more medical spa’s and doctor’s offices around are offering it, and you may even have multiple friends who are using it.
And it works. Ask anyone who’s done it. I bet they would all agree it’s pretty much the bee’s knees when it comes to getting rid of pesky wrinkles and making you look 10 years younger. But like Band-Aid and Kleenex, Botox is a brand name that has come to define what the product does.
Did you know that there are other brands out there that work just as well as Botox?
Botox and Dysport are very similar. Think tomayto, tomahto. Both use botulinum toxin type A to smooth wrinkles caused by active muscles in the face. The neurotoxin is injected into the muscles to relax the wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. They both last around 3-5 months and have been FDA approved for both cosmetic and medical uses.
While Botox has the name, Dysport is starting to catch people’s attention.
Dysport was approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 2009, but has been used in Europe for over 20 years. Botox, however, has been used in the United States for many years, which explains its popularity.
There are only a few small differences between the Dysport and Botox. Dysport has a smaller molecule, making the unit measurement a little different than Botox. For example, if you normally get 20 units of Botox, you would need 60 units of Dysport to have the same effect. As far as payment, to get the equivalent of Botox, you are paying about the same (or sometimes even less, depending on the clinic) for Dysport.
Dysport also has a slightly faster onset than Botox, taking 2-5 days to set in, while Botox takes around 4-7. Some claim that Dysport doesn’t last as long as Botox, but that is still being debated and studied.
The last real difference between the two is that Dysport has been said to diffuse more, meaning that it spreads wider throughout the area. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on the area.
If you look up reviews online, some people swear by Botox, and others by Dysport. Some research shows that Botox works better, and others that Dysport works best. Overall they are going to give the same effect. No more wrinkles!
In the end, it’s much more important WHO is injecting your Dysport or Botox. We have highly trained injectors here at Spa Trouve who are extremely talented at what they do. If you are ready to get rid of those wrinkles and want to try Dysport, we are currently offering a $50 instant rebate! Amazing right? Give us a call today at our medical spa in Orem, Utah at 801.229.2229 to schedule your appointment!