Botox® is no longer the only wrinkle eraser available. Dysport, made by the makers of Restylane®, is another injectable that smoothes crow’s feet, forehead lines and vertical frown lines using a variation of the active ingredient in Botox.
While Dysport has been used in Europe for over 20 years, it was approved by the FDA in April 2009 for use in the US. Since then, Dysport has proven to be as safe and effective as Botox and is quickly gaining popularity among providers and their patients. If you are interested in Dysport injections, Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center is the place to go.
While both products are made from botulinum toxin type A, the molecule in Dysport is smaller and the injection is administered at a deeper level. The smaller molecule creates a smoother transition from the treated area to the rest of the face giving a more natural look.
As the injections are deeper, the product spreads twice as far as Botox making it a better choice for larger areas. The greater diffusion is also beneficial in treating larger or stronger muscles as those found in men.
Dysport is priced slightly lower than Botox, but it may require more units of the product to treat each area. Botox and Dysport are measured differently, making a price comparison by unit very difficult. Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center occasionally receives notification of special promotional programs for Dysport or Botox. Our clients can take advantage of the price difference if they have no particular preference.
Dysport has been found to act faster than Botox, with most patients noticing their early results in 2 to 5 days. Botox typically takes between 4 to 7 days to act. In both cases the final result is clearly evident within 2 weeks. This is a boon for those with an unexpected important event or meeting on the horizon.
Dysport lasts the same amount of time as Botox; 4 to 6 months. Some studies have indicated Dysport may last slightly longer while others disagree. Each patient will absorb and neutralize the product in a different way, with some being at the lower end of 4 months, and others finding Dysport being effective past the 6 month mark.
Our Dysport injections can be used interchangeably with Botox. Botox is more versatile for targeting a specific wrinkle or line, while Dysport is more effective at treating larger areas. At Lasky Aesthetics our physicians use these products to artistically create a younger, more refreshed appearance that also moves naturally. This is accomplished by using the best product for the specific area of the face in the correct amount, so that some movement is possible.
With both of these wrinkle reducers, patients should avoid exercising for 6 hours following treatment, and should remain vertical for 2 to 4 hours. This will allow the product to settle.
One of the advantages to using Dysport or Botox is that either can be combined with an injectable filler such as Juvederm® or Restylane to add volume where needed, and to fill in deeper wrinkles and expression lines. Smile lines, marionette lines, deep lines in the neck, and even the back of the hands can be treated with this newer generation of hyaluronic acid fillers. The results of a Dysport treatment with a filler can turn back the clock many years – and do it without surgery.
Whether you choose our Dysport or Botox injections, the most important decision is who will administer them. The face has hundreds of muscles and nerves that must be navigated when using these products. At Lasky Aesthetics, we take the trust that our clients place in us very seriously. Our physicians are all board-certified in facial procedures and have used Botox and Dysport thousands of times.
Using injectables to reduce wrinkles and dynamic lines can boost confidence and also perform an anti aging function. Patients who are on a program of scheduled injections find that over time the wrinkles stay relaxed for longer intervals.
The Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center is a full service cosmetic facility specializing in nonsurgical facelifts. For patients looking to touch up their appearance or managing signs of aging at any stage, we offer comprehensive analysis followed by state-of-the art, noninvasive treatment. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.