Dysport and Botox are two popular injectables used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Both products are temporary and last 3 to 4 months on average, depending on the patient.
Dysporttends to work a little faster than BOTOX, and the final results are achieved in about 5 days. BOTOX results can take up to 2 weeks to finish.
Dysport is an injectable that can help improve the appearance of these lines by paralyzing the muscles that form them. While Dysport treatments may end up costing a little less for some patients, for others the overall price difference is negligible. Dysport also tends to spread, making it easier to address areas of larger surfaces (such as the forehead) with less quantity. One is that Dysport and Botox are measured differently, so a forehead that needs 50 units of Dysport might need just 25 units of Botox.
Dysport is an injectable that paralyzes certain muscles in the forehead so that they cannot move, thus preventing the formation of wrinkles. Since its approval by the FDA in 2002, BOTOX has become a household name; to date, more than 10.9 million treatments have been performed. Information on the differences between Dysport and Botox can be found in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. The dosage of Dysport is not the same as the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other product you have used.
Dysport is approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the eyebrows, known as the lines between the eyebrows. The most serious side effects associated with Dysport are due to something known as the toxin propagation effect, in which areas away from the injection site experience reactions such as muscle weakness, double or blurred vision, and loss of bladder control. The number of Dysport units needed depends on the person, but it's common to see that about 50 units are used for the lines between the eyebrows. And unlike Botox, Dysport isn't approved by the FDA to treat crow's feet (the fine lines around the eyes) or wrinkles on the forehead.
The most common side effects associated with Dysport are headache, irritation of the nose and throat, pain or skin reaction at the injection site, upper respiratory tract infection, swelling or sagging of the eyelids, swelling of the sinuses and nausea.