When it comes to treating wrinkles and fine lines, two of the most popular options are Botox and Dysport. Both of these injectable medications work by blocking communication between nerve and muscle, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. While both treatments are effective, many people wonder if one is more expensive than the other. It's worth noting that Dysport usually requires more units than Botox.
This is because Dysport is known to show faster results, with the effects typically appearing within 2 to 4 days and the final results in 1 to 2 weeks. Both treatments are most effective when used on dynamic lines, such as those that appear when you frown or raise your eyebrows. In terms of downtime, both Botox and Dysport require little recovery time after the procedure. However, it's recommended to avoid strenuous activities for a short period of time.
The formula for each product is slightly different, depending on the type of protein that binds to the botulinum toxin A molecule. While Dysport treatments may end up costing a little less for some patients, the overall price difference is negligible for others. People who have neuromuscular disorders, are allergic to the ingredients in Botox or Dysport, or are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid using these injections. Below are some before and after images that show some of the various areas that Botox and Dysport can treat.
As mentioned above, Dysport contains serum albumin and lactose, so if someone has a severe lactose allergy, it's best to choose a different product to reduce the chances of a reaction. Both Botox and Dysport are made of botulinum toxin type A and have the same mechanism of action to stop muscle contractions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Dysport tends to work a little faster than BOTOX, with the final results achieved in about 5 days. The recommended dose of Dysport is up to 50 units divided into five portions injected into the target area. In conclusion, while Dysport may require more units than Botox for optimal results, the overall price difference between the two treatments is negligible for most patients. However, it's important to note that people with certain medical conditions should avoid using either product.