When it comes to treating glabellar lines, the lines between the eyebrows, Dysport is an excellent choice for those with moderate to severe wrinkles. The FDA has approved Dysport specifically for this purpose. Botox, on the other hand, is approved by the FDA to treat glabellar lines, forehead lines and crow's feet. The type of botulinum toxin used in Dysport is stronger than that used in Botox, making it a better option for those with deep wrinkles.
Injections of Dysport can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, which become more visible with age. It can also reach down to the forehead and limit muscle movement and contraction at the injection site. On average, a Dysport injection will last three to four months, while a Botox treatment can last four to six. Both Dysport and Botox injections work in a similar way: they block active muscles and contractions with the use of neuromodulators.
The body is constantly producing new neurotransmitters to counter the neurotoxin, so neither treatment lasts long. Recovery from the procedure is quick and painless and, over the course of several weeks, wrinkles fade until they disappear. In addition to their cosmetic benefits, both Botox and Dysport can also treat certain skin conditions such as overactive muscles and excessive sweating. Some clinics offer membership programs with an annual fee that offer discounted rates for each unit of Botox or Dysport.
People who have neuromuscular disorders, are allergic to the ingredients in Botox or Dysport, or are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid using these injections. When considering which treatment is best for glabellar lines, it's important to consult with a dermatologist to determine which option is best suited for your individual needs. Both Botox and Dysport are safe and effective treatments that can help reduce wrinkles and keep them at bay for months at a time.