Common wrinkles around the eyes, such as 11 lines, can be treated with either Botox or Dysport. 11 lines are the two parallel lines that form between the eyebrows and crow's feet. Botox is a great option for crow's feet, as it prevents any “drift” of the toxin into the eyes. However, Dysport is recommended for larger areas, such as forehead lines, as it spreads more easily outside the injection site.
Botox and Dysport are both type A botulinum neuromodulators approved by the FDA. Botox was approved for cosmetic use in 2002 and is used to treat a wide range of areas. Dysport, on the other hand, is primarily used to treat moderate to severe forehead lines and glabellar lines (also known as brow lines or 11 lines). The main difference between Botox and Dysport is their distinctive chemistry: Dysport has smaller molecules than Botox.
Your aesthetic injector will mark the intended injection sites and will inject Botox or Dysport in the right places based on a thorough evaluation of the facial anatomy. The effects of Dysport injections can be noticed after a few days, while with Botox injections they can take about a week. Botox blocks muscle contractions in the areas of the face where it is injected. This lack of movement helps to soften the skin and significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Both Botox and Dysport are most effective when used on dynamic lines, those that appear when you frown or raise your eyebrows, for example. In conclusion, both Botox and Dysport are effective treatments for wrinkles around the eyes. However, Botox is better suited for crow's feet while Dysport is better for larger areas such as forehead lines. Your aesthetic injector will be able to determine which treatment is best for you based on a thorough evaluation of your facial anatomy.