Are BOTOX and Dysport safe?
Both BOTOX and Dysport are FDA-approved for temporary aesthetic treatment of movement-induced facial wrinkles and lines in adults. Both products offer an array of medical applications and can be administered to reduce excessive sweating, neck bands, jawline slimming, relief of TMJ pain, and several other conditions. When used as an aesthetic treatment, small quantities of BOTOX or Dysport are injected into specific muscles to allow for relaxation.
Which is better, BOTOX or Dysport?
BOTOX and Dysport have the same active ingredient but are formulated differently. Dysport often has a quicker onset and is more dilute allowing it to spread along broader areas of injection. BOTOX may take up to two weeks to achieve the full smoothing effect and is more concentrated allowing for a targeted focus on deeper, motion-induced wrinkles. Both neuromodulators can produce a very natural smoothing effect of aesthetic creases and lines.
What is the treatment like?
Injections with BOTOX or Dysport take only a few minutes to complete. You will feel the pinch of the needle and gentle pressure, which is very tolerable to experience. Once either or both of the products are injected, your treatment is complete, and you are free to return to your regular activities.
How long does it take to see the effect?
Both BOTOX and Dysport require several days for the smoothing effect to appear, although you may see the initial changes at about 72 hours. BOTOX injections may need one to two weeks for the full effect to appear, while Dysport typically activates more quickly with the results appearing in two to three days. Both injectables produce a complete smoothing effect for approximately four to six months, varying from person to person, before retreatment is needed.