Is Dysport® the Same as Botox®?

For centuries, everyone’s goal has been to find the fountain of youth and erase all evidence of aging. As a result, doctors and aestheticians have created products and treatments that give you the power to turn back the hands of time. Treatments like Botox have dominated the market for years, but newer options like Dysport are making waves in the beauty industry, delivering even better results than their predecessors. 

At Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center, Dr. Emmanouil Karampahtsis specializes in helping you look your best using only the most advanced treatments available. 

Dysport’s debut on the beauty scene

Dysport popularity began in 2009 when the FDA first approved it. Since then, it has risen through the ranks to rival the beauty giant Botox when it comes to getting rid of stubborn fine lines and wrinkles on your face. 

You may have heard that Dysport and Botox are the exact same. Some may have told you they’re completely different treatments. We’re here to clear up the confusion and give you the best information when it comes to Dysport.

How are Dysport and Botox similar?

At their roots, Dysport and Botox are very similar. Either treatment is effective in minimizing any wrinkles or fine lines that crisscross your face. They both use botulinum toxins to prohibit muscle contractions and reduce the appearance of wrinkles in your skin. Dysport and Botox are both delivered as quick, safe, noninvasive injections with minimal side effects. 

The real difference lies in the results. 

How are Dysport and Botox different?

They say the proof is in the pudding. We think the proof is in your face. In its 25 years of clinical experience, Dysport has proven to be more effective and longer-lasting than Botox. While neither treatment delivers permanent results, results from Dysport last approximately 3-4 months.

Dysport also acts much quicker than Botox. You’ll start seeing results as soon as 48 hours following the injection whereas Botox can take days to start reducing your wrinkles.

To top it off, Dysport can actually be easier on your wallet. On average, Dysport costs less than Botox. All of these benefits combined make Dysport a cost-effective alternative to traditional Botox. 

Getting the most out of Dysport

If you’ve decided to invest in Dysport, it means you care a great deal about looking your best. You want your results to last as long as possible and get the most of every treatment and we’re here to tell you how to do that. Here are a few things we recommend to maximize your Dysport treatment:

Avoid too much sun exposure

Protecting your skin from sun damage makes good beauty sense regardless of if you’ve been treated with Dysport, however, shortly after treatment, your skin is in a delicate state, so protecting it from the sun’s harmful UV rays is even more important. 

Stay away from other facial products or procedures

At least for a little while anyway. Dysport takes some time to absorb into your skin and start working. Try to stay away from applying makeup, getting a facial, or sitting down for other beauty treatments for at least a day after getting Dysport. 

Take a break from working out

We highly recommend that you don’t walk out of our office and head for the gym. Doing so can affect your results and Dysport’s ability to absorb into the injected muscle. We also suggest you avoid other hot areas like saunas or hot tubs. You’re welcome to get back to your normal workout routine and hop back in the hot tub the day after your treatment. 

Stop wondering if Dysport is right for you and find out today. If you’re curious about Dysport and want to learn more or would like to request a consultation to get started, call our office or schedule an appointment online today.

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Dr. Karampahtsis

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