Botox vs. Dysport for Facial Anti-Aging

Each day thousands of adults across the United States consider Botox injections as the best way to achieve facial anti-aging. In recent years, however, a new treatment has surfaced that is often used as an alternative for Botox.

Dysport: How Does it Work?

Dysport, like Botox, is used by many consumers to treat the affects of aging, including wrinkles and jawline maintenance. In short, they both target the muscles and facial features that cause wrinkles and prevent further damage from occurring by what’s known as using a neuromuscular blocking toxin. Both have been proven to be safe and effective methods for anti-aging treatments.

The Main Difference Between Botox and Dysport

Both Botox and Dysport contain protein. Dysport, however, uses much less than Botox. This means that those using Dysport will form less antibodies against the treatment. Because antibodies are formed by our bodies to defend against foreign antigens.

The formation of less antibodies against Dysport means the treatment will last longer, potentially saving the consumer money in additional sessions.

Clinical studies have also shown that Dysport spreads more easily throughout the area. An experienced licensed aesthetic professional would be able to effectively treat anti-aging symptoms with a smaller dosage when using Dysport than they would with Botox. The potential downside is, however, that if an injection is done improperly, it could spread to unwanted areas and cause unwanted side effects.

Botox Vs. Dysport: Which One is Right for You?

Both Botox and Dysport have been proven to be safe for consumers. Dysport is currently being used as a mainstream alternative to Botox because of the price point. Licensed aesthetic professionals purchase them at a more affordable price and can pass the savings along to the consumer.

If you’re between the ages of 30 and 70 years old and still unsure about which treatment is right for you, contact a licensed aesthetic professional for a consultation.

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