Dysport and Botox are very similar treatments. They both treat and prevent wrinkles and signs of aging in adults. They relax the muscles under the skin, causing the skin to stay smooth and wrinkle-free. Neither one offers a permanent solution, but if wrinkle creams are not giving you the results you desire, injectable treatments could be the answer. Let’s look at some of the major differences between Dysport and Botox treatments to see which one is right for you.
Both Dysport and Botox have the same goal: treating and preventing wrinkles. In some cases, they can also help treat specific medical conditions. There are some differences in use and the approval of specific treatments is different for each.
Dysport is only approved for the treatment of glabellar lines, in between your eyebrows (frown lines). While naturally occurring, age can make frown lines more obvious due to the breakdown of collagen. Once the skin loses its elasticity, more severe cases of glabellar lines can occur. Dysport treats severe lines only and should not treat mild cases. Dr. Siegel can help determine the severity of your lines during a consultation appointment.
Botox is an approved treatment for crow’s feet and forehead lines as well as glabellar lines. Each type of line and wrinkle requires a different number of injections, as follows:
- Glabellar lines require five injection sites and 20 total units of Botox.
- Crow’s feet require six injection sites and 24 total units of Botox.
- Glabellar lines and forehead lines require 10 injection sites with 40 total units of Botox.
To treat all three areas requires 64 total units of Botox.
Dr. Siegel is a Facial Plastic Surgeon, this gives him an expert knowledge on facial structures, allowing him to minimize complications and create natural enhancements by knowing how much and where exactly to inject the right filler.
Not all injectors have the same credentials, experience or artistry, and while this is not a surgical procedure, it is still a medical procedure, and the results depend on these qualities of your injector, not the filler being injected.
The majority of injectors, not only be not be highly skilled facial specialist, but may have very limited experience performing this procedures or may be doing them on a part time basis. It requires not only an eye for balance, but also years to achieve the mastery of injection skills-this will make the difference between a natural and more youthful appearance, as opposed to the overly filled and in-natural look associated with poorly executed injections.
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