Looking to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines? Botox and Dysport are the two most popular neuromodulators on the market today. In fact, they're the most extensively studied and longest-lasting options among the five that are available (including Jeuveau, Xeomin, and Daxxify). Both treatments are derived from the same type of botulinum type A and can keep your skin looking fabulous for up to six months at the FDA-approved dosage. However, there are some key differences between Botox and Dysport that may make one treatment a better choice for you than the other.
WHAT ARE NEUROMODULATORS?
First, let's talk about what Botox and Dysport are and how they work. Both treatments are injectable neurotoxins that work by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. By temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the treated area, the wrinkles and fine lines caused by those muscles become less noticeable. However, at Contour Collection, we approach neuromodulators differently by utilizing them to manipulate muscles to achieve specific desired outcomes, as opposed to just chasing fine lines and wrinkles. In order to help you determine which option best suits your needs, let's explore each treatment in more detail below.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Allergan is the proud owner of Botox, which received FDA approval way back in 1989 – making it green-lit for more indications than Dysport. Botox is contains a protein called Albumin, which is naturally present in every human body. As a result, allergic reactions to Botox are pretty rare. Keep in mind that it takes a little bit longer for Botox to settle in (around 14 days), but it's highly concentrated and stays put right where it's placed. This makes it ideal for small areas that require precise placement.
WHAT IS DYSPORT?
Dysport, which is owned by Galderma, was FDA approved for the furrow area in 2009. Dysport is made with the milk protein, Lactose. Anyone who has a severe lactose allergy should avoid Dysport. Dysport is made of a much smaller molecule which leads to results settling in much quicker (around 5 days) and the molecules spreading much wider. A wider spread is wonderful for a cohesive result in large surface areas (the forehead) and not as desirable in smaller areas (the crow’s feet).
IS ONE BETTER THAN THE OTHER?
At Contour Collection, we adore both Botox and Dysport equally! However, we understand that every individual is unique, and what works for one may not be the best choice for another. That's why we take the time to get to know you and your unique needs before recommending a treatment. Whether you're a better fit for Dysport or Botox, we're here to help you find the perfect fit.
WHAT IS THE COST OF BOTOX & DYSPORT?
When it comes to pricing, both Botox and Dysport are the same price here at Contour Collection. However, it's worth noting that a bottle of Dysport contains 300 units, while a bottle of Botox only contains 100 units. Keep in mind that 1 unit of Botox is equivalent to 3 units of Dysport. While Dysport costs $4 per unit, you'll need 3 times as many units to achieve the same results as Botox, which costs $12 per unit.
Botox and Dysport are effective treatments for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. We understand that everyone's needs and preferences are unique, so the decision between the two ultimately comes down to what works best for you. If you're feeling uncertain about which treatment to schedule, no need to stress! Our team of expert providers will take the time to chat with you and go over the options before we get started on any treatment.
If you have any questions about Botox or Dysport, we are here to help! You can reach us at (720) 629-8921, or you can book a New Client Consultation to learn more. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.