Everyone has heard of Botox – the seemingly magic injection that helps your facial wrinkles go away (and prevent them from ever showing up!), but have you heard of Dysport?
Both medications work the same way- they relax the muscles that cause wrinkling of your frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.
Both products work well- they are just two brands of botulinum toxin. If you had one injected and saw your friends, they wouldn’t be able to tell which one you had done!
The biggest difference between Dysport and Botox is that Dysport acts faster and thus, some have nicknamed it “weekend Botox” since you will usually start to see effects by the upcoming weekend, as opposed to Botox which usually takes a week or so to kick in. The duration of Botox and Dysport are both 3 to 4 months, but we’ve found that some people (not all) find that Dysport lasts them just a bit longer. Additionally, since Botox has the name brand recognition for coming out first, it is also priced a bit higher than Dysport.
Both products have excellent safety profiles and have shown to be equally as safe and effective. So if you’re interested in getting either Botox or Dysport or just want to discuss them, give us a call! (303) 741-2211 Dr. Bovenzi would be happy to go over all your questions.