Does Dysport® Last Longer Than Botox®?

Do you notice fine lines and wrinkles when you smile or frown? These expression lines appear in places where your facial muscles crease and wrinkle the skin. Botox® and Dysport® are injectable treatments that smooth these lines. Both help you achieve a youthful, relaxed appearance, but several differences could affect which one works best for you. 

What are Dysport® and Botox® for Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

Botox® and Dysport® are injectable line and wrinkle treatments. They are neuromodulators that affect the communication between muscles and nerves. When injected into facial muscles, they cause the muscles to stop contracting. After neuromodulator injections, the targeted muscles remain smooth during facial expressions. In the hands of a skilled injector, results look naturally youthful and refreshed. 

How Do Dysport® and Botox® Work?

Neuromodulators, also known as neurotoxins, work using botulinum toxin. This compound reaches the targeted facial nerves and prevents them from releasing acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter tells muscles to contract. Without it, muscles no longer receive these signals and remain smooth. The tiny doses used in treatment can relax specific facial muscles, allowing the rest of your features to move naturally. 

These products have no lasting effect on your facial muscles or nerves. Their function will return to normal when the treatment wears off. This makes them extremely safe for most people. Both Dysport® and Botox® work in the same basic way but have several differences. 

Does Dysport® Last Longer Than Botox®?

Dysport® and Botox® are temporary, and their effects will wear off over the course of a few months. Both treatments last three to five months for most people. However, each person responds differently. Some people might find that one lasts longer than the other. Some people who use one neuromodulator for a while see more results when switching to another one. People who have had regular Dysport® or Botox® injections for a while may see their results last slightly longer than those new to the products. 

You can help your Dysport® or Botox® results last longer by avoiding sun exposure, using sunscreen, and developing a quality skincare routine. Good skincare will help your skin stay smooth and youthful. 

What are the Other Differences Between Dysport® and Botox®?

Dysport® uses smaller proteins than Botox®. These proteins do not affect how well the botulinum toxin works. They escort the active ingredient to the nerves, so they affect how quickly it starts to work. You will usually see your full Dysport® results within two to five days. Botox® results usually take ten to fourteen days to develop. 

Dysport® is FDA-approved to treat glabellar lines (lines between the brows or the 11s). Botox® is also approved to treat crow’s feet in the corners of the eyes or horizontal forehead lines. Dysport® tends to spread out more than Botox®, which is desirable for some uses. The two are also measured differently, and units of Dysport® are not equivalent to units of Botox®. 

Is There Any Downtime After Dysport® or Botox®?

Most people find that their injections take fifteen minutes or less, and they can return to their usual activities immediately. Dysport® and Botox® require no downtime. Some people may experience minor redness, bruising, or swelling in the injection area that fades within a few days. Many have no effects after treatment. 

Avoid touching your face or lying down for at least four hours after your injections. Your injector may also recommend limiting physical activity till the following day. Follow your aftercare instructions to prevent possible side effects and ensure your best results. Both treatments fit easily into your active schedule and will not slow you down. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Dysport® or Botox®?

Most healthy adults make good candidates for Dysport® or Botox®. Ideal candidates want to address fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet or glabellar lines. Only a consultation can determine whether Dysport® or Botox® may work better for your needs. Good candidates have reasonable expectations and no major health issues. You should not have these injections if you have an active skin condition or infection in the treatment area. They are also not recommended if you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions. 

Do I Need Botox® or Dermal Fillers?

You probably heard of dermal fillers if you have considered injectable treatments for fine lines and wrinkles. These injectable treatments add facial volume and treat wrinkles in many areas. Whether you need Botox® or dermal fillers depends on the type of wrinkles being treated

Dermal fillers are ideal for nasolabial folds and marionette lines. These are static wrinkles, meaning they are always visible, even when your face is resting. Botox® and Dysport® treat dynamic lines that appear when facial muscles contract. Many people have both types of injections to achieve smooth, youthful results

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about Dysport® or Botox®? Schedule your consultation online or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About Our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

Dr. Anna Frants is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgery of the face, neck, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and ears. 

*Individual results may vary. 

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