All about Dysport, an alternative to botox, that can effectively treat wrinkles
In the 40s and 50s, we all started noticing frown lines and wrinkles on our face that look really bad in close-up pictures. But luckily there are a ton of treatments available in the market that can help you bid adieu to some ageing signs. Botox and Dysport both can temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe wrinkles and frown lines. In this article, we will tell you all about Dysport. So before making the final decision, read and plan accordingly.
Also, make sure that you consult a few dermatologists before getting the treatment in a clinic. It’s best to take advice from multiple people to know what’s best for you ad what’s not.
What is Dysport?
Both Botox and Dysport are popular products for addressing skin issues that trouble us in our adulthood. These injectable medicines are used to relax your facial muscles and eliminate wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
Botox has been available in the market for over two decades now, however, Dysport recently became popular.
Dysport is a non-invasive muscle relaxer that is used to correct a variety of age complications. By composition, it is a botulinum toxin that causes facial muscles to relax. It’s injected under the skin on targeted areas. This injectable can be used to treat moderate to severe cases of ageing signs such as wrinkles, frown lines, etc. Results usually last for 3-6 months. You’ll need to go for additional dosages as its results start disappearing.
How is it different from botox?
Botox fillers work the same way as Dysport. They have the same active ingredient, i.e. botulinum toxin A. The results they give is a softer and more relaxed muscle. Botox and Dysport are used interchangeably.
Dysport is said to be more diluted than Botox as it uses smaller protein molecules to induce muscle relaxation. These smaller proteins usually do not get broken down by antibodies, which is why they give quite desirable results.
Other than composition differences, the two also have different molecular weight. While Botox has a consistent molecular weight of 900 Kilodaltons, Dysport has more variability in the protein sizes. This is why Dysport tends to diffuse easily across a large surface area and fewer injections are required to achieve desired results.
Is it better than botox?
For some skin issues, Dysport is better and for others, Botox is better. Here’s a guide that will help you choose between the two.
Wrinkles around eye area
For wrinkles around the eye area and ’11’ that appears between your eyebrows, you must use Botox for better results as it diffuses less and works great for small target areas.
To treat the fine lines that appear around the eye area, Dysport can be used to get desirable results. As Dysport diffuses easily to larger areas, it can relive more wrinkles.
Dysport is more effective for treating forehead lines as it spreads easily.