Facial injections with Botox and Dysport are becoming increasingly popular with patients because they can be administered in as few as 15 minutes, there is virtually no downtime, and results are apparent within just a few days. So are there significant differences?
To start with, there are more similarities than differences. Both are derivatives of Botulinum Toxin and paralyze muscle to smooth facial wrinkles. The costs are similar between the products.
In some patients, Dysport does last longer than Botox (4-5 months as compared to 3 months). The results often times are apparent more quickly, often times being seen in 24 hours, as opposed to 2-3 days with Botox. Both products work great on the forehead. Dysport injections into the glabella (frown lines) must be performed carefully, as the product diffuses more than Botox and theoretically has a higher risk of causing eyelid ptosis (droopiness).
If you’d like more information, or would like to schedule a consultation, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.