The Similarities of and Differences between Botox™ and Dysport®ister;
Dr. Zemplenyi, the Bellevue Botox Expert at Bel Red Aesthetic Surgery Center also offers Dysport® cosmetic injections to improve the signs of aging of your face. Although both Botox™ and Dysport® are both produced from botulinum A toxin, there exist differences between the two products. During your personal facial rejuvenation consult with Dr. Zemplenyi, it will be determined which product may be most effective for your specific needs.
Differences between Botox™ and Dysport®
It is important to understand that Botox™ and Dysport® are not considered equivalent botulinum A toxin products. While some may think that Dysport® is the generic formulation of Botox™, this is far from accurate. The Food and Drug Administration has specific guidelines when determining whether a product can be considered a generic of its name brand counterpart. Specifically, the generic must share at least 90% therapeutic and dosing effect of the name brand medication. No dosage or treatment adjustments are necessary when using either the brand name or the generic. Dysport® is not the generic compound of Botox™. The differences include:
- Dysport® units are not the same as Botox™ units.
- Dysport® results in a somewhat wider diffusion rate than Botox™. Treatment with Dysport® will affect a wider area than the same area treatment with Botox™.
- Dysport® takes effect more quickly than Botox™
Should I have Dysport® or Botox™?
The fact is that both products are effective, and yield similar results, despite the differences in formulation. During your initial Facial Rejuvenation consultation, Dr. Zemplenyi will help you to determine which product may be most effective for you. In terms of units Dr. Zemplenyi injects Dysport® in a ratio of 3:1 to Botox
What are Botox™ and Dysport® used to treat?
Both Botox™ and Dysport® are used to treat:
- Facial Wrinkles
- Neck Wrinkles
- Forehead Lines
- Crow’s Feet around the Eyes
- Bunny Lines around the Nose
- Smoker’s Lines around the Lips
- Eyebrow Shaping
How Much Botox™ or Dysport® will be Used?
The amount of product used depends on a number of factors:
- Which product you will be treated with
- Thickness of your muscles
- Depth of lines and wrinkles
- Number of areas treated
- How many prior treatments you have had
- The specific results you are looking to achieve
With no downtime following either procedure, you will see full results within one to two weeks following the treatment. Generally, Dysport® will begin showing results within three days of treatment and Botox™ will begin showing improvement in five days to seven days after treatment. Both products last about three months to four months. Side effects can include temporary:
- Possible bruising
- Slight burning during injection
- Possible mild swelling
- Headache, rarely
- Need for additional treatment