Botox Alternative Q & A
Are you looking for a great alternative to Botox? Come to Coral Springs Med Spa today, where we offer Dysport treatments. Call us today to speak with one of our med spa professionals or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Coral Springs FL, Margate FL, Coconut Creek FL, Tamarac FL, and Parkland FL.
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There is a high demand for aesthetic treatments and an ever-increasing range of options. High among them is Dysport, a minimally invasive cosmetic enhancement to improve the look of wrinkles and fine-lines. Dysport is a tried and true method for improving one’s appearance, and is a great choice for anyone looking to enhance their aesthetics.
Dysport has many similarities to Botox. Both injectables are non-invasive muscle relaxers that are used to correct a variety of age complications, in particular wrinkles and fine lines. Dysport is composed of a botulinum toxin that causes your facial muscles to relax. It is injected under the skin and used in targeted areas.
Dysport treats moderate to severe cases of wrinkles. After injections are administered, the muscles under your skin will relax which will smooth out specific areas on your face, greatly reducing the appearance of fine lines. Results generally last for 3-6 months, after which you will need to go for additional treatments.
Botox fillers work very similarly to Dysport as they both have the same active ingredient botulinum toxin A. With the result being a softer and more relaxed muscle, this weakened virus works by blocking nerve signals to target muscles. Wrinkles and forehead lines are eliminated with muscle relaxation for certain periods of time. Botox injections are effective for 3-6 months.
Botox and Dysport are often used analogously because of their similarities. However, Botox is manufactured by a company that exclusively serves the U.S market Allergan. Dysport had already been popularly used in Europe for some time before the FDA approved it for use in the US in 2009.
Since Dysport is generally less expensive for suppliers, it is often less expensive for the patient. Because it is less expensive than Botox, you can effectively receive you more equivalent units, saving money after a number of repeated procedures. Some med spas report about a 10-20% longer duration of action for those treated with Dysport. To put it simply, a longer duration requires fewer treatments, which in turn will save you money.
When using botulinum proteins, the duration and results of treatments are very comparable. Typically, Botox and Dysport last approximately 3 to 6 months. As every patient is unique, the product may last slightly longer or slightly shorter, due to the body’s metabolism of the product. Just as one may prefer apples over oranges, many patients who have tried both products feel that they like the results of one product over the other.
Here are some key differences between Dysport and Botox: Due to its smaller molecular size, Dysport disperses wider than Botox and has a slightly quicker onset of action when compared to Botox (2-5 days Dysport vs. 4-7 days Botox). The units used to measure how much product is needed to treat an area varies as well with a 1:2.25 ratio for Botox to Dysport. For example, a typical treatment of the glabella can take up to 12 units with Botox, whereas the same correction translates into 27 units of Dysport (1:2.25 ratio). Don’t let these numbers confuse you; they are simply a different unit measurement. The same amount of solution is injected into each site and both outcomes produce promising effects, lasting around 3-6 months.
If you or someone you know is looking to enhance their appearance and improve the look of wrinkles and fine lines, come to Coral Springs Med Spa today! Our kind and professional med spa staff will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To speak with one of our specialists, contact our office today. Visit us online or simply call us to book an appointment.
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