What is the difference between Botox® and Dysport®?
What is the difference between Botox® and Dysport®? These are two of the most popular neuromodulators that people use to get rid of brow wrinkles. Both originates from the same bacterium, clostridium botulinum. Each has been proven in clinical trials and in worldwide application.
WHO MAKES BOTOX® and DYSPORT®?
All are made by different pharmaceutical companies: Botox® is made by Allergan and Dysport® is made by Galderma. However, it was Allergan that was first to market when it was approved by the FDA over ten years ago and that first mover advantage has given Botox the coveted brand recognition.
ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES?
While both do basically the same thing, which is to temporarily paralyze targeted muscles, each person can react slightly different to each product. For example, Dysport® tends to spread more than Botox® and patients who have stopped responding well to Botox®, will use it.
EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT BOTOX BUT WHAT ABOUT DYSPORT?
- Dysport is a Botox alternative and takes affect in as little as 3 days where Botox can take up to 2 weeks to see full results.
- Dysport paralyses your muscles so you can’t make that face therefore you can’t get that wrinkle.
- Over time, it will atrophy or soften the muscles in your face and soften the wrinkles.
- It is recommended to due Dysport every 3 months or optimal results.
- Dysport is known for its nice spreading properties as well as for its natural way it freezes the face.