Botox and Dysport are two of the leading injectable treatments aimed at reducing facial lines and wrinkles to restore a younger look to the face. Either of the treatments may be recommended to patients looking to reduce frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet or other facial signs of aging without having to undergo cosmetic surgery.
Both Botox and Dysport include botulinum toxin, which works as a muscle immobilizer to mitigate the formation of wrinkles on skin surface. However, the two treatments are also different in certain ways. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala provides these non-surgical facial anti-aging solutions through Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.
Popularity and Acceptance
Relatively speaking, Botox is a more popular and widely accepted brand in the US. It is produced by Allergan, Inc., a renowned manufacturer of several leading aesthetic products and devices in the country. The FDA gave its approval to Botox in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines, and additionally approved it for the reduction of crow’s feet in 2013. For more than a decade, Botox has been the dominant brand and treatment of choice for people seeking facial anti-aging solutions without cosmetic surgery.
Dysport, in comparison, has emerged as an alternative to Botox more recently in the US. It was approved by the FDA in 2009 to be used for the same cosmetic needs as Botox. While it is relatively new in the US, Dysport has remained more popular in the European countries for several years. The manufacturer of Dysport is Medicis, which is also a globally recognized company producing cosmetic medical products and devices. One of the leading brands of Medicis is Restylane dermal filler.
As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Fiala offers a wide range of treatment options to his patients. These include both surgical and non-surgical treatments, including injectables such as Botox and Dysport. Fiala Aesthetics med spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas.
One of the vital distinctions between these two facial anti-aging treatments is that the size of molecules in Dysport is relatively smaller as compared to those of Botox. This results in different unit measurement for both Dysport and Botox. Some offices may price Dysport a little lower than Botox, but this will depend on the decision of a particular provider and their pricing policy.
Both Botox and Dysport have proven to be equally effective and having similar risk profile, but some physicians may differentiate between the two options. The aesthetic outcome with both treatments may last from three to six months, but some providers are of the opinion that the results with Botox may last a little longer on average.
It is also believed that the results with Dysport will establish more quickly in about two to five days, while the results with Botox may take up to a week to get fully established. Some researchers also opine that Dysport’s diffusion is wider, which means it can spread to a wider area as compared to Botox.
For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; freezemyfatflorida.co