BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dysport®

Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care Clinic Serving Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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Posted: February 11, 2019

Woman-smiling-outdoors.jpgCertain wrinkles on your face can be softened and smoothed with wrinkle relaxers known as "neuromodulators." A neuromodulator can be chemical or electrical stimulus that alters how a nerve functions. In the case of wrinkle relaxers, neuromodulators treat wrinkles formed by repeated facial expressions. Among such injectables, the brands leading the pack are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®. If you're trying to decide if one of these brands may work better for you than the other, please learn more below!

Which One Should You Choose?

BOTOX® and Dysport® are fairly similar. Observations to consider as you choose include:

  • You may see different or better effects with one or the other
  • The injectables do not differ in longevity of results
  • The injectables do not differ in how rapidly they work

Both injectables will soften forehead lines for up to four months. You can try one after the other wears off, to see if you notice a difference in effect. Overall, BOTOX® and Dysport® will provide similar results in a similar manner.

Seek Customized Recommendations

At Synergy Medical Aesthetics, we want to make sure you know all of your options for achieving the effect you want. If you are interested in a neuromodulator, it is great for treating wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions:

  • Glabellar lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows, which are also called "frown lines")
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow's feet at the outer corners of the eyes
  • Lines on either side of the nose, which are sometimes lovingly referred to as "bunny lines"

Either one of the wrinkle-relaxing injectables can be applied to these areas. When injected into the underlying muscle, neuromodulators relax the contractions and activity of the targeted area, allowing the skin to smooth out.

Dr. Gabriele Weichert is an experienced dermatologist; Dr. Philip Barnsley is an experienced plastic surgeon. Together, they offer a wide array of non-surgical and surgical rejuvenation treatments. After meeting with you in a one-on-one consultation, we can determine whether a wrinkle relaxer, dermal filler or a surgical procedure may be the best fit for your goals. If you are interested in non-surgical rejuvenation, Dr. Weichert will discuss all of the options available to you. BOTOX® and Dysport® are specific in that they treat wrinkles formed by repeated muscle activity. Other wrinkles are formed by the loss of fat beneath the skin, which creates a fold where the volume is deficient. These volume-based wrinkles are better treated with a filler like Juvederm, and not a neuromodulator.

Arrange Your Consultation in Nanaimo

To schedule your consultation with our experienced physicians, please call Synergy Medical Aesthetics at 250-591-1566. Our guests visit us from across the surrounding region of British Columbia. Featuring both an experienced dermatologist and plastic surgeon, we can make highly tailored recommendations meeting your expectations. We look forward to helping you decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® may be right for you.