The injectable form of Botulism Toxin Type A is available in different types of preparations, which include AbobotulinumtoxinA, OnabotulinumtoxinA and IncobotulinumtoxinA. The most popular form from these is the AbobotulinumtoxinA and OnabotulinumtoxinA, which are sold in the market by the brand names Dysport and Botox, respectively.
Dysport and Botox work by inhibiting muscle contraction. This allows them to have numerous therapeutic uses in the body, like treatment of muscle spasms and certain neurological conditions; however, the most popular of these is the treatment of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
Their use for the treatment of signs of aging is considered a non-surgical treatment form and has a quick recovery rate – making it highly convenient for the clients. However, despite their similar mode of action in the body, there are some differences between the two forms. Hence, in order to decide which option would be ideal for you, it is best to have some knowledge about the two formulas and how they differ from one another.
What is Dysport?
Dysport, which is also chemically known as Abobotulinumtoxin A, is commonly used for the treatment of fine lines in the region between the eyebrows known as Glabella. These lines are seen to get more prominent when the individual frowns and may extend all the way to the forehead upwards.
However, as a person ages, their skin tends to lose its collagen and loses its elasticity, which makes these lines prominent even when the individual has a relaxed face. Even though Dysport is highly effective at the treatment of lines between the eyebrows, it is best to use this formula for the treatment of moderate to severe lines and should be avoided in those with mild wrinkles. Hence, one should try to consult a good professional who will help them differentiate between the different forms of wrinkles and choose the best option for them.
Moreover, Dysport does not require any hospitalization, and the whole process may be completed at the clinic, after which the person is free to leave. It is a painless procedure, as the injector usually applies a mild anesthetic to the marked injection sites.
What is Botox?
Botox, which is also known as OnabotulinumtoxinA, is popularly used for the treatment of signs of ageing like lines on the forehead, lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet. Similar to the procedure for Dysport injections, the treatment with Botox is also completely conducted at the clinic or the doctor’s office, and there is no need for hospitalization.
Which last longer Botox or Dysport?
On average, studies have shown the maximum effect of Botox to last up to 56 days, while Dysport has a longer time of action, which is estimated to be up to 72 days. This is because Dysport has a greater amount of neurotoxin as compared to Botox, which makes it a more potent form of Botulinum Toxin. This higher quantity of neurotoxin leads to prolonged action of the sites of the body, which are responsible for muscle contraction, and hence longer-lasting effects to the patient.
Botox Vs Dysport: Which One is considered safer for use?
Botox is considered a safer option as compared to Dysport due to its larger margin of safety. The investigations which were conducted to compare the safety of the two forms of Botulinum Toxin has shown Botox to have the highest lethal dose/effective dose ratio, which means a very high dose of Botox would be required to cause damage to the body.
These differences in the safety margin between the two have a great significance in clinical use, as it may not only determine the amount that can be injected in an individual but also how they would respond to it and the risk of development of toxicity and side effects.
Moreover, the reason for the greater safety of Botox injections is because of its ability to spread from the target muscle, which lowers down its concentration in one place and prevents the development of toxic effects.
Even though the side effects associated with Botox or Dysport injections are very rare, they may be reported at the site of injection, like redness, bruising and mild pain. Moreover, according to Alberta Health, other occasional side effects which may be associated with Botox injections include Headaches, Nausea, Flu and Cold-like symptoms, difficulty in swallowing, dizziness, weakness, dry eyes, increased sensitivity to light and swelling of the eyelids.
Botox Vs Dysport: Which one is more expensive?
The cost of the treatment with Botox and Dysport depends on the region of the body being treated, the injector’s experience and training and the number of injections that are required according to the severity of the wrinkles. While some clinic offers payment plans and packages, other do not, and it is ideal to discuss the payment plan with your doctor beforehand.
Lucere offers its customers regional pricing offers, which is according to the area being treated so that no one has to pay extra.
Cost of Dysport
The average cost of Dysport treatment is reported to be estimated to be $450 per session. However, this may vary if the injector charges according to the units of the injection used instead of the cost of a session.
Cost of Botox
As compared to Dysport injections, the cost of Botox injections is slightly higher and is estimated to be up to $500 per session. However, since Botox may be applied to a wider area as compared to Dysport, which is usually limited to the Glabella, these prices may also vary according to the area being treated. While a larger area will require greater units of Botox to be used, the injector may charge you according to the units, and it may cost you more than a more limited treatment site.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox and Dysport?
Experts claim that the ideal candidate for both Botox and Dysport are males and females who are between the ages of 40 and 60 years and have facial wrinkles, which are caused by the presence of habitual and repeated muscle contractions. Moreover, it is also commonly used for adults who are suffering from moderate to severe facial lines. (5)
However, the assessment of the overall health of the individual is very important before the start of the procedure, as certain health conditions may put the individual at greater chance of post-procedure infections and complications. Hence to sum it up, the individuals who may not be an ideal candidate for Botox and Dysport injections include:
- Females who are Expecting
- Individuals who have a known history of allergy to Botulinum Toxin
- Individuals who have a milk allergy
- Individuals who are above the age of 65
Moreover, certain medications may also interfere with the action of Botox and disport treatment and should be discontinued before the start of the procedure. These include medications like muscle relaxants and blood thinners, among others. Hence, it is important to let your doctor know about any medication or supplement that you may be taking at the time of consultation so that they can plan out a thorough instruction plan for you before the start of the procedure.
Lucere – The Place to go for Botulinum Toxin Injections
Whether it is Botox or Dysport, the method of administration and the training of the injector is a highly important factors and should not be ignored. The right injection but the incorrect technique and inexperience of the injector may lead to unsuccessful results and possible post-treatment complications. Hence, when looking for a Botox/Dysport treatment for yourself, one should always go for a board-certified professional surgeon.
Lucere believes in providing its clients with the best of the best – and this includes both the type of product and the injector. With years of experience in injectors and a long list of happy clients, Lucere ensures a safe and successful treatment outcome that would want you to keep coming back for more.
You may book your initial consultation for free, where you discuss your concerns and find out the best type of neurotoxin injection for your specific condition. At this stage, you may also go through the portfolio of previous clients and how the particular injections were able to bring about the desired changes.