Did you know that “Botox” doesn’t always refer to the brand Botox? Though these wrinkle-smoothing injections are commonly called “Botox”, many times, the actual brand behind your injections is Dysport.
What are the differences between Botox and Dysport? How long does Dysport last?
Keep reading to find answers to these questions and discover important information about Dysport.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport is a brand of abobotulinumtoxinA that treats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This neurotoxin is injected into specific facial muscles to prevent wrinkle-causing muscle contractions.
Dysport injections most commonly treat the “eleven lines” or glabella (between your eyebrows), forehead, and crow’s feet (the outer corners of your eyes).
Dysport injections take a matter of minutes and downtime is minimal. Though you should not lie down for four to six hours after your treatment and should avoid exercise for 24 hours, you are otherwise free to go about your day.
Benefits of Dysport
Dysport has been used for 25 years, and 97% of women who have used Dysport said they would try it again. Dysport has been proven to smooth out wrinkles, and the majority of patients are satisfied with these treatments. Dysport is effective and efficient, and the injections themselves only take a few minutes.
You can also get Dysport preventatively, too. Dysport stops wrinkle-forming muscle contractions. So, new wrinkles are less likely to form after your treatment.
Dysport is temporary, so your injector can alter your dosing at each visit to meet your needs. If you received Dysport injections but were not 100% satisfied, the effects will fade on their own with time.
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Dysport Side Effects
Most people don’t experience side effects after Dysport. Small, red bumps at the injection sites are common but should resolve on their own within 30 minutes or less.
Some other side effects of Dysport are: bruising or swelling at the injection site, blurred vision, muscle weakness, or droopy eyelids. It is important that your injector is a licensed and experienced professional in order to lessen the chances of any complications.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
Everyone’s bodies work differently, so the longevity of Dysport varies. For most, Dysport lasts 3-4 months, with some reports of Dysport lasting up to 5 months.
Not sure if you need a touch-up? Schedule an appointment with your injector so that they can help you assess your needs.
Dysport vs. Botox
Dysport and Botox both target fine lines and wrinkles. Though these injections are similar and produce comparable results, there are also key differences.
You will start noticing results 2-3 days after Dysport injections. The final results should be apparent after one week, making this turnaround time very fast. Botox injections take about 1 week to kick in and can take up to one month for the final results to appear.
Dysport is less expensive than Botox and may be preferable if you want to save money.
The results of Botox and Dysport last around the same amount of time, with some reports of Botox lasting up to six months compared to five months for Dysport. However, the results of Dysport and Botox are aesthetically identical.
Ready To Get Dysport Injections?
You can expect your fine lines and wrinkles to disappear for about 3-4 months. But if you get Dysport regularly, these marks of aging will be hidden as long as you continue to get touch-ups.
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