BOTOX Cosmetic vs. Dysport

PLASTIC SURGEON & MEDICAL SPA SERVING BRYN MAWR, VILLANOVA & COMMUNITIES NEAR THE MAIN LINE OF PHILADELPHIA, PA

Posted: November 30, 2021

A young woman poses for a portrait with hair brunette hair in a ponytail while holding her hand to her cheekIn 2021, you simply don’t have to live with the wrinkles and fine lines you develop! You also don’t necessarily have to turn to surgery for certain types of lines. Non-invasive wrinkle relaxers restore smoother skin with little to no downtime. BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are a couple of the most popular wrinkle relaxers and the two brands we are proud to offer at our practice.

BOTOX and Dysport are similar, so how do you choose one over the other? Much of the decision comes down to personal preference. Many of our guests receive injectable wrinkle relaxers regularly, and have had the opportunity to try both brands. You may ultimately find that you favor one over the other.

Of course Dr. Raymond Jean is also happy to provide his personal recommendation. After meeting with you to discuss what it is you would like to change, and after examining your face, he can describe the options. Dr. Jean is a board-certified plastic surgeon and personally performs all of the injectable treatments at our practice. He has a lot of experience with them and can describe how they differ and how they are similar.

When comparing the two, here are a few of the similarities:

  • Both injectables are composed of botulinum toxin type A
  • Both smooth frown lines (glabellar lines), and horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • Both are FDA-approved for safety and effectiveness
  • Results last 3-4 months

BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport work by temporarily halting the muscular activity that causes the skin to fold over and over again in the same place, such as between your eyebrows. The active ingredient is botulinum toxin type A. Both appointments will take about 10 minutes for the injections alone, plus the time to check in at the office and depart.

But how do they differ? For the most part, it’s subtle. You may require more units of Dysport than BOTOX because of differences in the dosing. Dysport also tends to have more of a diffuse effect across the treatment area, while BOTOX can be more precisely pinpointed to the treatment area. It’s also possible Dysport results will manifest a day or two earlier than BOTOX.

The key is to find an experienced injector whose recommendations you trust. Dr. Raymond Jean has been performing injections for many years. He is personally driven to provide each patient with results they will love! To arrange a consultation with Dr. Jean in Bryn Mawr, please call Main Line Plastic Surgery at 484-222-0010.

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