In every woman’s life, there comes a moment when even well-groomed skin begins to lose elasticity and beautiful appearance – this is a physiological process that cannot be stopped. But, nevertheless, it is possible to remove its consequences by using procedures such as Botox or Dysport injections.
Such procedures always give an effect, unlike most anti-aging remedies, because they act on a specific zone that requires correction. The result of the injection is visible after 1-4 days in the case of Dysport and 4-7 days after Botox. The Botox or Dysport procedure not only quickly gives a visible result and is quickly performed, but the effect of it remains for a long time – more than four months, and for some half a year or even longer depending on the metabolic rate, which is an individual indicator for each person.
If you decide to carry out such a procedure, then one of the first questions that will arise will be a question about the choice of a substance that you will enter into the muscle during the injection. Now on the market are competing two of the largest firms that produce liquids for such injections: Botox and Dysport.
The first thing we must note is that both substances are medications, they are tested and their safety is confirmed, therefore we will not use this criterion in comparison. In spite of whether you choose Botox or Dysport, you can be sure that the components in its composition do not harm your health.
First of all, consider the mode of action of products of both firms.
Both Botox and Dysport are composed of the main active ingredient – botulinum toxin type A. The only difference is in its quantity: in Botox – 5 ng (100 units per dose), and in Dysport – 12.5 (or 500 units per dose). Usually, such a criterion does not play a big role, but if the toxin needs to be neutralized for any reason, then it will be easier to do this with Botox due to the lower concentration of botulinum toxin.
This toxin acts as a muscle relaxant, that is, a means that relaxes the muscles (in the case of precisely injecting a substance using an injection syringe – only a small muscle in the right areas).
Botulinum toxin is not the only substance in the composition and the difference between the two products arises precisely because of the additional substances.
Auxiliary substances in solutions for injections:
Sodium Chloride – 900 mcg
Human plasma albumin – 500 mcg
Lactose – 2.5 mg
Human plasma albumin – 125 mcg
Due to its composition, Dysport often penetrates not only into the muscles of the face into which it was inserted, but also into the adjacent tissues. On the one hand, this may be the cause of defects, if the procedure is performed by a non-specialist who knows where to and where the drug with such an effect cannot be administered. But on the other hand, it is Dysport that is able to give an ideal, natural effect after the procedure, especially on the forehead and nose. Among patients who used Dysport for these purposes, the responses were more positive than among those who solved similar problems with the help of Botox.
Botox is a more “accurate” tool. It is better to use it if correction of the corners of the eyes, lips or eyebrows is necessary.
No less important is the price. Here, in fact, there is no big difference, you choose Dysport or Botox, the price in Moscow for the required dose of substance will be about the same, the difference can only be in the price of the procedure itself in different clinics.
Botox or Dysport: which is better?
Based on the above information, we can conclude that when choosing between Botox and Dysport, one should be guided by the following criteria:
How fast do you need the effect?
If you are preparing for any important event and deadlines are tight, then you need to keep in mind that both Dysport and Botox show the final effect after 10-14 days, but the Botox begins to act much faster (1 day after the injection), whereas The effect of Dysport appears only after 4-5 days and is increasing every day.
What problem areas do you want to correct?
If your goal is large areas with large muscles, then Dysport contraindications will help you to achieve a natural appearance. with an injection in the area of the upper eyelid, as the instruction warns. If necessary, the treatment of areas that are located closer to the wings of the nose, eyes, mouth is better to use Botox, which is better suited for muscles of small size.