Botox/Dysport Botulinum toxins are a group of neurotoxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. They work by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is responsible for transmitting signals between nerve cells and muscles. 

When injected into a muscle, botulinum toxin binds to the nerve endings that control muscle movement and prevents the release of acetylcholine. This causes temporary paralysis of the muscle, which can be used therapeutically to treat a variety of conditions such as muscle spasms, migraines, and excessive sweating.

Botulinum toxin can also be used cosmetically to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles. By paralyzing the muscles responsible for facial expressions, it can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.


Botulinum toxin injectables offer many benefits, including:

- Minimally invasive: Botulinum toxin injectables are a non-surgical alternative to more invasive procedures, such as facelifts.

- Quick procedure time: The treatment typically takes only a few minutes to complete, and there is no downtime.

- Long-lasting results: The results of botulinum toxin injectables can last for several months, depending on the area being treated.

- Natural-looking results: Botulinum toxin injectables can provide natural-looking results that enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.

Botulinum toxin injectables can be used to treat a wide range of areas, including the forehead, frown lines, crow's feet, and other areas of the face.

The procedure is usually not painful, but you may experience some discomfort or mild pain during the injection process. Most injectables also include a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

The procedure typically takes only a few minutes to complete, although the actual time may vary depending on the areas being treated.

The results of botulinum toxin injectables can last anywhere from several months to a year, depending on the area being treated.

The most common side effects of botulinum toxin injectables include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve on their own within a few days.

Botulinum toxin injectables are suitable for most people who wish to improve their appearance by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, it is important to discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider to determine if botulinum toxin injectables are right for you.

Botox vs Dysport

We’re all about having choices. For those of you who want to smooth expression lines and refresh a tired, angry appearance, we’re happy to offer two popular, FDA approved neuromodulator options: BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport.

Both get fantastic results, and both are safe when administered by a qualified provider. The two products have far more similarities than differences, and we recommend them both to our clients

A brief bio of BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX is made by Allergan, inc. and uses a formula of botulinum toxin called onabotulinaumtoxin A. Its particles are coated with protein buffers to help slow the release of the neurotoxin. Since its FDA approval in 2002, BOTOX has become a household name; more than 10.9 million treatments have been performed to date.

A brief bio of Dysport

Dysport received FDA approval in 2009. Like BOTOX, it uses botulinum toxin to affect nerve impulses. However, its formula (abobotulinumtoxin A ) is slightly different, containing smaller particles and fewer protein buffers. Dysport is made by a company called Galderma, inc.

As far as safety, efficacy, and quality are concerned, the two products are equal. What matters most is what will achieve the best results for your anatomy and goals.


BOTOX more than Dysport . Many people see the per-unit price difference and think, “Wow! Dysport is so much cheaper…it’s a no-brainer which one I want.” Here’s the rub: it takes more Dysport units than BOTOX units to achieve the same goal. The two products are measured on totally different scales. While Dysport treatments may end up costing a little less for some patients, for others the overall price difference is negligible.

Rather than focus on price, focus on who is performing your injections. Provider skill and experience are directly related to how safe your treatment is and how natural your results look. Choose a skilled injector with several years of experience performing both Botox and Dysport injections for a variety of male and female patients.

Both products are temporary, and last 3 to 4 months on average, depending on the client. Dysport tends to get to work a little more quickly than BOTOX, with final results in place within about 5 days. BOTOX results can take up to 2 weeks to finalize.

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