Botox® vs. Dysport Injectables
Botox® and Dysport are among the world’s most popular anti-aging cosmetic dermatology treatments for the face. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing a wide range of skin care solutions, including Botox® and Dysport. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and surrounding areas for non-surgical aesthetic treatments and injectables.
FDA-approved Anti-Wrinkle Solutions
Both Botox® and Dysport treatments are designed to reduce facial wrinkles and lines for a temporary period ranging from three to six months. Both are based on botulinum toxin, which is a very powerful biological agent. The popularity of Botox® as an anti-aging injectable soared in the United States following its approval from the FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of lines between the brows. Since then it has continued to be a dominant non-surgical cosmetic dermatology treatment.
Dysport was popular for many years in Europe, but it received approval from the FDA only in 2009. Based on the fact that he is an experienced, while being committed to his craft, and a student of learning type of dermatologist, Dr. Zimmet carefully evaluates various anti-aging treatment options for his patients.
One Up for Botox®
He recommends both Botox® and Dysport as excellent treatments for facial wrinkle reduction. In 2013, Botox® also achieved FDA approval for the reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes, which further increased the confidence of patients in this treatment. However, Dysport has yet to receive this approval.
Dr. Zimmet will explain the functionality of Botox® and Dysport as injectable treatments to reduce signs of aging from the face to his patients in Austin, TX who seek skin care. The Botox® or Dysport expert will inject the medication directly into the shrunken muscle in the face that is causing the formation of wrinkle. The medication causes the muscle to relax immediately, and remain in that state for about three to six months. The wrinkle that was formed due to the shrunken muscle fades away from the face.
Dr. Zimmet will usually follow either treatment, depending on the patient’s personal preference. The effectiveness and safety profile of both treatments is nearly the same. However, by way of composition, the molecules of Botox® are larger sized as compared to those of Dysport. Therefore, the unit measurement in both cases is different. A number of scientific studies have been conducted for both Botox® and Dysport, which show similar outcomes in terms of safety and function.
Higher Popularity of Botox®
Botox® is a highly recognized brand name, not only in the United States, but all over the world. It is manufactured by Allergan, Inc., a company that is renowned as an expert in several medical and cosmetic products. As a result, many patients ask for Botox® simply because they are familiar with the name and are more comfortable using it.
Botox® also receives higher exposure due to several celebrities having used this treatment, and a number of publications and other media channels contributing to the visibility and popularity of this treatment in comparison to Dysport.
In the final analysis, the choice between Botox® and Dysport should rest with the patient. In any case, it is more important to receive these injectable treatments from a dermatologist who has experience in performing such procedures.