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Should I Choose Botox® or Dysport®?

As little as a few decades ago, invasive surgical procedures were the only option available to manage and reverse the signs of aging. But since the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Botox® for cosmetic treatment of fine lines and wrinkles in 2002, it has become something of a household name of anti-aging treatments. Although not as famous as Botox, Dysport® is also an injectable cosmetic treatment used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. 

Our gynecologist Dr. Angel Paas and the women’s health specialists at Kennesaw Gynecology offer a range of women’s health services and aesthetic treatments at our office in Kennesaw, Georgia.

What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox has become the most recognizable name in aesthetic treatments over the past decade due to its popularity with both men and women, celebrities and regular populus alike. In fact, “to Botox” has unofficially become the verb that many people use for the non-surgical, cosmetic treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to aesthetics, Botox is also used to treat a number of medical conditions as well, from excessive sweating to migraines and urinary incontinence. 

Botox and Dysport are the brand names for two different types of botulinum toxin injections. They have the same active ingredient and are used for the same purposes, but have a few differences in terms of results and duration of the treatment.

How Botox works

Injectable cosmetic treatments like Botox and Dysport work by temporarily blocking the signals that control movement in the target muscles to ease the appearance of lines and creases. Though they’re similar, Botox is approved to treat more areas on the face than Dysport, including:

Pregnant women and people with certain neurological conditions shouldn’t use products like Botox and Dysport, so you should always consult with a doctor before getting Botox if you have any concerns. Even minimally invasive aesthetic procedures like Botox and Dysport should always be administered by a trained and licensed medical professional to avoid complications and ensure that you get the best results.

How Dysport works

Dysport is similar to Botox, but is limited for treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines, the vertical creases that form on the forehead between the eyebrows. Like Botox, Dysport also has medical applications to treat muscle spasms related to certain neurological conditions. 

The results of both treatments are temporary, and usually require follow up applications after a few months.

For more information about the cosmetic and aesthetic services available at Kennesaw Gynecology, contact our office today by calling 470-308-3365 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paas, or book an appointment online.

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