Botox vs. Dysport: Duration of the Effect and Area of Use

Many people are interested in the differences between Dysport and Botox. In fact, these are products with similar formulations and mechanism of action. Yet, there are a number of differences between them. Before we look at each of them separately to find the answer to the question, it is worth noting that botulinum toxin injections should be taken very seriously. Preparations must be purchased from official distributors. This is a guarantee of their authenticity, compliance with storage and transportation conditions. You can buy Botox online from company Beauty Dermal.

Botox is a combination of three components:

    ·    Botulinum toxin type A – 5 ng

    ·    Sodium chloride – 900,000 ng

    ·    Albumin – 500,000 ng

Dysport (look for Dysport here) contains the following ingredients:

    ·    Botulinum toxin type A – 12.5 ng

    ·    Lactose – 2,500,000 ng

    ·    Albumin – 125,000 ng

But what is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

In order to figure out the “winner”, we are going to analyze them by several criteria.

    1.    Manufacturer and duration of use: Allergan has been producing its “brainchild” since 1981, and Ipsen – since 1990. But Dysport has been helping people for 13 years now – a fairly long period of time to submit an application for high quality.
    2.    Formulation and safety: See above. Experts say that Botox is safer than Dysport due to the differences in production technology and the interaction of these preparations with tissues.
    3.    Effectiveness: After the treatment with Botox the effect remains for about 13 weeks, and with Dysport – up to 8 weeks.
    4.    Diffusion in tissues: Dysport is less “precise” and easily spreads in the surrounding tissues, so it is better to inject it into the skin of the forehead and neck. Botox does not diffuse so easily, that’s why it is used to treat small areas – corners of the eyes, perioral area.
    5.    Negative after-effects: Prolonged use of both products shows that they do not cause a delayed negative effect.
    6.    Contraindications: Both drugs have the same contraindications (neuromuscular transmission pathology, breastfeeding and pregnancy period, diseases of the blood).
    7.    Price: One vial of Dysport is 10% cheaper than one vial of Botox.
    8.    Potency: It is slightly lower in Dysport than in its American counterpart (1 unit of Botox is equal to 3 units of Dysport). Therefore, vials with Dysport are larger in size and consumed in greater quantities. This essentially reduces the price difference to zero.
    9.    Efficiency: Consumer survey shows that after the introduction of Dysport the visible effect appears within 1-4 days, and after the use of Botox – not earlier than within 4-7 days.
    10.    Possibility of toxin neutralization: As one dose of Botox contains less botulinum toxin than that of Dysport, it will be much easier and faster to level its effect.

Botox and Dysport are not interchangeable, they cannot be compared by using a simple ratio of dosages. It is incorrect to identify them. Customers should be aware that these products are completely different and their use is a matter of choice.

Area of Use

Injections of botulinum toxin type A are given to correct hyper functional wrinkles and prevent the formation of new ones, as well as to lift and change the shape of the eyebrow. The “gold standard” for Botox injections is the upper third of the face and it is ideal to give Botox injections to the entire upper third of the face (the principle of muscle antagonism).

The lower third of the face is considered to be the area of risky correction, and one should be especially careful when experimenting there. It is necessary to know the anatomy of muscles in this area very well.