BOTOX® vs Dysport®. Which is Better to Smooth Out Wrinkles?

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Since it was first approved by the FDA, BOTOX Cosmetic has been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in existence. It reduces forehead wrinkles, Crow’s feet, and other signs of aging that make you appear older or more tired. Of course, there are other options for correcting creases. Dysport is quickly becoming a contender in the world of wrinkle relaxers. Board-certified family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson is proud to offer both of these advanced options at Johnson Family Medical.

So, should you choose BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport to smooth out facial wrinkles? Our recommendation depends on your needs and aesthetic goals. Learn more by reading below or scheduling a skin consultation in Frisco, TX. Our skilled team can help decide which injectable is right for you.

How do wrinkle relaxers work?

Aging causes fine lines and creases in noticeable areas of the face. Wrinkles only deepen when making expressions, such as frowning or smiling. These are called dynamic lines, and they cannot be addressed through over-the-counter creams and serums alone. If you are not interested in options like plastic surgery, wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport can reduce dynamic lines by temporarily freezing the underlying muscles.

Common wrinkles we address include:

  • Frown lines

  • Crow’s feet

  • Forehead wrinkles

  • Marionette lines

The similarities between BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport

BOTOX Cosmetic contains a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, which blocks muscle contractions to smooth out facial wrinkles and lines. Even though the name sounds intimidating, BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is safe and effective when administered by the right professionals. The specialists at Johnson Family Medical use a very fine needle to perform BOTOX, which means treatment is nonsurgical and minimally invasive. Once your appointment is over, you can still smile, frown, or look surprised in a natural-looking way.

Like BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport contains botulinum toxin to relax the underlying muscles. Dysport is also FDA-approved and treats a wide range of wrinkles across the face. Johnson Family Medical administers Dysport with minimal discomfort, so you can return to your normal activities the following day. No extended recovery time is necessary, and patients can use a cool compress for side effects, like redness and inflammation. Patients can enjoy smoother results soon after treatment in Frisco, TX.

The differences between BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport

BOTOX and Dysport seem similar, but there are some small differences that change how you receive treatment. Dysport is more diluted, which means you may need more units of this injection than BOTOX Cosmetic. However, it is better for treating larger and wider areas. BOTOX Cosmetic is great for targeted areas that are more detailed. Johnson Family Medical can perform an evaluation and make suggestions based on your wrinkles. It could be that BOTOX Cosmetic is better in some circumstances, and Dysport is more suitable for others.

Smooth out facial wrinkles

Many people feel self-conscious about signs of aging but are simply not ready for plastic surgery. If you are researching wrinkle relaxers, it is important to meet with an experienced specialist who can perform the treatment. If you are interested in treating problems like forehead wrinkles and Crow's feet in Frisco, TX, meet with board-certified family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson at Johnson Family Medical. One of our friendly team members can answer your questions and schedule an appointment as soon as you are ready.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.