Although Botox and Dysport are each made by different companies, they are nearly identical in the way they work. Dysport is Galderma’s (the makers of Restylane filler) version of Botox, but it is still a neurotoxin!
Dysport injections have also been shown to slim the appearance of a “square face” by concentrating injections in the Masseter Muscle (the muscle around the jawline). With proper administration, this muscle will relax and actually give the face a narrower appearance! This is a great option for people who clench and grind their teeth at night, as the Dysport relaxes your muscles and can ease the tension that carries over into your day.
How is Dysport different?
Overall, both products are very similar and the comparison of the two would be like Coke to Pepsi – it’s a personal preference! Both products have the same active ingredient, inject, and act similarly, so you are unlikely to notice any difference during treatment. Dysport sometimes begins to act faster than Botox due to its smaller size, but this will vary from person to person. Neither Botox or Dysport are proven to last longer than the other. How long the results of your treatment last depends on your metabolism and a variety of other factors. You should consider trying both options to see which works best for you.
How many units do I need?
Dysport and Botox units are not the same, so you shouldn’t expect to receive the same number of Dysport units as Botox units! A unit is simply a measurement used to determine the amount of Dysport given. All medications have measurements that describe the amount of the active ingredient, and most medications are measured by weight (milligrams, grams, etc.).
However, medications that are derived from the body (such as Botox) are measured in units. Some claim that Botox is approximately 3 times stronger than Dysport, but Dysport is simply smaller so its unit measurement is different than Botox! This doesn’t make Dysport any less effective; the dosage is mainly a consideration for the Master Provider who administers your treatment.
The ratio of Dysport to Botox units is generally 3:1, so if you needed 20 units of Botox in your forehead you would need about 60 units of Dysport!
The benefits of Dysport
The greatest benefit for most people who have Dysport is the improvement it makes to their appearance. A slimmer jawline and face can improve self confidence and reduce the appearance of aging amazingly. But lately, Dysport can do more for you than just treat your wrinkles! Anyone who shows signs of aging, grinds their teeth, or experiences excessive sweating is a good candidate for Dysport.
When injected under the arms, it has been shown to decrease sweating by up to 82-87%. Dysport works by actually blocking nerve activities that contribute to sweat gland production. It subsequently prevents these glands from producing sweat!
The cost of Dysport will depend on the amount that is actually used on each client, and we only charge you for the units used. You may need 5 units, you may need 20! Every person’s skin is unique. A free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Master Providers is available to all of our potential patients.
During this visit, our Master Provider will evaluate your concerns and advise you on the best course of action. From diminishing the look of wrinkles and fine lines, to reducing excessive sweating, Botox and Dysport are our secret weapons and can benefit you in many different ways. Book your completely free consultation today to determine if jaw slimming is the right choice to achieve your aesthetic goals! We can’t wait to talk to you.
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