As summer comes into full effect, many people want to ensure that they look their best for each outing or vacation photo. One way you can enhance your appearance is by getting dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can help you have fewer wrinkles, add volume to your lips, and even sculpt your jawline. But with all of the different types of dermal fillers out there, like Botox and Dysport, it can be hard to decide which one is best for you. That's why we've outlined everything you need to know to choose between Botox and Dysport so you can flaunt your rejuvenated skin this summer.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that helps to plump up your skin and treat facial wrinkles. They are made from different materials, like hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid. Dermal fillers can be used in many different areas of your face, including your lips, cheeks, and under the eyes.

Fillers can soften and improve the appearance of:

  • Deep lines.
  • Sagging.
  • Frown lines.
  • Depressed acne scars.
  • Smoker's lines.
  • Laugh lines.
  • Thin lips. 

Depending on the injection type, filler injections can last approximately 8 months to 1 year. Various dermal fillers and other injections work best in different areas of the face, so it is important to choose the right one for you.

What is Botox?

Botox is one of the most popular dermal fillers on the market. It is made from a purified protein that relaxes your facial muscles, which helps to smooth out wrinkles and gives you a more youthful appearance. Botox injections can be used to improve the appearance of:

  • Crow's feet.
  • Frown lines.
  • Forehead lines.
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines). 
  • Glabella lines.
  • Vertical lines.

Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in your face to prevent muscle contractions. This helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, with Botox results lasting for 3-4 months.

What is Dysport?

Dysport treatments are another type of injectable that can help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Dysport is made from botulinum toxin type A, which is similar to Botox. Dysport works by temporarily preventing muscle contraction, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections.

Dysport can be used to improve the appearance of:

  • Crow's feet.
  • Brow and between the brows.
  • Severe frown lines.
  • Lip lines.
  • Forehead creases. 
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines).

Results from Dysport injections can be seen in as little as two to three days, and last for 3-4 months.

Botox vs Dysport: What's The Difference?

There are a few key differences between Botox and Dysport, such as:

  • Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A, while Dysport is made from type B.
  • Botox is more concentrated than Dysport, so it takes longer to see results.
  • Botox typically lasts longer than Dysport, as results typically last 3-4 months for Botox, while they last 2-3 months for Dysport.
  • Dysport is much more diluted and the injection spreads quickly compared to Botox. This makes it great for a larger treatment area like the forehead.
  • Botox is much more potent, making it good for small targeted areas and pesky wrinkles like Crow’s feet.

Both Dysport and Botox are considered to be safe and effective treatments for wrinkles and fine lines, so you and your medical esthetician can work together to decide which is best for you.

How Do I Choose Between Botox or Dysport Treatments?

The best way to choose between Botox and Dysport is to consult with board-certified plastic surgeons or estheticians. They will be able to help you decide which dermal filler is best for you, based on your specific goals and needs.

For example, if you are looking for a dermal filler that will provide you with immediate results, then Dysport may be the better choice for you. However, if you are looking for a dermal filler that will last longer, then Botox may be the better option.

Schedule a consultation with PURE Medi-spa today to learn more about Botox and Dysport and see which one is best for you. Our highly trained medical estheticians will work with you to achieve flawless skin and keep you looking your best this summer.

Dr. Scott Mckenna, MD, and his highly experienced team of medical estheticians specialize in professional treatment options to help you feel and look your best. Schedule your free consultation online or call us at (570)-941-8460 for more information.