DYSPORT AND BOTOX
As your skin ages, the loss of collagen and elastin results in two kinds of wrinkles on the face – dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles that occur during your natural facial expressions. For these types of wrinkles, we offer safe, minimally-invasive Botox or Dysport treatments to relax the visible signs of aging and refresh your appearance without any post-treatment discomfort or downtime.
When it comes to smoothing out wrinkles, Botox Cosmetic is a household name. But did you know there are other options that use the same active ingredients to help you achieve the same results? Dysport works the same way Botox does by temporarily affecting the movement of facial muscles. When injected in specific muscles, Dysport effectively relaxes the movement of your muscles allowing your fine lines and wrinkles to smooth out. After treatment, you'll look more youthful and well-rested. The results of Dysport can be seen as soon as 24 hours after treatment. Results last between four to six months.
DYSPORT COST - $5/unit Non-Members | $4/unit Premier Members
Botox® injections temporarily remove crow’s feet, frown lines, and other types of facial wrinkles. Treatment with this popular neuromodulator is both non-surgical and minimally invasive.
The Botox® Cosmetic solution is FDA-approved and safely relaxes specific muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Injections usually lasts up to four months and injections can be repeated as necessary when facial wrinkles reappear.
Botox generally takes 3-10 days to take effect.
BOTOX COST - $12/unit Non-Members | $11/unit Premier Members
DYSPORT VS. BOTOX
While both BOTOX and Dysport use the same active molecule (botulinum toxin type A), there are a few distinct differences between the two products. The biggest difference between BOTOX and Dysport is the size of the molecule in the solution, how deep the injections are placed, and the number of non-toxic proteins surrounding the botulinum toxin molecule.
So what does that mean for you?
Because Dysport has fewer proteins surrounding the active ingredients, your results should start taking shape a bit sooner.
Dysport molecules are smaller than BOTOX, so your results may be more subtle and natural-looking when using Dysport.
Typically, Dysport is injected more deeply than BOTOX, which means that the products spread more easily and can provide more comprehensive improvement.
Botox and Dysport are effective for the treatment of:
Vertical lines between the brows
Lines forming at the corners of eyes
Can assist in the treatment of lines around the mouth
Easy to tolerate with minimal pain and no downtime
Safe and effective
Performed by all expert injectors in Grand Forks at Premier Aesthetics
Keep in mind that these differences may be subtle—depending on your needs, either BOTOX or Dysport can help you achieve a more youthful look and may even be used in conjunction to enhance your results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox and Dysport
How long does it take for Botox and Dysport to work?
Though results vary, there is typically a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe wrinkles within 2-5 days with Dysport. Botox takes longer to kick in and is typically seen within 5-10 of treatment.
How long does Dysport last?
One treatment of Dysport can last for up to 4 months.*
Is Dysport the same thing as BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Dysport and Botox are both made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. The main difference between Botox and Dysport is that Dysport may diffuse more than Botox, meaning that it will spread easier from the injection site to other areas. Dysport also takes less time to show results, with onset happening about 2-5 days as compared to 5-7 days for Botox.
What should I do before getting Botox or Dysport?
To help avoid bruising, patients are recommended to discontinue use of blood thinning medication. Patients must consult their primary care physician prior to discontinuing use of any medication.
Is Botox a poison?
No, it is not poisonious and it is not toxic. The product is a natural, purified protein. It is an approved drug that is used in very tiny doses. It comes from a naturally occuring bacterium - similar to how Penicillin comes from mold.
How does Botox and Dysport work?
Botox and Dysport work by simply relaxing the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth and refreshed appearance.
How long does a Botox appointment take?
Generally, after the consultation, the procedure takes less than 15 minutes. Since there is no downtime when receiving Botox or Dysport you can do it on your lunchbreak and no one would know you had it done!
Does Botox and Dysport make you look frozen?
No. The providers at Premier will ensure you get the look you want, as natural as you want. Most people simply want to look natural, rested, and refreshed without looking "over-done." The goal is to make you look great and well-rested!
How long does Botox last?
Most patients will see their Botox last about 3-4 months. Very few patients experience resaults that last less than 2 months and some patients see results lasting much longer. Results can vary between patients.
What areas can Botox and Dysport be injected?
Botox Cosmetic and Dysport can be administered in forehead wrinkles, crow's feet around the eyes, and the "11 lines" between the eyebrows. Other areas include the "bunny lines" one the sides of the nose, corners of the mouth, and more.
What is a unit of Botox or Dysport?
A unit of Botox or Dysport is how the product is measured. One unit is a very small amount.
Does getting Botox hurt?
Most patients say the injections feel similar to a little pinch, although everyone has different tolerance. The treatment is very quick.