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Botox Vs. Dysport

Posted November 18, 2014 in Skin Care

Trusted Brands

Like Xerox or Kleenex, Botox is the brand name that most people associate with injections to treat frown lines and crows feet. But while Botox was the first drug approved for these treatments, it is no longer the only option.

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat frown lines — the wrinkles between the eyebrows sometimes called the “11’s” — in 2002. In 2009, a competitor, Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) was approved for the same use. Today Botox and Dysport combined account for over 3 million injections every year.

Brand Equality

Dysport and Botox are equally affective and offer the same great results. They do have some differences. The treatment units are different between the two, (but the cost to treat an area is the same.) Some studies suggest that Dysport starts to act quicker than Botox, but it hasn’t been clinically verified to act any quicker. Another difference is that Dysport tends to spread more than Botox. This not a plus or a minus, but some people prefer they way one feels over the other.

Which is best for you?

It boils down to personal preference. Galderma recently won the right to distribute both Restylane and Dysport in the US and its clear they want to be the first choice for facial aesthetics, so if you are new to facial rejuvenation or interested in seeing what Dysport and Restylane can do for you there is no better time to find out more and enjoy the results these products offer. Take advantage of limited time offer for a $220 rebate when you received Dysport and Restylane together.

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