Botox is one of the most known and used products on the market to reduce facial wrinkles. Manufactured by Allergan, it has had the exclusive U.S. cosmetic market from 2002-2009 thus making it the only used botulinum toxin for wrinkle reduction. However, in 2009 the FDA approved Dysport for use in the U.S. market reporting the same benefits as Botox and is now a popular alternative. Dysport has been used in Europe for well over a decade as a popular Botox alternative.
Dysport vs Botox:
The botulinum toxin in both products temporarily blocks contractions in the treated muscle area and relaxes it, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Both Dysport and Botox help improve the appearance of facial lines in this way. Choosing Dysport or Botox is usually just a matter of preference for either the person receiving the treatment or the injection specialist performing the procedure.
Similarities Between Dysport vs Botox
Both Dysport and Botox are forms of botulinum toxin type A that use the exact same mechanism of action to reduce the electrical impulses that contract the muscle. Both are biologically and chemically identical and are extracted for safe use in humans. Dysport and Botox reduce the appearance of these lines that are the caused over time by smiling, squinting, frowning and raising the eyebrows.