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Botox vs. Dysport: Which is best for treating wrinkles?


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by Dr. Steven Wallach

Aging, genetics, and lifestyle factors can leave our skin looking less than its best. One way people choose to combat these signs of bodily change is to seek out medical treatments such as injectables. We are probably all familiar with Botox, but let’s look deeper into neuromodulators as a whole.

What Are Neuromodulators?

These injectables are in a class of chemicals known as neuromodulators. Neuromodulators act to excite or inhibit the activity in receptors.

The two we are discussing are all derived from botulinum toxin type A. These particular neuromodulators work in the body by preventing the release of acetylcholine by binding to certain receptors. When acetylcholine isn’t present, there is lack of communication between muscles and the nervous system. This will allow a relaxing or paralysis effect on the muscles.

Neuromodulators such as these have a wide array of uses in medicine. They have been used to treat conditions such as:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Excess sweating
  • Migraines
  • Twitching eye muscles
  • Tight jaw muscles

They are also wonderful for cosmetic reasons. They help deal with fine lines and wrinkles, crows feet, and laugh lines.


Year Approved: Botox was FDA approval in 1989.
Manufacturer: Botox is manufactured by Allergan.

Botox is the pioneer in neuromodulators available to the public. It was the first of the three to come out and set the stage. It’s a household name and has been proven to give results for decades. People feel comfortable using it and consider it reliable. Botox differs from the other products because it contains a protein they don’t. This protein separates from the toxin after injection, but it causes no discernible difference in efficacy.


Year Approved: Dysport was granted FDA approval in 2009.
Manufacturer: Dysport is manufactured by Medicis.

Dysport came about next. The difference here lies in the dilution process while making it. Dysport costs less than Botox. However, due to its manufacturing process, you may need a larger quantity. The smaller molecules in this formula allow for faster results, but can also enable spreading to larger areas.

Despite time and manufacturing differences, these two are similar when it comes to results, longevity, and risk of side effects. In the end, choosing between these products tends to be up to personal preference.

If you’d like to experience great anti-aging results for yourself, call Dr. Steven Wallach and his staff today to book a consultation.

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