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Dysport VS Botox

There are several cosmetic procedures that can be used to lessen the look of facial wrinkles such as fine lines and forehead wrinkles. The search can initially seem overwhelming for people who want to enhance their looks swiftly and successfully without resorting to plastic surgery. However, there are a number of techniques that may be used without a plastic surgeon, which is good news. Botox and Dysport are two of the most popular procedures offered at dermatologist Dr. Galope’s NJ facility. Here, we compare Dysport® and Botox® and go through their key distinctions and a few other popular cosmetic procedure choices.

Dr. Galope is a specialist in non-invasive dermatology and can assist you with the best skincare regimens and cosmetic treatments whether you’re thinking about getting Botox, Juvederm, dermal fillers, or laser treatments, among other cosmetic procedures.

Describe Botox.

Botox, sometimes referred to as botulinum toxin type A, is a neurotoxin that may be injected and is used for many different cosmetic operations. Botox is frequently used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face by temporarily paralyzing the surrounding muscles in the treatment area and obstructing nerve signals to the targeted muscles. The glabella region, forehead, crow’s feet, and lines around the neck can all be treated with Botox. When a skilled injector like Dr. Galope injects Botox into a muscle, the muscle is unable to contract as strongly as it once could. In turn, this facilitates relaxation and wrinkle softening. The most popular non-invasive injectable procedure carried out in the US is Botox.

Additionally, Botox can help with the treatment of some medical diseases, such as TMJ issues. One of the key muscles involved in chewing is the masseter, which can be found on either side of the jaw. The masseter muscle can enlarge abnormally when someone grinds or chews their teeth often, giving the appearance of having a round or square face. To relax the masseter muscle, shorten the jawline, and lessen the jaw’s slightly square look, Botox injections can be administered.

The pharmaceutical business that makes Botox is called Allergan. OnabotulinumtoxinA is the generic name for Botox, which is a brand name. Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium, is the source of botox. Botox has been FDA-approved for both medical and cosmetic usage and has been shown in several clinical tests to be 100 percent safe.

Injections with Botox are rapid and not too painful. There are a few small and transient limits after the treatment, but there are very few adverse effects and no recovery period is needed. Patients typically start to notice the benefits of Botox after a week, and the full results appear after two weeks. Injections of botox normally last three to six months. Follow-up treatments are advised to maintain desired outcomes because muscular activities may gradually resurface and Botox effects will progressively disappear.

How do Dysport and Botox differ?

Galderma’s Dysport is an injectable that has been manufactured with the goal of treating glabellar lines. Targeting the glabellar lines that might develop in the forehead region has proven to be quite effective for treating wrinkles. The space between the eyebrows and forehead might develop vertical lines as a result of muscle contractions in this region. The glabellar lines and localized muscle weakness can be treated with Dysport.

Medicis, the business that originally produced Dysport, was acquired by Galderma several years ago. AbobotulinumtoxinA is known as Dysport by its generic name. While Dysport is derived from the same Clostridium botulinum bacteria as Botox, it is more diluted and has less protein. Since 2009, Dysport has been available in the United States after receiving FDA approval and being used for many years in Europe.

Botox vs. Dysport

Botulinum injections come in both the form of Dysport and Botox. In general, they are both employed to both prevent and lessen wrinkles like crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. The efficacy of the proteins in each product makes Dysport and Botox different from one another. Crow’s feet, forehead lines, and glabellar lines can all be treated with Botox, however, Dysport is only approved to treat glabellar lines. Only patients with moderate to severe glabellar wrinkles should have Dysport injections. These injections cover a larger region and go a little deeper than Botox injections. Since Xeomin has a wider diffusion, Dysport typically works better for treating crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes. Similarly, Botox may be preferable when injecting near the mouth because Dysport may spread to further locations near the mouth and may have unfavorable consequences.

What is the duration of Botox or Dysport?

Depending on the patient, Dysport and Botox can both last from three to six months. In comparison to Botox, Dysport molecules are smaller.  In contrast to Botox injections, which take seven to fourteen days to fully take action, Dysport outcomes can be observed three to five days following therapy. Dysport’s effects start to take effect more quickly than Botox’s, but it’s vital to keep in mind that while they both persist for the same amount of time after injection, Dysport’s effects diffuse to cover a wider region.

How many Botox vs. Dysport units are required?

Their unit measures are another area where the two injectables diverge.  The dosage level is impacted by Dysport’s higher dilution rate compared to Botox. As a result, more Dysport units will be needed to get the same amount of benefits as Botox injections. Therefore, even though Dysport is often less expensive per unit, the cost per treatment between the two is quite equal since a single unit of Botox goes a lot further in terms of dosage. Both Dysport and Botox are excellent injectables with unique chemical compositions that work to smooth out and reduce wrinkles for a more youthful and relaxed appearance.

What does Botox vs. Xeomin mean?

IncobotulinumtoxinA is sold under the trade name Xeomin and is made by the company Merz Pharmaceuticals. Both are FDA-approved Botulinum toxin type A substances. Xeomin was authorized by the FDA in 2010, whereas Botox was approved in 2002. Both products improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles while temporarily reducing muscle activity to produce the intended anti-aging effect.

How do Botox and Xeomin differ from one another?

The ingredients mixed together during manufacture are one important distinction between Botox and Xeomin. A protein that serves as a preservative is mixed with Botox. Since Xeomin is created without the use of preservative proteins, it is regarded as a more potent and pure type of botulinum toxin. In contrast to Botox, Xeomin lacks these superfluous auxiliary proteins. After receiving several injections, these proteins in Botox increased the risk of individuals developing antibody resistance. The lack of these proteins in Xeomin may make it considerably less likely for antibody resistance to form, which would make the medication ineffective for treating the patient.

Due to the preservative protein, it must break free from, Botox takes a little longer to work and minimize the look of wrinkles. Botox’s ultimate effects can be seen in about 7–14 days, but because Xeomin doesn’t contain preservative protein, it starts working on the muscle as soon as it reaches the injection site. The majority of experts state that it can take up to 5 days to notice Xeomin’s full effects. However, a tiny percentage of doctors assert that it may take up to 10 days after the Xeomin injection for the full effects to appear.

Data from one trial suggested that Botox might produce longer-lasting effects. However, few medical professionals have observed a discernible change in longevity. Overall, Xeomin and Botox have results that are comparable. If you are interested in Botox or Xeomin for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, or wrinkles in general, Dr. Galope may work with you to decide which is the best option for effective treatment and what, if any, potential side effects may arise in each case.

How many Xeomin vs. Botox units are required?

Depending on the patient and the particular needs being addressed, different units of Xeomin and Botox are advised. However, because both products include a concentrated form of botulinum toxin, the unit measurements between Xeomin and Botox are basically the same.

Jeaveau vs. Botox (Newtox)

The newest FDA-approved neurotoxin is Jeuveau (often referred to as “Newtox”) by Evolus and is regarded as a new Botox substitute. Jeuveau is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles brought on by facial expressions, much like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. In the United States, Jeuveau is the first substitute for Botox in over ten years.

What is Botox vs. Jeaveau?

There are numerous parallels between Jeaveau and Botox, so you’re not alone if you’re wondering what Newtox is. Both Jeuveau and Botox immobilize face muscles by obstructing chemical impulses from the nerves to the muscles, which causes them to relax by inhibiting contraction. Botulinum toxin, which is secreted by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, is the same neurotoxin that is used in both Jeaveau and Botox.

Both products have the capacity to counteract aging symptoms. Jeaveau and Botox both last 3–4 months and progress at the same rate; you can anticipate full results in 2 weeks. Bruising and/or swelling are the most frequent adverse effects of both Newtox and Botox, and they often go away within a few hours. The appropriate injectable for you to utilize will be decided during your initial consultation with Dr. Galope.

What distinguishes Botox and Jeaveau from one other?

Jeuveau (Prabotulinumtoxina) and Botox differ primarily in that Jeuveau uses a technique called Hi-Pure. The protein is purified further during the product’s production process, ostensibly making it safer. Another distinction between the two is that Jeuveau’s manufacturer, Evolus, is purely an aesthetic business. Jeuveau is thus only authorized for aesthetic uses like treating wrinkles. In addition to addressing wrinkles, Allergan’s Botox can also be used to treat chronic migraines, TMJ, excessive sweating, facial slimming muscle spasms, and illnesses that cause bladder and gastrointestinal problems.

Botox was initially FDA-approved for medical uses before it was utilized for cosmetic ones, whereas Jeuveau is solely FDA-approved for treating frown lines (glabellar lines), which are the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows and are also known as the “11’s”.  Contrarily, the FDA has approved the use of Botox for treating several areas of the face, including bruxism (teeth grinding), frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the jawline. Despite using the same technique and lasting the same amount of time, Botox and Jeauveau are FDA-approved for more cosmetic treatments than Jeauveau is, both medically and cosmetically. Despite the arrival of new rivals on the market, Botox continues to hold the top spot because it is reliable, effective, and safe.

What distinguishes Revance from Botox and Dysport?

The cosmetic procedure known as Revance uses daxibotulinumtoxinA, or Daxi for short. As a neurotoxin, it is comparable to Botox and Dysport in that it relaxes muscles and minimizes the look of wrinkles and fine lines. It also acts as a neuromodulator to change nerve signals. Clinical trials have shown that this new injectable could have enduring effects for longer than six months, and Revance Therapeutics is now developing Daxi as a longer-lasting alternative to Botox and Dysport. There is a lot of enthusiasm and anticipation in the dermatology community for the introduction of Revance, which the FDA is presently reviewing for clearance as a treatment for glabellar lines and frown lines.

Injectable Botulinum Toxin side effects

Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Revance can occasionally result in bruising or swelling at or near the injection site, much like any injectable. However, when given by a skilled, board-certified physician like Dr. Galope, all of these injectables have incredibly low adverse effects.

Less than 1% of individuals may experience more serious adverse effects following botulinum toxin treatments, such as muscular weakness, lightheadedness, and allergic reaction. Dr. Galope advises that these injectables should only be administered by licensed medical professionals due to the risks involved.

Using Botox Along With Other Cosmetic Procedures

Botox is a relatively common and effective procedure to help minimize the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles in a variety of locations, primarily around the face. One of the best things about Botox is how quickly it works; as a result, you will be in and out of the office in no time. It truly qualifies as a lunchtime treatment!

When you have already scheduled a time to see your dermatologist, however, it could be more convenient for some people to receive additional treatments in addition to Botox, especially if travel time is considerable or availability is few. Many patients pair Botox with dermal fillers like Juvederm and Sculptra or laser procedures like Fraxel, Clear+Brilliant, or V-beam laser therapy.

What procedures can be used in conjunction with Botox at the same time is a topic we are asked quite a bit. The simple answer is that while there are many therapies that can be used in combination and that complement one another, there are also some operations that are to be avoided.  The combinations that we are asked about most frequently are listed below.

What are the cosmetic differences between dermal fillers and Botox?

Many patients are curious about the differences between fillers and botox because of their popularity as aesthetic injectable procedures. Due to their capacity to mix with Botox injectables to produce a “liquid facelift” with essentially no downtime, dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Kybella have gained popularity. The primary ingredient in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin. Dermal fillers plump up the skin and restore lost volume; they can be used to treat nasolabial (smile) wrinkles, cheeks, lips, tear-through hollows, and even hands that need to be rejuvenated.

How do Juvederm and Botox differ?

It helps to compare Botox to well-known dermal fillers like Juvederm when evaluating the pros and downsides of fillers versus Botox. A dermal filler called Juvederm® is frequently used to give the lips more volume. Dermal fillers from the Juvederm line, like Juvederm Volbella, are FDA-approved for aesthetic purposes and are excellent complimentary treatments for Botox. In fact, when people are looking up different treatments, Juvederm is one of the questions that come up most frequently along with Botox.

If you want to get Botox in your forehead to treat “frown lines,” Juvederm and Botox can work incredibly well together because Juvederm is also wonderful at smoothing out tiny lines and wrinkles in the cheeks and “smile lines.”

With regard to the places a person wants to treat, the situation is similar for other dermal fillers. Treatments like Belotero Balance® are excellent for treating the areas surrounding the mouth, such as minimizing the visibility of smile lines, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines. Again, Belotero Balance® and Botox can be complemented if you have Botox in another part of your face.

Using the medication Kybella, submental fat under the chin can be reduced. Since Botox and this technique target separate facial regions, they can both be utilized in conjunction with one another.

In some cases, facial scars can be treated with Radiesse, Sculptra, and other dermal fillers like Restylane to reduce wrinkles. These therapies are frequently intended for use in the same therapeutic regions that Botox is, and because they each function differently, they may be combined for greater benefit depending on the particular circumstance.

Other times, various areas are the focus of the therapies. For instance, when Botox is used to address forehead wrinkles and dermal fillers are utilized to correct any residual acne scarring, the combined effects of the treatments produce a youthful and healthy glow. The best course of action is to talk to Dr. Galope about your skin to determine what combination therapies could work best for you.

CoolSculpting and Botox

Cryolipolysis, sometimes known as “fat freezing,” is the method used in the non-invasive procedure CoolSculpting to remove fat. Since CoolSculpting is frequently used to treat the neck, upper arms, and belly, it can complement Botox without interfering with its intended use because its target areas are so diverse. Additionally, when we strive to reduce fat and shape your facial contours, such as with non-surgical jaw reduction, CoolMini, a variant of CoolSculpting that targets the neck and chin areas, can frequently complement Botox use.

Combining chemical peels, hydra facials, and botox

It is possible to have both a chemical peel and Botox on the same day when combined with hydra facials and chemical peels, although this is decided on a case-by-case basis.  Lighter chemical peels typically work well with Botox, but microdermabrasion or harder chemical peels should be postponed for a few days to avoid irritating the treated regions. It is recommended to schedule a treatment plan with Dr. Galope that prevents any irritation or unnecessary stress to the skin because the chemical peel tackles issues with color and skin textures while the Botox portion of the process improves dynamic lines. With the help of its incredible vortex technology, hydra facials exfoliate and clean the skin, leaving it feeling smooth, fresh, and renewed.

Laser and Botox Treatments

About Botox and several laser procedures, we are frequently questioned.  Using the VBeam laser treatment to treat redness with the Clear + Brilliant or Fraxel lasers to treat pigmentation and fine wrinkles is one of the most used combos.

Botox-treated areas can get laser treatments without the risk of negative side effects. Any of these non-ablative laser procedures can be safely combined with Botox injections to provide additional skin rejuvenation during the same visit to Dr. Galope. These non-invasive laser procedures can be combined with your Botox injection visit because they need little to no downtime afterward.

An authority on non-invasive cosmetic surgeries and treatments, Dr. Galope is a board-certified dermatologist with international fame who practices in New Jersey City. Give us a call at (201) 228-3200 or by contacting us online to learn more about the top cosmetic skin rejuvenation techniques.


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