What is Botox and Dysport?

What is Botox and Dysport?

At Canira Cosmetic we offer TWO types of anti-wrinkle treatments.

Botox® is the most popular injectable, but it’s not the only one. Dysport® has been gaining notoriety for its beautiful results in correcting frown lines. Here we explain the similarities and differences between the two so you can decide which is better for you.

Similar in nature

Botox and Dysport are quite similar. Both come from botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein that is safe when used in small amounts. Although you can use Botox and Dysport for improving various medical conditions, their most popular use is to diminish wrinkles.

Both injectables are considered noninvasive and work by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. This stops the muscles from contracting and ultimately smooths the appearance of wrinkles. The differences between the two are rooted in their trace proteins and how they’re manufactured.

How they’re different

One of the main differences between Dysport and Botox is the areas in which they are approved for use. Dysport is primarily used for correcting glabellar lines, the frown lines between your eyebrows. Dysport is a great option for those who have moderate to severe frown lines. 

Botox, on the other hand, can be used to treat many different types of wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines. If you have mild to moderate wrinkles, Botox may be a better option for you.


Common Uses and Emerging Trends:

Traditionally, Botox has been synonymous with addressing frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead wrinkles. However, its applications have expanded, with some areas gaining prominence in recent times.

1. Masseter Botox:

One of the trending uses is the application of Botox to the masseter muscles, the large muscles responsible for jaw movement. Masseter Botox is employed not just for aesthetic purposes but also to alleviate symptoms associated with teeth grinding and jaw clenching. By relaxing these muscles, Botox can redefine the jawline and provide relief from the discomfort associated with bruxism.

2. Botox for Neck Bands:

Another emerging trend involves using Botox to address platysmal bands in the neck. By injecting Botox into these muscles, practitioners can soften the appearance of vertical neck bands, contributing to a more youthful and streamlined neck profile.

3. Brow Lift with Botox:

Botox is also increasingly popular for achieving a non-surgical brow lift. By strategically injecting Botox into certain muscle groups around the eyebrows, practitioners can create a lifting effect, opening up the eyes and providing a more youthful appearance.

Who is the Right Candidate for Botox & Dysport?

The ideal candidate for Botox & Dysport is someone looking to address dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements. Candidates should be in good overall health, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes.

Duration of Results:

While Botox & Dysport are not permanent solutions, its effects are long-lasting. They can last anywhere from three to six months. Factors such as the treated area, dosage, and individual metabolism play a role in determining the duration of the effects. Regular maintenance sessions are often recommended to sustain optimal results.

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