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Dysport vs Botox at Your Ottawa Skin Clinic

Is Dysport or Botox right for you?

We understand how important it is to look your best, and getting rid of those wrinkles is a priority for many people. Luckily, there are several options available to you to accomplish that goal. In your search for the perfect non-invasive cosmetic procedure, you’re going to hear a lot of different terms, and it might be hard to determine which one is the best fit for you.

The two most popular ways to reduce visible facial lines, like frown lines and crow’s feet are Botox and Dysport.

The two are similar in a lot of ways:

  • Both procedures use a botulinum type A to relax the muscles, making their general effect almost identical.
  • They both require regular injections every 3-6 months. At that time, the chemicals will start to lose their potency and the results are sometimes visible.
  • When administered by professionals, they are both perfectly safe.
  • They have a similar price point, with Dysport usually being slightly more affordable.
  • Botox and Dysport have similar side effects, including an initial stiffness.

Several significant differences between Botox and Dysport can help to narrow down the decision making process:

  • One thing that sets Ottawa Dysport services apart from Botox is the amount of time it takes to onset. Botox will usually take between 7-14 days, whereas Dysport can set in as quick as 3-7 days.
  • Some studies have shown that Dysports works faster and lasts longer than Botox.
  • Dysport was introduced to regular markets in 2009 and many consumers are more comfortable using Botox because it has a more well-established reputation, not to mention name recognition. It will also be easier to find skin care clinics that offer Botox in Ottawa, rather than Dysport.

In either case, it is important to remember that the technique used during the injection process is more important than the specific chemicals used.