Dysport is marketed as an alternative to Botox, but is it really better? In actuality, both treatments are largely derived from the same materials. To understand the differences between these two treatments, you need to understand how they work.

Botox has been popular for many years now. Just like Dysport, the Botox treatment contains proteins that are derived from the naturally occurring toxin botulism. Relaxing the muscle is what produces less active muscles, smooth skin, and less defined wrinkles. Botox lasts anywhere from three to four months, and can be repeated as necessary.

The Dysport protein is actually smaller than the Botox protein. Some literature suggests that this allows the Dysport protein to absorb quicker, or spread more quickly than Botox. Anecdotal reports indicate that the smaller size of this protein also provides a ‘softer’ result when compared to Botox.  Dysport’s softer effect, however, means that Botox is typically considered more useful for narrower, smaller, more focal treatment areas. It is popular for use around the eyes, as well as for fine lines and wrinkles.

While the differences between the two agents are slight, more injectors worldwide still prefer Botox when faced with a choice. In addition, most medical professionals have significantly more experience administering Botox over any other type of botulism agent.

It’s clear that both proteins have their advantages.  The great news for you is this:  Skin by Lovely is recognized nationally and internationally as a professional training center for physicians and other health care providers looking to learn the latest and greatest in the application of these two amazing products.  Skin by Lovely conducts training programs on a regular based through accredited medical education partners, and through the manufacturers of both of these products.

So you can feel confident that when you come to Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, you’ll be coming to an educational center of excellence and will receive the absolute best in clinical care in the use of Botox or Dysport.

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