If you’re looking for the best wrinkle treatment in Torrance and surrounding areas, you’ve probably heard of the most popular options Botox and Dysport.
“Botulinum toxin injections, such as Botox and Dysport, are medical treatments that are used to help relax facial muscles.” – explains Dr. Tahini from Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance.
Botox is the original one and has become a generic term, but these two brands work by very similar mechanisms. When you inject them, they block the signal going between the nerve going to the muscle, so the muscle can’t make the wrinkles.

Dr. Tahsini from Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance, shares with you the differences between these two wrinkle treatments. Read on to find out which is the best choice for you.

Botox vs Dysport Torrance: Which treatment?


There’s definitely no denying, the B word, the seemingly miraculous treatment for wrinkles and fine lines, has definitely been a talking point of late. Botox injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world and there are a plethora of celebs who are rumored as swearing by youth-keeping injections. And this is not just in the media, Botox is also a talking point within the close circle of friends too. Would you? Wouldn’t you? Have you?

So, what is Botox? Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It’s the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. However, while it has been described as “the most poisonous substance known”, it all comes down to purity and dose when used safely for cosmetic purposes.

Botox® injections at Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance, are quick, easy and are administered with minimal discomfort. Botox smoothes or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles in the following areas: in between the eyebrows, forehead, and around the eyes as well as additional areas. It can also be used to treat overactive sweat glands (axillary hyperhidrosis).
Prior to having the procedure done, the patient should realize that Botox does not actually erase lines, but relaxes them. What this means is that deeper lines will become somewhat less deep and superficial lines will nearly disappear. It may be necessary for you to have additional procedures, such as the use of filler substances (for example, Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse) in order to plump up the wrinkles that are now relaxed. Additionally, it may be necessary to have two or three sessions of Botox treatment for deeper wrinkles before results become optimal.

Results can be noticed within 24 to 48 hours after treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. The results from a Botox treatment last up to 4 months.  


Before & After Botox Treatment. Actual patient. Results may vary.
Photos taken at maximum frown and/or full smile before and after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic at day 7. In two clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, 26.1% and 20.3% of people had ≥ 2-grade improvement at day 30. In one of these studies, 67.9% of people had mild or no crow’s feet at day 30 after treatment. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, physicians assessed 80% of people had significant improvement at day 30.


Dysport is a new competitor to Botox in the US but has been used in Europe for several years. There is also another Botox competitor, Xeomin. All of these products are relatively similar.

Dysport® is approved to be injected into the muscles in the Glabella area (between the eyebrows) which improves the look of moderate to severe lines in between the brows. It can also be injected in additional areas of the face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It is used by both women and men who want to reverse the look of aging. Because Dysport delivers the natural-looking results people want, 97% of users say they’d do it again.

Similar to Botox results can be noticed within 24 to 48 hours after treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. The results from a Botox treatment last up to 4 months.  

Botox vs Dysport Torrance

Dr. Tahsini from Skin Works Medical Spa, says that overall Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other overactive muscles of the face, like forehead lines. He says it’s like comparing apples to apples or Coke vs. Pepsi.

The four main differences:

  • The most popular advantage of Dysport is that it takes its effect a lot sooner than Botox. This is because Dysport has fewer dysport-testimonialproteins that surround the molecule, which allows for quicker absorption by the body.
  • Clinical studies found that Dysport diffuses more (i.e., spreads to a wider area) during injection. This can be beneficial when treating a larger area, such as wide forehead wrinkles, and areas with thinner muscles, such as crows’ feet since they would require fewer injections due to the spreading. Fewer injections mean that there is a smaller likelihood of potential discomfort, swelling or bruising for you. However, there is also an onset of this. Unless the Physician is an experienced injector with a good understanding of more complex musculature (around the eyes, between the eyebrows), the Dysport could spread into unwanted areas causing untoward side effects like blurry vision.
  • Dysport is slightly cheaper.
  • Dysport and Botox “units” are not the same, so you can’t expect to use the same number of Dysport units that you are used to using in Botox units. The ratio of Dysport to Botox units is generally 2.5-3:1 (2.5-3 times more Dysport units per Botox unit).

Ultimately, it is far more important WHO is injecting your Botox or Dysport, than which of these two products you are using.

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On the day of your appointment, upon your arrival at Skin Works Medical Spa, our caring and highly-trained medical staff will thoroughly examine your skin with the state of the art VISIA® Complexion Analysis System. This allows standardized facial photos to be taken with analysis of your skin’s pigmentation spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, vascularity of the skin, and porphyrins. It allows you to visualize your skin in 3D and determine your Truskin age, giving an easy to understand analysis of your skin’s problems. We bring science and technology to your help, so once for all, you know if you really need to spend all that money on different products.

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