Botox vs Dysport: Is there a Difference?

Botox vs Dysport: Is there a Difference?

If you’re seeking options for temporary wrinkle removal, there are two types of neurotoxins that block muscle contractions and are widely used to treat facial wrinkles.


Medical spas, day spas, dentists, physician assistants, etc. offer injectable treatments, but ultimately bad results are caused by the injector, not the product.

No matter which type of injection you choose, to ensure a successful outcome, it’s important to select the right professional to administer it.

It’s recommended that you use a board-certified plastic surgeon and discuss which wrinkle-removing injectable is right for you before you begin treatment.

Remember, to ensure beautiful results, the right injection technique is more important than the product!


The most widely used muscle relaxer is Botox, considered to be the gold standard. Dysport treats the same areas as Botox.

Both are comprised of the same ingredient, Botulinum A, used to prevent wrinkles in adults by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin. Once the muscles relax, the skin becomes smoother.


Both Dysport and Botox are FDA approved for treating the area between your eyebrows or glabella, the lines that extend upward or vertically toward the forehead.

These wrinkles are known as dynamic wrinkles and both Botox and Dysport block signals from nerves to the muscles that cause frown lines, relaxing them and preventing the muscles from creating more wrinkles.

Both treatments are not effective on static wrinkles, which are fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging skin, and include lines in the cheeks, jowl and neck areas.

Dysport is meant for people who have moderate to severe glabella lines.

Botox is approved for treating forehead lines, glabellar lines and crow’s feet.


There is a nominal difference in price.

It’s reported that Dysport delivers faster results than Botox. Dysport, on average, is less expensive than Botox, but many doctors use more units of Dysport so there’s not much difference in price.

Typically, Dysport results are visible within 1 to 2 days, while Botox can take up to 5 days, but Botox is typically last longer.

Dysport injections are about 2 centimeters deeper than Botox injections, so they can encompass a wider treatment area.

Both treatments are not permanent and must be repeated every 3 to 4 months to continue their muscle-relaxing effect.


Based on studies available, your doctor will recommend the treatment he or she is most familiar with.

Ask questions and make an informed decision before treatment.

Remember, it’s unnatural to be wrinkle-free all of the time, so let your smile show on your entire face.

Look like you, only better.

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