Medical Aesthetics

Botox v. Dysport- What’s The Difference?

March 20, 2024

Dysport and Botox are both neurotoxin injectable treatments used for cosmetic purposes, by temporarily causing muscle paralysis when injected these treatments help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Typically the most common areas of treatment are the ‘Top 3’ – Forehead, Glabella (between eyebrows) and Crow’s Feet. While these two products are similar in their primary use, here are the main differences: 


Dysport is a smaller molecule within the Neurotoxin family and guests can expect to treat around 3x the amount to achieve an equivalent dosage and effect to Botox. As Dysport is priced lower than Botox, the cost difference tends to balance out in the long run.

Onset and Duration:

Both treatments typically last 3-4 months. Dysport often has a slightly faster onset compared to Botox, with results becoming noticeable within 3-5 days. Botox can take a bit longer to show full effects and is typically seen at the 7-day mark. As a rule of thumb, please remember that each guest ultimately reacts differently to these treatments and can take up to 2 weeks to settle fully and see final results. 


Spread and Diffusion:

It is suggested that Dysport may have a broader spread from the injection site since it is a smaller molecule, making it more suitable for larger treatment areas. Botox, on the other hand, is preferred when placed in more targeted areas such as the Masseters or a Lip Flip. 

Personal Preference:

The choice between Dysport and Botox can sometimes come down to personal preference. Individuals and providers may find that one product works better for their specific needs or provides a more desirable outcome. 


Ultimately, our medical providers will decide between Dysport and Botox during a consultation. They will assess their guests’ unique anatomy, goals, and needs to determine which neurotoxin is right for them. Both Dysport and Botox are safe and effective treatments! 


Looking to learn more about which treatment is best for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our medical providers here.


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