BOTOX® and Dysport® are undoubtedly two of the biggest names in the anti-wrinkle injection space. But because the two are often discussed side-by-side as one-in-the-same, many people are left wondering what the difference is between the two, if any at all.
Here, we break down the main differences and similarities between BOTOX and Dysport to help you choose the best fit for your cosmetic goals.
BOTOX vs. Dysport
BOTOX and Dysport are both formulations of botulinum toxin that work by immobilizing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form on your skin. Though the immediate effects of both BOTOX and Dysport are temporary, there is some evidence that getting regular botulinum toxin injections may help to prevent deep wrinkles and creases from forming in the future.
BOTOX and Dysport can create different results from person to person, so work with your provider to determine which could be best for you.
As for differences, Dysport generally starts working 2 to 3 days sooner than BOTOX, and Dysport often lasts longer than BOTOX. For some people, two yearly Dysport treatments can be enough to maintain their same results throughout the year, while 3 or 4 BOTOX treatments may be needed each year to maintain your results.
Additionally, Dysport is more diluted than BOTOX, so it generally spreads to a wider area than BOTOX once injected. Conversely, BOTOX stays closer to the injection site.
If you’re still not sure which could be right for you or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your options, call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 or contact us online today.