Botox VS Dysport: What’s the Difference?

If you are looking for a quick-fix for annoying forehead wrinkles, botox is certainly the number one choice.  But in recent years dysport has emerged as an effective alternative to botox, so understandably the question is often asked – Botox vs Dysport: What’s the difference. 

Botox vs Dysport: What’s The Difference

Botox vs Dysport: What’s The Difference

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) and Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) are botulinum toxin treatments that are effective for wrinkle correction.  They both work in the same way, by blocking the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract, thus relaxing the muscles and softening the appearance of wrinkles.  

Botox and Dysport are very safe and provide pleasing, natural-looking results when performed by a skilled injector. However, there are some small differences between them. 

Botox and Dysport are manufactured using different processes and the unit sizes are not the same.  Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule so one unit of Dysport is not equivalent to one unit of Botox.  Therefore, it takes more units of Dysport to get the same results as Botox.

When Dysport is injected, it tends to spread over a greater area than Botox, which makes it ideal for treating forehead wrinkles. 

In most cases, Dysport has a slightly faster onset of action.  The results of Dysport are typically visible within 2-4 days compared to 4-7 days with Botox. 

Botox vs Dysport: What’s The Difference

Despite these differences, Botox and Dysport are essentially the same.  Patients can expect similar results with both products, and they last around the same time, 3-4 months. 

If you are considering treating your forehead lines but you’re not sure whether Botox or Dysport would be the right option for you, it’s best to schedule a consultation with a skilled, experienced injector.

Would you like to learn more about Botox and Dysport?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area. 

If you are in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas, Laser Skin Care Center, Long Beach, CA is our featured practice.

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