When it comes to anti-aging injections, there are plenty of choices out there – including Botox and Dysport. Both injectables are widely popular, FDA-approved wrinkle treatments.
Both injections use botulinum toxin to minimize stubborn wrinkles and lines. Both treatments are extremely safe and convenient for patients to use.
But when it comes down to it, what are the differences between Botox and Dysport – and how do you know which one is right for you?
The 3 Main Differences Between Botox and Dysport
1. Botox can treat more facial areas than Dysport.
Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and next to the eyes (crow’s feet). However, Dysport is only approved for the treatment of moderate wrinkles between the eyebrows, meaning the areas it can treat are much more limited than Botox.
2. Dysport is more affordable than Botox.
While both brands are considered affordable, Dysport is less expensive per unit than Botox.
It’s important to note that you might see a change in these prices if you need more units of Dysport to achieve your results. For that reason, we recommend asking your plastic surgeon how many units he or she recommends you’ll need.
3. Dysport results show up sooner.
If you want results right away, it’s a good idea to get Dysport. Results from Dysport injections show up about 48 to 72 hours after treatment, while Botox usually takes about one to two weeks to achieve its effects.
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Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation
Want to learn more about the differences between Botox and Dysport, including which one is the right option for you? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700. Dr. Aycock serves the greater San Francisco Bay area.