What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?

If you would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows, dysport and botox are both excellent treatments. However, if you want to know which product is most suitable for you, it would be helpful to first take a look at the differences between them.

Similarities between Dysport and botox

Dysport and botox are both types of botulinum toxin type A, which is a purified protein derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. They are neurotoxins that work by temporarily blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles. Without these signals the muscles won’t contract, and as a result, the overlying wrinkles gradually soften.

What is the Difference between dysport and botox?

Dysport is diluted more than botox, so 30 units of dysport is not the same as 30 units of botox. Consequently, more dysport is needed to achieve the same results as botox.

Dysport contains smaller molecules than botox, and that’s one reason why dysport has a faster onset of action. The effects of dysport can be seen within 2-3 days of treatment, compared to 3-5 days with botox.

In addition, dysport spreads slightly further that botox after being injected, so fewer injections are needed to address larger areas. However this can be a problem when smaller areas are being targeted, as dysport may diffuse too much.

Would you like to learn more about dysport and botox. Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Walnut Creek or Greenbrae, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Robert Aycock, MD for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Aycock at www.aycockmd.com, or by calling (925) 854-4174 (Walnut Creek) or (415) 903-8463 (Greenbrae).

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