BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dysport®: Which One Is Right for Me?

Woman tries to decide between BOTOX or Dysport to treat fine lines.

Chances are you’ve heard about the benefits of wrinkle-reducing injections, whether from celebrities or even friends and family members who have given them a try. These effective and affordable treatments continue to grow in popularity at Freeman Plastic Surgery and across the U.S. People visit us for Dysport and BOTOX treatments in Idaho Falls from as far as Pocatello to enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin with minimal recovery time.

How do these products differ, and which one is the better choice? Let’s take a closer look at how they compare.

What Do BOTOX & Dysport Have in Common?

Both products are neuromodulators that feature botulinum toxin A, an ingredient that prevents you from overworking the muscles that lead to dynamic wrinkles over time—think vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet caused by squinting, and horizontal forehead lines caused by raising the eyebrows.

Learn more about how neuromodulators work in this related blog post.

What Are BOTOX & Dysport Used For?

BOTOX is FDA-approved for treating moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. It is injected at a shallower depth than Dysport, making it very safe for use in multiple areas of the face when administered by a qualified injector.

Dysport is FDA-approved for moderate to severe frown lines. It has fewer active proteins, making it more resistant to natural antibodies. It also has a thinner consistency, which means it spreads a bit more than BOTOX but is a just as effective treatment.

Which Product Works Faster?

If you are familiar with neuromodulators, you know the products take some time to work and the results aren’t immediate. BOTOX results usually appear in about 3 to 5 days.  Dysport typically works faster, with many people seeing results as soon as the day after their appointment.

It isn’t clear which product lasts longer. Some people have seen Dysport results last for 6 months compared to BOTOX’s 3 to 4 months. However, this varies depending on the area injected and how each person responds to the products.

FDA Approval When Results Appear Best For
BOTOX Moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet 3 to 5 days Precise, shallow treatments
Dysport Moderate to severe frown lines 1 to 2 days May spread, deeper treatments

How Do Costs Compare?

Both products are priced by the unit, so pricing depends on the number of units injected. Dysport costs less per unit, but more units are often needed to achieve the best results. Overall, pricing is pretty comparable, with treatments ranging from $250 to $600 on average.

How Do the Results Match Up?

Both products offer similar reductions in dynamic wrinkles, allowing for smoother and younger-looking skin. As mentioned above, Dysport spreads a bit more than BOTOX, so results are typically less precise.

Which Is Better: BOTOX or Dysport?

Ultimately, neither product is definitively “better”—it’s all about which product is better for you and your goals. When you visit Freeman Plastic Surgery, you’ll meet with an experienced nurse injector who will talk over your concerns with you in-depth to make a personalized recommendation. You’ll get all the information and guidance you need to achieve your best results and feel amazing about the way you look.

If you would like to learn more about your options for BOTOX and Dysport treatments in Idaho Falls, please contact us online or call (208) 881-5351.

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