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What is the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to date, Botox is very well known among patients in the Scottsdale area. However, many are not familiar with Botox Cosmetic’s cousin, Dysport. Read on to learn more about Dysport, and how it differs from Botox.

All About Dysport

Dysport popped up in April of 2009 as a competitor to Botox. Like Botox, Dysport is also a neuromodulator, made up of botulinum toxin type A, and works by relaxing muscles that cause facial wrinkles. However, Dysport is made up of smaller molecules than Botox, so unit measurement differs.

Botox vs Dysport

There is debate among physician about the differences between Botox and Dysport. The main differences that are being discussed are:

  • The longevity of Dysport may differ from Botox.
  • Dysport spreads to a wider area than Botox, which may be an advantage in some areas and a disadvantage in others.
  • Results from Dysport are seen faster than Botox, with onset being 2-5 days for Dysport and 4-7 days for Botox.
  • Patients may require more Dysport to achieve the same effects as Botox.

Overall, both Botox and Dysport can provide natural-looking results that last for 3-6 months. If you are interested in learning more about which injectable is right for you, contact MDSkin- The Lounge today to schedule your initial consultation with one of our expert injectors.


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