Dysport® vs. Botox: Choosing the Right One for Your Needs

dysport vs botox

Aging comes with various physical and psychological changes. However, you have a chance of delaying its effects on your body through cosmetic procedures like Botox and Dysport®. Both employ injectable treatments to reverse the signs of treatment. If this is what you are looking for, it is best to know what they entail to choose the right one.



Botox is a standard anti-aging treatment that uses botulinum toxin type A. The naturally occurring solution comes from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Once the doctor injects it into the target area, it blocks the communication between your nerves and muscles.



Dysport is a botulinum toxin A (ABO), a brand name for botulinum toxin type A. It is similar to Botox in terms of the primary active ingredient but with a lower molecular weight. 

From the outside, cosmetic treatments have numerous similarities. For many, choosing one over the other seems pointless. However, they have minute differences that may count when you are choosing.

Difference in Neurotoxin


Both treatments use injectables with botulinum toxin A. However, they are slightly different variants of neurotoxins. The one in Botox contains moderately large molecular compounds that remain static after injection. On the other hand, Dysport ABO has a smaller molecular structure that spreads faster within the muscles. Such a difference in the formulation is vital in helping you select a treatment.

Most people who opt for Dysport may have built up a tolerance to—or may not have seen results from—Botox.

Difference in Results


The results from Dysport generally present faster than in Botox. The reason lies in the purer ABO chemical formula that attaches and inhibits movement in your muscles faster. Due to its smaller molecular structure, it can work quickly. In Botox, results from the procedure may show after two to three days; in ABO, it takes only 24 hours.

ABO has a less freezing feel after the injections, hence its popularity among users. Side effects are similar in both treatments, which include pain, dizziness, headaches, and bruising around the target area. These often disappear around 48 hours after the injections.

Difference in Spread


The difference in the molecular structure between the two affects how far the reaction reaches after injection. ABO has smaller molecules, enabling it to spread faster over a larger area. Such quality makes Dysport ideal for people who want to relax in a larger target area on their faces.

Botox has larger ONA molecules that often stay around the treatment area after the injections. These characteristics make this treatment perfect for those who prefer to target specific facial areas.

Choosing the Right Treatment


When determining which treatment is right for you, you should weigh several factors before settling on one. Combine your treatment goals, personal preferences, and aesthetic concerns into your decision.

For more on choosing between Dysport and Botox, visit Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center at our office in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Call (954) 799-9600 to book an appointment today.


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