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What Are the Differences Between Botox and Dysport?

Did you know that Botulinum Type A injections may reduce anxiety? Botulinum Type A is a medication that is injected into the skin to reduce wrinkles, migraines, and muscle spasms. Botulinum toxin is used in both Botox and Dysport procedures. They are both skin injectables that use the same product, so what’s the difference between the two?

Understanding the difference between Botox and Dysport can help you choose the best option for your particular needs. Keep on reading to find out how these two treatments differ.

Differences Between Botox and Dysport


Since both Botox and Dysport are skin injectables that use Botulinum Type A, you may think they are the same. But they have some differences that you need to keep in mind like the concentration levels of Botulinum Type A.

Dysport is more diluted than Botox, with about a 3 to 1 ratio. Depending on the location of your procedure, you may need more units of the product to fill the area with Dysport.

Diffusion and Location of Use

One of the main differences between the two is the way Botox and Dysport diffuse in your skin. The diffusion makes them uniquely beneficial for particular types of wrinkle reduction.

Dysport spreads faster over a larger area with just a few injections. Essentially, this means that Botox and Dysport work well for different facial wrinkles.

Botox works well for lip lines, crow’s feet, and other fine wrinkles. Because it’s slow-moving, it has the precision necessary for these small areas.

Dysport works better with larger areas like the forehead wrinkles. It’s also great for lines between the eyebrows, lines on the side of the face, eyebrows, and neck bands.

Seeing Results

Both Botox and Dysport injections take a few minutes to complete. With Dysport, you can see results in a couple of days. Results last about 3 to 4 months.

Botox takes about a week for you to start seeing results, but the full effect will take about a month. Botox results last about 3 to 6 months.


While you may need more units of the product, the pricing of both Botox and Dysport are similar, with Dysport being slightly cheaper. Several factors will impact the price including the location and area of the treatment and the location of the clinic.

On average, Dysport treatment can cost about $450 per session. Your doctor will charge you based on the units per injection.

Botox, on the other hand, can cost slightly more at an average of $550 per session. Similar to Dysport, your doctor will charge you based on the number of units needed for your procedure. If you are getting Botox in a larger area, your cost will be higher because you will need more units.

Schedule Your Botox or Dysport Appointment Today

Now you know the difference between Botox and Dysport. While they use the same medication and help reduce wrinkles, they are different in some important ways. To learn what is a better option for you and your particular situation, you need to consult with a specialist.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We can work with you to find the best solution for your needs. With convenient locations throughout Louisiana, you can talk to a specialist today and take a step towards a more confident you.

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