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Botox is an incredibly popular way to treat pesky fine lines and wrinkles. But Botox isn’t the only simple, non-invasive treatment that can prevent and treat wrinkles. There’s another, quite similar, treatment called Dysport. Botox and Dysport have the same active ingredient and work in a very similar way. However, one can be better for you depending on the area you’re looking to treat and your unique body. So how do you choose between Botox and Dysport? Which one should you get? In this post, we’re comparing these two wrinkle-fighting treatments to help you decide.

Botox vs. Dysport: How They Work

Botox Treatment Before & After


Botox and Dysport are both wrinkle treatments that are made of botulinum toxin. They work in a similar way: when these treatments are injected into the facial muscles, the muscles relax, which allows the skin above these muscles to smooth. Both Botox and Dysport can be used preventatively, before wrinkles appear, or as a way to reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles.

While Botox and Dysport work in a similar way, they can work slightly differently for different people. Botox and Dysport and different levels of trace proteins, which can make one work better over the other for certain individuals. Botox and Dysport also differ in which areas of the face they can be used on, which we’ll talk more about in the next section.

Botox vs. Dysport: Recommended Treatment Areas

Botox and Dysport have both been FDA-approved to treat lines and wrinkles of the glabella. The glabella area is the area in between your eyebrows (lines in this area are commonly called “frown lines” or “11 lines”). Botox has also been FDA-approved to treat more areas of the face. Botox can be used on frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. However, Dysport can still be used off-label to treat these areas with great success.

As we mentioned in the last section, one of these treatments can sometimes work better for individuals. It’s not uncommon for some patients to use both Botox and Dysport, using Dysport to treat frown lines and Botox to treat other types of lines.

Botox vs. Dysport: Cost

The cost of getting either Botox or Dysport will depend on how much product each person needs to achieve an optimal result. Costs can also depend on geographic location and experience of the injecting physician.

We generally recommend choosing the injectable Dr. Zadeh recommends for you, rather than choosing your treatment solely based on price.

Botox vs. Dysport: Efficacy

Botox and Dysport can have different levels of efficacy depending on the individual. As we mentioned earlier, one of these treatments may work better for your unique body over the other. But, on average, we can say that the results of Dysport tend to show up sooner than the results of Botox. You can often see the results of Dysport within a few days, while it can take 1-2 weeks to see the full results of Botox. Both Botox and Dysport results usually lasts between three to four months, though this can vary from person to person with different muscle strengths. How these treatments will work for you will depend on how your unique body processes each of these injectables.

Botox vs. Dysport: What It’s Like

Botox Treatment Before & After


The experience of getting Botox and Dysport is extremely similar. Both are quick injectable treatments and neither treatment requires any recovery time. After getting either Botox or Dysport, you can immediately resume your normal daily activities.

Botox vs. Dysport: Which One Should You Get?

So, which treatment should you get: Botox or Dysport? There are many factors that can go into your decision, like which treatment areas you’re targeting and which treatment may work best for your unique body. But generally, we recommend following Dr. Zadeh’s recommendation when you are deciding between these two treatments. Dr. Zadeh is an experienced provider of both Botox and Dysport and he can help you decide which of these treatments may be best for you. Or, alternatively, he may recommend that a combination of these two treatments would provide optimal results for your unique cosmetic concerns.