Botox versus Dysport
Botox and Dysport are both injectable treatments that are used to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Both treatments work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
There are some differences between the two treatments, however. Botox is made from a purified form of the botulinum toxin type A, while Dysport is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin type A complex. Both substances work in similar ways to relax the muscles, but some people may find that one works better for them than the other. We find in our practice that Dysport results tend to appear sooner than Botox (in the 2-3 day range) and last longer overall (3-4 month range).
Dysport may also spread to a wider area than Botox, which could make it more effective for treating wrinkles that are spread out over a larger area. However, this may also make Dysport more likely to cause side effects, such as drooping eyelids or eyebrows although we have not seen that regularly in our practice.