Dysport or Botox: Which Should I Choose?

Dysport or Botox: Which Should I Choose?

Dysport versus Botox? Which one is better for you and your beauty goals?  It can be difficult to decide between the two because they both can be used to temporarily relax the muscles under the skin to prevent and treat fine lines and wrinkles. Although they are very similar, Dysport and Botox also have some differences. The following chart answers common questions and explains the variations between the two injectables to aid in your decision-making process.

  • Which is more affordable?
  • Which lasts longer?
  • How many units will I need?
DysportBotox Cosmetic
How long does it take for results to show?

 

  • 2-3 days
  • 3 days – 2 weeks
How long does each last?

 

  • Up to 4 months
  • Up to 4 months
What does each treat?

 

  • Moderate to severe Frown Lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows)

 

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Eye problems such as uncontrolled blinking
  • Excessive sweating under the arms
  • Migraine headaches

 

Which areas can each be used on?

 

  • Glabella (11’s between the eyebrows)
  • Forehead
  • Lower limbs
  • Glabella (11’s between the eyebrows)
  • Forehead
  • Crow’s feet
  • Underarms
What are the price differences? (vary based on location)

 

  • Approximately $4 to $8 per unit
  • Average cost per session – $450
  • Approximately $11 – $16 per unit
  • Average cost per session – $550
How many units will I need?
  • Average of 60 units per area
  • Average of 20 units per area

 

As you can see, Dysport and Botox are similar treatment options. Botox was first discovered in 1977 but was not FDA approved until 2002. Although this treatment was not approved for use, this 25-year gap allowed the injectable to gain recognition and become extremely desirable for years to come. Dysport was originally used in Europe before making its way to the states in 2009. Both should not be used if you are allergic to botulinum toxin, or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected.

 

Botox is a higher cost per unit but units needed are much lower than Dysport so the pricing tends to be somewhat similar. Your decision will likely come down to which injectable you feel is right for you and works the best.

 

 

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