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?
|How long does it take for results to show?|
|How long does each last?|
|What does each treat?|
|Which areas can each be used on?|
|What are the price differences? (vary based on location)|
|How many units will I need?|
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.