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How Is Dysport Different From Botox?

If you’re looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, facial fillers can offer the results you want — but which option is right for you? Learn more about the difference between Dysport and Botox.

How Is Dysport Different From Botox?

Both Botox and Dysport offer age-reversing effects for patients, but each has its own strengths and characteristics. First, Dysport and Botox are actually made of different substances. 

While Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A, Dysport is made from botulinum type B, both of which attach to different kinds of proteins. In addition to its different makeup, Botox is also more concentrated than Dysport, which can offer more precise targeting but slower results.

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Why Dysport? Get Natural-Looking Results

Botox might be the more popular option for face fillers, but Dysport is catching up, and with good reason! Below, you can find a few of the benefits of Dysport over Botox:

  • Dysport takes effect more quickly
  • Dysport can be used to treat a larger area
  • Dysport offers more natural-looking results
  • Dysport is lower-cost than Botox
  • Dysport requires fewer injections than Botox

While Dysport has tons of awesome benefits, it isn’t the treatment for every patient. Your clinician can talk to you about your goals and help you decide which facial filler is right for you.

What To Expect From Botox and Dysport

For both Dysport and Botox, you can expect to undergo similar procedures. First, you and your med spa clinician will discuss your goals and your medical history to decide which treatment best fits your needs. 

Once treatment is decided, your clinician will carefully identify and mark the areas where injections will be administered. Your face will be washed, and the area can be numbed if you’re worried about discomfort. Next, your clinician will use a small needle to administer the treatment to the desired areas. The area will then be treated with pressure and ice to reduce swelling. 

Dysport treatments generally involve fewer injections.

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Botox vs. Dysport: Which Is Right for You?

While Botox and Dysport are both powerful face fillers offering impressive age-reversing results, they each excel at treating different areas of the face.

Thanks to its higher concentration, Botox is effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines in multiple areas of the face, including laugh lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Dysport, on the other hand, is most effective at treating mild-to-severe frown lines and other signs of aging on the forehead.