Botox and Dysport

Botulinum toxin injectables are used for many treatments. While they are closely associated with cosmetics and wrinkle reduction, injectables are also used to correct physical health problems. 

    • Forehead lines
    • Crow’s feet
    • Frown lines
    • Temporomandibular joint disorder
    • Migraine headaches
    • Excessive sweating
    • An overactive bladder
    • Excessive blinking
    • Lazy or crossed eyes

The Difference Between Botox and Dysport

While both Botox and Dysport use the same medication, the size of the molecules in the solution is significantly different; Dysport contains comparatively smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A. There are far more similarities between the products than there are unique traits. However, there are a handful of key differences worth noting, including:

  • Dysport spreads easier and affects a large area. This can be an advantage or disadvantage, depending on the issue being treated.
  • Both injections must typically be administered two to four times per year.
  • Dysport begins working slightly faster, and onset takes about two to five days, while Botox takes four to seven days to set in.
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