Botox vs. Dysport: Is There a Difference?

Botox vs. Dysport: Is There a Difference?

With so many anti-wrinkle injections available on the market today, it can be difficult to identify what precise treatment will help you achieve that smooth, younger-looking appearance you want. Two main options – Botox and Dysport – use safe and effective neurotoxins to temporarily interrupt nerve signaling between the brain and facial muscles. This effectively stops muscles from contracting, which helps relieve deep-set wrinkles between the eyebrows (furrows) and around the eyes (crow’s feet).

Given that both injectables result in the same outcome, are there any major differences between the two? What should you keep in mind when choosing one or the other for your next anti-wrinkle treatment?

  • Results: Some studies have shown that Dysport injections can produce results earlier than Botox. However, it’s worth noting that this difference is just a matter of days; most patients can see final results from Botox within one to two weeks. Some patients report seeing results last longer with Dysport as opposed to Botox.


  • Body Response: Although Botox and Dysport contain the same neurotoxin as an active ingredient, your body may respond differently to a particular injectable. It can be a learning process, so don’t be afraid to request another anti-wrinkle injectable if you weren’t happy with your first treatment.


  • Price Point: There’s no difference in price point at Awaken Aesthetics, which allows patients to pick the right anti-wrinkle injectable for their needs.


Wondering if these differences should influence your final decision? According to Board-Certified Surgeon, Dr. Alex Liu, you should feel comfortable choosing whatever treatment works best for your body. For example, some patients may find that their bodies stop responding as well to Botox injections, meaning Dysport injections may be a better alternative.

When it comes to fighting wrinkles, there’s a world of choice out there. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Liu or Dr. Eric Ahn at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA to determine if Dysport or Botox is right for you! Call us at (310) 791-2233.

By |March 15th, 2017|
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