“Are Botox and Dysport the same? Which is better? What are the differences?” We’ve heard it all. Let us lay out the specs.
Botox was FDA approved in 2002, and is more commonly used in the U.S. It is often more used with women than men as their facial muscles are smaller and require more precision. Due to its smaller concentration, Botox can be used in several different spots around the face, whereas Dysport has a larger radius, which may make it seep into unwanted areas.
Dysport is a little newer, being FDA approved in 2009, and is more commonly used in the U.K. Generally, you can see results from Dysport in a few days. Dysport is used in larger concentrations than Botox, meaning it is much more useful for people with larger muscles. It tends to spread out, meaning it is better for larger areas.
Both Botox and Dysport are composed of the same botulinum toxin, so you are still getting the same product. Both also have their own separate royalty programs as well (unfortunately you can’t transfer points between them). Botox and Dysport are reapplied multiple times to keep their longest-lasting effects.
If you want to look your best in the short-term, we recommend Dysport as it kicks in faster. If there’s some spots you specifically want lifted, Botox will help. Otherwise, if you want the best, we suggest trying both to find out which one you like more!
Our staff here at Executive Medical is trained in both Botox and Dysport, so you can rest assured that you’ll leave the clinic looking gorgeous! If you have any further questions, give us a call at 760-290-3552