Botox and Dysport

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BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are similar products with slight differences.  They are both used to relax the muscles and lessen the look of wrinkles.  Botox can take longer to kick in and have more of flattened frozen look. Dysport tends to take effect faster in 3-5 days, with a gradual more natural effect.   

Before & After

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are similar products with slight differences. They are both used to relax the muscles and lessen the look of wrinkles. Botox can take longer to kick in and have more of flattened frozen look. Dysport tends to take effect faster in 3-5 days, with a gradual more natural effect.


What is Botox?

Put simply, Botox is a medication injected into muscles in order to temporarily smooth crow's-feet around the eyes and frown lines and other on the forehead. It contains a highly purified botulinum-toxin protein.


How does Botox work?

Whenever you frown, laugh, or squint, certain facial muscles contract, creating lines on the face. Botox temporarily reduces this muscle activity by paralyzing these facial muscles, which helps to visibly smooth crow's feet lines and frown lines.


How long does it take for Botox to work?

Botox is known as a lunchtime procedure—the actual injections take only 10 minutes. That said, results generally don't show up for several days. Faces look noticeably smoother within a week, with optimal results showing up after a month.

In the manufacturer's clinical studies:

  • 67.9% of people had mild or no crow's-feet on the 30th day after treatment
  • 80% of people had significantly softened frown lines. The effects typically wear off in three to four months.

How long does Botox last?

Results vary but in general, the effects wear off in 3-6 months.


Can Botox treat migraines?

Botox may be best known as a miracle wrinkler-eraser, but since 2010, it's also been an FDA-approved treatment for those suffering from chronic migraines.


Can Botox treat sweating?

Botox has also been used as an effective treatment for excessive sweating. When injected in the underarms, palms, or feet, the substance helps deactivate sweat glands in much the same way it hampers muscle contractions.

What is Dysport?

Like Botox, Dysport is an injection that softens frown lines and dynamic wrinkles. As a neurotoxin, it limits muscle movement in the treated area, so it decreases the appearance of wrinkles that occur when muscles contract. Wrinkles appearing from muscle movements are those in the frown, crows feet, and forehead. Dysport can also be used to raise the eyebrows, lift the corners of the mouth, decrease dimpling in the chin, reduce necklines, and slim the face by decreasing the bulk of the jaw muscles.


How long does Dysport last?

Clinical studies show that Dysport lasts up to 4 months. Like Botox, results will vary.


How fast does Dysport start working?

Both Dysport and Botox are absorbed by nerve endings near the treated areas soon after injection. They work by blocking the release of transmitters from the nerves that signal muscles to contract.

The majority of people begin to see the effects of Dysport 2-3 days after injection. This is a slightly faster onset of action than Botox which is typically about 3 days after injection. For both Dysport and Botox, effects reach full result in 2-3 weeks.