Dysport or Botox?

Dysport is hailed as the alternative to Botox. Both are injectable toxins made with botulinum toxin Type A, and result in smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Each option paralyzes the muscles to create said youthful appearance.

If wondering which option is best for you, check out what you need to know about each courtesy of your favorite Beverly Hills Botox specialists:


The Botox procedure is quick and relatively painless. Results are noticeable a fews days after treatment, and last up to six months. There’s no downtime involved, and many applaud the fabulous effects of the injectable toxin.


Dysport inhibits muscles and nerves in virtually the same manner as Botox, however results are more immediate than its predecessor. Botox is believed to last longer than Dysport, as Dysport results typically last three to six months. As with Botox, the procedure is quick with little pain.

Which is Better?

If looking for fast results for an event or anything else requiring a more youthful appearance in a timely fashion, Dysport is probably your best option. How long it will last in comparison to Botox mainly depends on the individual, as some do better with one than the other and vice versa.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that Dysport’s diffusion is higher in comparison to Botox, making the latter a better choice if seeking a brow lift and you have heavy eyelids. Both this and excess skin on the upper eyelids may result in eyelid droopiness.

Dysport is considered the less effective injectable toxin, but it’s also less expensive–about ⅓ less expensive than Botox.

Additional Candidacy Issues

Candidacy for both injectable toxins is essentially the same with the exception of the drooping eyelid issue. If you’re allergic to any of the products in either you should not receive injections, nor should you if pregnant or breastfeeding. Certain medications interact negatively with both, making it highly recommended that you alert your dermatologist of Beverly Hills to what medicines you’re taking before you’re injected. Skin infections at planned injection sites are reasons to reschedule treatment of either.

As you can tell, the decision to go with Botox or Dysport depends on candidacy, budget, and why you want injections.

For more on Botox and Dysport, please contact the Beverly Hills Botox specialists at The Kopelson Clinic today.