BOTOX® vs. Dysport, What’s the Difference?

cosmetic injectionsThe world of cosmetics has a wide range of products and treatments to get you looking your best. However, the large amount of variety can be overwhelming at times. This is especially true for neuromodulator treatments like BOTOX® and Dysport. BOTOX and Dysport are both cosmetic injections, but they are distinctly different products. Let’s explore the differences between BOTOX and Dysport so you can know which is best for your needs.

What Is a Neuromodulator?

It’s important to know what a neuromodulator is to understand the difference between BOTOX and Dysport. A neuromodulator is a way to describe products like BOTOX and Dysport because they both use botulinum toxin type A as their ingredient to relax and paralyze muscles to achieve results. Products like BOTOX and Dysport often can be confused with each other because they use the same paralytic ingredient to achieve results. Now that you understand the fundamental similarities of BOTOX and Dysport let’s explore how they are different.


BOTX is a neuromodulator used for various facial cosmetic treatments. The neurotoxin in BOTOX relaxes the facial muscles to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. BOTOX is commonly used to treat harsh facial lines like crow’s feet, laugh lines, frown lines, and more. BOTOX is injected into the treatment area and takes full effect over the next week. BOTOX generally lasts four months but can still show results up to a year in some people.


Dysport is another neuromodulator that uses the same botulinum toxin type A as BOTOX. However, Dysport is distinctly different from BOTOX in its formulation. Dysport is a more diluted formula compared to BOTOX. This makes it perfect for treating larger areas of the face like the forehead or cheeks. More Dysport will be needed for deep or extremely fine lines compared to BOTOX. However, Dysport can show results for up to 13 months.

Which Should I Choose?

It can be difficult to know if Dysport or BOTOX is right for you because of their similarities. That’s why Dr. Daniel Tresley understands the importance of consultation. Dr. Tresley and his team make it their goal to give you the best options to reach your skin goals. If you’re unsure of what neuromodulator is right for you, then contact Dr. Tresley’s office at 847-291-6900 today.

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