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What's The Difference Between Botox & Dysport

By: Medical Injectors


Meet Medical Injector Naomi Hur, MSN, CRNP! She is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience. She breaks down the difference between Botox Cosmetic and Dysport below.

Botulinum Toxin Type A is the active ingredient in all the wrinkle and fine line reducing injectable treatments out there.

But did you know that there are multiple brands? Botox has been the umbrella term for treatment for a long time, but there is also Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau and Daxi on the horizon.

The two I personally like to inject the most are Botox and Dysport. So what’s the difference?

At first glance, they are not much different. Both are FDA approved and use the same active ingredient. Botox is the OG and first approved for aesthetic treatment in 2002, Dysport was approved in 2009.

Both are fully aesthetically set in by 2 weeks and will need re-treatment every 3-4 months.

The actual difference between the two is the concentration level and the time of onset. Botox typically onsets within 4-7 days where Dysport onsets within 2-5 days.

Dysport has a bit more spread than Botox, many feel that Dysport has a softer and more natural appearance whereas Botox has a more frozen appearance. I would say Dysport is great for strong facial muscles and those who have mild to moderate wrinkles & Botox is favorable to moderate to severe wrinkles. In the right hands the treatment of either/or will provide great results!

To schedule your injectable treatment with Naomi, call (215)258-8301 or schedule online.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.