Botox vs Dysport

by Bellevue | Seattle’s Dr. Philip Young | Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery:

I have had a few people ask me what the difference between Botox and Dysport.  Botox and Dysport are very similiar, kind of Coke and Pepsi.  Both of these products are meant to relax the muscle  to decrease wrinkle and frown lines.  They are made up of pretty much the same thing so they act fairly the same.  Below is a table to quickly compare the two products.



– Takes about 5-7 days to start working – Takes about 2-3 days to start working
– On average, last 3-4 months – Last 3-4 months, however studies that are out shows that Dysport might last longer than this

– 1 unit of Botox = 2.5 units of Dysport

– Max effect can take about 2 weeks – Max effect can take about a week
– Been around for 20+ years in the US – On the US market since 2009, but Europe and other countries have been using it  for several years over there


The above video on Dysport / Botox can be found towards the bottom of the page. Just scroll down.

In my opinion, both Botox and Dysport are excellent treatments.  If you trying to get rid of those lines sooner, consider Dysport since studies have shown that it only takes 2-3 days to take effect as oppose to 5-6 days for Botox.  Botox has been around longer than Dysport so for some people, there might be a sense of loyalty there.

For more information, check out the link on the right side to read more on Botox and Dysport from Dr. Young.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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