Crows feet, laugh lines, and wrinkles, OH MY!

Even though the above are natural signs of aging, sometimes we want to freeze time and look like we are in our prime!

The good news is that injectable treatments like Botox and Dysport exist!

Injectable neurotoxins have been around for decades and are the most popular form of cosmetic treatment. They help to relax the muscles that cause those frown and forehead lines.

But if both injectables achieve the same results, what treatment should you choose between Dysport vs. Botox? Let’s take a look at the differences.

Active Ingredients

To understand how each treatment works, you have to know that Dysport and Botox are made of different active ingredients.

Botox is derived from onabotulinumtoxinA, while Dysport is derived from abobotulinumtoxinA. They are different formulations of botulinum toxin type A.

Botulinum toxin type A is a powerful neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. A neurotoxin causes paralysis or a relaxation of the muscle it is injected into.

Because both injectables are made of different active ingredients, you may find that one works better for you in the long run.

Result Times

As with any treatment, you have a waiting period between when you are treated to when you see your “final” results. It is known that Dysport has a faster onset of action compared to Botox, meaning you’ll see the results of your Dysport within a few days, while Botox takes anywhere from 3-7.

Area Of Concern

Are you looking to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes or deep frown and forehead lines? Depending on what you are trying to achieve, may help you decide between Dysport and Botox.

Dysport has a broader spread of the ingredients, while Botox stays more localized to the concentrated area of injection.


Potency Of Product & Dosage Equivalency

Even though Dysport may have a wider spread of its ingredients, it is not as powerful in potency compared to Botox.

To put things into perspective, 3 units of Dysport is equal to just 1 unit of Botox.

This doesn’t mean that Dysport isn’t as effective as Botox, it just means that you may find that one neurotoxin injectable is more beneficial in different areas of concern!

Like we said above, Dysport is great for deep wrinkles like frown and forehead lines, while Botox is more beneficial for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes!

Want To Know More About Dysport Vs. Botox? Contact Advanced Skin & Body Solutions Today!

To find out which treatment is best for your specific needs, schedule a consultation with one of our expert injectors today! They are experienced and knowledgeable about which treatment (or possibly both) would benefit you best!

If you’re ready to freeze time, reverse the signs of aging, and enhance your natural appearance, schedule a full day of self care at our Bellevue WA medspa including a custom facial, and other non-invasive body sculpting treatments!