Dysport vs Botox
The two treatments are incredibly similar: both rely on a type of botulinum type A to work, both last the same amount of time, and both erase pesky wrinkles. There are a few key differences, however. Dysport vs. Botox
One is that Dysport and Botox are measured differently, so a forehead that needs 50 units of Dysport might only need 25 units of Botox. Dysport also has a tendency to spread, making it easier to tackle larger surfaces areas (like the forehead) with less. And unlike Botox, Dysport is not FDA-approved to treat crow’s-feet (the fine lines around the eyes) or forehead wrinkles. Nonetheless, some doctors go “off-label” and use Dysport on these areas anyway.
HOW LONG DOES DYSPORT LAST?
Results can last up to four months.
HOW MUCH DOES DYSPORT COST?
The cost varies depending on where you live, but expect to pay about $350–$400 for 50 units. That said, if you use our site, you could find deals on Dysport near you for as low as $250 for 50 units. Dysport also tends to be a bit cheaper than Botox.
Woman consulting with doctor about Dysport
HOW MANY UNITS DO I NEED?
The number of Dysport units needed depends on the individual, but it is common to see about 50 units used for the frown lines between the eyebrows.
HOW SOON CAN I SEE RESULTS?
Clients should see results within 2–3 days.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Treatments take about 10–20 minutes, and most patients are in and out of the doctor’s office without any downtime. There may be some swelling and redness at the injection sites immediately after the injections.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DYSPORT?
The most common side effects associated with Dysport are headache, nose and throat irritation, pain or a skin reaction at the injection site, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling or drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.
More serious side effects associated with Dysport result from something known as the spread of toxin effect, in which areas away from the injection site experience such reactions as muscle weakness, double or blurred vision, and loss of bladder control. The most serious complications can be life-threatening, including problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing.